Friday, May 1, 2015

May-Mixed Media Card Challenge.

Welcome back!

You are arriving at the just the perfect time.  If you need a little extra sunshine today... I have plenty to share. Sunrise here today is at 4:10am and sunset at 11pm-that's right nearly 17 hours of daylight!  So yes, I have lots of extra daylight to gather inspiration, be creative and to share!

This month the MMCC's theme is wings with the optional element of foil.

I wanted to play on a different surface for today's inspirational card so I chose a non-porous glossy cardstock to create an alcohol ink background. Then I chose a fond stencil to use with the Faded Layers Technique to add a layer of dark leaflets pointed on the left edge. The stencil was used as a mask while removing the background ink with rubbing alcohol.

Another stencil was used with distress inks to create a mosaic pathway.  The bird was stamped with archival inks and then over-stamped with script in memories unicorn ink. I used enamel accents to create the eye .  Additional branches were stamped with archival inks. To finished I added drops of rubbing alcohol for additional dimension.

I would like to thank you for stopping by, sharing your
comments and moving onto find additional inspiration at the rest of the design team blogs.

Here is a link back to the challenge post.

I look forward to seeing you entry into the Mixed Media Card Challenge!


  1. Your faded layers turned out really well! I love the bird!

  2. This is gorgeous, Jan! I love the soft layered background and the texture on the bird.

  3. This is so cool Jan!! Love the layers of stenciling, alcohol inks and stamping on your bacgkround. It has so much visual depth. And your bird is awesome. Love his colouring and the added texture of the word stamp over top. xx

  4. This is so beautiful, the BG looks so dreamy. The layers of stenciling is looks awesome :)

  5. What a beautiful background you created with the alcohol inks and stencils Jan!

  6. So, so stunning! The depth is fabulous, I can really feel the movement! I changed the link:)

  7. 17 hours. oh my goodness, Jan. I am enamored with your white overstamping on the bird. What a cool effect!

  8. This is gorgeous jan !

  9. thank you for sharing a lil bit of sunshine with your readers, its starting to get cold here in my part of the world. im in awe of the wonderful depth and textures uve created.


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