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Jun 9, 2014

Spray inks and a Sunflower

Happy Monday! Hope your week is off to a great start!
Today I am sharing a card made with one of the new stamps from Whimsy Stamps' Time 4 Tea designs - Sunflower. Another card I designed to be entered into the new Mixed Media Monthly Challenge blog, that just launched their first challenge on the first of June. I still have lots to learn when it comes to mixed media, and so I decided to play along in their challenges so I can learn more and get better at it. This month the challenge is "Spray inks" and I am still learning how to use them properly.

 I started out by masking of part of the card using torn paper, so I could spray the top and bottom separately green and blue. Then I used the mini cloud stencil by TCW and some gesso to make the cloud. I ended up adding more gesso over the whole sky part because I wasn't completely happy how the sky looked. 
Next I stamped Whimsy's "Live Defined" background, masking the grass portion, as I only wanted it on the sky part. 
On the bottom portion I used the mini tile texture stencil from TCW and some water mist to lighten parts of the ink and to create a fun texture. Next I stamped some grass onto the card. I wanted a little border so I used Whimsy's tree stamp from the set "For all the Women in our Lives" and black archival ink. 
The image was stamped onto copic blending card and colored using copic markers. Fussy cut and adhered to the card. Sentiment is included with the fun "Sunflower" image by Whimsy's Time4Tea designs. I finished it off my adding a couple small butterflies (MS punch).

Besides Mixed Media Monthly with the theme of spray inks I'd love to play along in a few other challenges.
Addicted to Stamps -  Outdoors
Fairytale Stampers - Flowers
Bastel-Traum - summer
Live & Love Crafts Challenge - Summer Garden
Color Me Creative Challenge -  Anything Goes
Stampin' For The Weekend -  Anything Goes 
STAMPlorations Challenge Blog -June - Stamps & Borders
Thanks so much for stopping by!  


brenda said...

What a lovely card Ellie, such a rich and vibrant background and a super image and sunflowers are always such happy flowers.

B x

Unknown said...

Beautiful card and lovely coloring. Love the butterflies.

Donna B. said...

Beautiful card! I love the spray ink grass and sky with the stencils and stamps. Thanks for playing in the first Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!

Danni said...

So pretty! what a wonderful card!

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Love that cute little girl with the sunflower - beautifully stamped border! Great to see you playing with us at STAMPlorations. Come back next time, too! Hugs, Cornelia DT

Nonni said...

Wow, I love your card! You've put many personal, creative touches to this, your coloring is great and what a pretty border! Thanks for joining us at STAMPlorations!

Lynn K said...

I love your card Ellie! The colors are bright and I love all the stencils you used! Thanks for playing along with our first Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!

Amy Johnson said...

this is so pretty and creative. I'm always so impressed with your mixed media cards.

Rachel said...

this is a really sweet and beautiful card! your spray inky background turned out lovely! Thank you so much for getting inky with us at the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!

Nicole said...

Such a pretty card. Lovely!! Thanks so much for joining us at ATSC. Good luck. Hugs, Nicole

Lalo said...

Sweet, So so sweet!!! What a lovely picture you created.

Tom said...

wow, so beautiful! Thanks for sharing it with! Tom

Melanie said...

What a beautiful card. Thanks for playing along with the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!

Lynn said...

She's super cute! You have done such great shading on her, especially her hair. Thanks for playing along with the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!