Wednesday, 18 February 2015

"Happy Anniversary" Mix Media Card

"It's all about LOVE"

Well I'm one of those lucky few who's anniversary coincides with Valentine week's celebrations.
Not the date though ( well we really tried hard to get married on the valentine day, but couldn't make it....too many weddings on the same date, so no Pandit ji or even venue was available.) but still it's the time for me to play around with lots of glitter,glam, roses and

It's another of mine mix-media card, tried for little " shabby chic concept" but couldn't bring my self to go all the way. Didn't had the heart or you can say confidence enough to distress all the things and make them look shabby, that I had worked really hard to make.
Maybe I can make the same card again ,and this time do the distressing,....well if I do that, then I'll definitely link that to this post....lets see...

So I started my card by distressing the base which is " Script Cream from Recollections", I used walnut stain distress ink for distressing all the four sides. Further on I blotched  it with Teal water color, just dropped it from a distance with a aqua brush, to give the look of ink-stains. Was little apprehensive of doing this,"what if I spoiled the whole thing?" as it was the last bit of script cream scrapbook paper that I had. All went well though, and I really loved the splattered look of the teal.
Added a dainty darling satin lace vertically on left side of my card.

Then comes the "Heart"....I took a felt dollie, cut it into heart shape, painted it with two layers of gesso because it was in grey color and I wanted it in off-white, so after gesso dried I stained it with tea dye distress ink and applied 3D glitter. That done I layered it on previously stained corrugated heart. Adorned it with pearl and natural hemp cord rings.(also known as jute cord or twine) You can find them at kraft outlet

N now its time for my "Roses and Butterflies"......
On watercolor paper I had painted 4 small to big flower petals for small rose and 5 small to big flower petals for big rose .....and same for the leaves....with transparent watercolors....

Cut them separately, shaped them and stuck them together to to make a nice rose and did the same with the leaves too.....

For butterflies I went experimenting and fooling around with my distress ink pads.....
just applied the pads directly on watercolor paper, sprinkled it with water,so the colors started merging into each other. Once dried punched it with " Martha Stewart's Monarch butterfly" punch and my butterflies were ready to fly off, so I took 2 butterflies of the similar color and tied them together with jute twine, shaped them a bit, and they too were ready to adorn my card......

So put them all together on my card......
My roses in one corner along with some white pollen and my contrasting color butterflies on the opposite direction.... once I was happy with the composition, just glued them all. 
And finished my card by adding "Happy Anniversary" mdf sentiment tag.....

That's it.... My "one of it's own kind" card is ready 
                          Especially for my

Challenges entered:

Fussy and Fancy Challenge 132 - It's All About LOVE!

All sorts Challenge Week 298 - Any occasion than Birthday

 Fusion card challenge

Entered in Fusion card challenge as well, as I just realized that colors of this card does matches with the theme there as well....

Hope you all like my work.....I know it's a very long post, so please forgive me for it.
But please do leave me your valuable suggestions....
I really do appreciate them......


  1. A really lovely creation Shilpi and clearly you have paid so much attention to all the pretty details.

    Thanks so much for sharing with us at Allsorts challenge.

    B x

    1. Thank you so much Brenda..... Had fun making it and loved sharing with you guys, as it fits the theme perfectly....

  2. Beautiful blooms on this Shilpi - love all the textures and that wonderful heart! thanks for joining us in the Fusion Challenge!

  3. Wow! Stunning creation! Love all the colors and textures!
    Thank you for sharing with us at Fussy and Fancy and good luck!
    Hugs, Sandra F&F DT

  4. Wow, this is beautiful. Love all the elements and those roses are fantastic, as is the gorgeous heart. Thank you so much for entering your lovely card in the Kraft Journal challenge.

  5. Stunningly beautiful card by gorgeous lady!!

  6. Your flowers are gorgeous! Such a lovely anniversary card. Thanks for joining us at Fusion!

  7. Wow! This is such an elaborate and beautiful card. Fantastic work!