After I had finished my household chores this morning I was supposed to be making a start on decorating my bedroom so I can get my new carpet ordered but I got distracted as I thought IO would have a little play first and have a go at mixed media.
I have to admit I always thought mixed media was really complicated but as there are a few challenges out there for mixed media and many just appear to be using different things I guess its not really as complicated as I thought.
The media I decided to use are some moon-glow spritz inks and embossing powders. I decided first off to have a go at making a stencil by stamping some small leaves I have and cutting them out with a craft knife. That worked well until I decided to use the inks and spritz the leave cut outs. It seemed to work ok until I got impatient and tried to dry them a bit faster with a heat gun , they ended up looking like splodges not leaves.
My second attempt used the same stencil but just embossing powders but they all just seemed to blend together and not the effect I wanted.
I decided to ditch the stencil and use the cut out bits and spray on top of them and then add a sprinkling of embossing powders. My spritz inks are all autumnal colours so that was the theme I decided to stick with. Once the spritz and powders were heated they had a lovely shine and when the cut out leaves were taken off I was left with crisp white leaf shape spaces.I then used the original stamps I used to create the cut out shapes and stamped into the white shapes the appropriate leaves with cocoa memento ink.
I'm not sure what occasion I will use this card for but I definitely think its one for the boys.
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:-
That's crafty challenge - lovely leaves
Addicted to CAS - leaves
Little Claire's monthly challenge - autumnal theme
The corrosive challenge - mixed media
dream valley challenges-autumnal colours
creative card crew - fall
oddball stamps - fall
clear it out - autumn stash/leaves/foliage
cards und more - no designer paper