Feb 2, 2017

Mixed Media Valentine with Vintage Baby


Happy February!  We have an amazing challenge in store for you at Stamps & Stencils this month: Texture Crackle and Paint!  Our lovely hostess Rachel says, "This month I would love to see what you come up with using texture, crackle and paint! Anything goes using stamps and/or stencils - make it mixed media please. Can't wait to get started - hope you'll join us!"


I just picked up this dots stencil by Tim Holtz and was anxious to use it.  I used DecoArts crackle paste and was in a bit of a hurry so I used a hair dryer on the coldest setting to speed up the crackle.  I inked my background with walnut stain tintz, an amazing but discontinued product.  I used the same inks to paint the girl image, a stamp by Tracy Roos for Peddlers Pack.  This stamp is 12 years old.  I really enjoyed working with some of my older products.  :)


A coworker had given me this garment tag made of wood.  I embossed it with Pewter embossing powder, and a light dusting of silver, then sanded down the edges.  I used the Tutti Designs Nesting Stitched Hearts die to cut the circle, then embossed with an old Tim Holtz embossing folder.  I used Tim's metallic kraft core paper and sanded heavily.


The sentiment is from a Valentine set by Dina Wakley, so precious!  The background text stamp is by Prima, stamped in Tree Branch Archival ink.  I added a bit of basket filler for additional texture.  The awesome vintage paper was a gift from my dear friend Barbara.  Thank you Barbara, I love using these!  As you see, this card is relatively flat for mailing - quite the accomplishment for me!  LOL!


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37 comments:

  1. Autumn, I always admire crafters who can combine all kinds of elements in such a way that creates something beautiful and unique. Your card is a perfect example of that, all of this details are beautiful and work together in awesome harmony.
    Thank you for sharing your fabulous card with us at RETRO RUBBER, I hope to see you back in the gallery again soon.
    Hugs,
    Maria Rodriguez.

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  2. Wow! What an incredible combination of techniques and textures - it's wonderful, Autumn! I especially like the crackle in your stencils and the magnificent heart! Wishing you a wonderful day! hugs, de

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  3. Oh that baby is too cute, and oh wow that crackle. Gorgeous piece.

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  4. Autumn, this is absolutely stunning! Every detail is perfectly done to make a masterpiece. You make the most gorgeous projects!! Thank you so much for playing along with us at Retro Rubber and look forward to you joining us again soon.

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  5. Oh WOW Autumn, what a stunning Valentine card with a fabulous design and textures, love it.
    Julie x

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  6. Adorable! I love that crackle Autumn! x

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  7. This is stunning, Autumn!! I love the amazing crackle!! The vintage image is so sweet!! The layers and texture are fabulous!! What a gorgeous card this is!! I love, love it my friend!! So beautiful!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  8. The crackle has worked out so well and looks fabulous. Great addition of the garment tag and yes good to use some older stash too x

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  9. It is a beautiful card Autumn, the crackling in the background is fantastic, I love the little girl image and that sentiment is so, so beautiful! Hugs, Anne xx

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  10. A wonderful project, Autumn!!!!!!!!!

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  11. Love this! That background is gorgeous and I love the crackle effect and the layers. Thanks for joining us for the "Be My Valentine" challenge over at Frilly and Funkie.

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  12. Just love this, the images, combination of textures, doily, metal....and the colours are yummy. It's that luscious crackle that's my favourite though...perfect!! Hugs Ruth xx

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  13. What a great use of the crackle technique. So many fun details and layers to see in this beautiful card! Thank you for playing along at Retro Rubber!

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  14. Autumn, great project and love all the elements you've used, they work so well together. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations Challenges for our latest challenge. We look forward to seeing more of your beautiful work. Hugs, Barbara { Crafty Creations Challenges }

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  15. Wow, this is gorgeous! Such an unusual card and I love all the elements you used - they look fabulous together! The little butterfly child is so cute!

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  16. I'm stunned by the loveliness of this mixed media creation. I'm always impressed when people have the ability to master so many products and techniques and still combine them so creatively and harmoniously. I love the crackle in the stencil circles. Thanks so much for joining us at Retro Rubber for this challenge.

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  17. I'm not really sure where to start on this--I guess I'll just say this is amazing with so many details that set my grungy heart on fire! The heart!!! (Not a 'circle', dear!) Be still MY heart! I have got to get my hands on that cardstock! But your background is just delicious and inspiring! You make me want to march right back to the Closet and throw paint around! Sending hugs!

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  18. Outstanding piece Autumn and so close to my heart is that phrase!
    I just adore your layers, and the sweet lil stamped girl is the best! Beautiful! xo

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  19. Oh my goodness - this is just heavenly. Love, love the image of the tiny child/angel, the crackle texture is superb and the shaded colours sheer perfection. This is a new fave for me.

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  20. You have nailed yet another gorgeous textural creation Autumn - wonderful results!
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  21. This is so cool, Autumn, with so much to look at. Love the stamp - so cute!! Love what you did with the garment tag and your embossed heart and the crackle. Just love it all!!

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  22. What gorgeous layers on your sweet Valentine Autumn! love the crackle and color on the circles stencil and the sweet little angel - so many wonderful textures too! Thanks for joining us in the AVJ challenge! Julia xx

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  23. Love the lock. Thanks for joining us at Mojo Monday :)

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  24. tout ces petits détails sur ce merveilleux projet le craquelé est fantastique , le tampon de cette enfant est superbe une belle carte remplie de sentiments à bientôt Nate

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  25. Beautiful project! I love the vintage look and every detail you add. Thanks for playing along with Retro Rubber challenge!

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  26. Beautiful projects Autumn - so very much to look at - amazing layering, amazing composition - and that crackle is beautiful - love it! Hugs rachel x

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  27. Those crackled circles are gorgeous, and I love your little fairy child - delightful.
    Alison x

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  28. Sooo beautiful and well put together! Loving the colors, elements, textures! Absolutely amazing! Thanks so much for doing the Retro Rubber challenge!

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  29. A lovely card with texture and dimension and detail. Whats not to love ?
    hugs x

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  30. AMAZINGLY INCREDIBLE - top to bottom, side to side - FABULOUS. WOW. Xj.

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  31. This is absolutely stunning, I love every single detail. Your work always makes me want to break out my mixed media supplies! Thanks for joining us this time at Retro Rubber. Claire DT

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  32. Wow, Autumn, you nailed this awesome challenge theme! This is absolutely stunning piece with fantastic textures, amazing crackles and beautiful colors! That heart is super cool and I love the image! I am completely blown away by this glorious piece, my friend! Big hugs! Branka xx

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  33. Pinch me! Is this really sitting on my kitchen table right now?// Autumn, I can't believe that this card is even MORE beautiful in person, although you have done a perfect job of photographing it! I'm so darn spoiled! Sending you a great big hug, my friend! And I can't wait to use my pressie!

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  34. Seriously, Autumn, you amaze me! Every time I visit I'm in awe of the attention to detail that goes into everything you create. I have the same stamp of the little angel girl, but have never used it for anything this beautiful. You are the queen of mixed media. I love this card. If I could give you an online curtsy, I would.
    Hugs,
    Nancy

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  35. Yippee, Autumn! I'm so excited to see your (mine now!:):)) beautiful card be recognized as a Top Pick at Frilly and Funkie! Way to go! Hugs!

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  36. Fabulous Autumn, adore the crackled circles on the background and the winged baby is so sweet, perfect with that wonderful sentiment and all those gorgeous layers! Deb xo

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