Saturday, March 15, 2014

In Need of Practice

I stopped by a scrap book store, close to town, for the first time. I just HAD to make a few purchases...right? I bought a couple of alcohol inks (okay - and a few other lovelies) and decided to give mixed media a go. I found plenty of inspiration at Donna Downey Studio. I may even make a journal book. Not for journaling of course. I am SO not into that. I just want to make a book! So I practiced on a piece of glossy card stock. And the decision regarding mixed media? I need to practice a huge bunch!

Not one to toss a project...I tried to see if I could make a "silk purse" the saying goes. (Okay I lied...I HAVE tossed more than one or two projects.)

Smooshed Greetings
~Base card - gold card stock
~Layer of smooshed, spritzed, embossed, dripped glossy card stock
~Die cut leaves (Taylored Expressions and Sizzix) using Cuttlebug
~Seven different stamps
Challenges | Inspirations
Card Makin' Mamas - splish splash
Stampin' for the Weekend - anything
Cheerful Stamp Pad - anything
Open Minded Crafts - use buttons

Here's to practice, trying again, and more practice,
Nancy in Iowa


  1. Beautiful!!!! Love the twine and button!!! Gorgeous creation!!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges!!! Good Luck! I hope we see you again!!

    - Susan, Co-Owner @ Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges
    {Scrap A Thousand Words}

  2. Thanks for sharing your beautiful creation for Cheerful Stamp Pad challenge 81: anything goes , Hazel, DT - hope to see you again soon x

  3. shopping for art supplies is so much fun! you made a lovely piece. thank you for joining our "anything goes" challenge at the cheerful stamp pad! xo

  4. What a wonderful card. I like the colors and emboss who add.
    This is one of my favorite styles, i love it. Thank you showed her in the challenge of Card Makin Mamas. Good Luck
    Vesi - DT CMM

  5. I love mixed media, great job!! Love the button and twine and the embossing!! Thanks for joining us at Open-Minded Crafting Fun, good luck and I hope you join us again!
    sharla~dt :)

  6. This is so beautiful love the colours and the buttons. Thank you so much for joining us over at Open-Minded Crafting Fun, Good Luck and we hope to see you again soon. Alison xx

  7. Lots of texture on your project, I like how it all layered up. Thanks for sharing with us at Card Makin Mama's on our splash splash challenge.

  8. So different and pretty! Love all the texture and those wonderful leaves! VERY nice!!

  9. I think this was a great idea. I love mixed media although I haven't tried it myself - so good for you. thanks for sharing at OMCF.

  10. wow this is so beautiful! Love that background that you have created. Very artistic!!!

    Thanks for joining our fortnightly challenge here at Open Minded Crafting Fun Challenge. Hope you will join us next time co-owner Crafting Vicky.

  11. So beautiful. Very creative and artistic. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Open Minded Crafting Fun.

    Emily T.

  12. I think I read somewhere it was against the law to enter a craft shop and not buy anything!!

    Thanks for joining us at Stampin' For the Weekend for our Anything Goes Challenge!


    Julie x


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