Saturday, July 13, 2013

Speedy Fox & Friends 168 - Favorite Technique

It's Saturday and that means it's time for Speedy Fox & Friends Challenge.  We had a fun week showcasing Mark's Finest Paper & Stamps a HC this week, I hope you had a chance to check out the new sets for this month!

Speedy Fox & Friends Challenge this week is to use your favorite technique.  For all the info and to see the beautiful samples the design team has created please visit Speedy Fox & Friends Challenge Blog.  

My favorite techniques right now include mixing different medias.  I began by dabbing TH distress ink directly to craft mat and spritzing with water.  Then I swiped water color paper through the ink.

Then I brushed gesso....

For the next step I placed a hexagon stencil down randomly on the paper and brushed on pink Gelato.  After I played some's very difficult to see that layer.  
I then placed drywall tape down and stippled with distress ink.  I painted a little more white gesso in the general area I planned to place my dinosaur and finished off the panel by sponging the edges with Victorian Velvet Distress ink.

To color the dinosaur I used the first technique as the background.

It occurred to me that girls enjoy dinosaurs too so I created a feminine  dinosaur to go to Haiti along with the other dino cards I made this week.  Since I am not exactly certain of the age of the recipient I wanted to keep the card free of jewels so I punched the centers of the flowers out with a hole punch.

On the inside I added a few dragonflies from the new Dragonfly set.

We hope you will play along with the challenge and show us your favorite technique!!!

Stamp set used for today's card:
Dino News


Stamps: Mark's Finest Papers & Stamps a HC - Dino News
Inks: TH Distress Ink, Victorian Velvet, Mustard Seed, Fired Brick
Acces: Gesso, drywall tape, pink gelato, Die-namics Layered Rose, MS 3-1 butterfly punch


  1. Angie--this little dino card is just adorable! Great job on your mixed media! TFS

  2. Your mixed media card is adorable! I love the background you created behind that cute dino!

  3. This is really cute, I love the pink dino. You are really rocking this mixed media technique.

  4. This is so sweet! Yes, you are in your element with mixed media!

  5. I too love to add gesso to my DTP techniques. TFS!


  6. Your BG is so wonderful! I will be buying some drywall tape when I next go to Springfield. Your card is so very adorable, Angie!! Big Smiles.

  7. I have Gesso. Very seldom use it. I like the way your background looks. I think you are inspiring me to get the Gesso out.

  8. Your card is gorgeous. I really like the colours you used and the explanation of your steps is so helpful. Like Pat I have Gesso I bought for a class and it sits on the shelf!

  9. Great tutorial and fabulous idea using drywall tape. Thanks for the idea.


  10. Such a sweet card Angie! I love the pretty background that you created and that little dino is adorable!

  11. A pink dinosaur for a little girl - brilliant!! I love working with dry wall tape and distress ink - gives such a beautiful effect. Your colorcombo is great! TFS.


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