Wednesday, July 6, 2016

HLS July Mixed Media Challenge GD

I am thrilled to be here today as

 for The July Mixed Media Challenge for which the theme is: 

Here is my take:

Mixed media is not my usual style, so I immersed myself into looking at lots of inspiration pieces to come up with something wonderful for this exciting GD opportunity. I loved it because it really pushed me out of my comfort zone.

To begin the creative process, I reached for my box of "cool things that I can use on a card someday". I came upon this fabulous tag that I saved from a cross body bag that I bought in late winter in a little boutique on Long Beach Island in New Jersey. The designer is Spartina449.

This is the tag:
It was the perfect piece to start with. I added things here and there until I was happy with my panel.

Supplies Used:
Stamps: Winnie & Walter-The Big, The Bold and Fun, Hero Arts-Live Well Collage
Inks: VersaMark, VersaFine Black Onyx, PTI Ocean Tides Re-Inker, Yellow Distress Inks
Accessories: Paper Smooches Power Rays Die, Webster's Pages ribbon, Perfect Pearls, Heidi Swap Color Shine-Gold, Tim Holtz-Burlap Layering Stencil, Dreamweaver Embossing White Paste, Glossy Accents, White embossing powder, heat gun.

Thank you to Happy Little Stampers for giving me the opportunity to be Guest Designer for this fun Challenge  Please click HERE to check out the gorgeous creations that the Happy Little Stampers Design Team has made and leave them some love. Then find some fabulous thing or things to recycle for a mixed media creation of your own, and play along!


Paper Therapy Ponderings said...

it is a wonderful piece of art - great recycling

Barb Housner DT

Melissa L. said...

Thanks so much for Guest Designing for us, Stephanie. This is gorgeous. Great use of the tag!

Seemaa said...

This a beautiful card Stephanie and really never would have guessed about the tag....awesome

Michelle said...

Just lovely this card.
Great how we can re-use tags.
xxx Michelle

Lin said...

Love all the texture and pattern on your card, Stephanie! So fun to see how you used that Lived Well collage! Thanks for playing along with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

Joyce said...

What a fun art piece you created. I am admiring your ability to try out a new style to such great success.

Helen Gullett said...

Fabulous card! Love the designs, Stephanie!

Kara Lynne said...

Congrats! You really nailed the mixed media! I love your recycled tag that is the perfect embellishment for this amazing card!

Gayatri said...

Love that you tried something outside your comfort zone and it turned out so well. Thanks for playing along Simon Says Stamp Photo Inspiration Challenge. Gayatri xx

Jenny said...

I have one of those boxes too!! Lots of things in it but I never seem to get round to using them :( Mixed media would be a real challenge for me but I love how your card turned out xx

Inkyfingers said...

Wow Stephanie this is such an awesome card! I love the colours and textures and I would not have thought that mixed media was out of your comfort zone - seems to me you are a natural!
Thanks you for being a Guest Designer this month - it has been so great to have you!
Carol x