August 2015 Mixed Media Card Challenge

 Is it August already? Where has the time gone? The summer months just seem to fly by too quickly. I am back in the craft room today getting my fingers messy with ink and different mediums for the August Mixed Media Card Challenge Blog.


I find that crafting with butterflies in the summer months comes so easy because I can find inspiration just right outside my front door. Butterflies frolicking around the garden, bright summer prints on clothing, just to name a few.

I decided to make this very chunky card for a close friend who’s birthday just happens to be this month. For this card, I layered come chipboard die cuts on plain white cardstock. Sealed everything using matte medium. I then used gesso over the whole thing and added some spray inks from Dylusions in various blue shades. I dropped some water over the entire area then dried this because it reminds me of the summer rain we get here in Washington state. I used some gold acrylic paint to lightly enhance the butterflies on the background as well as painting the large butterfly. I layered frayed cotton, leaves and flourish chippies from Creative Embellishments under the large butterfly. I felt I needed more, so I added some small resin roses from Ranger and some Gold Mica Flakes from Finnabair Art Ingredients. I just love how this turned out.



Thank you so much for stopping by and I do hope you join us over at the Mixed Media Card Challenge and play along with this months theme.



14 thoughts on “August 2015 Mixed Media Card Challenge

  1. Wow, this is bright and bold and oh, so cool. I love the chunkiness of it! The chipboard die cuts!? Wow. I hadn’t thought of that before. I really like the colors. I’m praying that some of your rain will head over to Germany!! It’s supposed to be 100 F here on Thursday. Also, It’s the driest I’ve ever seen it here. 😦


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