Sunday, 22 February 2015

Live Your Dream With Passion mixed media thinlits background


It's my turn to post over at the Country View Crafts Project Blog and I have a card today that incorporates some of Tim's new products, Perspective stamps and Mixed Media Thinlits.

I have more photos and details there if you would like to see them.

Listen to your heART and have a great week.

hugs Brenda xxx


Updated with details from CVC 

Isn't it lovely when the postman delivers you one of those pizza boxes filled with goodies that you have ordered from Susan and when I opened a parcel of pre-order products and found the new mixed media dies from Tim Holtz in it, I just had to have a play.


Before the idea for this card came about I was in the process of making some journalling pages using the brand new stencils from Tim Holtz and using the reverse of the sprayed stencil on some spare card. When it had dried and I picked it up to put away in a bits box I immediately wanted to use the new mixed media thinlits dies, so I ran it through the Big Shot and cut it down to size and I really liked the effects. 

I gathered some elements together and began putting things together.

I stamped the butterfly using the French Flight Framelits set on the background and on another piece of card, cutting it out and adding it over the other one. You can see the grungy background under the frame below.


Some music paper dipped lightly into inks, a ribbon and wishbone finish the embellishing.



I also used the new Perspective set of stamps from Tim Holtz for the sentiment, which was stamped in Olive archival ink.


The piece I found to use for the underneath of the die-cut area was originally created using distress paints and walnut stain distress ink. I don't throw anything away ....... lol.

I really love the effects these mixed media dies create and you get four different designs in the packet.

Happy crafting.


hugs Brenda xxx



26 comments:

Sue C said...

Beautiful card Brenda! Love the lattice behind the butterfly. Sue C x

Daniele said...

such a lovely card Brenda, love the die cut background
hugs x

Jane said...

Good morning Brenda, the mixed media die is high on my wish list. Your card uses it brilliantly...the little butterfly is very spring like too....such a glorious morning...I thought we were due rain! Enjoy your Sunday, hugs xx

Gio said...

Simply gorgeus! design and colours are perfect!

barbarayaya62 said...

I'm in love with this project! Love every little detail, colors, ! So beautiful! Barbarayayall

toni said...

Gorgeous card Brenda! X

Jennie Atkinson said...

OOoh fabulous! Just off for a look - I had tried to resist those dies but I think they may just slip into my next purchase! Jennie x

Terry said...

Oh you are getting me into trouble with this beauty! I have been so good with resisting BUYING!!!! Love this! Hugs!

Berdien Weideveld said...

Wow beautiful card !!! I love butterflies ! Last week I bought this mixed media too.
Best regards Berdien

Vintagehandmade said...

It is a fabulous card, Brenda! I love this mixed media die and this green color is so beautiful! Gorgeous!
Hugs :)
Branka x

stampsandscrapbooks said...

Beautiful, Brenda!
I love everything - but that butterfly! Gorgeous!

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

Beautiful and the green adds such a freshness to the tag.
Wishes
Lynne

2amscrapper said...

beautiful, Brenda!

Sharon said...

Hi Brenda: Love, love this card.The colours are so bright, and that die creates such nice interest over the inked background. We have had three weekends of severe winter storms with deep snow, and I'm longing for it to be over. Your card is the promise of spring! Hugs, Sharon

Juls said...

Just beautiful xx

Astrid Maclean said...

Fabulous and great use of those new MM thinlets!

Sara Barker said...

Oh, My Goodness, Brenda! I think I'm in love! Everything about this card just speaks to me...the colors, the textures, the butterfly! Oh, the lattice, the ribbon, the sentiment(I used this on my latest post, hopefully coming today, the delicate flourish...you used every last detail to finish one awesome beauty here!

Pamellia Johnson said...

Gorgeous Brenda!! Love the greens and your drips and drops! Can't wait to get my hands on that die set, oh what fun!! hugs :)

Meggymay said...

A beautiful card, love how you used the new die cuts.
Yvonne xx

Paula Whittaker said...

loving that TH die...might have to get that after seeing your super card

Paper Profusion said...

Stunning! The lattice diecut looks gorgeous. Nicola x

Coco said...

Also this one is absolutely exquisite, I adore it!! Coco xxx

SARN said...

Really love this inky card with the brilliant die cutting. xxx

Lynn Price said...

I love this, Brenda! Your techniques are fabulous, making this card look so old, but fresh colors at the same time! I love your work, and always learn so much from your makes - thank you!! xx Lynn

nefertiti said...

Such a lovely card. Brenda!!!!!!!!!!
Bises
Sylvie

butterfly said...

Love the natural colour palette - and that Mixed Media thinlit is going to become a favourite of mine, no question.
Alison xx