Morning everyone!

Today I have this card to share with you...

It was created for a couple of current challenges and inspired really by this stamp.  I was stamping it out last night to use for something entirely different and then started thinking what to do for a couple of challenges I was planning to enter. – pink, masculine and make your own background!  Suddenly I had an idea to combine all three (I love it when a plan comes together!)  LOL

I recently spent a few fun hours making these backgrounds using some embossing folders and some water soluble crayons.  You can see another one of them in action here.  As soon as I put this guy against those pink backgrounds I knew it was meant to be!

I took one of the pink ones, and then treated it further with some gold metallic paint splashes which is one of my favourite things to add and also treated the edges with the gold paint.  I had this negative piece of card leftover from cutting out a frame, but guess what, it’s a frame in its own right, with a little bit of tidying up.

 

I do love this effect of the distressed watercoloured embossing, I can imagine it being wallpaper in an old crumbling chateau where this guy still lives his decadent, but slightly shabby life.  I had to angle the card to try and show the shine from the gold paint but I see that it has made the text look like it’s wonky LOL.  It’s not wonky, it is perfectly straight.  The flourishes and the bird came from an older Sizzix/Hero Arts combo stamp and die set that I had stamped out for something else and had extras.  He’s not supposed to have a bird in his hair but I think it fits his character. 🙂

And that’s it!  Thanks for reading, let me know what you think in the comments below.  I’m off to make a cuppa!


Challenges

Funkie Junkie Challenge BlogTickled Pink – my pink watercoloured background fits the bill
Simon Says Stamp Monday ChallengeMake Your Own Background – details in the recipe below of how I made my own background
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday ChallengeMasculine – who says masculine has to be dull, let it be pink and flamboyant – Dandies where the epitome of masculinity in their day!
Stamping SensationsMake it colourful! – is pink enough? It is very pink 🙂
More Mixed Media ChallengeAG with Optional Purple – not playing the twist this time

PROJECT RECIPE:

Background – watercolour paper, Jane Davenport crayons, Spellbinder embossing folder, Finnabair Metallique paint
Paperartsy stamps – Lynne Perrella #37
Versafine Onyx Black ink
Black card for base and scraps to make frame
Tim Holtz small talk sticker
Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
From stash: previously black stamped and die cut flourishes and bird from a Sizzix/Hero Arts combo set (!)

 

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5 thoughts on “Live Each Day With Grace And Authenticity – Mixed Media Card

  1. Brenda says:

    A most unusual image onto a lovely inky background, many thanks for sharing and joining in with our ‘Colourful’ theme at Stamping Sensations challenge.

    B x

  2. Sara Emily Barker says:

    Oh,my goodness, Elle! I have a background that looks just like this in my stash! I love your choice of pink tones to pair with your gent and other black elements–a perfect combination! Thank you for joining us in our Tickled Pink challenge at The Funkie Junkie Boutique blog!

    • Empire of the Cat says:

      lol Sara Emily, I was just reading about your challenges with pink. It’s not a colour I choose in other areas but for art it just seems to turn up in my work without me even planning it. Thanks for another fun challenge!

  3. stampersuzz says:

    Beautiful backgrounds! Love the pink background with the black images popping so beautifully! Thanks for joining us at The Funkie Junkie Boutique Challenge!

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