Wednesday, July 27, 2016

July CASEplorations Stenciled Mixed Media

When I saw Elina Stromberg's Gorgeous card for STAMPlorations July 2016 CASEploration Challenge I knew I had to join in the fun!  I LOVE Fall colors and stenciling.  Also we have plenty of family and friends with Fall birthdays :-)  I decided to leave off my sentiment for now.  I may just add a sentiment inside.  Just could not add anymore to my Card front...what do you think?

Here is Elina's Beauty...

I started with a piece of Strathmore Mixed Media paper.  I saturated the card front with Distress inks using blending tools.  I wanted to get the lighter shading in the middle like Elins's card so I added my yellow T.H. Distress Crayon and rubbed in with my finger.  Next I used Tim Holtz's Faded Dots stencil and sprayed with Glimmer Mist, which gave a ghosting effect.  Next I stenciled with TCW Time Travel Stencil sponging with Distress Inks.  

I was so happy with the pretty glowing effect.  I sprayed again with more Glimmer Mist...It really, really shines IRL :-)  Sponged the edges with Distress Inks and popped up the sponged and die cut leaves from my stash.  Added a linen thread bow....and Done!  Loved the results.  

Thank you again Elina for your awesome Inspiring card!  

Card Recipe
Stamps: SU Vintage Leaves
Paper: SU Whisper White, Strathmore Mixed Media
Inks: Tim Holtz Distress Inks: Scattered Straw, Spiced Marmalade, Ripe Persimmon, Walnut Stain.  
Tim Holtz Distress Crayon..Mustard Seed
Accessories: T.H.Faded Dots Stencil and TCW Time Travel Stencil, Big Shot, SU Vintage Leaves Die Cuts, Tool Blenders, sponge daubers, linen thread, dimensionals, mini mister with alcohol ink and frost white shimmer paint.
Techniques: CASEing, Sponging, Spraying, Ghosting, Stenciling, die cutting


  1. WOW ... LOVE the mix of colours with this beauty, Nancy! Great design. The Faded Dots stencil look awesome with the glimmer mist. Very subtle design. And love the layering with the Time Travel stencil over top. Very cool. Your leaves so perfectly matched and add lots of dimension. Great take on Elina's amazing card.

  2. I was so stuck on the CASE card this month and boy how you've nailed it, absolutely fabulous x

  3. Beautiful fall colours, Nancy (though I don't want to think about fall yet!!). Love the way you layered the stencils! Since you asked for our opinions, I would put the sentiment on the inside if it were my card!

    1. Thanks for your comment and your opinion Susan. I just came in from 2 1/2 hrs of deadheading, trimming back and is feeling like an early Fall.

      Hugs, Nancy

  4. I love the play of colors and patterns in the background, Nancy! The leaves are a perfect addition! No sentiment needed here!

  5. Nancy, that is such a gorgeous background! Thanks for the step by step description! The yellow glow in the middle looks fabulous! Love your work with mixed media!

  6. Wow, this is such a great CASE of Elina's card. Thanks so much for playing along at CASEplorations, Nancy! Good Luck! :-)

  7. Beautiful card, Nancy! I also love autumn colours, and I love the stencilled background you created for your die-cut leaves. Thanks so much for playing along at CASEplorations :)
    Last month seemed to be so busy for me, I'm hoping to catch up with everyone this month!

  8. Love the hints of the passing of time in your BG. Thanks for joining us at CASEplorations!

  9. What a great card, love the colours you have used.
    Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge this week.

    Jo x

  10. Like maria f. above, I love your stenciled touches of the "time flying" to your background. Afterall, the seasons are one way that we mark the passage of time--at least those of us who live in places where you experience seasons.

    Gorgeous colors. I agree: add the sentiment on the inside. I think adding it to the front would detract from the impact of the images.


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