Sunday, March 5, 2017


Good morning everyone!  I hope you have had a beautiful weekend!

Today I have a card for you created for the new Crafting When We Can challenge starting today.  Our challenge for you is to used some "Mixed Media".  We are being sponsored by Oddball Art.

So for me when I hear mixed media I immediately think of using ColorBurst from Ken Oliver.  So I pulled out my powders and got to work.  To Create this background I used four different colors (all listed below) and watercolor paper.  I used one color at a time and dried it before going on to the next to try and eliminate it being just one big blob.

After I was done with the colors I added a shimmer spray from Melissa Frances.  The shine is not showing real well above so here is another look.

This was taped down to the craft mat so as not to curl too much.  That's why the white edges.

After I had my background prepared I started to work on this adorable little boy called "Bedtime Hudson".  I didn't want him to cover too much of the background so I chose a very simple backing for him.  This is actually some yellow card stock.  I used some Distress Ink from Tim Holtz to get it to the color I wanted.

All that was left now was to give him a sentiment.  I searched through everything I had to try and figure out what he was saying and came up with nothing.  I even sent a photo to my sister and asked her.  Apparently I sent it too late in the evening because she said he is saying "Why is Roberta waking you up Becky?".  Hilarious isn't she!

I finally thought about my kids at that age and at bedtime.  The last thing always said to my children and back to me is "I love you".  Only at that age it comes out with a "W" sound so that's what I picked.

I hope you have enjoyed my journey into "Mixed Media" this week.  Please pop over to the CWWC challenge blog and check out all the other creations made to inspire you.  Can't wait to see what you create!

Thanks for visiting and have a blessed day.

Card Recipe

Image - Bedtime Hudson from Oddball Art 
Coloring mediums - Copic markers, Glastique
Papers - Core 'dinations, Canson, generic
Senitment - done on Word
Die - Gina Marie Designs

Mixed Media
Colorburst by Ken Oliver (Burnt Orange, Merlot, Indigo, Ultramarine Blue)
Shimmer spray - Golden Nugget from Melissa Frances
Distress Ink - Wild Honey from Tim Holtz

Challenges Entered

Word Art Wednesday #272-273 - Always anything goes
Crop Stop February #25 - Always anything goes
Art Impressions #203 - Watercolor
Cute Card Thursday #467 - Anything goes
Time Out - Love and/or friendship
Alphabet Challenge - Z for zero embellishments
Digi Designs - Dies and/or punches
Crafty Calendar March - Mum's Day/Special female
Dies R Us #68 - Something new (image)
DL Art March - Always anything goes
Pixie's Playground - Use snippets (sentiment & die cut)
The Ribbon Girl - Anything goes


Barbara said...

Such a pretty and colorful card, Robin! Thank you for participating in our challenge from Dies R Us!
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Darlene said...

Fabulous background and adorable image on this well designed creation! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘Something New’ challenge at Dies R Us! Please come back again soon!

Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)
DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please come for a visit.

Esther Asbury said...

I just recently purchased some color bursts and am having fun learning to create with them! Love the background you made with all the different colors - great tip to do one at a time and dry it before moving on! Thanks for linking to Cropstop!

Lisa Kind said...

Very cute images and love your background! Thanks for taking the Time Out to play with us!

Brenda said...

Awwww, what a sweet card! I love that background you made, it is so cool and fabulous. That little boy image is just the sweetest and you have colored him and his little elephant up so cute! Hugs, Brenda

Di said...

Lovely card Robin - such a pretty background, and a great idea to allow the colours to dry in between adding others - I tend to splodge them all on in one go and end up with mud! Sweet image and sentiment as well :)


Di xx

Lori Kobular said...

The background that you created is simply beautiful! Love the way the colors all mix together. That boy and dog are so sweet. Thanks for playing along with us at DL.ART Challenges!

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

I love the super background you've made to put the lovely topper onto. a gorgeous card.

Sue xx

Reusing Cards & Quilling said...

I loved the bg a lot ,Your card has turned adorable !

Tammy said...

What a fabulous card, I love that sweet image and the gorgeous background! Thanks for joining us at Alphabet Challenge Blog.
Tammy x

Deborah said...

Beautiful card. Thank you for playing along with our challenge at Di's Digi Designs. We would love to see you again soon.
Deborah A

katieo said...

Hudson is so cute. I love the beautiful bright background you created. Thank you for joining the DL.ART Thankful Thursday Challenge

Julie B said...

Love the way you have frame the sweet image.
Thanks for joining us at the Alphabet Challenge. :)

Jill Vickers said...

Such a sweet image - and I love how you combined it with that gorgeous Colour Burst background - they go together beautifully! Thanks so much for joining us for our birthday celebration at Time Out! Jill

Beverley said...

Great card, I love the background. Thanks for joining in this months 'Mum's Day/Special Female' challenge over at Crafty Calendar.
Bev x