Sunday, May 22, 2022

Magnificent Branch Happy Birthday

Hello And Happy Sunday!  Today is forecast to be another stormy day here in Central Florida so my plans are to stay in and be crafty.  During the rains yesterday, I created a birthday card for a 96 year old who loves flowers.  I hope she also appreciates my "mixed media" background.

To start, using acrylic paints, texture paste, stamps and found objects I created a mixed media background on a 5x5 mixed media card panel. The floral image is from the newest Altenew Build-A-Garden Magnificent Branch Set and I've colored with alcohol markers, then fussy cut.

I noticed the white texture paste that was stenciled on had picked up color as it dried so not as white as I wanted.  To correct this, I went over each of the wonky textured squares with a Posca White Paint pen.  TIP:  Make certain the paste is completely dry or you will ruin the tip of your pen(s).

Everything was adhered flat to the panel, which was matted with black card and adhered to a card base.  The Sentiment die cut and stamp are from the Happy Thoughts set by Crafter's Companion.  For the finishing touch, I've added Gold Sequins for extra sparkle.

I've really been enjoying mixed media and art journaling lately.  It's been fun to sit and create a card that is not my usual's very liberating to just have fun.

Until next time, Happy Crafting!


Challenges Entered:
Tic Tac Toe - Floral, Free, Embellishments (can't post graphic here as it's a WEBP format)


  1. A lovely sunny and cheerful mixed media card made during the storms! Very pretty.
    Thanks for joining in with the special Birthday Celebrations at Allsorts this week. x

  2. A pretty floral creation and lovely colour palette, so pleased you joined in with our 13th Birthday celebrations at Allsorts challenge, thank you.

    B x

  3. What a pretty, bright, happy card! Love all the yellow mixed media and your 96 year old will love it too - thanks for sharing with us at TicTacToe this week!

  4. A beautifully done card, Donna. Love the gorgeous colors and fabulous design! Thank you so much for sharing at Allsorts challenge!

  5. A gorgeous creation Donna - love that background, and I am sure it will be appreciated

  6. A bright and cheerful, floral design, thank you for joining us at Allsorts this week.

  7. Love how bright and beautiful this beauty is Donna! Thank you for playing with us at Tic Tac Toe! Vicky x

  8. A wonderful card. Gorgeous colour blended background, fabulous textures and pretty florals.
    Thank you for joining in with our May challenge "Anything Mixed Media Goes" at Creative Artiste Mixed Media. Good luck x

  9. Dein Hintergrund ist klasse. Die schönen gelben Blumen passen perfekt dazu. Die Karte wird bestimmt gefallen.
    Danke, dass du bei Creative Friday mitgemacht hast.

  10. Beautiful colours. Thanks for sharing it with us at the Crafty Catz Challenge Janet DT


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