Saturday, August 6, 2016

Guest Designing with Happy Little Stampers

Happy Saturday, All! 

Mixed Media is definitely not my forte, so imagine my surprise when I won the mixed media challenge at Happy Little Stampers in June!

 I was delighted to be asked to guest design for August, with the challenge being 'Metal'. 

I tried lots of different things for this challenge as I really was without inspiration to go in any one direction.  Sometimes the direction you are to go in is practically spelled out for you and other times not so much!  Anyway, I ended up using chunky metallic gold ep from Stampendous. 
My main panel was one I had lying around on my desk; I had played around with some Ken Oliver Colorburst Watercolors on mixed media paper.  It looked like a good start for this project. 
My Winnie and Walter Triangle Stencil had yet to be used and was perfect for adding a geometric pattern with clear embossing paste.  While the paste was still wet, I dropped a few strategically placed bits of embossing powder into the paste and hit it with the heat gun. 
The panel was reinforced with another piece of cardstock behind it and then cut to fit my card front.  I determined the placement of my sentiment and then cut a strip from the mixed media panel to accomodate the sentiment.  The sentiment, which is from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps' New Beginnings Stamp Set, was perfectly placed using my Misti.  Mixed media panels were adhered with dimensional tape. 
The butterfly die cut was heat embossed with the same metallic gold ep and adhered to the card with dimensional tape. 
I hope I have inspired you to head over to the Happy Little Stampers blog and check out all of the inspiration and then get out your supplies to play along! 

Thanks for stopping by and have a blessed weekend! 

Lee Ann  :)


  1. Lee Ann, congratulations as Guest Designer! I love your card for this challenge. Fabulous background and love that butterfly.

  2. This is a beautiful piece. Such rich shades of blue and the gold butterfly is just a great finishing touch!

  3. What a dreamy card Lee Ann! I love the vibrant colour and subtle stencilling behind your gorgeous butterfly. Congratulations and we are so happy to have you as our Guest Designer this month.
    Carol x

  4. Beautiful card Lee Ann, Love the pop of the metallic butterfly on the simple and light background.

  5. This is such a beautiful elegant card! Love your background so much!

  6. This is gorgeous! Love the background and the touches of gold!
    Fabulous make for the Happy Little Stampers! Great to have you as a Guest Designer...
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