Tuesday, 7 April 2009

Something Different - A mixed media card

I was inspired by Jo's mixed media card and wanted to make one similar myself. But when I went into my studio late this afternoon - the only 'component' I had was a small image.

Whilst lacking in square cards etc, I didn't let it put me off - so I made a mixed media effort of my own.

I have absolutely zero confidence when making cards, and am determined to keep practising until I can make them without trepidation.

This started off as a cream A6 card, onto which I adhered some Basic Grey paper and swished a lime ink pad over it.

I got a new 'toy' late this afternoon so had to try it out. I layered different papers, which I had inked to colour co-ordinate them.

Cut out the little photo image and matted that.

I found two small skeleton leaves - from my flower arranging days, and layered those on too, and finally added the two little silk butterflies. I have just noticed that a bit of the top butterfly's wing is tucked under - so I have now 'flicked' it back out.

So although I didn't manage to get even close to Jo's mixed media card - I did try to make a card and used mixed media to achieve it.


Moira said...

Chocolate and lime, mmmm delicious!

Paula said...

ooo woohoo who's got their new toys then!! Really like this Lottie - think youve done a wonderful job.Great layout and colour combo.

Claireabelle said...

This is brill Lottie, I know what you mean about card making though!

June said...

Love the colour combo and the gorgeous work on this one Lottie. Glad you found time to play my friend.
Sending biggest hugs June xxx

Angelnorth said...

I love the lime and chocolate brown colour scheme and the dramatic shape of those leaves is great - fab stuff!

Momiji said...

love the colours in this...a real change...

Jo Capper-Sandon said...

ooooooooooo new toys!! Its great getting new stash...I can't believe where you get your energy from after all that gardening to then sit and craft!
I'm really pleased you joined in, looks great, love that lime-

Next months has quite a bit more to get involved with :0)

LazyKay said...

Gorgeous colours and I love the expression on the wee girl's face. I like how you've shaped the matting and the other elements you've added too.