Monday, August 4, 2014

Love the Here & Now



MFTWSC187I was so inspired by Mona's gorgeous tag & tutorial at SSS, that I finally played a bit with doing some mixed media for my MFT sketch card. I have limited colors in the Distress Stains & Paints, so I also used some Distress Ink. My colors are bundled sage, tumbled glass & antiqued bronze.  
I followed Mona's instructions & started with the stains & then gesso before adding paint & ink. I partially embossed on the right side & made a stencil from the MFT chevron die & used my paste.  The sentiment is MFT as are the flowers (Prima Donna Petals) & the border (Open Zig Zag).  I added 3 little rain dots to my flower center. The sentiment is stamped in Versafine Vintage Sepia. 
I enjoyed stretching myself & want to try again, as I know practice is the only way to improve. I'll add this to SSS Wed. Thanks so much for your comments--always brighten my day.
Edited to add: Thanks to Deepti for letting me know about the Mixed Media Card Challenge where I'll enter my card.  
The theme is summer which is "now" & I love all the flowers of summer--not that I've seen any that look like this--LOL!

 

30 comments:

  1. Oh Greta, this is amazing! I want to touch it - there is so much texture & those rain dots couldn't be more perfect as a flower centre!

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  2. This is so lovely Greta, great colours and textures! Jo x

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  3. Alrighty then!!! You are a natural for mixed media, Greta! I love every inch of this card - what a beauty!

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  4. Well look at you branching out! You did a beautiful job Greta and I adore your flower!!

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  5. i think you and mixed media are a match made in heaven, greta! your card is amazing... love all the texture you achieved with the paints, gesso and embossing paste!

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  6. Amazing card Greta!! All the texture is wonderful!!

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  7. Love all the texture on this beautiful card. The embossed background piece and then the second inky embossed and stenciled piece are just wonderful!
    The flower and your sentiment are the perfect finishing touches.

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  8. Oh wow Greta your card is so beautiful. You've done an amazing job with the inks, I love the texture and the colours are lovely.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    hugs
    Mandy xx

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  9. great texture on your card today Greta. A real mixed media effort.

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  10. hi Greta! I so luv this card, sweet flower. I want to ask you something, I do not see a way to contact you, can you use the contact button on my blog and contact me please. thank you!

    sparkle & shine

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  11. This is gorgeous Greta :) you can also link this up at the Mixed media card challenge. That BG is so stunning !

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  12. You're definitely the Queen of Texture Greta!
    Love your card!!

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  13. So very pretty Greta! Love the beautiful blossom and texture!

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  14. What lovely colors on this Greta! Your background is beautiful! so glad you joined us in the Mixed Media Card Challenge this month!

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  15. I love how you've used all these different techniques and you card is still uncluttered! Beautiful flower!

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  16. Beautiful flower and lots of wonderful texture for this amazing card, Greta!

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  17. Simply beautiful ...Greta,you did a wonderful job! Mona's work is gorgeous too!

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  18. This is just gorgeous Greta! I love those sweet colors and your amazing design, what a fabulous look you created.

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  19. Lovely colours and techniques. So happy you played Alongwith the mixed media card challenge.

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  20. So glad you shared with MMCC :)

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  21. This is an awesome mixed media card, Greta! What a great way to jump in to this technique!

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  22. Woo hooo, my dear friend - look at you go with another stretch of your already extensive repertoire of talents and techniques! This mixed media card is ultra cool - and I can't even begin to fathom the variety of 'ingredients' and steps you took to create this! Impressive textures, colours, images...totally awesome!! When you do this again (because I know you will!!), maybe a photo tutorial of your process as you go along, pretty please? Amazingness...
    Hugs~c

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  23. Greta goes mixed media! Woohoo. Thanks for sharing your lovely creation with us at MMCC #2.

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  24. OMGosh, this is lovely, stenciling, embossing, die cuts and all!!

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  25. such a lovely card! thank you for playing along with us at MMCC :)

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  26. I love your choice of colors for this card, Greta! Love how those chevron arrows are pointing upwards and to "Love"!

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