Saturday, June 7, 2014

Mixed Media card with Rock n Roll technique

Hi everyone!

Today I had lots of fun playing in a challenge at 2 Peas in a Bucket and created a Mixed Media card.  The stamping forum had a Stamp N Dash challenge to use the Rock n Roll technique. Here is my completed card:

For this old faithful technique one inks a stamp in one color and  rolls the edges in another color to accent the edges. I fancy cut 3 blooms and added a touch of sparkle with a stardust gel pen.

As I thought about how to use the colorful blooms on a card I quickly moved to some thoughts for some Mixed Media fun. I started by blending distress ink across portions of a burlap stencil onto watercolor paper.

For the next layer I colored some embossing paste with a drop of distress reinker and stenciled the leaf fonds into place.  Inkintense pencils were use to add shading to the leaflets.  Finally I filled the corners with the freshness of a little watercolor. The addition of color droplets and a stamped flourish add the layer I wanted. Final touches included adding the flowers, circular sequins and sentiment. The panel's edges were distressed with an edger and accented with Viva's Pearl Pen

Stencils: Tim Holtz burlap; Garden Fonds by Memory Box
Stamp: Judikins Mod Mum; Stampendous flourish
Coloring products: distress ink and re-inkers, inktense pencils, distress stains, Gelly roll stardust pen, Viva's pearl pen
Texture-embossing paste, dimensional squares, distressing edger 

NEWS:  A new Monthly Challenge for Mixed Media for Card Makers begins July 1.  I provided a link so you can check out all the details!   A call for design team members is open until June 20...the details are available with the same link.  You might want to consider throwing your card into the ring...I am.  But either way it is gonna be great fun to make some new friends who enjoy making cards with mixed media!!

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy getting inky today!...Jan


  1. Your card is really fantastic with all those layers and techniques. I'm glad that you are entering the DT contest. Good luck!

  2. This is gorgeous Jan! Love the happy flowers and wonderful mixed-media background. Your new blog header looks fabulous too!!

  3. Great card Jan, love the vibrant colours on the flowers and the added sparkle from the sakura pen.

  4. Great techniques in this mixed media card, Jan! Wonderful composition - thanks so much for responding to the design team call at The Mixed Media Card Challenge!

  5. Jan, this is so beautiful. I love all the textures and dimension you've added.

  6. Love the stenciling and the textures/colors on the leaf stems - great mixed media card Jan!

  7. Oh WOW! This card is beautiful!! I like how you colored the paste and used watercolor paper. Love the colors and sparkle! Lots of great details! You did a great job Jan! :)


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