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Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Marion Smith Designs and Petaloo Blog Hop Day 3

It is so exciting to be a part of this AMAZING blog hop. Make sure to visit all the designer's blogs from March 24th-28th! There are so many amazing projects being shared ALL week! So keep checking back every day.  

 Make sure you comment and subscribe to each blog, as we will be picking some lucky winners to win some awesome new products from both Marion Smith Designs and Petaloo!
Links to each blog can be found on the following sites
Marion Smith Designs and Petaloo
Welcome to day three of the hop!  Today I wanted to share a little mixed media card that I made for Mother's Day. This card could easily be used for any occasion by changing out the sentiment.  
I used scraps from the Never Grow Up Sleep Over paper, Mad Tea Party Wonderland paper, Filigree Doily, Tea Party Stamps, Texture Stamps, and Garden Rose Stamps from Marion Smith S

Petaloo's Velvet Hydrangeas Fuchsia flowers are the star of this card.
 I really wanted to showcase some of the Marion's amazing stamps on my card.  So I painted the Sleepover paper with white gesso to tone down the paper pattern. I then used Archival Coffee Ink to stamp my images.   I even stamped over the wooden filigree and the flowers, to give them texture. 

This is one of my home made wooden embellishments that I made with the Tea Party stamps and a  balsa wood piece.  I did a tutorial a few months back.  You can view it here.

I added some flat back pearls to the center of the flowers, and painted them with my RV09 Copic Marker to match the flowers.
 A little Heidi Swapp Gold Lame Color Shine finished this card off with the Midas touch!   I know my Mother is going to love this card.
Don't forget to check out my projects from Days 1 & 2 as well. 
Thanks for hopping with us today,
don't forget to leave a comment, and subscribe! 
 Angela Carter
Aneta Matuszewska

Maggie Armstrong

Sarah Bargo
Ana Paula Leal

Colette Nederhoff

Peggy Baker
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Happy Hopping,
Card Resources:
  • Marion Smith Designs - Never Grow Up Paper Collection "Sleepover"
  • Marion Smith Designs - Mad Tea Party "Wonder"
  • Marion Smith Designs - Filigree Doily  
  • Marion Smith Designs - Texture Stamp
  • Marion Smith Designs - Tea Party Stamp
  • Marion Smith Designs - Garden Rose Stamp
  • Petaloo - Velvet Hydrangeas Fuchsia
  • Flat back pearls
  • Scotch ATG
  • Surebonder Detail Glue Gun
  • Heidi Swapp Pink Archival Ink
  • Heidi Swapp Gold Lame Color Shine
  • Recollections Card sentiment
  • Tattered Angels Timeless Lilac
  • Tattered Angels Tutti Fruiti
  • Bazzil Texture Cardstock
  • Burlap
  • Pearls
  • Dollar Bin - Wood filigree
  • Liquitex Gesso
  • Woodsy - Circles
  • Copic RV09
  • Ranger - Archival Ink Coffee


  1. Great card. I'm always a little shy about trying the mixed media thing for fear I will mess it up. I guess I just need to dive in and give it a try. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Don't be scared! Get your fingers inky and messy they will be so happy! The beauty of mixed media is there is no wrong way to do any of it. It is about layers and texture! You can do it!

  2. All of your projects have been incredible. I love the burlap and how it adds a great dimension to this card.

    1. Thank you so much for stopping in each day. I'm so happy you are enjoying my project shares.

  3. BEAUTIFUL card Tonya - LOVE the colours, textures and layers, finished off perfectly with the splash of sparkle of the pretty flowers!!!
    ... I've only had one mixed media experience so far and now that I have a bottle of Color Shine waiting to be opened & played with, I think another adventure is coming up for me soon :)
    THANK YOU for sharing your creative inspiration!!!

  4. Wow Tonya, you have really packed a punch on this card! Just WOW! I love all the texture, love the stamping on the wood looks so cool...

  5. Love the card, al the layers & textures!Thanks for the inspiration.

  6. Your mom will be thrilled with this card.....and who wouldn't be??? Just gorgeous. LOVE the sparkle on the flowers!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  7. I love all of the texture you achieved on this card!


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