Friday, February 19, 2016

Mixed Media Card Plaque - Day 3


Hello to all my sweet crafty friends!!  

of 7 posts in 7 days. 

Thank you Candy Colwell for nominating me!

This is a card I made - mounted on a free standing plaque.

  I began by pulling out some of the things I thought might be fun to use on the project. 

For the background, I knew I wanted to use a technique from Tim Holtz, The Compendium of Curiosities - Vol. 3. on page 48.

Here are some of the items I used in Tim's Layering Stencil, Monoprint technique.  I did three different types of backgrounds. 

I also used some of Tim's Kraft-Core "shattered" paper to mount these background on for a pop of extra color.  It comes in several different colors and is wonderful. Wish you could see it up close!

I stamped some flowers from Tim's Stampers Anonymous set Flower Garden - so sorry this picture is blurry but you can get the idea!!!  I also did a star but decided not to use it. 

I used three distress stain colors to paint my flowers. 
Polished Pewter
Aged Mahogany
Barn Door

I layered the flowers and cut some of the petals so the flower would stand up with lots of dimension.  Behind it is some tulle fabric flowers.  I painted some leaves with distress stain and topped them off with some antique linen distress stain.  

I used Tim Holtz Small Talk stickers and Botanical Remnant Rubs to add messages here & there.

Here you see some items from the Idea-ology Ephemera Pack - Vellum - Thrift Shop.  I die cut the birds from Sizzix Birds on a Wire Decorative Strip

All the metal embellishments are also from Tim Holtz collections.

You can't see it but the butterfly has a lovely black butterfly underneath it too!!  

And my dear sweet hubby prepped me a cedar board cut from our very own dead trees here at the ranch. 

I made this for a special friend. Everything has a hidden meaning - such as drive-in ticket... the gal I made this for drives over an hour to work every day and gets there very early, leaving very late.  Plus... in her day - going to the drive-in was a fun, special treat!!  

The ruler (Tim's ephemera) is because she and I are both very conscious of "measuring up" which seemed to go with Tim's "embrace imperfection" sentiment.  And underneath the chain - the small talk sticker says... "you can do anything but not everything"!

And sometimes we jokingly call her "fairy godmother" because she finds ways to "fix" things and make things happen that are astounding - so I added "make a wish"!! 

Those are Finnabair glass beads on the butterfly and I also added some of them to the center of the flower.  

There's a bit of crochet lace too - Prima Sand Lace.

Thanks bunches for taking the time to stop by.  

Hugs. j. 



Valerie-Jael said...

Wonderful card Joi! Hugs, Valerie

Win Dinn, Artist said...

What a wonderful plaque/card, Joi - I can feel the creative delight in your photos. It's a beauty! xo

sarascloset said...

So is this an old post from 2015? I don't remember seeing it, but then my memory pretty much is worthless at times. This is such a heartwarming card with so many details to look at, but also for your friend to truly appreciate, as they hold special meaning. Your flower is just delicious, and so inspiring! Great use of all that ephemera--something I always forget to use. Joi, I have enjoyed my morning here with you today--just seeing your work and reading your posts has brought me such joy! Lots of big hugs!

Candy C said...

Gorgeous, Joi!! Oh my goodness! I am a lover of vintage and this card is amazing. There is so much detail and beautiful layering of all of the Tim elements. Your dimentional red flower is a nice touch, too.

Pamellia said...

Gorgeous Joi!! This is something I don't see from you very often but you sure do rock the cards!! I love the colours, rich and vintage. Sweet birdies and your flower is amazing! You should really do cards more often because you rock it girl!! hugs :)

SewPaperPaint said...

Oh my, saw all of your posts and thought how have I missed all of these, but the 7 for 7 explains it. :) Great, amazing, and wonderful upcycling here! I just love these gorgeous layers!!! Thanks so much for the sweet congrats. You are a dear. Hugs, Autumn