Saturday, June 29, 2013

Speedy Fox & Friends 166 - Purple

Happy Saturday!!!  Hope you have had a good week!  We are enjoying a summer schedule at our house.  We are catching up on Dr. visits, swimming, sleepovers and the like!  Even though I am thoroughly enjoying all things summer I turned to winter for my card this week!   Speedy Fox & Friends challenge this week to use the color Purple so I decided to make a purple Christmas Card.

To see the wonderful creations from my teammates and to get all the info on how you can join in the fun please check out Speedy Fox & Friends blog HERE!

I am kind of crazy about mixed media right now so I am doing a lot of experimenting.  I used TH distress stains to color the background then covered it with Gesso to soften the colors.  Another layer of distress ink was added and then I stenciled the dots in the top right corner using fiber paste and stamped some snowflakes.  I then added more Gesso and sponged distress ink on the edges.    I stamped the image on cardstock and applied stain to the large tree, coloring in the smaller tree and deer with Copics.

To add a little more interest I used drywall tape and stippled more distress stain over the tape then pulled off the tape to reveal this cool pattern.  

A simple inside:

Thanks for looking!!!  I hope you have a fabulous weekend!

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Sparkle Creations -  Photo challenge (snowy trees are my inspiration)

Winter Scenes

Supplies used: Stamp: Mark's Finest Paper & Stamps - Winter Scenes.  Paper - Mark's Finest Papers & Stamps 140 lb Premium White. Stains: TH Victorian Velvet, Tumbled Glass, Dusty Concord. Acces: Gesso, White Acrylic Paint, Fiber Paste, Stencil and drywall tape.


  1. Love how you did your sky. It's gorgeous!!!

  2. This is really pretty. I loved how you used the mixed media to get these awesome results.

  3. Angie--this is beautiful!!! I love all the details! Just gorgeous! TFS

  4. Angie,
    Wow, what a gorgeous scene and beautiful card!! It's awesome you are experimenting with mixed media - I am still in my shell and haven't tried it yet!

  5. Angie,
    If I already left you a comment, delete this. Your card is just stunning and elegant! I have yet to come out of my shell and try mixed media!

  6. I am loving your gesso technique

  7. Absolutely beautiful Christmas card, Angie! I absolutely love it! Great color combo and wow that's a beautiful Christmas tree!

    Thanks for entering the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!
    Laura :)

  8. Stunning card Angie!\\Make sure to check this out....
    You won my Blog Candy RAK! Congrats!

  9. Tim Holtz watch out! Love the colour and the end result is very pretty.

  10. Your experimentaion truly is a success with such a beautiful scene on your card! Thank you for sharing with us and joining in on fune at Christmas Card Challenge #30. :)

  11. Beautiful card for my CHNC extra for June - hope to see you again soon - new challenge extra starting tomorrow x

  12. Wow! I love what you did with your mixed media experiment. It turned out to be just beautiful.

  13. Beautiful work, love the image and the haze around the tree. So eye catching! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Holly Jolly this week. We hope to see you back again soon. Meighan

  14. Oh my goodness - just what I was going to write - Beautiful creation! Enjoy your day! This is so stunning!

  15. Your card looks gorgeous in shades of purple!!! I love the way you added snow, and that glow around the tree looks stunning! NJ!


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