Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Mixed Media Bird

 Hello All!  

Today I have a bit of mixed media to share, using one of my go-to stamp sets from Sweet n Sassy Stamps.  

I used the set Birds and Blooms.  The bird and floral branch were watercolored and then fussy cut out.  
The background was done using the new Tim Holtz Distress Ink, Speckled Egg.  I sponged Speckled Egg and various other colors on the background and then distessed with water droplets using the Tim Holtz Distress Sprayer.  Next, I added ink using the direct to paper technique and then embossed it with Distress Embossing Glaze in Broken China.  I love the effect this created.  
The bird and branch are watercolored with whatever medium I had on my desk at the time and then they were fussy cut out and popped up on the card front.  The sentiment was stamped in Versafine Onyx Black Ink and is from the Begin Again Stamp Set.  I am linking this card up to the Tic Tac Toe Challenge where I used 'flower', die cut' and 'coloring'.  

My second card uses the same set, is more of my usual clean card with white space, but still is a mixed media card.  

I used a gel press print for my background circles; I have had it for a while and didn't want to use it because I loved the colors so much!  I bit the bullet and die cut several circles using the Wacky Stitched Circle Dies from Impression Obsession.  I stamped the floral branch from the Birds and Blooms Stamp Set in Versafine Onyx Black Ink and then fussy cut it out.  The bird was watercolored with Ken Oiver Colorbursts, my favorite watercolor medium.  It was then fussy cut out.  I arranged all of the elements on a mini slimline card base.  The sentiment is from the Everyday Greetings Stamp Set from snss.  Using my MISTI, I stamped the sentiment in Versafine Onyx Black Ink several times for complete coverage.  A few black sequins finish the card.  I am linking my card up to Fusion Card Challenge where I was inspired by the different shades of green and the circles.  

I am linking up to Darnell's Twofer Challenge.  This month it is 'Your Choice'! 

Thanks for stopping by!

Lee Ann   


  1. Absolutely beautiful! I really love your color choices.

  2. Both cards are absolutely BEAUTIFUL Lee Ann! You have definitely used the same bird & bloom stamp in two totally different ways and I'm loving both!! The colors are so rich and vibrant and your design for each is awesome! Lovely, lovely cards!! Thanks so much for sharing these beauties with us at The Twofer Challenge!! :0)

  3. You've given us a great lesson in mixed media, Lee Ann, as well as how to make a mixed media design CAS! I love your eye for color, always have, and I think you are so adept at layering colors and schplatters and knowing just the right moment to stop. That's a great skill! Both of these backgrounds still allow the sweet bird and branch to be the lovely focus pocus. (WTG making circles from that panel you rightly adored!) Thank you for playing in TCC #36! Take care! Hugs, Darnell

  4. WOW! What wonderful backgrounds, Lee Ann! And that bird and branch are so going to have to join my collection although I'm not sure I can do them up as beautifully as you have! Thanks so much for sharing two fantastic and different cards with us at The Twofer Challenge!

  5. Marisela Delgado said: So beautiful! I love it! mariandmonsterd@yahoo.com

  6. Lee Ann, Wowzer this is simply stunning. I love your beautifully colored bird great color combo as well. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely design with us this week at Tic Tac Toe Challenge.

  7. Great Twofer in mixed media technique, Lee Ann. I'm admiring the background on the first card. Just stunning. I've never guess the motive on both cards was fussy cut. Perfect! The second card is fantastic CAS. Thank you for joining us at Twofer Card #36.
    Hugs, Sonja

  8. WOW!! These cards are STUNNING!! I love the watercolor painting and your beautiful blooms. That bird is just amazing!!


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