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Friday, 1 June 2012

SCACD Susana Loves Stamps new release blog hop!

Hi all!  I have something a little different for you today - not my usual style!   Susana Loves Stamps release from SCACD has a new style - mixed media!  And to showcase this gorgeous release, we are having a blog hop!  So, never having done mixed media before, I thought I'd go all out and see what I could create without any particular design or plan - very scary for me!  Here is what I came up...



I'm quite pleased with it although I think more practice is required to be comfortable with this messy style!  This beautiful lady is called Profiles from the "The Blank Canvas Collection" set and the sentiment is from the Self Words set.  I also used the new gorgeous corner dies.  I found this this type of creating quite liberating, although my craftroom needs a clean up now!  The paper is from the Glitz Design French Kiss pad and I used VersaMagic Brilliance ink to create the toned effect.  In real life she really shimmers!  Here's a closer look at the gorgeous detail of this stamp and the corner die...

You can see the new dies in the Quixotic Paperie shop here and the Susana Loves Stamps section at Quixotic Paperie shop here.  For US/Canada readers, the new stamps and die collection are available from the SCACD store.




 
Wanna see more gorgeous mixed media art?  If so, join the hop!  If you're already on the hop, you should have arrived here from the lovely Lori and you now need to hop off to gorgeous Crystal!  If you want to start from the beginning, go to sweet Danni's!
And before I go, Elaine is celebrating the Jubilee weekend in style for you in the Quixotic Paperie shop!  Starting from today, there is 10% off storewide and goes through to midnight on Tuesday!



Okay, that is it from me now!  My internet appears to be behaving itself for me today so I'll be round to visit you all!  Thanks for visiting!




I am entering my card into the following challenges:
 

56 comments:

Stamps and Paper said...

Fabulous card Mary..love your use of kraft card and the inks you have used to create your card...fab

Anne

Amanda R said...

You did an awesome job Mary! Love the shading on her face and hair, looks great!

Catherine said...

This is lovely......

Nikbee said...

I love this card. The shimmery image is fab.
Nikki x

Flowergirl said...

This is stunning! Can't believe it's your first time with mixed media, looks amazing x
Wendy x

JanR said...

Maybe not your usual style but it's oh-so-lovely just the same.

Anita said...

Mary J, this is absolutely gorgeous hon! This may not be your normal style but you hit a homerun with this one :)

Chrissy D said...

Ohhh WONDERFUL textures and WARM colors - Love how the colors vary through out the image!

Marti {Pez-A-Doodle Designs} said...

great job! i think you are just fine getting messy!

Alex said...

Beautiful Mary J. The kraft and color you chose are perfect together. I want to see MORE of your practice :)

Lisa M said...

Keep going in this direction...I LOVE IT!!! This is such a striking card.

Shelly Schmidt said...

Beautiful project- love the great tone on tone with the silhouette die. Fabulous projects!

heidy said...

Wow MaryJ what a stunning card!
I love it!
XXX Heidy

Susana M said...

Hi Mary J
One word - WOW!!!
Hearts and Hugs
Susana

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Elaine aka Quixotic said...

You ROCKED it, Mary! :) Now, keep going. ;-)

Brenda said...

Wow! Super creative! Love it!

Kim Dellow said...

It is wonderful Mary! As Elaine has said You rocked this style and I want to see more! That two tone is fabulous! Glad I could get to work with you again on a QP project :) Have a yummy weekend! Kim

Creations by Shirl said...

This is stunning - a little bit out of your element but you rocked it! great take on the tones too...

Lorraine said...

Hi Mary J! Very cool creation!!! Love the color variation on the profile image - stunning effect! And love the kraft with browns and how you used the corner dies! You are a mixed media natural!

Fabiola said...

quel changement! un beau changement d'ailleurs, elle est superbe, biz

Mrs.B said...

