Jan 3, 2018

Crackle Paste Hearts Mixed Media Valentine


It's time for a new challenge at Frilly & Funkie and our hostess Cec has chosen the theme Three Is Not A Crowd!  She says, "Create a vintage or shabby chic project that includes three of something. Examples of three of something could be three different patterned papers, three colours, three layers, three flowers, three bows - the list goes on. This would be a perfect time to use some of the new supplies you received for Christmas or to make space in your stash by using up old supplies. Just remember to think in multiples of three."


I chose a go to design: 1. a background layer  2. a mat  3. an embellishment bundle.  This is the perfect recipe for showing off your favorite handmade backgrounds.  I also used a three-piece embellishment bundle of one flower, one bow and one (three layer) sentiment.


My background started similarly to THIS card, but I added many more layers, alternating between crackle paste, Distress Stains and gesso.  When I was happy with the color, I stamped my cool new Seth Apter background stamp over the panel and added chunky platinum embossing powder, wiping it off everywhere except on the hearts.  I used the same powder to emboss the edges of my mat.  I finished with a Prima flower, a stained seam binding bow and a layered sentiment sticker.  I don't know about you, but I'm CRAZY over embossing!  I simply cannot wait to get my hands on Seth's new range of powders.  You can preorder the set HERE for shipping mid January.



I hope you're inspired to play along with our challenge for a chance to win a $25 shopping spree at the Funkie Junkie Boutique.  Find these and other incredible supplies in the shop.




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38 comments:

Monika Gulyas said...

Fantastic mixed media card, Autumn!!! The hearts look very cool with the dot matrix stamp and embossing powder!!! I love the effect you achived!!! Wonderful design!!! Happy New Year and big hugs!!!

Pamellia Johnson said...

Hi Autumn. Such a beautiful creation! Just wanted to say Happy New Year!! I hope you and yours had a wonderful holiday! Thank you so much for all of your support and inspiration in 2017. May 2018 be a year of crafting, friendship and good health!! sending hugs :)

Mrs.B said...

A fabulous card Autumn, love all the different textures and the embossed hearts look stunning.
Wishing you a Happy New Year.
Avril xx

Sara Barker said...

Oh, be still MY grungy HEART! Autumn, you have created a mixed media masterpiece (do you like my three word alliteration?), and I love, love, LOVE your pink and gold combination. And that embossing! Wow! What a stunning card! Hugs!

Lois Wyche said...

This is awesome and I love the texture of this card.

craftytrog said...

Love those grungy hearts!
Alison xox

wendy baysa said...

I am totally a texture girl and you NAILED it with this one Autumn! I just want to run my fingers over it for hours, lol! A truly inspirational piece! TFS, xo

Dorthe said...

Looking so gorgeous, with the embossed hearts, and crackled background. I love the pink too. :-)
Hugs, Dorthe

Darlene said...

Your creations are always SO GORGEOUS!! What a talented lady you are! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘Anything Goes DRU’ challenge at Dies R Us! Please come back again soon!

Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)
DIES R US CHALLENGE BLOG
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Mac Mable said...

Loving all that texture and the colours are beautiful and your project is stunning Autumn x

Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith said...

Super textures and so very pretty! You always find the perfect balance between distressed and neat. Happy New Year, Autumn! I hope to see lots of your beautiful creations in 2018! xx

Lisa said...

Oh my good gosh, this is spectacular, Autumn!! Wow!! The texture is jaw-dropping!! I am just in awe!! And I want to touch it!! This is amazing, my friend!! I love, love it!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Redanne said...

Oooh, gorgeous crackled background, the embossed hearts are fabulous. I love your layered flower too and the oh so pretty ribbon. A truly beautiful mixed media piece Autumn! Hugs, Anne xx

Denise van Deventer said...

Soooo pretty Autumn...love the textures too! Just beautiful!
I hope you had a blessed Christmas and wishing you everything of the best for 2018! xx

Becca Sadler said...

Super lovely!!!

Maxine D said...

Oh how gorgeous Autumn - love the background texture and that fabulous platinum embossing
Blessings
Maxine

Amelia Breytenbach said...

So stunning Autumn. What a beautiful example of mixed media techniques. Happy New Year to yo. I am looking forward to see your lovely creations in 2018.

Marty Fishman said...

I am oohing and ahhing over your gorgeous textured background, Autumn! Love that new stamp of yours - it looks awesome on those hearts! Love your pretty pinks and all of your crackle and embossing. Hugs!

Stefania Salmi said...

My dear Autumn, this card is amazing, of course I'm crazy about embossing, but I'm going crazy even more for your crackle background.
It's one of those things that I can not do well, my cracklè never crackles enough ;-)
Hugs

Seth said...

I LOVE how you used the Dot Matrix stamp and embossing powder to create that incredible texture on the hearts. A beautiful piece! Thanks for the Baked Texture shout out too!

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

Hi, Autumn! I tried to comment yesterday from my IPad, but evidently that didn't work. I came back to day for a second look at this gorgeous project. First, the texture is amazing! This has a sort of fresco feel, and I just love it. Beautiful soft colors and very romantic! Your flowers are beautiful too! So inspired!

Cec said...

What a gorgeous project with stunning texture. I love the embossing and the soft colours of your background and flower bundle.
Hugs!
Cec

Ann Barnes said...

This is beautiful! I love the colors and embossing layered over the hearts!

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Simply delicious Autumn, the softness of the pink looks amazing with the metallic.
I will never cease to be amazed by the wonders of embossing powder. A beautiful heartfelt creation. Creative Hugs Tracey xx

Kate said...

I can't handle it! Not only is it beautiful but it also means Valentines is around the corner. I need more time!!
Lovely Card Autumn.
Kate

Jackie P Neal said...

Gorgeous Autumn! I am looking forward to those powders as well!!
Jackie xo

Maria said...

Gorgeous mixed media Valentine card! Love those pretty hearts and lovely flower! Thanks so much for joining us at Dies R us this month for the challenge!

crafty-stamper said...

Fabulous mixed media love all the texture and embossing
Carol x

Heidi Stamps said...

The crackle with the touch of embossing powder is such a pretty look! Lovely Valentine!

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful! I love the soft pink with the beautiful gold embossing! Gorgeous card!

laurie said...

Stunning! The textures and colors are amazing...so beautiful. Thanks for joining us at Dies R Us!

wannabcre8tive said...

Your card is beautiful. I love hearts and pink so this is definitely a winner. I like the use of the crackle paste and the gold embossing.

Angela Radford said...

Beautiful texture Autumn, love it to bits. Hugs Angela xxx

Craftyfield said...

Lovely textures on the background, Autumn! I too can't wait to see Seth's new powders in action... Thanks you so much for joining us at Country View Challenges this month.

Sue said...

This is gorgeous Autumn, those flowers look amazing in close up xx

maj. said...

Lovely card!!!

Jenny Marples said...

Such a beautiful mixed media card Autumn! Thank you for solving a mystery for me with the dot matrix background and embossing powder - been pondering how to get that look and you've shared it beautifully here! xx

Teresa said...

Thanks so much for joining in with the challenge this month at Country View Challenges - good luck and hope to see you again. Teresa DT

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