Challenges, Mixed media

Sketch Saturday and 4-in-1 cards

These inky things of beauty came about from the recent 4-in-1 card video by Jennifer McGuire , and the fact that I want to try more mixed media techniques. There was a challenge in the Hero Arts Mixed Media Facebook group this month to create a project with at least two different types of media – then I watched Jennifer’s video and the rest is history. It’s the most fun and liberating project I’ve done for a while … just playing with whatever I laid my hands on with no plans for how it would end up looking like!

I’m still surprised that I managed to make these, but the hardest part now is turning them into cards – the first once I created, though, was turned into a birthday card this morning – and hopefully the recipient will enjoy it.

As for the two media types used in the project? Well there were a LOT more than that in the end – dye ink, pigment ink, heat embossing, Distress mica spray, Hero paste and Hero pearls – with a final touch of acrylic paint splatter! So much fun trying some of these products out for the very first time, and also christening some stamp sets etc at the same time too!

Here’s where it all began … I chose some cool colours in the purple/purpley-blue range from Gina K Designs. And I’m also using the finished card for the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge, as it includes multiple areas of stamping.

Add a ton of different products randomly around the panels – using multiple stamps and stencils from various brands (Stampin’ Up!, Gina K Designs, Simon Says Stamp, Pink & Main, and My Favorite Things from memory) – and a masterpiece is born. OK, perhaps not an actual masterpiece … but truth be told I’m pretty chuffed with it, and can’t believe I actually made it myself!

I needed a birthday card this morning for someone who’s a lover of the colour purple and who enjoys the odd glass or two of wine … so hopefully this card fits the bill.

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