Friday, 1 August 2014

Mixed Media Card Challenge #2



August already! This year is flying quicker than any year I can remember, maybe it's because I'm learning new artsy things and sharing with all of you wonderful friends.

Did you hear, we had 89 wonderful entries last month at the Mixed Media Card Challenge Blog.  What a whooper! A very special thank you to all my readers who also joined. It was very enjoyable going through all the entries, visiting each participants blog and knowing them a wee bit more through their creations. So, here is the theme for this month - Summer + burlap (optional)

                                                    

What pops to mind when you think 'summer' - beach, sand, holidays, the sun... whatever your interpretation of summer, we would like to see it. 

Well, I'm still dreaming of summer here, so I combined the warm sunrise colours with a precious summer memory. One summer early morning, I walked out of my house and found hundreds of butterflies just sitting on the driveway..... literally hundreds. They had filled every inch of the driveway and some of the garage walls and some of the nearby plants. Bright blue and grey, fluttering their wings slowly, warm sunbeams streaming through the nearby trees, it was a spectacular sight. I learnt later that day about butterfly migration and was lucky to witness this a couple more times. I do miss my Bangalore very much. With this is mind, my card was born -




I started with Prima Princess paper. Stuck on a burlap panel with multi medium. The remaining burlap strings were stuck in the bottom right of the card. Then on this went pieces of lace, studio 490 embossing paste (translucent), stamps, mists and watercolours interspersed with gesso to blend and tone the colour. I wish I had mica flakes - have searched in so many stores with no luck, so had to settle for sequins.

I loved effect of the embossing paste and mists. Also managed to get my new silhouette started and cut the chipboard and butterfly with it. yaaaaay. But, I just haven't figured out how to cut fine designs with my silhouette. All I wanted was to cut the word believe on Prima pattern paper and every setting tried frayed the paper and tore it :( tips pl. the title was to be placed in the bottom right, but the card doesn't look bad without it, I guess.

Linking this to Simon Says Wednesday - Anything Goes




21 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness Kripa this is beautiful, ur texturing is simply marvelous :)

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  2. WOW! This is really stunning! I love what you did with the blue trellis shape. I'm thinking it must be a die? Maybe Tim Holtz's frameworks trellis die or perhaps you cut it on your Silhouette. In any event, it is amazing! You really are the queen of texture and I love to see what you create. I think it looks fabulous even without the sentiment at the bottom. Wish I could give you some Silhouette tips, but I don't have that machine. But just know that I adore your piece just as it is!

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  3. What wonderful layers of colors and textures Kripa! That must have been quite a sight when your driveway was full of beautiful butterflies!

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  4. Wow! This is jumpin' beans awesome! Love what you created from the inspiration of the butterfly migration! Your colors, layers and texture are so interesting in your piece. Thanks so much for sharing your creativity!

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  5. Beautiful.Love the colours and the pop of blue is so unexpected and gorgeous.Lovely work.Butterfly migration eh.Never heard of it.It must have been beautiful.

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  6. The background is gorgeous!!! Great design!

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  7. Simply gorgeous! Love the layers, textures, and hints of blue in the background. So beautiful!

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  8. Beautiful card Kripa!!! Love the colors and textures!!!!

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  9. Amazing design Kripa! Love all the textures, colors and dimension! Loll xx

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  10. Stunning layers, colors, and textures here, Kripa! Your card is so ethereal -- LOVE it! And what a wonderful summer memory -- I can only imagine those butterflies and would have loved to have seen it too!

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  11. How amazing seeing a butterfly migration....you've done awesome bg work here....just amazing!!! I'm loving the new card challenge blog, it's great!!!! Btw, I got my mica flakes from The Scrapbook Store. Here's the link.....
    http://thescrapbookstore.com.au/mediums-texture-pastes-misc/stampendous-mica-embossing.html
    Hope that helps:):)

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  12. I love all the detail on your card, Kripa! Fabulous colours, layers and texture.

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  13. WOW, this must have taken forever! So many background details to look at, and they all work together in such harmony! What a fantastic project, I love it! :)

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  14. Lovely mixed media Kripa. And I loved what you said about the butterfly migration! How beautiful it would've been! :)

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  15. Hi Kripa, thanks for choosing my card as one of the Highlights of The Mixed-Media Card Challenge #1 and your nice remarks! You sure made my day!

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  16. Great Texture going on here... love the multi colors also... Love, Light and Peace...Bonnie

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  17. Beautiful project! Love all the texture and pretty color palette! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  18. Gorgeous elements & colors! I have Mica flakes from yrs ago. I would send you some if you like. Contact me at sghess4451 at comcast dot net.

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  19. Loving all of the detail and amazing textures, a joy to look and admire.
    geezercrafter

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