Thursday, December 18, 2014

Just Us Girls #271

Okay, here's the card I've been working on.  The first try had a few things wrong with it but I learned as I went.  It's mixed media which is new for me to do but I've seen some beautiful art done and wanted to give it a try.  It happens to be the challenge this week at Just Us Girls.

First I printed the music from Silent Night on an index card and tore the edges, inking them with Vintage Photo DI.  Then I inked up the sky with Stormy Sky DI, masking off the little bird.  That was one of the mistakes on the first card.  A red bird looks purple stamped over blue, even though I tried to stamp white first.  Once the sky was dry, I used embossing paste and the SSS Snowfall stencil.  The mask was removed and the music glued down with matte medium.  When it dried, I stamped the bird and sentiment from Avery Elle and the pine branches from Penny Black.

You can see on the logo what constitutes mixed media.  We all use these different products so it should be easy, right? Why not give it a try.  I didn't go overboard on mine but I like it simple.

Thanks for stopping by.  I know you're busy but I appreciate you visiting whenever you can.


  1. Such a beautiful card! Love the snowy background and gorgeous music sheet stamp!

  2. Way to stick with it...and forge ahead! LOVE your card and hope you enjoyed getting out of your comfort zone! Love the music on the note card! Great job Bobby! Merry Christmas and thanks for playing along with us at Just Us Girls.

  3. Pretty card and lovely snow background. That little bird finishes it off nicely. Thanks for joining us this week at Jugs.

  4. Oh how calm and serene this is, Bobby... I just love it. Though I won't be playing along, I sure think your mixed media card is a hit!!
    =] Michele
    p.s. one of my favorite carols, by the way. Did you have snow?

  5. What a wonderful look - the peaceful scene is just perfect for the music - LOVE the combination of elements! Merry Christmas!

  6. What a wonderful scene, Bobby ... serene and gentle ... just as the carol is! Anita :)