Monday, 17 April 2017

Mix it up Monday

Happy Monday I do hope you all had a wonderful Easter. Today Im bringing you something a bit different ...well for me it is anyway. I have sent coffee and a card on a long term holiday .. may return may not...and in its place we have Mix it up Monday. Mondays are now my attempt to enter the world of mixed media using Stampin' Up! products. Im being a little sneaky as I do know some new products on the horizon and know that mixed media will be even more fun with Stampin' Up! come June...but my lips are SEALED. I am however, open to bribes.

So this is a simple entry into mixed media I used an old book page as my background which I ripped to size and inked very simply using Stampin' Up! brayers, and they are fun fun fun to use. I layered Bermuda Bay then Daffodil Delight followed by Tangerine Tango. These colours seemed to work well together and didn't end up like mud when blended together ...we don't want mud we want bright and bold. I then stamped using black ink stamped off and using Wild about flowers stamp set. A beautiful set I may add . I also used the dragonfly from dragonfly details ...or is it detailed dragonfly ? Im terrible with names!

The words are from a sentiment in the grateful bunch set but you could use any or indeed had write your own to suit, or print it from your computer. The words and book page edge were lightly inked with Sahara Sand for an aged kind of feel. The page was then layered on black card and in turn Bermuda Bay then a black card base. To add final detail I used Stampin' Up! chalk marker and a glitter gel pen to accentuate the flowers and the dragonfly , giving dimension and a subtle sparkle. You could use wink of stella here it would look amazing but I had run out.

I do hope you will look at my youtube tutorial for this card and follow along. Mixed media is great fun and I hope to really get into it and improve as the weeks go along. So sit comfy maybe grap a brew and watch the tutorial.... Happy Stamping xx Amanda


Card size:-
Base :- 11 1/2 x 4 3/4" score at 5 3/4" fold to make card
coloured layer:- 4 1/2 x 5 1/2"
Black layer for book page :- 4 1/4 x 5 1/4"
The book page was ripped to size by eye no definitive measurement 


  1. Amanda that is amazing I love the idea of using old books. Tfs xxx

    1. Sorry Amanda it didn't print my name it's Kathleen Lee xxx