St Valentine's Day
Have I mentioned previously how much I love St Valentine's Day? This card is made from Real Red CS. I added Fresh Prints DSP, Champagne Glimmer Paper, Red Glimmer Paper, Soft Suede ink, Bermuda Bay ink and used the Petite Petals Bundle, 4 petal punch from Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pak, Linen thread, Very Vanilla CS, Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set. This type of card is known as a center step card. With this card I got some mixed media going on, but more organized or should I say symmetrical mixed media.
St Patrick's Day Card
For this card I used the Label Card Thinlit die. I also used the Adorning Accents Edgelits and Adorning Accents Embossing Folder, Labels Collection Framelit, heart from Owl Builder punch, Fashionable Hearts embosslits, Gumball Green ink for edging, Gumball Green CS and Pistachio Pudding CS. Watercolor Wonder DSP, Black CS, Champagne Glimmer paper. The shamrocks were made using hearts punched and cut from emboss lit. The black pot was cut free hand and the gold coins were punched using the Owl Builder punch. Teeny Tiny Wishes was used for the sentiment inside. A pearl from the Pearl Basics Jewels finished off the large shamrock.
Steph and Hunter's St Valentine's Day Gift
I enjoy doing mixed media and this one is a 10"x10" canvas so there are a lot of items on it. Mixed media lets you be free to put anything you want on a canvas, card, tag, box or what have you. For this canvas I usedVenetian Romance DSP, Watercolor Wonder DSP, Canvas Creations for the roses which were cut using the Spiral Flowers Originals die and tinted with several colors of ink, leaf from Peaceful Petals, Sunflower stamp, Gorgeous Grunge, Beautiful Wings embosslits, Beautiful Wings Bigz, burlap ribbon left from the Burlap and Blooms Wreath, Banner Blast and Banner punch from SAB, Decorative Dots EF from SAB, Cantaloupe twine from Sweet Sorbet, Crochet trim, Vintage Designer Buttons, wood pieces from Essentials Wooden Elements, Linen thread, Small Heart punch and Encore Silver ink for accents, Crisp Cantaloupe ink and Soft Suede ink for distressing and edging, and Tea Lace Paper Doilies.
Happy St Valentine's Day, Steph and Hunter.
Absolutely beautiful, Christine!ReplyDelete
Christine, such wonderful, "extreme" projects. I love them all, but the canvas is my favorite!!ReplyDelete
Umm - Wow!! Amazing projects, Christine. You've gone all-out! I'm sure your daughter will love the canvas (if not...well, I can leave you my address! LOL)ReplyDelete
Ditto what Deborah said! The Valentine - the canvas - I'm speechless. Oh - and a shamrock card too! I have one Irish friend. She would love it.ReplyDelete
So cute!!! LOVE your St Patrick's day card!ReplyDelete
Darling projects Christine. I've never tried a mixed media piece. Your daughter will love it!ReplyDelete
I really am in love with your mixed media project. I have been meaning to get one made for classes, thanks for inspiring me.ReplyDelete
Beautiful projects, as always, Christine. You're totally rockin' mixed media!ReplyDelete
Beautiful projects, Christine!ReplyDelete
Christine, as always I admire all the work you put into your art!ReplyDelete
Thank you so much, Ladies. I cherish my "me time" when I can create things like these. It's amazing how much thinking and "hearing" I can do during those times.ReplyDelete
Christine, last but certainly not least. Thank you for being part of the blog hop. I always love your projects and find myself challenged to try at least one. This time it's your wonderful Mixed Media project. What a gorgeous gift for your daughter! She must have loved it---who wouldn't?ReplyDelete
I love the St. Patrick's Day card, especially that pot of gold. Did you emboss the little coins once you cut them with the Owl Builder punch because it almost looks as if they are. The Gumball Green and Pistachio Pudding certainly compliment each other well.
And then there is your Valentine step card---love it! I'm overusing "love" but am not apologizing for it. I'm sincere. The colours are amazing together and make for a very happy card. Thank you for sharing.
Heidi, thanks so much for your compliments and also for organizing our hops. You do a great job.ReplyDelete
As for the coins, they were punched from the Champagne glimmer paper using the circles in the Owl Builder punch.
Already thinking what to do for our next hop.
Mean old internet swallowed my comment it appears....sigh...will have to leave you another so you know how wonderful I think the projects are.ReplyDelete
They really are. I love all the popping color of the step card...it's textures and shapes. And your St. Pat's bubblegum/gumball really jumpstarted a few CASE ideas. Neat to see the adorning accents applied to a flip card. Never would have occurred to me. That's one of the things I always enjoy about your projects dear Christine...the unusual and the inspiring way you put it all together. So cool to have two mixed media pieces in the hop too and each unique. Your creation for your DD is wonderful in it's detail and color (not to mention for being a labor of love). The sunflower and canvas roses really give it presence and pop.
Thanks again for hopping. Looking forward to seeing what you have to wow us with next month!
LOVE that mixed media art - such a gorgeous color combination!ReplyDelete
thank you for sharing your projects!!ReplyDelete