Mixed Media Card Challenge #2 Summer

Hi Friends!   Can you believe it is already August??!! :)  Another month has gone by and it's time for the next Mixed Media Challenge (#2 - Summer:  optional element - burlap).  We had an incredible amount of participants for our first challenge (Touch of Nature) and the DT enjoyed looking at all the beautiful creations - thanks so much for playing along with us! :)

 Challenge #2 ...
 

For my card I added three colors of distress paint to an embossing folder, laid watercolor paper inside and ran it through my Big Shot. Added distress paint to color the inside of roses. I Shabbied up some burlap so the color would show through the wings. This awesome butterfly is from Memory Box and is called Asti. This awesome die only cuts out the wings so you have so many choices!
 
 
 
 
And this is what the card looked like before the burlap went on. I think the burlap helped break up the colors. Don't you?
 
 
I hope you can play along this month! It's a lot of fun!!! Have a great weekend, I have the girls tonight and am excited! Hugs, Char



27 comments:

Deepti said...

This looks amazing with the bold colors and beautiful design :) I will have to try this technique too!

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Elina Strömberg said...

Love your card! The bright colors are stunning, and the different textures look so cool.
So happy to be in the team with a talent like you! <3

Loll Thompson said...

Hi Char. Gorgeous card ... love the bright, summery colors ... and such a fabulous technique. Incredible design with partially die-cutting the butterfly. Adding the layer of burlap really takes it up another notch - so clever! Loll xx

My Paper Epiphany said...

I love your choice of colours and the fun idea of the burlap butterfly!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Whoa, you are a true mixed media artist, Char! This is out of this world and out of my league!! I so loved the way you "shabbied" up that burlap, girl! You have been hanging around me too long, lol! Have a great weekend! Hugs, Darnell

Ros Crawford said...

Love it Char!! So very bright and happy!

Kripa Koushik said...

beautiful textures in the bg and very interesting techniques too - inking up an embossing folder , partial die cutting. wow!

Christie said...

WOW! This is stunning! I love the beautiful colors! Have fun with the girls! XOXO

~amy~ said...

Wow, you rock all styles...this is wonderful!

Daniela Dobson said...

Love everything about this!! Awesome.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

AMAZING!!!!!

Shery said...

Beautiful card, Char! Adding that shabbied up burlap definitely made this card even more stunning!

Tracey said...

What a fun card..wow, I love the bright mix of colours!

Ira Huberts said...

Fabulous card Char, those vivid colours are superb, love the great tropical feel of your creation! And yes, the burlap makes it extra special! Hugs, Ira x
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shirley-bee said...

This is wonderful, Char! I love those bright colours, and the burlap adds a fabulous dimension.

Heather Jensen said...

Beautiful, Charlene! The burlap looks fabulous and adds great texture too. :)

Miriam Prantner said...

That background is wonderful! So artsy and I love the burlap!

yyam said...

Oooooh...love the technique you used...the effect is amazing! Awesome work Char!

Pamellia Johnson said...

Oh my, just gorgeous! I am in love with that background, and the colours are so brilliant and summery! The burlap really does break up the colours, Wonderful! :)

Audrey Pettit said...

Wow, gorgeous, Char! What a stunning and vivid background you created with the Distress paints and embossing folder. LOVE that! And yes, the burlap on the butterfly looks amazing. :)

KayM said...

Oh wow! That is one fabulous card! Love the burlap, the butterfly and the wonderfully beautiful colors!

alexandra s.m. said...

So vivid, free and colorful!
Beautiful work Char!!

Sue Lelli said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS! Such vibrant colors! And the burlap was the Perfect touch! FAB card, Char!

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

Char, I just love the colors in this card! And your butterfly isso awesome! love the texture of the burlap!

Maria said...

Gorgeous color and love that big butterfly! Wonderful choice with the burlap! You do mixed media very well, Char!:-)

Bryan Evans said...

Love the texures of your wonderful creation.
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