Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Don't just live... {Digistamps4Joy Mid-Challenge#111 Reminder} & Mixed Media Background Tutorial

Hello crafters! I'm back with my latest card creation designed for Digistamps4Joy. This is mid-challenge reminder and do take part for a chance to win awesome prize from the store owner Margaret Kieser. A half month to go before the challenge is over this 30th day but if you take your sweet time, you will miss it for sure. Isn't that's always the case?

I made a mixed-media card this time. Try as I may I just can't bring myself to do crafty things and not just take pictures so I am also here to share a tutorial with you all. Let me show my card first thing first:
  Supplies: DS4J digi image, Copic Sketch, watercolors, Alpha gesso & modeling paste, Kasiercarft stamps, Stickles, VersaFine ink pads, tissue serviette, drywall tape, gem and sentiment from Ginger's House

Digistamps4Joy is running a sketch challenge hosted by Tonnie. It's a great sketch to play with! It looks versatile and you can use this sketch along with your inspiration to make any paper craft projects and upload your creation(s) to DS4J by April 30.
I am happy to share my tutorial now so please have a mug of coffee or hot choc by your side because this is a very long post {smile}.
 A piece of watercolor paper is gesso-ed after I attached some drywall tape.
 Then I adhered a ply of white serviette using gesso. I like to use serviette for texture.
 I also cut a string of drywall tape into pieces and applied gesso for more texture.
A quick drying method when patience is not with me {what about you?}.
 The fun part! For this project I wanted to finish off my girl's watercolors before I get her {and me} new sets soon. Sharing is caring!
 Next, I splatter paints then spritz water and let them play around...
 until I get that above, erm, not my liking so I splatter more paints, spritz water and the process continue...  
until I gain satisfaction with the above result...so far!
 A stencil and texture paste were used to create patterns and dry with heat gun from time to time. 
 At this point, I was okay with the background and ready to proceed with the card.
 I turn over the newly background patterned paper to cut into nine pieces to match the sketch.
 So those are access to k.i.v for next art journal project coming soon!
 Quite pleased after this assembly {lol}.

 To add interest and depth, I stamped the pieces randomly...
 ...and distress the edges with ink pads. Remember how my card foundation was set in purple just now? I didn't think the color match the background therefore I measured a white cardstock to make it as the top layer and assemble the card to my heart content {smile}.
Here's the card once again and some up-close photos:
 This card is flying into these challenges:
1. Artistic Inspirations : Anything Goes with a twist of Spring
2. Crafting From The Heart : Always Anything Goes
3. Craft Cardmakers : Wings
4. MarkerPOP : Anything Goes
5. Stamp and Create : Anything Goes
6. The Paper Nest Dolls : Anything Goes

Thank you for visiting me today and wishing you good days always. 
Hugs and smiles,


  1. Stunning Asmah! That is a lot of work. You did a fabulous job! Thanks for the tutorial. Have a wonderful day! Hugs, Gloria


  2. A gorgeous work of art! So much work and detail! Fabulous!
    Thank you for joining us at The Paper Nest Dolls Challenge. Jane xxx

  3. Wow gorgeous thank you for sharing at Crafty Cardmakers and More.
    Hugs Julie xxx

  4. Wow absolutely beautiful background thanks for sharing the tutorial.

  5. Stunning card, love how you created your background!

  6. It's beautiful Asmah!! I will give it a try soon! :D
    Thanks for sharing.

  7. Beautiful and an amazing background - love it!

    Thanks for joining us at Crafting from the Heart,

    Helen x

  8. Wow!! Love how you have created your own background Asmah!! Thanks for joining in with our "Things With Wings" challenge at Crafty Cardmakers and more - good luck and hope to see you again soon
    Hugs, Sue xx

  9. Absolutely brilliant background love the colours and texture and thank you for the step by step and inspiration
    Carol x

  10. Love this! Such a great piece, I love the sentiment you've used...this piece is just inspiring :) Thanks for joining us at The paper Nest Dolls Challenge Blog, good luck!

  11. Gorgeous background. Love your project.



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