Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Mixed Media Birthday Card-Scrapy Land Challenge #69 Anything Goes

Hello crafty friends and visitors! It's time for our latest challenge at Scrapy Land, and this time it's 'Anything Goes', my favorite! Today I made a birthday card for my lovely daughter who is turning 19! Where does the time go?


To create my background I chose a summer themed paper by Pion and  die cut with Sizzix Mixed Media #2 Thinlits on the reverse side so I could use the cut in the bottom left corner.  I colored the mixed media paper underneath with DOX Peeled Paint, Cracked Pistachio and Walnut Stain. Aren't those colors just yummy peeking through?


The hydrangeas in my garden are starting to fade, so I colored my Sizzix Small Tattered Florals accordingly. I used DOX Wilted Violet and Faded Jeans, twisted them up into the sweetest tiny flowers and gave them a single Art Stone each, colored with Wilted Violet Distress stain. I tucked a few tissue paper single layered flowers behind and added some mini art stones here and there just for fun. The bits of foliage are Tattered Lace Ornate Leaves.


The treble clef ( Poppystamps Meloy Music Die) echos the music in the background and is dipped in Peeled Paint DOX. This particular die is no longer available but you can see Scrapy Land's huge selection of music themed dies here.


The Frantic Stamper Dragonfly Pair is also colored with DOX.  Spellbinders Opulent Ovals is colored with mop up oxide color from my craft mat and Penny Black Splendid Wishes is colored with DOX Faded Jeans without water. I love how rich the color is. An easy way to get pure Oxide color on these delicate cuts is to turn them over onto the ink pad and press them into the color with the blending tool. It gets the color not only on the top but around the thin edges as well, and you don't risk wrinkling your die cut. I also like to dip mine into a watery puddle of color, but the Oxides will fade somewhat with the addition of water.








That's all for me today! Now it's your turn! Please head over to Scrapy Land to see all the amazing inspiration from my talented team mates! I hope you'll join our 'Anything Goes' challenge this time to be in the running for one of two $10 gift vouchers (one random winner and one chosen by the team) to Scrapy Land or to be Chosen as one of our Top Picks. We welcome all styles of crafting from CAS to messy mixed media, and your project doesn't have to be a card. Just remember to use at least one brand of die that Scrapy Land sells in the shop to be eligible for the prizes!

Thank you for visiting today and for leaving your lovely comments! I read and appreciate each and every one!
Hugs and Blessings!
Sara Emily

32 comments:

  1. How lovely with that spectacular background peeking through the die cut, Sara! BEAUTIFUL creation, and such lovely flowers against the pretty papers! hugs, de

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  2. What a beautiful and special birthday card for your daughter (happy birthday to her)! Next month my daughter will turn 29...the time sure does fly, doesn't it. I especially love your flowers and dragonfly here. Your flowers are amazing! Love how you shape them and the colors are so pretty. I love the colored art stones just scattered about. Your daughter will love this!! Hugs :-)

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  3. WOW! Gorgeous shabby birthday card Sara Emily! Love the floral arrangement and all the pretty dies!
    Hugs
    Samra
    Paper Talk with Samra

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  4. I love EVERYthing about this card, Sara - gorgeous paper, lovely flowers, and the die-cut swirls are wonderful - a treasure! Thanks for sharing this with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

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  5. Wow, this is gorgeous and I know your daughter will love it. I think both you and Autumn are Distress Oxide Queens :-). Fabulous coloring with these inks!

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  6. Wow!! This is stunning Sara!! Love the colours, the flower cluster and the peek-a-boo die cut .. absolutely GORGEOUS!! Your daughter will surely treasure this beautiful card!! Have a wonderful day!! xx

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  7. What a beautiful card, Sara Emily! I love the colors, especially how the green makes everything pop!

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  8. Oh sweetie! How utterly amazing is this! Hydrangeas are my absolute fav and you've captured their essence so perfectly here. I do adore your DOX background peeking through the MM die cut. Fantastic details! Your mix of DP and inky paper is brilliant and makes me want to play! Big hugs, Autumn

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  9. Absolutely exquisite! I LOVE your design ... the background is just beautiful with your spray of flowers! Just gorgeous and I'm sure your daughter was thrilled with it!! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘Layers’ challenge at Dies R Us! Please come back again soon!

    Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)
    DIES R US CHALLENGE BLOG
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please come for a visit.

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  10. Such a lovely card Sara, your daughter must have been so delighted with it...yes where do the years go. It's perfect for joining our things with wings challenge over at Country View. Thanks so much! xx

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  11. Wow gorgeous card ! Love it !
    Bigs hugs
    Maryvonne

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  12. Oh what a wonderful scene you have created, I love the treble clef, the musical background, the gorgeous flourish die cutting and your absolutely stunning tiny flowers. Such a beautiful card for your daughter! Hugs, Anne xx

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  13. Oh wow, Sara Emily, this is so stunning!! I absolutely adore the colors and papers you used!! The flowers look amazing!! I love the dragonfly and the treble clef!! Wow!! I'm going to borrow this design from you because I love, love it!! I know your dear daughter will, as well!! Happy 19th birthday to her!! I hope you had a wonderful 4th of July celebration, my sweet friend!! Happy Wednesday!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  14. Gorgeous card! I never made mixed media project. This is absolutly stunning!

