Friday, May 9, 2014

My Heart Sings


Good Morning.....I guess.  Hubby and I worked in the yard again yesterday and I'm pooped. That can be such hard work. I do enjoy it, though. It was a beautiful day and we cleaned out more beds, re-mulched, and went to a plant nursery. I have plants yet to be put into the ground. Now, it is going to be a rainy weekend. I'll rest and do other things.

I'm uploading a card I made a few weeks ago and never got around to putting it on my blog. It is from doing a mixed media challenge on Splitcoaststampers, MIX64. The challenge is to mist, splash, spray, or squirt your project...create puddles if you dare.

I sprayed the bird with Heidi Swapp seafoam color shine. I used a Kite stencil/Endless for the design on the bird. It had Inka Gold Metallic Rub used on the stencil.  I see the colors from the doily are reflecting on the bird design but it really is gold. The doily stencil is by Finnabair picked up at Hobby Lobby. I used Dylusions ink spray in postbox red. I didn't spray it but mixed it with the modeling paste I used and rubbed over the stencil.

Yes, I'm playing again with my photo software and doing a polaroid photo.  I love playing with the software...find it lots of fun.

Recipe:
Stamps-None
Paper-PTI kraft and white cardstock, unknown blue cardstock
Accessories-Dylusions Ink spray/postbox red, Tim Holtz Idea-Ology chit chat pad (sentiment), twine from David Tutera, Spellbinders Shapeabilities/Bird Sanctuary die, Finnabair 6x6 doily stencil, brown pearl, Liquitex modeling paste, Kite stencil/Endless for design on bird, Inka Gold Metallic Rub 




26 comments:

Carla S. said...

This is beautiful, Brenda! Very creative design! The rain is definitely going to interfere this weekend! Have a good one anyway!

MiamiKel said...

WOW! Such a fabulous card! I love the mixed media look here and the little sentiment off to the side is a charming touch! You did a marvelous job with the mixed medias!

Pops Origami said...

Wow a beautiful Card. Love the color very much. it is wonderful.

Davi said...

Brenda love that mixed media creation! The bird is awesome and looks great over the doily print!!

JD/ Jill said...

Pretty card!

Marisa said...

Way to delve into the mixed media side of things. Lovely card and love the cut up sentiment :) Well don on the yard work - we have yet to have a good w/e to be able to go out and get things done - hopefully on the long weekend.

jimlynn said...

So very pretty and love the way you presented the card in the photo frame! I know that it shines with all the mists/sprays and it's so pretty. Really like the addition of the doily on here.
Have fun planting and then watching that wonderful rain fall.
Lynn

Carol L said...

Gorgeous card today and I just love that layered bird! The design on his back is so pretty, and I'm loving the way you did the lettering too! We need to put some plants in this weekend too, but rain may interfere with those plans here in PA too! Enjoy your weekend, rest up, and have a wonderful Mother's day!

Irish Cherokee said...

It is obvious you had fun doing this card and it is well done.

Sue said...

This is stunning Benzi! love the colours its gorgeous huggles Sue xx

Grace said...

Very pretty Brenda! I love your mixed media project! I can't quite get started in it myself but I admire it and one of these days maybe I'll take the plunge. Hope you have a good weekend! Showers probable here :(

Cathy said...

Beautiful card! I love the bird and the placement of the sentiment!
I have only cleaned out my flower beds! I work this weekend and it is supposed to rain. I hope to do yard work Tuesday. I hope you have a wonderful Mother's Day!

Beebeebabs said...

Another beautiful card. Happy Mother's Day my friend!!!

Becky said...

Sounds like you and your husband have been busy. I just finished mulching my gardens too.
Your card is fabulous Brenda, love the mixed media.

Sassy Raggedy said...

I love how you use all the different medias in your cards. This is wonderful. I miss the times my hubby and I would work out in our yard. Here I do have a small place in my back where I garden some. I went over to Hobby Lobby yesterday and wow they are adding lots of new things. Great Card Brenda...Hugs, joann

Bonnie said...

I'll bet your yard is as pretty as this card! Love this pretty bird! Beautiful colors and textures! Happy Mother's Day, my friend. Hope you get to see all your "babies".

Pam~ said...

Just finished looking through your blog at all those pretty cards you have been making and loving them all! Great job with the mixed medias!

I've been absent from the blogging/stamping world. My husbands mother had a house fire and unfortunately she passed away from it. It has been pretty devastating.

Hope you are getting to enjoy this beautiful weather today.

NanaConnie said...

Benzi, I really love the way you did the stencil paste on the doily stencil! Marvelous effect. You really work so well with mixed media, something I have yet to master. :-D

Lynne in NI said...

Cool card, love how you split your sentiment and FAB use of colour :)
You've been busy in the garden, you'll be glad of a rest in the rain!

Maria said...

A very pretty card with bird! Fab texture with mixed media technique! Glad you enjoyed being outside! A sunny day today and I need to get out and pull those pesky weeds. Have a wonderful Mother's Day!

Diane said...

Wonderful use of stencil and colors Brenda it makes for a fun design.

Hugs diane

Shirley said...

Love the whole card, Brenda! I really like what you did with the stencil and modeling paste too! Very vibrant and wonderful! Hear you on the yard!!

nwilliams6 said...

What a pretty card Benz! Love the mix of colors and the super fun sentiment. SWEET! Hugz!

MaryH said...

Gorgeousness! I am lovin' your achievements with the mixed media, and that is a striking effect on the doily look too. Gotta hear more about this software polaroid. This is one pretty photo. Well done! TFS & Hugs

Colleen Dietrich said...

Oooo, I like the Polaroid effect! Is this in GIMP, or did you get different software?

Also, I love when sentiments are done 'ransom-style'. So cool.

Joanne (jojot) said...

fabulous artsy creation...love the muted effect of the doily....you are brave with the mixed media craze