Mixed Media

Make the Cards Challenge #53

This is my second entry to this challenge and the inspiration for it came from a card viewed HERE. I rarely do mixed media type cards, mainly because I don’t think I am very good at them, and often get stuck for ideas too. That said, I have a background stamp that looks like a postcard from a company called Graphic 45 and I had used it a while back and then couldn’t think how to proceed. I am clueless sometimes – lol. So there it was sitting in my tray waiting for ideas and yesterday I saw the card that helped me come up with the rest. I used various distress inks over the stamped image and then took several stamps (old and unknown brand) and added some geometrics in a few places using Iced Spruce ink. Then I took an old GKD stamp set (first one purchased at StampTV), and stamped two balloons. I wasn’t using my Misti and the result was a bit faded so I went over them with a fine pen. I added some leaf sprigs at the bottom, a few tiny kites and some flowers from the Kitchen Sink set on the balloons and also around the leaves. The sign post is from Elizabeth Craft but was quite large so I cut it to make it fit and I added some vintage photo around the edges. The sentiment is a quote found on Pinterest and I used CorelDraw to make and print them. Cut them out and added them to the arrows. My aim was to make this postcard look well traveled. Considering that this isn’t my usual style of card, I’m quite pleased with the end result. Thanks for looking.

13 thoughts on “Mixed Media

  1. Awesome mixed media card. You card does look like a postcard that traveled around the world. Mixed Media confuses me but your card looks great.

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  2. You should definitely be pleased, as it’s wonderful. Great job on putting it all together. Those random stamps on top give it a lovely touch and add to the overall look of it. Trying new things is good for you as it stretches you and gives you new things to enjoy and add into your repertoire.

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  3. I agree, trying something different is good for the brain. It isn’t my go to place but was fun playing.

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  4. I love the mixed media look of the card and the sentiment. Thank you so much for sharing your work us at Make the Cards Challenge and we hope that you can join us again soon.
    Anna, Design Team

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