Friday, June 5, 2015

Mixed Media Card with Washi - STAMPlorations June Challenge

This may be my favorite card I've ever made. Yes. That is a big statement. 



The challenge going on over at STAMPlorations is Stamps and Washi Tape. 
For some reason, washi always makes me think messy mixed media... oh darn... I HATE that. *Snicker*


First, I applied a layer of gesso to a piece of deep red card stock, let it dry, and then sprayed it with a concentrated burst of Festive Berries and Black Soot Distress Inks. 


Once that was dry, I added some layers of black and white washi tape, and some grungy stamps from the Mixed Media Grunge set. 

I added a black doily, some more grunge around the edges and one of the birds from 
SmallBirds - The Bee's Knees. To give the bird a more charcoally effect, I used Faber Castell Artist Pens and smudged as I went along the lines.  I also drew some sketchy circles using the same pens. 

Distress Spray Stain, Gesso background



Yeah - pretty much in love. 

This card is going over to the following challenges: 

Mixed Media Monthly Challenge (HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!) (I'm choosing birds of a feather)
Quoth the Raven - Picture Inspiration


Make sure to play along over at STAMPlorations!! You have until the end of the month and we've got great prizes, along with some awesome guest designers, including Rahmat Gouse and Carol Dunham!

Thanks for taking the time to pop by! 

65 comments:

  1. This card blew my mind! I absolutely love love love it!

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  2. Wow! This is totally awesome! You have perfectly nailed the grunge look. That background is so amazing!

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  3. This is freaking fantastic! And easy to see why it would be your favorite card of the year. It very much reminds me of the Polka Trash style of tattooing that's become pretty popular now. So graphic and rad. LOVE it!

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  4. OOh you mixed media genius! This card definitely rocks!!

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  5. Über cool, artsy, and awesome!

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  6. Excellent !! This is a fabulous piece and you should be definitely in LUV with it :-D Thank you so much for coming over to play at QUOTH THE RAVEN :-)

    IKE xx

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  7. Awesome ! I loved the grungy bg you have created ! Perfectly hightlights the bird :)

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  8. What a fun, gorgeous, splotchy mess!! LOVE your take on the Poe theme, very atmospheric! hugs :)

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  9. How cool is THIS! GF you rocked it out!

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  10. Wow Becca this looks awesome! Love the drama going on in the background. Carol x

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  11. Looks like you had some fun making this Becca, a little work of art! :)

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  12. Fab-U-lous! I'd be happy dancing like crazy if I'd created this, Jo x

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  13. Gorgeous mixed media! Wow, I love this!

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  14. I love this uniquely blended card! Very nice!

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  15. And I can see why you are in love with this, Becca! Simply stunning...the colors, the texture...WOW!

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  16. Wooowwwww
    ADORE ABLE
    I mean that background soooooo magnificant Becca
    you rock with that stamp and that background
    LOVE THIS my friend
    hugs, Monika ( as I promise now hop to your next post hihi :) )

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  17. Yup. It's really 'you', eh? LOOOVE that bg work & the washi ties in beautifully.....the bird looks like you've drawn it! You know how most scrappy supplies you don't actually update? Well, I had to go replace my Pitt artists big ink pen in black last week. That's how much I ADORE those pens. They are sooo versatile:):) I actually DID a card for stamplorations...not up for a bit. But I DID IT!!! Feeling pleased with me......thanks for the continuing inspiration:) And have a lovely weekend:):)

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  18. This is gorgeous, Becca! I'm awaiting my STAMPlorations order, and I might just have some washi... ;)

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  19. Of course, *washi* would make you think of mixed media...tee hee! I agree with your assessment: jaw-dropping awesome! Another Becca-esque work of art!
    hugs~c

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  20. Uh, wow? This is super inventive. Totally love it!

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  21. Very cool. I haven't tried mixed media yet, but I think I would like to try it soon. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  22. I can see why it is a favourite Looks great and a lot of fun to create I bet,Nothing like getting messy
    Mary

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  23. Wonderful - what fun you must have had making this Becca - pity about getting messy ;-).
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  24. Whoa - you have outdone yourself. That bird looks so dramatic and I just love how you incorporated masses of washi too.

