Saturday, 13 December 2014

It's TREND WEEK at Just us Girls

and our Host this week is Maria who chose
Something I was not terribly familiar with
so I did a LOT of searching on Pinterest
and had so many things running through my head.
Luckily I have been playing with stencils lately and
more recently texture paste.
 (I know it has been out there for an age)
My sister in law had given me a suitcase full
of all her Folk Art Paints (lucky me)
as I had just bought some white paint to make
my own texture paste.
So I mixed up my paste and added some of her paint
and away I went. I wanted a rough look so made sure I had
a few bumps hehe
The background I made with a favourite technique of mine -
inking an acrylic block with different coloured inks
misting it and placing my card stock on top. It gives a great effect.
Also distressed the edges.
And my fun continues
I used a diamond stencil making it uneven to add
some extra depth. While it was still wet I sprinkled some
glitter over it and added a few dollops of gold paint.
There is a slight shimmer on the background misted with
iridescent medium.
I picked this particular colour scheme because I wanted
to use my thistle stamp which I bought some years ago
while I was holidaying in Scotland.
I heat embossed it and inked the background and again
added a little glitter. I backed it with Spellbinders Labels 20.
Finished off with a wee bow.
Other items I used are -
Tim Holtz distress inks in
Bundled Sage, Seedless Preserves
Forest Moss, Milled Lavender
Memento Pistachio
This post was a little long but hope you enjoyed
reading how I made my card and I inspired you
to get creative and join us for our
 MIXED MEDIA Challenge.
Don't forget to pop over to see what our Guest Designer Lee Ann
and the Fabulous  Design Team have created for your Inspiration.
You could be our Chic of the Week and be in the running to
be our Guest Designer for February.
Hope to see your name on a card over at
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Becca Cruger said...

Ina, this is STUNNING! I am loving all those shades of purple with that glimmer of shimmer going on. Beyond gorgeous!

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Gorgeous design, love the colours and texture. Happy Weekend, Shirleyxx

Verna Angerhofer said...

What a beautiful card you created. I love the colors and you are really making lots of outstanding works of art my dear! Thanks for sharing!

Sharyn Polesel said...

Beautiful card, Ina! I love all of the shades of purple and that wonderful sparkle. Beautiful stamp too!

Sue VanDeVusse said...

Ina, this is gorgeous! I love all of the texture and patterns. You definitely nailed this challenge.

*Vicki* said...

WOWZER!! This is such a sparkly gorgeous design here Ina!! I just love the colors too!! :) HUGS

Deepti said...

Wow! this is stunning :)