Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Love Is In The Air

Welcome to February with the Mixed Media Mojo Monthly Challenge!! Be sure to head over to the blog to see all the amazing projects from the DT! This month's challenge is Love, Twist - Wings. Here's my take on the challenge.

It's all about Love....but can you spot my twist?!

I used alcohol inks in Black, Purple and Flamingo (I originally started with gold but didn't like how it showed up so I switched to black) and Yupo paper to create a plaid background. Thanks to my friend Freddie for the instructions on that! I then painted a piece of substrate with the Opal Magic Violet Gold by Finnabair.
I then edge the piece in mica powder. Here is where I originally painted with the Distress paint in Wilted Violet, but I did not like the way it turned out. So I left it aside and worked on my Yupo plaid. I wrote with the embossing pen and then heat embossed with Fractured Ice from Emerald Creek.

And because I didn't like the way one paint turned out, I used black gesso and covered it and liked that much better. I then used my Distress Black Soot marker to colour the word love and stamped it around the border. To add some more texture to the black I used transparent texture paste through the heart stencil. All my little flowers were done with Tattered Florals die and paper from Wild Whisper Designs, I used some Emerald Creek brads for the flower centers.
 And now for a few close ups of the project!

All the flower sections are edged with Distress Ink in Dusty Concord

This button brad was embossed in Onyx Frost, both items from Emerald Creek.

This flower center is a Tiny Tattered Floral.

You can see the heart texture in the background

Printed and then embossed in Fractured Ice
And to make sure you could see my are my "wings" on the little flower fairy

Please make sure to check out the blog and play along with the February challenge!!

Thank you so much for stopping by and have a great week!


  1. Cathy, how delightful this card is! Full of so many wonderful techniques! I love that plaid background and I spotted your little fairy right off! Gorgeous, my friend! Hugs!

  2. You nailed the plaid!!! Woohoo! Looks awesome :-)

  3. Fabulous techniques and colours Cathy! Deb xo

  4. I love the plaid background!! Such vibrant colours!! Awesome!

  5. This is a fabulous card, Cathy! So many fabulous techniques and that plaid background - wow! Love! Love! Love!

  6. Oh love all that purple, and the plaid technique. What a beauty to love!!!!


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