Friday, March 30, 2018

"Warmest Wishes" Shabby Mixed Media Card for the March More Than Words Mini Challenge.

“Warm Wishes” mixed media card by Tracey Sabella. #49andmarket #finnabair  #primamarketing #mixedmedia #mixedmediacard #shabbychic #shabbychiccard #lindysstampgang #usartquestprills #artanthology #helmar
Welcome to my creative space!

I have several friends and family members with birthday's coming up, so spent some time in my studio this afternoon creating this sweet mixed media card featuring 49 and Market paper, flowers, stamps and die-cuts from my stash. The March More Than Words Mini Challenge this month is to use the word "warm" on a card, tag, ATC, or postcard.

You can find the challenge details HERE.

Tips and Techniques
“Warm Wishes” mixed media card by Tracey Sabella. #49andmarket #finnabair  #primamarketing #mixedmedia #mixedmediacard #shabbychic #shabbychiccard #lindysstampgang #usartquestprills #artanthology #helmar
A floral cluster with 49 and Market flowers. I stamped several small blossoms from Gabi's Hibiscus Set onto watercolor paper, painted with M. Graham watercolor paints, then fussy cut the images to tuck in among the dimensional flowers. The Tim Holtz Gumdrop is colored with alcohol ink to coordinate.

“Warm Wishes” mixed media card by Tracey Sabella. #49andmarket #finnabair  #primamarketing #mixedmedia #mixedmediacard #shabbychic #shabbychiccard #lindysstampgang #usartquestprills #artanthology #helmar
The 49 and Market Wing and Things Die-Cuts have such gorgeous images. I've used the beautiful blue flowers and sweet butterfly here. 

I molded a couple feathers to tuck in and rubbed with Finnabair Wax to bring out the textures. To add subtle visual texture, I stamped across the bottom of the card with the bubble image from 49 and Market's Gabi's Textue Set with Stormy Mix'd Media Inx. Over this I stenciled with Finnabair Light Paste using the Art Anthology Lotus stencil then spritzed with Lindy's and Shimmerz mist to highlight the design.

The sentiment uses the required challenge word and is stamped onto watercolor paper. 

**Tip of the Day**
The sentiment stamp also included "this Easter season" below Warmest Wishes. I covered the part I didn't want stamped with washi tape, inked up the stamp, then removed the tape before stamping onto the watercolor paper. 

Product List
49 and Market ~ Scents of Nature - Blue Petals
49 and Market ~ Layered Die-Cut Embellishments - Wings and Things
49 and Market ~ Vintage Shades - Orchid Blossoms
49 and Market ~ Shimmer & Shade - Lilac Fleurs de Champs
49 and Market ~ Pale Lavender Blooms
49 and Market ~ Gabi’s Texture Stamp Set
49 and Market ~ Gabi’s Hibiscus Stamp Set
Strathmore ~ 400 Series Watercolor Paper - Cold Press
Tim Holtz ~ Idea-ology - Gumdrops
Prima ~ Finnabair - Art Alchemy: Antique Brilliance Wax - Amethyst Magic
Prima ~ Finnabair - Art Alchemy: Opal Magic Wax - Royal Robes
Prima ~ Finnabair - Art Basics: Light Paste
Golden ~ Soft Gel Medium, Matte
Joe’s Prime ~ Really Good - Clear Gesso
Tsukineko ~ VersaFine - Imperial Purple
Donna Salazar with Clearsnap ~ Mix’d Media Inx - Stormy
Lindy’s Stamp Gang ~ Flat Fabio - Frenchy’s Pink Pouf
Shimmerz ~ Vibez - Princess
Tim Holtz ~ Ranger - Adirondack Alcohol Ink: Raspberry; Stonewashed
Tim Holtz ~ Ranger - Adirondack Alcohol Blending Solution
M. Graham ~ Artists’ Watercolor - Sap Green; Mineral Viole; Ultramarine Blue
US Artquest ~ Prills - Laender and Lace; Ie Queen
Stampendous ~ Fran-tage - Glass Glitter, Lavender
Art Anthology ~ Stencil - Lotus 6x9 
Close to My Heart ~ Greatest Love 
Martha Stewart Crafter's Clay Silicone Molds: Antique
Vipe ~ Cake Molds - Feather
Helmar ~ 450 Quick Dry Adhesive

Thanks for stopping by! I treasure your comments.

~ Blessings ~


  1. So beautiful Tracey. Always inspiring. Huggies!
    God Bless!

  2. This is so beautiful Tracey! The colours and textures are just gorgeous! Your work is always so inspirational!! Have a fabulous day!! hugs xx


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