Monday, July 6, 2020

A Little Note!

Hello friends!  I am popping in with a mixed media card to share today.

For my coloring,  I used Ken Oliver's Color Bursts Brights Assortment and Earth Tones Assortments.  I have had these concentrated microfine powders for awhile.  I have played around with them a bit, but never created anything.  I decided it was time to create a mixed media styled card.

  I started with watercolor paper.  I created the layered splotchy ink panels first using shades of greens, shades of yellow, then the ultramarine blue background panel.  I found that the biggest help using these inks was to use a pipette.  I sprayed the panel with water, dropped in some powder, then used the pipette to suck up water and color to move somewhere else on the panel.  I felt the pipette gave me more control.  I used my heat tool to dry before adding more colors.

  Once the panels were dried, I stamped the sunflower images and stems using Simon Says Stamp Summer Flowers stamps and dies with  Memento tuxedo black ink.  I colored the centers of the images with my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers.  I added some shimmer pen to the centers once they dried.  I die cut the images and added the flowers to the ultramarine  background.  I popped up the panel using white fun foam.  

For the sentiment, I used Beautiful Butterflies stamp set to white embossed onto black card stock.  I die cut with a banner die and added to the top of the card. I added the panels to a top folding select white cardstock base.  


  1. Marisela Delgado said: so beautiful! I love sunflowers!

  2. The pipette tip is ingenuous. Thanks so much. Love your sunflowers on that blue bg.

  3. I love how this came out. I have these powders but I have had a difficult time using them. Now I need to get them out and try them your way!!


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