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Looking for the Summer mixed media card

Looking for the Summer mixed media card

Hello my friends,

Tonight I’m back with a happy and summery mixed media art card bursting with textures and colours. I was really pleased with how this card turned out so I thought I will share with you how this card came to life. Enjoy! 🙂


I started working on a piece of heavy weight watercolor paper measuring 5.5 x 7 inches that I sprinkled with Bistre and Brusho powders, spritzed water and left it dry naturally. Because the background turned out to bold for my liking, I sponged Finnabair white heavy gesso to tone down the colours and then spritzed here and there SEI Tumble Dye spray – Tea.


When everything was dry I collaged some of my painted papers – leftovers from different other projects – and stamped the chevron pattern using a Carabelle stamp and ColorBox Mix’d Media Inx in black. I sprinkled the stamped image with black embossing powder and heat embossed it using a heating tool. These inks are perfect for heat embossing as they are very juicy and stay wet for a longer time.


Did a bit of background stamping using black Stazon ink and collaged the little bird (that I previously stamped on a piece of tissue paper) using Finnabair soft gel medium. I die cut one of  Tim Holtz’s wildflowers and sprayed it generously with ColourArte Radiant Rain shimmer mist in Apple Blossom and glued it down. As a finishing touch I made some splatters using more Apple Blossom and white gesso diluted with water. Then I punched a circle out of a leftover piece of painted watercolour paper, covered it with a Finnabair epoxy sticker and attached it to the finished card.


Thank you so much for stopping by and don’t forget to check out my new Online Workshop, you can watch a video trailer HERE.

Have a fun and creative evening,

Much love,

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  1. Incredible colours, there is such joy in this card and all that wonderful texture. Stunning!

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  2. I love your beautiful journal page – wonderful!

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  3. Sanda Reynolds

    Thank you so very much Lynne and Kathy for your kind words, glad you like it! Hugs, Sanda xxx

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  4. beautiful Sandra, loads of colour and texture xx

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  5. Sanda, i am a bit late to this party,but so glad to have visited! Such beautiful colors together and yes, i see why you were so happy with the way this turned out! Gorgeous! xo

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  6. Many thanks Jackie, so happy you like it! xoxo

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