MIX62 Tulips!

This is my card for the Mix-ablity Challenge on Splitcoast (MIX62)

This week we were challenged to make a mixed media project using Tulips. Well…I didn’t have a tulip die so I went hunting and saw very quickly that my 659242 Sizzix Bigz Camellia die had petals (if they were clipped apart) that looked very similar to a Tulip.

Yeah! Love it when you can take a die and use it for other things.

I created my background over some weathered wood looking paper ( My Mind’s Eye Bramble Rose collection). I stenciled some Design Memory Craft Whipped Spackle mixed with a Gelato (Metallic Melon) through a stencil from The Crafter’s Workshop (Punchinella) to give my background a hint of color and some texture.

I die cut my flowers with my Big Shot from pink cardstock and added some Gesso (just smeared it on with my finger). I didn’t end up using all the flowers I actually only used 4 of the petals for my flower.

Next I scribbled on some Design Memory Craft Gelatos (Coconut, Guava, Watermelon).

I misted with water and blended my Gelatos. Then I darkened the petals by adding more Metallic Melon & Watermelon Gelatos.

I wanted so streaky darker red so I used my Stamper’s Big Brush Pen (Deep Scarlet Red #219) at the base of the petals and smudged the lined with my finger.

I freehand cut the leaves and stem (which were WAY to big… but I cut off the excess) from green cardstock.  I added Gelatos (Lime, Squid Ink, Margarita Mix) to get a little more color and texture.

I assembled the petals as shown here two in the back and then two on top. Easy peasy!

Taylored Expressions April Release!

Looky… that’s me hanging out with the girls from Taylored Expression for the next couple months!Taylored Expressions is celebrating Release Week with some fabulous giveaways! Visit the Taylored Expression Blog to see if you are a winner!

This image from When Your Heart Speaks is so pretty I wanted it to shine on my card. I stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with markers, sponged with Memento Toffee Crunch ink then I went to town with some doodles with fine black pen to create a frame. I made a simple background using the Spotted Cutting Plate and yellow cardstock on a white card base. I finished off my card with a simple twine bow.

Get hopping!!!

Charmaine Ikach
Courtney Kelley
Danielle Lounds
Jami Sibley
Jeanne Streiff you are here!
Jen Shults
Joan Ervin
Kendra Wietstock
Kerri Michaud
Sankari Wegman
Shannon White
Shelly Mercado
Stephanie Kraft
Taylor VanBruggen
Wanda Guess

When Your Heart Speaks
Spotted Cutting Plate
Black/White Baker’s twine
Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Memento Toffee Crunch ink
fine black pen

Sending You Sunshine

New Impression Obsession Challenge – You Are My Sunshine!

To enter the challenge go to the  Impression Obsession blog (all the details are there!). A random challenge card will be selected to showcase on the IO blog AND you can to enter to win a $25 gift certificate to IO just by playing!

My card uses the following IO products: CC156 CAC Sunburst, A5506 Sunshine & Joy,



I laid my CAC on the table, scribbled directing onto the stamp with Faber Castell Design Memory Craft Gelatos (Tangerine & Banana) and then misted with water. I placed my paper over the top and pressed my paper into the stamp. After it was dry I used a Faber Castell PITT pen (medium) to outline.I added a wee bit of gesso (with my finger) to the center highlight.

Looky at what the IO Girls made!

Impression Obsession Blog
Anna Wight
Daniela Dobson
Dina Kowal
Ellen Taylor
Jeanne Streiff – You are here
Jenny Gropp
Kittie Caracciolo
Laura Fulcher
Vicki Garrett

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