I am really excited to be a part of the fantastic design team that Sheri Russ has pulled together for the new monthly Mixed Media Card Challenge (MMCC)! This month's theme is nature with an optional element of a tag.
I find comfort in being surrounded by nature and know I am fortunate that my home is nestled in a birch forest. Inspiration for my cards often comes from nature which is one of my most frequent card themes. Here is the card I designed for this month:
The little bird is the inital greeter to my scene. The acrylic tag is a Tim Holtz fragment. On the back I used his alcohol ink resist technique and the bird is stamped on the front. So fun to see the depth of ink through the acrylic.
Now, I'll share my secret fast and easy watercolor technique. The background for the focal image and the card base are made with a brayer, inked on a multi-color ink pad and misted before rolling. The focal piece was rolled onto watercolor paper while the background is on flat cardstock.
For added detail the flower stamps were inked and misted before stamping and some added sponging adds depth to the meadow. An embossed band adds texture and depth and helps move the viewer's eye across the scene.
Hey, why don't you consider looking in your stash to find your under-loved brayer and multi-ink pads and roll out some colorful watercolor backgrounds? It is one of many fun places to start a mixed media card. But no matter, I hope you get inky and try the Mixed Media Card Challenge this month!
I am looking forward to seeing your card!