Friday, May 23, 2014

You Are Here


Sparkle N Sprinkle has come out with a fun mixed media rubber stamp set called Travel Mixed Media.

To start off, I stamped the map with VersaMark and then heat set it with Blackened Bronze, one of the new mixed media embossing powders.  If you look closely, it leaves a soft black halo around the entire image.  I was ok with it for this project as it automatically aged the white cardstock for me.  The halo effect looks more dramatic in the photos.  In person, it's much more subtle.

The rest of the elements, including the patterned paper, are digital elements from DSE (Digital Scrapbook Experts) that I've had for quite some time.  I printed them out and then fussy cut around each piece.  I applied glue from a Sakura glue pen around the edges of two of the elements and the word "vacation" and then added Gypsy Red velvet glitter to the glue.  The lens of the camera has Opaline embossing powder heat set on it and the car was covered in glossy accents for a more dimensional  look.  The yellow netting behind the map is part of a recycled vegetable bag and the brown cardstock was crimped, using a crimper.  If you're like me, this is one of those tools that you probably have hidden somewhere and forget to use it.  It's fun to bring those things out every now and then and play with them.

13 comments:

nwilliams6 said...

Fun card - love the map bg and the fun little elements. Putting the green/yellow netting was a great idea - really adds a pop to this. Super card Anne. hugz!

Shona Erlenborn said...

I wouldn't have thought that "dirty" powder would have worked for the detail ion the image. But it gives a great grungy effect!

rachel said...

super work Anne - looks fabulous - great project x Have a great day x

Lisa said...

This is so awesome, Anne!! I love the design with the map!! I have saved so many vegetable bags and then never used them - you have inspired me!! This is fabulous!! Have a great weekend :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

jimlynn said...

I saw someone else use the veggie bags the other day and loved it.....love it on here too! Just never think of those things. Fantastic card and love all that embossing.
Lynn

Linda Simpson said...

This is fabulous, love the different textures and great way of upcycling too.
Hugs
Linda xxx

Donna Ellis said...

Great card, Anne! Very pretty colors. hugs, de

Tammy said...

Fun card, Great stamp set and the background net is just the right touch!

Lena's Creations said...

What a fun card! Love the papers you used and the pop of blues.
Lena
xxx
Lena’s Creations

McCrafty's Cards said...

Brilliant Anne, I love the map the wee camara and the texture.
Kevin xx

McCrafty's Cards said...

Brilliant Anne, I love the map the wee camara and the texture.
Kevin xx

Joan Ervin said...

Love the look of the mixed media ep on the white cardstock, Anne, and the map image with all the little cutouts looks so cute!!!! The curled mesh is such a fun detail!!!

NanaConnie said...

Oh, there's just so much about this card that I love, Anne, I hardly know where to begin. The netting is a wonderful touch; love the shine on the camera lens. The "vacation" sentiment is perfect with the map, camera, and the car. Terrific background dp!