Saturday, June 14, 2014

Mixed Media Birthday

Hello blogger friends! Thanks for taking the time to visit the Charmed Life Blog. It was a beautiful sunny day here in Pittsburgh. I spent the day doing some cleaning and then shopping for a gift or my hubby or Father's day.
I thought I would have the family here for dinner tomorrow but with my grandson's baseball schedules that won't work. So, I think we are going to my son's home for lunch. It will be good to spend the day together.
Now onto my card for today. This is another mixed media card that I made for CC474.  Karen chose the color palette of very vanilla, pink pirouette and pistachio pudding for colors. She didn't want us to do any stamping on our cards. .

 I did a mixed media stenciling on this one. Somethingthat used to be out of my comfort zone, but I find that I am getting somewhat comfortable with it the more I do it.

I used a Heidi Swapp stencil and some gloss gel medium on very vanilla cardstock. Before it dried I sprayed some Heidi Swapp seafoam color shine. IRL it has a great gloss that isn't picked up real well in the photo. I really like how my background turned out.

I went to my stash and found these embossed tulip designs.  I bought these from QVC ages ago. I die cut a butterfly and my birthday word to complete my card.
Well, that's it for me for today. So until next time ........God bless.
Card recipe:
Paper: pink pirouette, pistachio pudding, very vanilla 
Card Size: A2 
Accessories: Heidi Swapp stencil and seafoam color shine, Liquitex gloss gel medium, -Happy Easter Embossable Designs, PTI birthday die, Cheery Lynn Designs butterfly die 
Techniques: stenciling, mixed media  
I am also entering
1.  Open Minded Crafting has a something with wings challenge. 
2.  Bloggers Challenge is Flowers. 
3.  Fussy and Fancy has a things with wings challenge. 


  1. Oh, mixed media is such fun! You'll quickly become addicted. Lovely card. Sounds like a great recipe for a background.

  2. Such a colorful and HAPPY birthday card. Surely will make the recipient smile with delight.

  3. love the background, how fun!! Gorgeous little bouquet of flowers and love the elegant butterfly! Thank you for joining us at Open-Minded Crafting Fun!! :)

  4. Your card is so beautiful! Love the colors. Thanks for joining us over at Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenges! Hugs, Ivonne

  5. The embossed tulips are amazing! Beautiful card, Mary! So glad to see you crafting again!

  6. Such a pretty card love the colour combination. Thank you for joining us over at Open Mined Crafting Fun, Good Luck and we hope to see you again soon. Alison DT x

  7. Beautiful!! Love that little butterfly!! 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}

  8. Love the use of the embossed flowers! Fabulous card.

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

  9. Your background is beautiful! Such a pretty card!

  10. Wonderful Mixed Media card Mary, love the colors! Thanks for playing along with the Bloggers Challenge!

  11. Lovely card - those tulips are fab! Thanks for joining in The Fussy and Fancy challenge this week.

    Hugs, Vannessa
    F & F DT



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