Friday, September 9, 2016

September Technique Blog Hop–Mixed Media

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It's month nine of our year long adventure into different card-making techniques, folds and paper crafting products.  We hope you have had the chance to hop with us each month.  It's not too late to hop and comment to be entered into our prize drawing. 

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We're mixing things up this month with a few mixed media techniques and products and you won't want to miss the amazing and fun cards we've got for you today.  We really love feedback, so please leave a comment on each of the blogs in today's hop. Each comment on the 12 hops throughout the year will be entered into a drawing for a $25 Blitsy.com or Stampin' Up gift certificate (Winner's Choice).  Now on with the projects.

My first project involves the use of Tim Holtz Distress Stain Ink (Squeezed Lemonade, Abandoned Coral, and Sponged Lipstick) that I swiped across the cardstock to make the horizontal background.  I then melted some crayons using my heat gun and dripped them onto the cardstock randomly.  I used my Copic markers to color the elephant and balloon.  I fussy cut around both images and adhered them to the card using my ATG gun.  I added the sentiment and some twine to finish it off.

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For the next card, I stamped the elephant directly onto a piece of white cardstock and colored it using my Copic  markers. I traced the stamped outline with a Sakura Glaze embossing pen to add some depth.   I masked off his trunk so that when I stamped the kite I could make the string appear like it was being held by his trunk.   I then masked off both the kite and the elephant and laid a stencil over the cardstock.  I dabbed on some Martha Stewart acrylic paint with a brush to make the X’s, being careful to purposefully dab softer around the elephant and kite to create a muted effect.  I added some sequins and the sentiment to finish it off.

 

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That’s it for me.  Don’t forget to visit the rest of my friends to see what fun they had with this technque. Don’t forget to comment and show them some love.  Here’s today’s line up in case you get lost along the way:

7 comments :

Katydid Cards said...

Well I learned some new stuff here! I never knew Tim Holtz has "stain" ink. Going to have to check that out. And crayons! I would never have thought of using crayons...how clever is that! The card is adorable...both cards are adorable. Love them. As always it is a pleasure and a joy hopping with you.

Debbie Bonczek said...

OMG . . . the crayons! Wow. Your backgrounds are absolutely fabulous. And your little elephant images are adorable. Great hopping with you.

Claudia Henderson said...

Sharon, those are super cute cards. I love the crayon idea and the little elephant is so cute. I really like how you did the background on the last one around the little guy. Thanks for hopping with us

Golden Goddess Designs said...

your cards are simply adorable! love them both!

Alicia

Amanda Rhodes said...

Cute elephants!

Denise S. said...

Those elephants are adorable.

Theresa Knopf said...

Super cute cards!