Sunday, 6 March 2016

Happy Little Stampers and Designs by Ryn Mixed Media Card

Hello everyone and welcome to another Mixed Media Challenge over at Happy Little Stampers

As you can see we are asking for you to somehow include water in your project this time, and I had great fun coming up with my card this time.

I started off by putting a few colours of distress ink on a glass mat, spritzing with water and smooshing some watercolour card through it. Once it had dried, I stamped it with an Impression Obsession background stamps called Cover a Card Scratches. When that was dried, I stamped again with the script stamp from the HLS Thinking of You stamp set, which finished off the background beautifully. On top of this I stamped the Water Droplets stamp from Designs by Ryn, an NBUS stamp that I just had to get after seeing around Pinterest, and highlighted each drop with a white gel pen to emphasize the dimension.I die cut a stitched circle from the watercolour card, along with a plain black circle to mat it onto, and placed it on a square card with some fun foam.

For the greeting, I did some surgery on a stamp from the Clearly Besotted April Showers Additions stamp set, and just used the bit I cut off, stamped in black Versafine ink. I then die-cut the letters (from Papertrey Ink) for the rainbow and coloured them with my Zig Watercolour Brushpens before arranging them on a curve and adding them to the card. Truth be told, that was the hardest part of making this card! I was so tempted to 'arrange' them at jaunty angles because I was getting so fed up with them - but I persisted and got it more or less right in the end.

I can't wait to see what you come up with this time, and if you'd like some more inspiration to whet your appetite, why not dash over to the Happy Little Stampers blog to see what my amazing Team Mates have to show you. You will also find links to lots of Video Tutorials on using Mixed Media.

This challenge is sponsored by

and the winner will receive a $15 discount at the HLS Store.

And some more good news - we are so pleased to have Autumn (from Sew Paper Paint) back as a Guest Designer this month.

I'd like to play along with

Never-Before-Used-Schtuff (Stamps, Dies, EFs, etc.)

Thanks for stopping by

Carol x


  1. Hi Carol, this is amazing! Love it!!

  2. Beautiful card! The waterdroplets look amazing!!!

  3. Love the contrast between the water droplets and the rainbow of the sentiment - great concept!

  4. VERY cool. I have a Ryn stamp too. NBUS :(

  5. Such a gorgeous design! Love the bright colors and fabulous droplet stamp!

  6. This is fantastic Carol. Great idea to have your sentiment be the actual rainbow, and now I need those rain drop stamps. I need to see if I can track them down.

  7. Carol,

    This is so clever! Love the raindrops and rainbow.

    And, thanks so much for joining us as a follower at W2CB. :)

  8. Carol,
    This is amazing!! I LOVE the droplets against that blue. They look 3D. Totally wonderful design!!

  9. Carol, this is fantastic! I love the water droplets and the beautiful "rainbow" colors. The sentiment is perfect! So happy you joined us at The Paper Players this week! XX

  10. Oh my goodness, those raindrops are so clever - they look so realistic! Love the addition of the rainbow letters to your sentiment too. Thanks for joining us over at The Paper Players this week!

  11. I love this Carol... it is so realistic looking.. and everything about a rainbow makes me smile!

  12. those droplets look so real - love your creation

  13. Wow...what a fabulous card! I love that much fun.

  14. Amazing card! The raindrop stamps are fantastic and your rainbow Rainbow such fun! So glad you shared your artistry and creativity in the Inspirational Geometric challenge! Thank you...

  15. Awesome stamp for the droplets - they look really real to me!
    Thank you for playing with us at INK for our Geometric Challenge.
    Hope to see you again in our next challenge :)
    Pia xx


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