I came across a new challenge in blog land yesterday called The Mixed Media Card Challenge. Now let me tell you, mists, distress inks, stencils and texture paint are no friends of mine, despite them all lurking in the bottom of my crafty stash. For someone as anally retentive as I, the thought of a random drop of Glimmer Mist landing where it shouldn't on one of my clean and simple creations is enough to give me nightmares.
But I'm always up for a challenge and the DT cards inspired me to pull out my old and crusty texture paste and have a bash at using it:
There is the option to use leaves and metal for this challenge and I managed to use both of them. I cut the leaves with my silhouette and used distress inks to colour them. The background is a Studio Calico stencil which I've used with some texture paste on some Prima paper. I swiped over the top with some Versamark and added a sprinkling of gold embossing powder. The tag has been cut out of some balsa wood, stamped with a woodgrain stamp and rubbed with some more distress inks.
It's still pretty clean for a mixed media card isn't it? I did consider misting the background but whenever I do, I'm never happy with the results so I left it as is.
Over at Curtain Call there's also an Autumnal/leaves theme so I'm going to pop it over in that challenge too!
Thanks for stopping,