Friday, April 4, 2014

Thinking Tulips

It's that time again! We have a new mixed media challenge over on SCS. This week, Birgit has challenged us to make brightly colored tulips with our mixed media supplies. We've had about a week of dreary grey skies and very little rain, so I was ready for pretty flowers and bright colors.

I took a piece of mixed media paper from my Canson pad, wet it with water, then sprayed over Dylusions lemon zest and funky fuschia. I dried it and repeated. After it was thoroughly dry, I splatter water over the piece to create those beautiful tonal dots. 

I stamped Gina K Designs tulips and sentiment in 3 colors of distress ink on cream cardstock. I mounted that on a bright pink piece of cardstock, punched a little notch to hold the twine wrap and bow. This was mounted on foam to give lovely dimension. I stamped the floral border with Versamark and heat embossed with clear powder. Just couldn't resist some stacked sequins with a little rhinestone on top.

I hope you'll take a few minutes to play this weekend - you deserve some fun! Thanks for stopping by and leaving a note, especially if you have a question. Enjoy!


Stamps: GKD Stenciled Spring, SU! You're Lovely
Cardstock: GKD, Canson mixed media
Inks: Dylusions and Distress Ink
Twine by the Twinery
Sequins and rhinestones


  1. Once again you blew me away...This is so bright and cheery...Love all the details on your gorgeous art work.One day I will play and of course ask questions.Love,

  2. Beautiful Work Here ... Cheered me up on a rainy day in New England ... Needed color and that is what you served up!

  3. Hi sweet Ky- thinking of you - this is beautiful!!! Love the color combo & design!!!

  4. Aha! I found your Art Journal blog! I love this card Ky, the background you did with the mists and water is fab!