Saturday, December 13, 2014

JUST US GIRLS #271 - Trend Week!

Hiya friends! We have a fun new challenge at JUST US GIRLS! Maria is our hostess this week and the trend she picked is mixed media! 

I have to admit, I was a little nervous about this. I love to look at all the incredible mixed media art out there, but it's not something that I would normally get into. But, what's a challenge if it doesn't do just that - challenge you! So here is my lame attempt at mixed media:

 the inside:

I used 3 colors of Distress Inks to create my ombre background, then spritzed water on it. (my water spritzer drips blobs of water rather than spritzes. Might be time to get a new one. ☺) After that dried, I spritzed pearl Glimmer Mist over it. The picture below shows the shimmer a little. (sort of maybe)

Once that was dry, I got out a stencil and embossing paste to make the falling snow. For the rest, I stamped the snowman, fussy cut hills, embossing two of them, and stamped the sentiment on the third one. Went over the edges with DI and adhered with foam squares.

I have to say, this was a lot of fun to make, and I think I'll be making some more mixed media cards soon. ☺

Now it's your turn! Link up your project at Just Us Girls! Please be sure to check out what my teammies, and our December Guest Designer, Lee Ann Barrett, made for your viewing pleasure! Remember, if you are picked as Chic of the Week for any of our December challenges, you will be in the running for our Guest Designer for the month of February! Cool Beans!

Thanks for hanging out with me. Have a wonderful day!


Stamps: Paper Smooches - Freezy Fellas, Christmas Sampler, Joyful Greetings
Ink: Memento - Grey Flannel; Ranger DI - Tumbled Glass, Broken China, Evergreen Bough
CS: Darice; Bazzill
Accessories: Dreamweaver - Embossing Paste; Tattered Angels - pearl Glimmer Mist; GC; Cuttlebug - Swiss Dots EF; Heidi Swapp - stencil; water spritzer
Adhesives: SA by 3L - MyStik permanent, 3D foam squares


Becca Cruger said...

Hooray! We'll turn you into a mixed media addict yet! :) I love mixed media and I LOVE your adorable, whimsical card. That snowman looks so happy frolicking in the snow. I just won a guest design on the Mixed Media Card Challenge for January. It's a really cool challenge - you should check it out!

Vicki Dutcher said...

This is so cute and you did mm fabulously! :)

Sharyn Polesel said...

What a fun card with a happy little snowman. He certainly looks like he is enjoying himself. Nicely done!

Lindsey said...

So NOT lame! Adorable, in fact!

Ina G said...

Great cas mixed media card. Love the blobs and great layout.

Lee Ann Barrett said...

This is just darling, Chris! I love how you created your sky; wonderful work! I am thrilled to be working with the design team this month!

Jessi Fogan said...

Shut UP this isn't lame! This is a superb example of how to incorporate mixed media in an accessible way. And I need to get my paste & mists back out, pronto!

Sue VanDeVusse said...

Not lame at all! I love how your background turned out, then adding the snowflakes on top. Great snow hills and I love that cute snowman.

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