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  25. BRILLIANT colours used here my friend and just adore your creation...xxx
    enjoy your weekend. ♥
    {aNNie My Personal Blog}

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  26. WOW! WOOOOW!!! Love your card Becca! So inspirational. :-D

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  27. To repeat your thoughts - Yeah. Pretty much in love - is how I feel about your yummy card :) Cx

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  28. Wow, lovely texture...lots of color and oh my gosh, is that a black doily?!!!!!

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  29. Drool...... ;) this is my new fave of yours too. I love the dark and grunginess of this, especially with the bird!! It's just a joy to look at, I love dark art!
    Hugs
    Georgie xx

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  30. Kinda love your dark rendition. Fabtastic. Hugz

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  31. Always so much to see in your creations, totally adorable work of art!

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  32. Fab card Becca, love it! Hugs Carole Z X

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  33. Hard to believe this is a card, Becca! To me, it looks like a mixed media on canvas! It's very beautiful and you're spot on that this carries a very big message with it. Bravo, I say! Bravo!

    Kay Wallace
    Quoth the Raven DT

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  34. oh wow! such a cool look! thanks for playing along with us at MMCC :)

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  35. Great job! L9ve your inked background!

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  36. OMG! Great card-love the look of it with the textures and the punch of colour.-Fabulous!

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  37. This is really awesome, love ,love it.

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  38. Fabulous card!! Love how you showed the process for that wonderful background! Thanks for playing with us at Quoth the Raven this month! ~Nan, CT~

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    1. Sorry not a card I don't think! Lovely mixed media anyway! Nan at Quoth the Raven!

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    2. I'm not certain what you mean? It's definitely a card! :) thanks for the compliments!

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  39. AWESOMELY cool and so very artistic and masterful looking!! You are very good at Mixed Media AND CAS - does not seem quite so fair that you got all the talent!!! ;)

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  40. Yikes...golly...fabulous. Incredible. Enough of the kudos...let's just say AWESOME!

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  41. Yikes...golly...fabulous. Incredible. Enough of the kudos...let's just say AWESOME!

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  42. I am also in love with this card. It's just incredible.

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  43. This card is really fantastic -- I am in love with it!

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  44. You do make the most fabulous grungy cards I have ever seen xx

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  45. Fabulous!! I love hummingbirds and I really love your grungy take on them!! Love it! Thank you so much for playing with us at The Mixed Media Challenge!!

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  46. Becca! That is an awesome card :D XXX

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  47. What a stunner! I am speechless :)

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  48. Oh this is so fabulous, what an amazing show case, I love it.

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  49. Becca this is just blooming wonderful and gorgeous! I have some of that Washi stuff and really haven't know what to do with it lol! Well now me thinks I am going to use it when I have time for more MM fun/experiments and add some of it to those. The funny thing is that tonight I actually got to play with some prepared paper and card and I have been experimenting with gesso painted pages, stamped and embossed when completely dry, dampened with water and coloured with H2O's and then heated - yummy yummy!!! Hope to share them over the next day or two. Where did you get black doilies? That hummer stamp is gorgeous and on my wish list too! Love this creation a lot huni Karen x

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  50. Wow, Becca! you knocked that inspiration photo right out of the park! Fabulous! Blessings!

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  51. What a great card Becca! love the colors - and how inspired you were by the photo - wonderful textures and stampings on this - thanks for joining us in the Mixed Media Collage card challenge! Julia xx

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  52. Awesome card, love the background! Thanks so much for playing with us at the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge.

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  53. Your card is stunning!
    Good luck!

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  54. Wow Becca - I really love your interpretation of the collage - fantastic!

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  55. Simply awesome! 😍😍😍

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  56. this is great! i didn't even think it was a card, it looks like a canvas! beautiful piece. Thank you so much for playing with the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge and celebrating our first birthday!!
    -Rachel
    rwkrafts.com

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  57. Stunning card! Love the grungy look you achieved!! Thanks for helping us celebrate with this month's challenge!
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  58. I was totally fooled...when I first looked at your card i'd have sworn it was a canvas.
    Wonderful mixed media creation.
    Thank you for joining us at QTR for our picture inspiration challenge. BDx

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  59. Your great work has earned you top place this month at Quoth the Raven, Becca! Congratulations!

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