Friday, May 2, 2014

Mixed Media---Birds


I love the mix-ability challenge on Splitcoaststampers. This week, the Mix66 challenge is to make a card with THINGS THAT FLY and use at least two types of mediums. Loving birds, I went with a pretty, wooden bird.

I used a piece of pattered paper and brushed on a bit of American  acrylic paint in pink.  Tim Holtz Distressed Paints-Broken China is used for the bird and a bit at the top. After it dried I stamped some tiny flowers from Stamps by Judith.

I used a stencil from Dylusions-chequered dots-and rubbed over it with Inka Gold Metallic Rub/green yellow. The other stencil is just a piece of needlework canvas I bought at Hobby Lobby. It is done with Tim Holtz Barn door  Distressed Paints and pink acrylic paint.

The bird is KaiserCraft wood flourishes/bird and the patterned paper is DCWV art collage art stack.

 I'm entering my card here:
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge-Not so mellow yellow-Be inspired by yellow (The yellow is in my patterned paper).

27 comments:

Desire Fourie said...

Just loving the colourful mixed media feel of this.
Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

Irish Cherokee said...

Nice job Benzi. Mixing media can be a daunting task. If done right the results can be great. This card is very nice indeed.

Joni nina Andaya said...

What a Happy card Benzi!!! Oh so love all the background colors :)

jimlynn said...

Lots going on here and so many wonderful techniques AND I love it!!! So pretty. LOVE IT!!!
Lynn

Angel 007 said...

Eine wunderschöne und fröhliche Karte liebe Benzi. Dein Mix in den verschiedenen Techniken ist Dir wunderbar gelungen. Der blaue Vogel gibt der Karte noch einen extra Hingucker.

Liebe Grüße und ein wunderschönes Wochenende wünscht Dir, Carmen

JD/ Jill said...

Great job with the challenge...I tried just ONE mixed media challenge and it was a big flop for me...but you do them so nicely...I guess I need to try again...they say preactice makes perfect! Yeah right...smile...

Beebeebabs said...

Such a pretty mixed media card and love the birdie and background tfs

Teresa Kline said...

what a pretty card, luv the bird! So glad you played along with us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

sparkle & shine *~*

MaryH said...

Oh My! You're going great guns with this mixed media. This is lovely, and I had such fun, looking at the stenciling, then reading what you used to get the look. Of course you know I love the blue bird, and I'm liking the Inka Gold too. If you have a chance, check out the SMS #97 with the Wink of Luna pens. I think you'll like them! Happy weekend, and TFS this beautiful & beautifully done card! Hugs

MiamiKel said...

Oh this is so cute and whimsical! The colors are so rich and vivid - what a terrific job with the mixed medias ♥

Carol L said...

That pretty wooden bluebird steals the show in the midst of all this great media! Beautifully created!!

Cathy said...

Hi Benzi, I love the colors of this beautiful card. I love birds too.You do so well with mixed media. This is a wonderful card.

Maria said...

What a great background, Brenda! I'm loving all those colors and patterns! And, of course, I love that beautiful bird in the center! Well done on this mixed media project!:-)

Donna Ellis said...

Oh! This is rather "atypical" of Miss Benzi. LOVE IT! Such pretty Spring colors, and a delightful scene - especially with the words of the song and story of my life behind the bird. wonderful card, Benzi! xo

NanaConnie said...

I've never done much with mixed media or collages but I really love this card, Benzi! Wonderful little bird and I love the cloud.

Marisa said...

Looky at you going with the mixed media! Well done!

Bonnie said...

Mixed media is a real challenge for me and you do it so well! Love the pretty blue bird and the stenciling!

Sassy Raggedy said...

There is a reason I do not do Mixed Media....My brain just will not go there...lol This is wonderful. I read how you did it and then looked at the results and it just screams creativity...I would never have thought to do or use some of what you did. Beautiful and very creative Benzi. Bravo...lol Hugs, joann

Lynne in NI said...

Woweee, what a fab card Brenda, I've been studying it for ages to spot all your techniques!! Did you see it like this in your head when you started? ... I'd never be able to even imagine something like this!

Diane said...

Very fun design Brenda, love all the details and mixed media goodies.

Hugs diane

MichelleZ said...

How wonderful! I love the way you created your clouds from Negative space. Beautiful mixed media. Thank you for sharing your work with us for the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. ~Michelle

Sue said...

This is fab Benzi!!! huggles Sue xx

nwilliams6 said...

Such a great MM card Benzi~ Such happy colors and shapes. Special! Hugz!

Charlene said...

This is so cute and creative!!

~Tammy~ said...

I love love this creative card and the way you made your clouds! So so fun!

Shirley said...

Oh golly, Ms Molly, how did it feel! Your card is wonderful! I reaqlly like how you did the cut-outs the script BG, the cloud, and stencils too! Wow! I am envious! I need to try it, but I am a little uneasy so far! I am going to ease into it! ;--)

Joanne (jojot) said...

wow....what a great 'mixed media' collage style creatiion...love the use of the text/print....gives it a slightly vintage touch