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Mixed Media…Yikes


Hello Friends,

Boy did I have a good time creating this card for you today.

It just so happens to be our technique challenge that Marisa

enticed us with this week over at Just Us Girls.

Mixed Media..Here is a link.



 I was so scared at first to dive in and then when I got started I absolutely loved it!

Thanks Marisa for getting me out of my comfort zone.  There has been

a lot of that lately over at the JUGS..and I sure am loving it.

 We all need to stretch our imagination and creativity once in a while….

don’t ya think?

Okay here are a few additional photos of me in action so you can kind of

see the steps I took to begin…they aren’t the best! Don’t judge…lol

First, I took my ink and put it directly on my plexiglass surface that covers my work area.


Then I took my glossy card stock and stuck it in it…randomly.

(You do not have to use glossy CS.)


I added more ink as I went.

 This is where your creativity can just run wild.


Next, I applied Gesso  or white acrylic paint) to the paper

using a feather paintbrush.  I did this a couple of times.

I loved how it started looking like woodgrain so I went for that look!

I forgot to take photos of me stamping randomly all over the paper,

but I think you get the idea….and this is what my scrap paper looked

like when I was done.  I would try a stamp on there before I used it on

the real thing.  Sometimes I would stamp off so that the image would

look more muted too.


If you are wondering what is under my plexi glass…it’s random letters

notes, poems, drawings, and mother’s day cards that I received from either

my hubby or son over the years.  I love it!  Makes me Happy!

Well,  I hope I have intrigued you enough to play along.

Also,  Before you go, I am linking this up with the Pink Elephant 

challenge to use Woodgrain….see why I went with that look. lol

All my talented teammates over at Just Us Girls did a wonderful job with this

technique so here are links to their blogs, so you can leave them some love along the way!

Hope you have a fantastic creative weekend and get wild with it!
I think this post is long enough, so if you need anymore details
give me a shout out!  I did use a blast from the past with this card-
Letter rub-ons!  I use to use them all the time!  Love it!

16 thoughts on “Mixed Media…Yikes

  1. You nailed it! The textures and finishes are amazing! Love it

  2. Isn’t this just a fun way of creating? I love mixed media — YOU rocked it out! Your color scheme is just right on~ 🙂

  3. Whoa, Nancy! This is fab-u-lous! Just my style. I’m going to have to try it. 🙂

  4. OMGosh! I can’t believe how dark and mottled your paper looked before adding the gesso! This is so lovely! You really did a fabulous job with this technique!

  5. Absolutely LOVE the outcome!! Great use of the technique!!

  6. Fantastic!!! Love it!!! Mixed media can be a little intimidating the first time around but it certainly is loads of fun 🙂 Can’t wait to see more! ~Sophia

  7. Woweeee!!!! Look at YOU chickee!!! a NATURAL!!! I am SO proud of you!!! You stepped into a new comfort zone!! There’s NOTHING you can’t accomplish if you set your mind to it! 🙂 Hope your having a good weekend!

    • Thanks Chica…just got back from Lakeland…it was fun…went to the most beautiful scrapbook/stamping store I have ever seen by accident…my sister lives there! Thought of you the entire time! Amazing! TTYL

  8. Very cool card…love the texture! Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Pink Elephant this week!

  9. I love this technique! I have been using it over and over ever since I saw it on SCS. You did a fabulous job and I love the photo tutorial!!!! There are so many fun ways to get the base color! I love the stamps you used and the distressing! Gorgeous project!

    • Thanks so much Angie. It was good for me to get out of my comfort zone. Although today’s card I am about to put up ..has me written all over it. LoL Thanks for stoppin by!

  10. what a great mixed media card! love the colors muted with the white paint and the layered sentiment!

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