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October 15, 2014

Live the Life you Dreamed

I love this sentiment from the Artistic Outpost Kudzu Kafe stamp set, here I've paired it up with the sweet children from Think and Wonder and stamps from Serenity and Generation Redux.

I created the monoprint background using the Gelli Arts Plate, DecoArt Paint (Mixed Media Codmium Orange Hue/American Multi Surface Satin Coastal Waters/Flamingo/Cottonball) and a Number Stencil.

Once the background was dry, I stamped the flowers using an image from the Serenity plate, and the bits of collage using a stamp from the Generation Redux plate.  I stamped the collage piece on scraps and add pieces throughout the background panel.  The children were stamped in Black Archival on Vanilla card stock and cut from the background, sponged and adhered in place with DecoArt Gel Medium. The sentiment was stamped in Black on scraps of the mono printed background, sponged and adhered with Gel Medium.  Using the Dottie Stencil from Just a Trace, I applied DecoArt Mixed Media Gesso to a few of the circles for added interest.

Stamps - Artistic Outpost Think & Wonder, Generation Redux, Serenity, Kudzu Kafe
Card Stock - Mixed Media Paper, Black, Bermuda Breeze
Ink - Ranger Black Archival, Ranger Gathered Twigs Distress Ink
Other - Ink Blending Tool, DecoArt Gel Medium/Mixed Media Gesso/Americana Multi-Surface Satin Paint/Mixed Media Paint, Brayer, Gelli Arts Plate, Numbers Stencil, Just a Trace Dottie Stencil

Challenge entered - The Mixed Media Card Challenge #4 (Vintage)

Thanks for stopping by!

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Unknown said...

Love your mono-print background, Lisa! I've got to get me a gelli plate :) Love the colors and those little kids fussy cut out are wonderful on this positive & uplifting card :) XOXO-Shari T.

Anonymous said...

What a gorgeous background and design!!! Thanks so much for sharing your talent with us this week at MMCC :-)

sannalippert said...

oh wow! looove the background and the black contrasts! the stamp images are perfect too! love this card! thanks for joining in with us at MMCC :)

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Another fabby background. Love your colors n composition!

Basement Stamper said...

Amazing background and it looks awesome with the black stamping!

My Paper Epiphany said...

I love your background! Isn't the Gelliplate fun! The stamping looks fantastic on the background! Thanks for sharing at the Mixed media card challenge.

Shelly Schmidt said...

Loving the beautiful background you created- soft pretty colors. Wonderful! Waving hello : )

Maria said...

Fabulous background! Love what you did. Thanks for joining us at Mixed Media Card Challenges.

maria f. said...

I'm in love. Another of your wonderful backgrounds! And those vintage kiddos are perfect too. Thanks for joining us this month at the MMCC.

Deepti said...

The Black and white images are perfect for the gorgeous BG, great design too! Thank you for sharing with MMCC!

Elina Stromberg said...

The images are prefect for a vintage themed card! Love also the contrast between the black stamped images and the soft coloured background.
Thank you for playing with us at MMCC October challenge. Hoping to see you with us again in November!

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