Lydia gave us a fantastic Mix challenge! She asked us to walk into a construction zone - using METAL. Try to use some form of metal with acrylic paint or alcohol ink or another coloring medium, and if you want - sandpaper for distressed texture.
I got to try a couple of new things with this kooky card. The first was to use tinfoil in an embossing folder. The second was to paint the tinfoil with blue metallic acrylic paint. Then I dropped some alcohol distress inks onto it. It was a little clumpy at first, so I wiped a little off and found out it took off the acrylic paint too! No worries. Then I added a little more, being careful not to add so much. I also added a little black Stays-on ink. I used the rectangle deckled die to cut out the section I wanted to use and then fussy cut the top.
This card will be sent to my son who has to look for an "inexpensive" apartment at the end of the semester.
What a great time learning about how these different mediums work with each other! Thanks Lydia! Thank you for taking a peek too!
Date: Saturday, March 30, 2013 GMT Views: 487
Registered: August 15, 2007 Location: Twin Cities MN Posts: 26715
Sat, Mar 30, 2013 @ 5:51 PM
WOW..you really got into the mixed aspect of this challenge and also the "construction" theme! Sounds like you had a lot of fun...your blue cityscape is AWESOME and I love the silly chick-cheep parts of this. Cool way to use your accents and words/lettering..your son is going to crack up but he probably knows he has a mom with a great sense of humor!!!
Registered: January 8, 2011 Location: Sydney, Australia Posts: 20860
Sun, Mar 31, 2013 @ 12:18 AM
Wow, Kathleen, this is just so creative and so awesome!!! Love your blue metallic town, your bg ef, the lettering etc. etc. - there is so much to see on this fabulous card and all your details are just brilliant!!!
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Registered: May 31, 2009 Location: East Tennessee enjoying the mountain views Posts: 32339
Sun, Mar 31, 2013 @ 4:55 AM
what a fun card Kathleen, I love the row of little chicks, how cute are they.... and your foil houses look great... how cool to use foil in an embossing folder (textured metal, love that )... awesome college look with so many cute elements....