Have you noticed how more and more mixed media cards are becoming mini works of art in themselves? Very often the work and creativity that has gone into a card really is worthy of a stand alone canvas.
Anyway - how is everyone? I have to say, I find the creative juices don't flow as much in the cold weather, I am far more productive when the nights are a bit lighter and its warmer.
Indigo Blu have an "Anything Goes" theme over on the challenge blog - and I have created a mixed media card
I took some heavy card and using PVA glue, stuck on some map scrapbook paper, and then onto that some creamy handmade paper (kept on layering). I knew I was going to do an image transfer so needed to seal the top layer of paper, so spread a good layer of PVA glue over the top and let it dry.
Then I stenciled texture paste and prepared my image transfer. However, looking at it I knew the background was too blah.....
I knew I was going to use this set of stamps......
Glazing Medium makes the paints transparent and opens up the drying time (keeps paint wet for longer) also remember the majority of yellows are already transparent - Yellow Ochre is a pigment so will have a richer colour anyway.
Then I stamped "me stamp" and embossed it. Then completed the image transfer by wetting the paper and peeling it off.
Also added are lots of texture threads and metal embellishments, along with the butterfly and word from the same stamp set.
I also added some faux stitching - huge shout out to Jenny Marples of Pushing the right buttons - I first learnt this from her and I thought it was genius!! Also if you visit the Anything But Cute Blog the amazing (and I do mean amazing) Astrid has done a tutorial and she uses this as well.
So am off now - going to pay a visit to you all and comment, and MARIE!!!! Its great to see you back again and hope you are well, and also KRIS - super you are blogging again!
Have a great week!