Sunday, August 9, 2015

Paper craft project no. 383: Merry, merry, merry one layer mixed media card


The awesome Kimberly Wiener is the muse over at the Muse Christmas Visions challenge. Her card is simply delicious with all the bold colors and artsy-ness. I haven't been able to craft much lately (I'm 2.5 weeks away from my due date -- yay!) but her card was just the thing I needed to get me inspired and make my one layer mixed media card this afternoon. Here's her card:


I took my cue from the frames, colors, and layout and then simply added my own twist (one layer). I stamped the grungy frame in archival inks, took my Sakura Koi watercolors and did a wash on the frames. I used antique linen distress marker to stamp the Christmas images on the 3 frames and traced them with a black calligraphy pen. Then I took a waterbrush and ran it over the stamped/traced images to let the ink bleed out and create the inky effect. I added fine splatters by flicking my waterbrush against Inktense pencils. I finished the card by stamping "merry" several times on the fourth frame.

Here's a close up:



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22 comments:

  1. Hi Shery, I'm so glad you mentioned how far away you are from 'Baby Time', was thinking the other day that it must be happening soon. So excited for you!! Your card is so fantastic and what a brilliant take on the Muse Xmas card. So happy to see you at ATSM!!

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  2. Brilliant card! Love the design, it's given me a great idea for using the grungy frame - I might just have to borrow it!
    Hope all is well with you.
    Elaine

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  3. Love this artsy Christmas card, Shery! The frames and watercolouring are a great way to feature those fab Christmas images. Glad to hear you are keeping well in your last few weeks of pregnancy :)

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  4. What a stunning CASE! Great way to use your stamps and I love the artsy look and colors. xxx

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  5. Ooh, I love that inky effect, Shery! Fabulous CASE of Kimberly's card :)

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  6. So glad you found some artsy time, Shery! This is amazing! I adore the inky effect from the calligraphy pen with the Inktense pencils!!!

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  7. This is a fabulous take on Kimberley's card, Shery,and very creative. I'm glad you shared it with us at ATSM. Best wishes to you and your husband on your new arrival.

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  8. Love the arty look you have achieved ! x

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  9. Shery - this is stunning - I love how you've watercoloured the images with the colour and with the grey! So glad you joined us at MCV!

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  10. what a wonderfull and bright one !!!
    love it !!!
    great how you allways get a OLC from an inspiration

    Glad to reading you are keeping well in your last few weeks of pregnancy :)

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  11. A wodnerfully different Christms card. Thanks for sharing with us at Sparkles Christmas. Caz

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  12. Shery, you are a total amazing woman!!!! 2.5 away..OMG....so glad you were inspired. Love the spritz and watercoloring, Amazing!!! The border shapes, brilliant! Thanks for joining MUSE CV this week, so glad you did ----now rest up! LOL, HUGS Shery!!!!!

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  13. Love this ..... Thank you for joining in with the Craft Stamper challenge .... good luck! Linda xx

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  14. This is so gorgeous... your backgrounds are wonderful with yummy colours...
    Thanks for joining the Craft Stamper's TIMI challenge!
    xxx Ellie Knol xxx

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  15. Great card, love it! Creative Blessings, Tracy x

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  16. Pretty one layer card. Love how you used the different colors to accentuate the different images. Thanks so much for joining us at Christmas Card Challenges.

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  17. Love the splash of colours, your card is so effective great stamping too.Thank you for sharing it with us at Sparkles Christmas...Babs...x

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  18. What a great colourful card, love it

    Thanks for playing along at Sparkles Christmas Challenge x

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  19. Beautiful Christmas card. Thanks so much for joining us at Crafty Hazel Nuts Christmas Challenge Extra.
    Hugs
    Fiona DT x

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