    You asked me for papers with a butterfly. Maker is Lemoncraft, collection Just love me. Recently was a reprint, but a bit different colors. Please look https://lemoncraft.pl/shop/pl/268-kolekcja-tylko-mnie-kochaj :))

    Hugs :) Ola

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  15. OMG!! This is so beautiful! I love the colors of your flowers ~ they look real! I love the DOX background that you made, it all goes together so beautifully!

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  16. Wow! This sure is lovely! Wonderful color combination, pretty flowers, and an awwesome dragonfly.

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  17. WOW! Such a pretty card! The colors are so beautiful and coordinate so well! I love the gorgeous flowers and beautiful dragonfly! Happy birthday to your sweet daughter! Hope she has a wonderful day..I know she will love her special card you made her~
    Hugs,
    Sherrie K

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  18. This is beautiful, S. I saw it this morning somewhere as I was surfing blogs (you know, free morning= casual blog perusing... my fave!)... anyway, your colors are so complementary. I also busted out my set of Tim's MM dies today-- don't use them often enough, but you have inspired me!

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  19. A fabulous design Sara Emily with the diecut corner and the addition of those beautiful flowers. I'm sure your daughter loves her special card xxx

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  20. Love the idea of die cutting g the top layer to allow the distress oxides to peek through. Adds so much interest.

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  21. What a stunning birthday card Sara! I love the colour palette, that green is so vibrant and fresh, and the blues and purples are such wonderful summery colours! Stunning work with the die cut out showing your amazing background underneath! Your flowers are brilliant, the background paper is beautiful and I adore the addition of the music notes! Your daughter will treasure this forever!! (she's 19 already, wow!)

    We are having unseasonably mild weather this year, with only a hot humid day now and again. We have had more rain this year than in the last decade. The rivers are overflowing and the walkways are flooded, but I dare complain after the severe drought we had last year. With all the lush greenery and foliage, it's hard not to see the bright side! I'm still working on my patio, slowly adding a flower and a plant here and there, but I get to enjoy it every day and I'm thankful for that. I think of you often my friend and hope you are well. Sending hugs from way up north. :)

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  22. how gorgeous!! such an elegant wonderful vintage look!!
    tfs,
    Karen

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  23. Hi, Sara - I'm back to answer the question you left on my blog (need to get your email address - I don't have it for some reason, and your blogging profile does not share it). To answer your question about Caladium bulbs - I think it depends where you live and which types you own, as to whether they should be dug up. I am in central Florida near the about 30 miles inland from the Gulf of Mexico (straddling garden Zones 9-10). I do not dig my caladiums up. We purchase from Caladium World. I've tried a few other places, but the quality and size are not as good as CW. Mine are planted 4-6 inches deep. Our varieties are sun lovers, but there are also shade lovers. Because of where we live, they generally do better in pots - but the caladiums around the water feature are planted directly in the ground and have been growing for 15 years. Last year, I replenished a few of the white ones with Little Miss Muffet variety because of a problem we caused. The bigger the leaves (Red Flash), the more glorious the color, but winds and drought can cause them to break at the stem, and they are usually gone by mid-August. The smaller sun-loving varieties last until the end of September, and sometimes, even longer depending on how long Summer stays around heat-wise.

    On to something even more personal - I wish I lived near you, because I would love to learn how to do the incredible mixed media projects that come from your talented fingers. You would make a fab teacher. The combinations of products and resulting artwork always ALWAYS wow me!

    Have a great day, Sara, and thank you for your kind comment on my blog. xx

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  24. Beautiful!!! Short and sweet but I do mean my words!!
    sandy xx

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  25. This is just gorgeous! I'm sure your daughter was thrilled with it! Love your beautiful background and the flowers are fantastic! I'm so happy you joined our "Layers" challenge at Dies R Us!

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  26. This is such a beautiful card! A really special keepsake for your daughter! Yes!! Where does the time go?!! Chrisx

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  27. I simply love purple and green together and this is very pretty. Thanks for your entry at Unstampabelles.

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  28. oh my - the colours are divine - I adore this Sara xx

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  29. Absolutely delightful! I love the colours, the Vintage feel and the blooms look particularly beautiful. Thank you so much for joining us at Country View Challenges!

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  30. So much love in this card. Love of your daughter, your craft, paints, flowers.....Thanks for sharing this great project with us at Unstampabelles. See you back soon.

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  31. Beautiful birthday card Sara!!! I love your soft colours and the lovely details!!! Thank you for joining the July challenge of the Country View Challenges blog!

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  32. WOW, Sara! What a stunning card!!!!

    Thanks so much for joining us at the Mix It Up Challenge Blog! https://mixitupchallenge.blogspot.com.au/

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