Friday, January 31, 2014

My Mixed Media


I decided to get back into the Mix-Ability challenge today on Splitcoaststampers. The challenge is Loving Layers. My card was also for the Queen for the Day, Robin. I didn't case a particular card for the queen this week. She seems to love birds and mixed media. I did use a stamp set from ODBD for my card as she is on their DT.

A lot went into this card. I started with brushing on Gesso, than poured drops of acrylic paint onto my  card. After brushing that on, I tamed it down a bit again with Gesso. I used spray templates for my designs at the bottom and the blue circles. Inka Gold Metallic Rub in silver was spread over the templates. The circles turned blue because of the paints I had brushed on. I have taped on three small strips of torn,  patterned paper

Yes, my sentiment is supposed to have a bit of color on it. I didn't want it all white but I don't think I'm happy with it now.

I colored my image with Copics. To get the color on the cardstock under my mixed media layer, I sprayed with Heidi Swapp color shine in coral and the same was done for the mat under the bird image.

Recipe:
Stamps/Our Daily Bread Designs/ You Will Find Refuge set
Paper-PTI white cardstock, DCWV Art Collage stack
Ink-Memento Rich Cocoa
Accessories-Gesso, Americana Acrylic paint/lt. green, med. green, and camel, Inka Gold Metallic Rub/Silver, Heidi Swapp Color Shine/coral, Heidi Swapp spray stencils HS00830 & HS00870, Tim Holtz Distress Ink/Dried Marigold, Copics/E02, E70, E71, R20, R37

24 comments:

Bonnie said...

This is an amazing card, Benzi! Makes me dizzy just reading all the steps! Love the bird! A wonderful tribute to Robin!

Debbie Fisher said...

Wow this is stunning lovely image & papers xxx

Carla S. said...

This is gorgeous, Brenda! Very creative design! Love the colors and textures!

Beebeebabs said...

Love your card - it is absolutely gorgeous tfs!!!

JD/ Jill said...

Wow! A lot of steps there, but you should be very pleased with this card...Your background turned out lovely...and made a nice backdrop for your bird.

Irish Cherokee said...

Really nice job Benzi.

jimlynn said...

Amazing and beautiful!!! I've never even attempted something like this. So many different (and wonderful) things going on with it. Love that bird and he's perfect with the background you've created! High Five!!!
Lynn

Shirley said...

Well, Brenda, your layers are wonderful, and the whole card makes me think of beautiful Spring!!! You did some awesome stuff with that BG!!

Cathy said...

Very pretty, I love the colors!
The psalm is perfect for the image! Great card Benzi! I hope my comment posts! HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND

Carol L said...

Very pretty Brenda, and I like how you used all the mixed media. I've never tried anything like that, but you've got the hang of it already by the looks of this pretty card! Enjoy your weekend!

MaryH said...

I did so enjoy reading the processes behind this beauty (and I think I have this stamp..was in a 4 bird set, with a beautiful cardinal???). I ordered some of the newer Viva Inca products from Joggles today. She has a fantastic video showing different ways to use the product, which is more 'gloppy' than the paste stuff I have. You did a wonderful job with all these techniques, and I'm chomping at the bit to try this. Love the acrylic drops and the effect you achieved, and what a perfect background for the lovely little bird. Liked the torn paper addition too! Great Job, Benzi! TFS & inspiring too! Hugs {the taxi leaves at 9am...you got time to make it over here! :-)}

Donna Ellis said...

Benzi, your mixed media birdie is fabulous! love the bright sunshiny colors. Is THAT where Florida's sun has gone? LOL Thanks for understanding why I have not been able to visit much - the bingo game is in full swing, and I am chained my chair working it. hugs, de

Hussena said...

What a beautiful card Benzi ..I love the layers and the way you have done the mix media elements..looks so amazing !!

Maria said...

Gorgeous background, Brenda! Lovely bird image, too! Mixed media is so fun, but messy! I'll have to try it again some time soon!:-) Have a great weekend, hugs!

Lee-Anne said...

Fab job with the MA challenge, Brenda...that background has such depth! Love the bright and happy colors!

Desire Fourie said...

A gorgeous mixed media creation. Love the sentiment.
Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

Lynne in NI said...

Oooh I LOVE all your colours Benzi, looks like you had lots of fun getting inky ;)

bumblebee creations said...

what gorgeous mixed media!! love the colors!! I have blog candy...I hope you can join in!

nwilliams6 said...

What a great MIX card Brenda. Super colors and that image is sooo pretty. Super mix of warm colors and a cool image. I want to do this challenge too but can't seem to come up with anything - guess I should just try. Hugz!

Pam~ said...

Fantastic card, Brenda! You have mastered the mix media technique. Love the colors you used too.

NanaConnie said...

Love the soft color palette, Benzi, and the distressed look you created. Gorgeous!

Charlene said...

Gorgeous! I love the background!

Angel 007 said...

Hi Benzi,
I find your card, gorgeous. The image you have colored so beautiful, your whole card looks fantastic.
Thank you for your Comment.

Hugs, Carmen ☺

Sassy Raggedy said...

I think it's all just beautiful Benzi. So colorful...Hugs, joann