Sunday, May 12, 2013

MIX 15 Scrapping a scene

Challenge15: Use scraps of paper and make a scene. (See details of Splitcoaststampers Mix-Ability challenge details in the previous post.)

For the background I combined scraps of Basic Grey paper with some stenciling scraps. As I was laying out the paper I saw what is a natural looking shadow under the bird's head created by the background of the circles on the background paper. What a serendipity!...I worked with the layout to maintain this effect in my final card.

I covered the bird with newspaper scraps from the weather report and related articles. The numbers on the lower body are the high and low temps around the world. The little pendant shapes on the tail were from weather map portraying the cold front coming our way.

I added distress stains to the gel medium used on top of the bird to achieve translucent colors.

Below the bird I added punched leaves and dried flowers from last year's garden. I have found gel medium to be the best adhesive for adding flowers. I use my fingers when applying on flowers.

I used gel medium for the entire card both to adhere the pieces and a top coat.


  1. Well done, what a super creative card

  2. this is beautiful - the vibrant colors are really captivating. how is it i haven't stopped by before? following with feedly now! - vivian

  3. Love this Jan! The text bird looks wonderful and so does the background.

  4. Great card! I love all the bright colors. I love the cards below too. Great job! I cam over from two peas.

  5. Jan, this is so artist and resplendently lovely!

  6. Thanks for the tip regarding using the get medium to adhere the flowers! I have often wanted to dry the flowers from my garden and use them on cards but never seem to be home here when they are "pickable".

    Your scene is the weather aspect to your bird!


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