Thursday, August 29, 2013

Another Try At Mixed Media

And I thought Masculine cards were difficult to make!  Geesh, this Mixed Media is a real bugger.  I think I am going to look around for some classes this winter for Mixed Media Projects, it can only help.....right?

This creation is for the Mixed Media Color Challenge #6, to use light pink, bright pink, and gray.

Here is what I came up with......if you squint it may look better.  lol
This is a square card that measures 5" x 5".  The sentiment and anchor stamps are from  Gina K Designs, Enjoy The Sunshine, the anchor was cut using the Classic Circles Nestability.  The Compass Rose is a mask from Tim Holtz, using the direct to paper technique. Added some 'banners' one embellished using the Swiss Dots Cuttlebug embossing folder, the other a type of tissue paper, both stapled on to the card stock base.  Added some paint in grey and the 2 shades of pink and also white as a neutral.  I paper pierced a design to show movement, perhaps a cool ocean breeze blowing by.  And a ribbon punch threaded with jute twine.  Last but not least, a large white eyelet in the bottom right corner, painted in a pale pink. 
I will NOT give up on this technique, but I would like to be able to create something lighter something prettier.......back to the drawing board......and that's okay too!
Enjoy your day, getting close to the long weekend and the Official End Of Summer!  Love it!


  1. Terrific card Donna! Love the embossed banner! I had to laugh at your comment regarding squinting! :) Your card looks fantastic! Thanks for joining along with A Mixed Media Color Challenge!

  2. A wonderful nautical theme on this! love the banner and the woven twine! I've been struggling with Mixed Media as well - I think the more we do the better we will get!?!

  3. No need to squint...this looks great! I need to find classes as well on MM...good luck!

  4. Donna, just keep playing to get more comfortable butI think this card is really PRETTY! LOVE the compass and the swirly "wave"! FAB banners and great sentiment! THX for playing with us at A Mixed Media Color Challenge!

  5. Your compass rose mask come out great!