Wednesday 11 May 2016

So, I saw this stamp....

I mentioned that I had gained a purple patch on my garden table, this is what happened...
I saw this sentiment stamp by Inkylicious and it just spoke to me.
I started off with an 8x8 inch canvas board from clarity stamps.
Applied flexible filler through a clarity hexagon stencil randomly. Added creative expressions Arctic frost sparkle paste through a Simon says stamp falling snow stencil randomly.
Stamped the sentiment onto tissue paper with black versafine and tore it out. Stuck it onto the board with Indigo Blu slap it on matte.
Tore up some black and white patterned washi tape and stuck it on with glue. 
Spritzed everything with cosmic shimmer pastel purple chalk mist, cosmic shimmer midnight blue shimmer mist, radiant rain solar gold shimmering mist and white Kaiser mist, masking off the sentiment at times and blotting to keep the centre lighter.
Dabbed imagination crafts starlight cyclamen metallic paint round the edges and randomly on the board with my fingers.
The sentiment had receded a bit into the colour and so I traced over it with a black micron pen to bring it forward more. 
Added some shade around the washi tape and under the hexagons with a black stabilo All pencil and used a damp cut n dry nib to blend it.
Highlighted areas with antique gold treasure gold gilding wax.
Dabbed a bit of cosmic shimmer glue on with my fingers and dusted with glamour dust to add areas of sparkle.
Stamped out the three smallest stamps from Heartfelt Creations open vintage floret multiple times on white vellum with versamark. Heat embossed with WOW primary Parma violet embossing powder and fussy cut them out.
Spritzed flowers with water and shaped with a ball tool and foam mat and glued together and added some tiny dazzlers (from eBay) for the centres.
Die cut Sue Wilson's faux quilled leaves and petite vinery out of soft gold card (from Anna Marie designs).
Arranged all on the board with a large clear accent heart gem and small AB hearts (from eBay) and a key charm using cosmic shimmer glue.
Apologies for the overload of photographs.
I'd like to enter this project in the following challenges
Craft Stamper May challenge - anything goes.
Anything but cute challenge #13 celebrate your style. I'm only just dipping my toe in the water of mixed media work and so am still developing my style, but I'm certainly having fun doing so!
Simon says stamp Monday challenge - emboss it. I've used heat embossing and texture paste.


  1. You've used so many great techniques here Cara and what a beautiful project it is. I love the colours and the texture and your flowers looks absolutely lovely. A wonderful piece. Barbxx

  2. Hi Cara,
    what a superb piece of work.
    My that sounds like a lot of techniques all rolled into this superb creation.
    Those flowers are also so superb, and very stunningly beautiful.
    Love the colour as well.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  3. Hi Cara,
    forgot to say that sentiment is ace also.

  4. WOW!! what stunning art work Card, I love the wonderful texture and colours and I think the sentiment is beautiful. Fabulous techniques,Kate x

  5. Fabulous art work Cara. A beautiful project.

  6. luv this card, such gorgeous flowers!

    blog-paperie blooms

    sparkle & shine, kindness *~*

  7. Absolutely gorgeous card, love it XXx

  8. WOW . . . how wonderful is this canvas? VERY wonderful indeed! Thanks for sharing the process. xxx

  9. WOOOOWWWWWW!!! This is just incredible Cara! You would never know by looking at this, that you are new to mixed media...such an expertly put together canvas! Love your texture, and the added shimmer really makes your background stand out! Your flowers are stunning, and I love how you have arranged them to frame your sentiment! I love it love it love it!!

    Thank you so much for joining us at Anything But Cute for our 'Celebrate Your Style' challenge, I sure hope to see more of your work! Hugs, Pamellia DT :)

  10. Wonderful work, esp love the vellum inky flowers, they're so soft looking, subtle and gorgeous Cara, mm so know about getting wrong things in wrong place too :)
    Thanks so much for the inspiration,
    Shaz in Oz.x

    {Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

  11. What a gorgeous card, Cara! Love how 3D you've made it, and the double floral curve is a wonderful frame for your sentiment. I am so glad you joined us in this week's challenge at Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge!

  12. I'm like you with mixed media, I always find it a little scary till I get in the flow!
    A super canvas Cara, love, love the sentiment, I can see why it spoke to you. Great colour and texture.

    Hugs Erika. x

  13. You don't need help or inspiration for mixed media Cara - this is so beautiful. Love the texture, the sentiment is perfection and the way you have embellished this. It's fabulous huni! Keep on toe dipping because you have a knack or natural talent for it Karen x

  14. Woweeee Cara, this is a stunner! I would never have guessed you're new to mixed media!

  15. Congrats on dipping your toe into the mixed media pool! Seems like you are a natural! Your canvas is beautiful and all of those layers of textures are so yummy! The purple with the shimmer and bling is gorgeous and your sentiment is so very true! Fantabulous framing of the sentiment with those wonderful flowers! Awesome sauce design! Keep the mixed media coming. :)

    Thanks for joining our "Celebrate Your Style" challenge at Anything But Cute and joining our Blogiversary! Hugz! ~Niki DT

  16. What a stamp! You really highlighted this beautiful sentiment perfectly! Love your flower bundles and awesome die cut layers. The purple background is fantastic! Thanks so much for entering with us at Anything But Cute!!!


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