Hi Mary, I LOVE this card. Its a beautiful stamp and you have used it to perfection with the shading.
Love the details.
Have a great weekend.
Avril xx

Kathleen said...

This is a fabulous card and it does look like a great deal of work has gone into it. I can't say that I love it cos it is not my thing but I can aoppreciate it.

Kath x

Leanne said...

Hi Mary!
Glad you are back! hehehe!
Girl, this is gorgeous! I love the design you chose and the way you used it. Fabulous!
Are you excited about the Queen's Jubilee? It must be exciting to be in London right now.
Take care and have a lovely weekend!
;)

Vicky said...

Simply gorgeous Mary...and enjoy the weekend too hun..:o)

big hugs Vicky xx

artjunkie2 said...

Beautiful! Love it! Thanks for sharing it!

Faye said...

Wow, this is very different for you and it's super. You've totally rocked this styley. Have a fabby weekend Mary. xx

sue w. said...

Just fabulous Mary.
Enjoy your weekend.
Hugs Sue W.

Kathi said...

You did a wonderful job creating your projects. You're a "natural" at mixed media!

Donna Mosley said...

Oh! Mary, this is stunning, love the image and gorgeous design.

Donna x

coops said...

wow this is fabulous mary.really love the style and beautiful image ;D

xx coops xx

Wendy said...

Fabulous Mary J...enjoy the long weekend.
Wendy xx

Danni said...

You are a natural at this! Gorgeous work of art!

Crystal said...

Oh my word Mary I LOVE what you created here, absolutely GORGEOUS design!!!!

Alessandra said...

Different style for you but nevertheless GORGEOUS!!!
Hugs, Alessandra

Patricia St Martin said...

Fantastic!!! Love all the projects. Everything is so beautiful.

Patricia St Martin said...

Fantastic!!! Love all the projects. Everything is so beautiful.

Kim said...

Absolutely beautiful Mary!!! Love it!!
Hugs~ Kim

Cindy Haffner said...

GORGEOUS Mary!!~

Silli said...

awww, wonderful creation gf!

Pop's Cards said...

Morning sweetie, stunning work again, hugs Pops x x x

Lozzapops said...

Thank you for sharing your fab creation with us at Divas. Laura x

Sassy Cheryl said...

WOW, Mary. . . .super gorgeous, elegant and stunning!
Thanks for sharing in the Sassy Cheryl's SMThursday this week.

Katina said...

WOW!!! Very different for you but stunning Mary!
xx

Christine L said...

Oh Wowww Mary..... very different for you, but VERY FABULOUS!

Hugs
Christine x

Molecraft said...

Hi Mary, you have done a fabulous job with this, I love it!
Helen x

Shirley said...

You may have not done this before, but you're a natural at mixed media. This is stunning.

Gemma said...

Wow wow wow!!
hugs and xxx
Gemma

Lisa Jane said...

Wonderful project - Thanks for joining us at Diva's for anything goes this week
Lisa x

Mandy said...

Oh wow Mary this is so different for you but still beautiful, I love the textures & the warm earthy tones.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp
hugs Mandy xx

Diane J said...

You've made such a lovely card. Thanks for joining us at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge. Good luck and hope to see you next time.
Diane x

Crafty Cath said...

Oh I'm impressed! I'm so afraid of mixed media...I love the look but fear my ability to deliver. This is so gorgeous! I love the feel of the airy cotton and the whispy flowing hair. Pretty!

Yoshira aka cricutalltime said...

Gorgeous card.Love the pattern on the girl.Very pretty colors.

Deanne Clarke-Saunders said...

Very elegant card!! Thanks for joining us at Pennys Paper Challenge. Hope to see you for the next challenge!!

~DEANNE~

Shelby said...

She turned out fantastic! Beautiful work especially since it's not in your comfort zone!!!

Shelby

Michelle said...

Well done Mary J, this looks amazing!!

It's good to break out of our comfort zones occasionally and you have really nailed it this time.

Michelle :o)

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