Sunday, 8 November 2015

Anything Goes at Mixed Media World

Hi Everyone

As is with the 2nd Sunday of the month I have 2 DT posts go live, this being the 2nd of the day for the start of our new challenge month at
It's my turn to choose our theme for the coming month so I thought I would make it easier for everyone especially as we are all beginning to get busy with Christmas, just 47 sleeps to go!!
So the theme for this month is

My piece this month was a commission piece and I don't usually take on commissions I worry too much that I will make something that they don't like and that makes it far to stressful for me! Anyway I agreed and they wanted a birthday card that included this old photograph (original not used in the making).
As it was an old school photo I centred my background theme around numbers,letters and stars, didn't we all love receiving stars on our work especially gold ones!!. 
I made it all on kraft card and kept a monotone feel to it.

I started by randomly brushing gesso across the kraft card. Onto that I then built up my layers stamping with black archival ink, versamark and white embossing powder and gesso through stencils. There is also the addition of washi tapes roughly torn.
The stamped stars and photo have been added with 3D glue gel to add a little dimension.
Finally added Tim Holtz thinlits die happy birthday.
All stamps used are from Carabelle Studio and are available from That's Crafty who also happen to be our sponsor for this months challenge. The lovely Laura, owner of That's Crafty, has very kindly donated a £20 voucher to the lucky winner of this months challenge.
If you need any further persuading to join in there is, as always, some fabulous inspiration from my talented team mates Here
Hopefully see you over there
Amanda X


  1. This is fabulous Amanda and I'm sure they were thrilled with this.
    Avril xx

  2. What a great card, I love it!

  3. Fab card, your background really suits the photo

  4. Fab card, your background really suits the photo

  5. Wow, I hoped they loved your card it looks gorgeous! Black and white on the craft is such a gorgeous contrast xx

  6. Your card is awesome! Love the colour scheme and there is some great stamping!
    Now I know how many more sleeps I will be counting :) thanks! Lol xxx

  7. Brilliant card - love the b&w against the kraft and there's such drama and movement in your background.
    Alison xx

  8. This is such a wonderful combination - I love black and white on kraft and I am sure this will be a fabulous keepsake! Chrisx

  9. Beautiful card, fantastic background for the photo, I sure hope they loved it ! Take good care xx

  10. Stunning card, love the black & white on that craftpaper!
    Groetjes Karin

  11. How could they not be pleased with such a beautiful card Amanda. Stressing over.

    Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x


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