Thursday, September 22, 2016

Gratitude, Mixed Media Decoration Card (Jane's Doodles DT Spotlight)

Welcome Autumn!!! 

Today is my turn to be on the spotlight over at Jane's Doodles and I made this Mixed Media Decoration Card, Gratitude. :o)

First I cut a rectangle cardstock base. This is a recycled item. I cut it out from a watercolor paper pad package. I rarely throw away cardstock and try to reuse it for new projects or as a crafting mat. :o)

I used Note Sheet patterned paper as a background, colored it with different mediums and when I was satisfied with the color, I glued it on the cardstock base and rounded corners.

Then I stamped pumpkins and sentiment from Jane's Doodles 'Autumn Blessings' Stamp Set on the card. I did some masking on pumpkins. I colored pumpkins and ground below them with different mediums and added golden highlights with gold pen on pumpkins and around letters. I also drew golden dots all over the card. I'm not a fan of gold color and rarely use it, but it looked so nice in this autumnal color combination. Once I started adding highlights and dots I couldn't stop. :o)

Using stencil and structure paste I made circles. Before adding it on the card, I colored structure paste with different Distress Inks.

I used découpage glue and varnish due crafting process to fix colors and layers.

Dimensions: 75 mm x 101 mm (3" x 4")

List of supplies:
  • Jane's Doodles 'Autumn Blessings' stamp set
  • Note Sheet pattern paper
  • cardstock (recycled item: I used a back side of watercolor paper pad)
  • Ranger's Archival Ink (Jet Black)
  • Tsukineko Dew Drop Brilliance Fast-drying Pigment Ink (BD-80 Moonlight White)
  • Tsukineko Dew Drop VersaMagic Multi-surface Chalk Ink (GD-92 Cloud White)
  • Tim Holtz's Distress Inks
    • Mustard Seed
    • Fossilized Amber
    • Carved Pumpkin
    • Spiced Marmalade
    • Vintage Photo
    • Brushed Corduroy
    • Walnut Stain
  • Stabilo Fine Tip Pens 68 (Markers)
    •  Orange 54
    • Greens: 33, 43, 36
    • Brown 75
  • Koh-i-noor Hardtmuth Mondeluz aquarell colored pencils 
    • Orange 5
    • Dark Green 25
  • Koh-i-noor Woodless colored pencil, Reddish Orange 2
  • Marabu Acrylic Paints 
    • 070 White
    • 047 Light Brown
    • 045 Dark Brown
  • PILOT Gold Pen
  • Staedtler Lumocolor permanent black pen S (superfine) 0.4 mm
  • Staedtler Lumocolor permanent black pen F (fine) 0.6 mm
  • Marabu Light Structure Paste (805)
  • Art Potch découpage glue and varnish
  • MS scoring board
  • Sigma Rotary Paper Trimmer
  • Fiskars High Precission Personal Paper Trimmer
  • scissors
  • acrylic block (102 mm x 102 mm)
  • rounded corner paper puncher
  • Ranger Heat It Craft Tool
  • Ranger Mini Ink Blending Tool
  • Marabu rounded fine paint brush no. #0
  • Marabu flat fine paint brush no. #2
  • Marabu flat fine paint brush no. #10
  • palette knife (spatula) no. #1
  • 'Christmas Trees' ARTploarations Stencil (large and medium circles and bubbles)
  • water
  • paper towels
  • paper scraps and washi tape (for masking)

I am entering my mixed media project to following challenges:
Note: bold text and challenge badge (if any) are direct links to the current challenge and blog badge is direct link to blog or challenge home page.

1) Addicted to stamps and More, Challenge #212 - Make Your Mark
This is my 1st entry to this challenge.

2) Card Mania Challenge, CMC #84 Earth Tones
This is my 1st entry to this challenge.

3) Craft Stamper Magazine, Take It Make It Challenge, Septmeber: Anything Goes
This is my 3rd entry to this challenge.

4) Happy Little Stampers, September Mixed Media Challenge
This is my 1st entry to this challenge.

5) Penny Black and More Challenge, September Challenge - Add a Sentiment
This is my 3rd entry to this challenge.

6) Pile it on, #117 - Autumn Colors / Theme

7) 613 Avenue Create, Challenge #189 - Anything Goes with optional twist: The Colors of Fall!
This is my 1st entry to this challenge.

Thank you for visiting and your kind feedback. If you have any questions about my project, feel free to contact me or just leave comment below. :o)




  1. Wonderful card, Milka!! Fabulous texture with the gold circles! Love the colours and the image! Very well done!

  2. Very nicely crafted! The colors are well developed and nicely blended! Great job of crafting! Thanks for rocking with us this week at 613 Avenue Create!
    Chana, Owner

  3. What a great background you have made for those pumpkins! I love the layers you made with the music notes, the dots and those fabulous colors! Well done Milka, and thank you so much for sharing your project and creativity at 613 Ave C!
    ~ginny, DT for 613 Ave C: [ATG/ Colors of Fall]
    Owner: RubberMAD (

  4. A great creation in lovely warm Autumnal colorus Milka, many thanks for joining our challenge at Penny Black and More this month.

    B x

  5. Gorgeous little ATC .... love the autumnal theme. Thank you for playing along with the Craft Stamper challenge xx

  6. Gorgeous mix media project,love your coloring and design...Thank you for joining us at ATSM these week
    Hugs Željka DT

  7. So stunning and beautiful design! Very soft colors and pumpkin. Great work!
    Thank you for joining us at Card mania challenge!
    Dess ^.^

  8. love your little Mixed Media Card - thanks for sharing your project at the STAMPlorations Mixed Media Challenge and at Addicted to Stamps and More

  9. so sorry I meant Happy Little Stampers Mixed Media Challenge ... that happens when you write to many comments at once :o)

  10. Beautiful project. I love your colours and textures. Thanks for playing with us at Pile It On #117. Hope to see you again this week. Keti (DT)



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