In this World by Stampin’ Up!

In this World by Stampin’ Up!

It took me an age to finish this card! I know! It looks so simple doesn’t it? It’s another of my tentative attempts at mixed media.

In this World by Stampin' Up! Tracy May


I created the card front by covering panel of Whisper White with Gesso so I could watercolour on top of it.  I then stamped the door from In this World by Stampin’ Up! in Basic Black Archival ink. Then I partially  painted over it with some more gesso and stamped the butterfly from the same set. I added the flower from Touches of Texture, added some colour using Night of Navy and Melon Mambo ink refills and an aqua painter. After that I totally lost confidence and didn’t know how to finish it.

It was only when my friend came round the other week for coffee and I started bouncing some ideas off her, that it came together. So what do you think? Does it fit the Mixed Media bill? Does mixed media scare you as much as it does me? LoL!

I’m actually really pleased with how it turned out in the end. Thanks Jackie!

I will keep experimenting with Mixed Media. I’m thinking of doing an art journal! Talk about running before I can walk! Lol!

It’s Party Time using Stampin’ Up! Products #GDP043

It’s Party Time using Stampin’ Up! Products #GDP043



It’s Party Time using Stampin’ Up! Products, as this week’s challenge over at the Global Design Project, is the theme Party! Before I share my project with you though, I just want to blow my own trumpet a little! I’m sure you won’t mind, as I don’t do it too often! Lol! I won last week’s sketch challenge (click here to see my post)! I was blown away by the comments I received for my little sparrow! I had thought he was a little dull so I’d added Wink of Stella to jazz him up a bit! Seems to have worked! So thank you to everyone who left a lovely comment and thank you GDP team for choosing me as one of the winners!

So who wants to see my Party card? I couldn’t resist revisiting an idea I had had last year for this theme (click here to see that card) . Now for my entry to #GDP043!

Let's Party Using Stampin' Up! Products Tracy May No Bones About It #GDP043

This card does make me smile! The Pool Party embossed panel wasn’t meant to be on at such a drunken angle! I used Fast Fuse on the back and accidentally dropped it when I was about to stick it down straight! It landed right where it is now and was instantly stuck there!! I knew with it being Fast Fuse I only had 2 options 1. recreate it all over again or 2. leave as is! Lol! I do quite like it really!

I love the new Labeler Alphabet stamp set that I used for the sentiment. It’s so much easier than my beloved Rotary Alphabet stamp that retired at the end of May. I was a bit bereft when I saw it on the Retiring List, but this stamp set is such a great replacement!