Sunday, May 17, 2015

CSCC #14 - Mixed Media

Hi! The current challenge at Create Something Catchy Challenges is to create a Mixed Media project inspired by the image below.

I was very intimidated when presented with the task of making a mixed media project. My style is very CAS and I have never tried my hand at mixed media! So I turned to Pinterest for help! And ran into hundreds of gorgeous projects, all of which scared me further! So I started researching and trying various techniques that I could incorporate into my card.

Two things really caught my attention - the big, bold, red umbrella and the muted, blurry Eiffel Tower in the background. I decided to focus on them and this is the result.

I started by stamping a script stamp with distress ink on a piece of white card stock. Then covered it with diluted fabric glue and pressed a crumpled piece of tissue paper over it. Once dry, I had a lovely, textured background ready!

The flower was made from the same paper. I die cut around eight circles from the same tissue paper and dyed them in two shades of red using Camlin Photo Inks. While they were still wet, I stacked and stapled them and then crumpled each circle to make a bud. Once the layers were almost dry, I gentle pulled them apart and shaped them a little.

I covered the center with a large, green, glass bead. The leaves were die cut with a Sizzix die.

I added some rope for a more rustic feel. The sentiment is from Altnew's Persian Motifs set. I stamped and heat embossed it in black.

I certainly enjoyed my first attempt at mixed media and learnt many new things in the process!

Please do check out the awesome inspiration projects on the Create Something Catchy Challenge blog presented by my fellow Catchy Girls! And make sure you enter the challenge with your own interpretation of the image in mixed media! You can link your projects for CSCC #14 here.

The winner of this challenge will receive a GV of Rs. 500/- from our lovely sponsor..


1. New work please
2. You can enter twice
3. You can combine with any number of challenges
4. Your project should scream Mixed Media
5. Last date - 25th May
6. Above all have fun.. ;)

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Beyond Grey Challenges: BGC #68 - Make your own embellishments
I made the flower and also dyed the rope with acrylic paints to make it darker.

Digi Choosday Challenge: wk 19 - Flower Power

Mixed Media Monthly Challenge #12 - May flowers
I have been following this blog since its inception. And finally found the courage to participate! The colour of the flower on my card reminds me strongly of the beautiful red gulmohar flowers that blossom in May.

Anything But Cute Mixed Media Challenge #1 - Vintage Garden
Flower, distressed background, rope.

Craft Cardmakers and more #138 - Make your own background

Looking forward to hearing from you and seeing your beautiful creations in our gallery!



  1. What a cool texture you created for the background! Love those bright flowers too!

  2. Oh my gosh, I just love how you took your inspiration for this card!! The background is just mixed media at it's best, full of texture and the colour just dances in the background and is perfect for that yummy red flower!! Thanks for joining us at Anything But Cute
    Georgie xx

  3. Amazing texture on that background and also on your flower. This is mixed loveliness. And those colors are so yummy! The bright red flower totally pops! Awesome sauce!

    Thanks so much for joining in our first challenge, "Vintage Garden", at Anything But Cute! Hugz! ~Niki DT

  4. Wow Nindini, this is gorgeous!! I can't believe this is your first mixed media project, you pulled it off like a pro! The tissue paper background is wonderful, so full of texture and an amazing blend of colours! I really love your contrast between the soft flower and the natural twine! This is an exceptional piece of art and I really do hope you will stick with it and give mixed media another go!! I would love to see more work from you! PINNED YOU!

    I am over the moon excited to have you join us at Anything But Cute for our 'Vintage Garden' challenge! Hugs, Pamellia DT :)

    1. I'm so sorry, I spelled your name wrong Nandini. :)

  5. Fantastic background! love that texture and such great colors! Thank you so much for joining our Vintage Garden challenge at Anything But Cute!
    Samra DT

  6. Just wanted to pop back in and say Thank you for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers and More for our 'Make Your Own Background' challenge! Hugs, Pamellia DT :)

    1. Thanks, Pamellia, for the encouraging comments!

  7. What a great piece of work. Thanks for joining us at Digi Choosday this week x

  8. Very nice indeed! Thanks for joining in with the challenge of 'Flower Power' at Digi Choosday Challenge Yvonne (DT)

  9. You nailed your first mixed media project by creating wonderful texture on the background. The big red flower is a super focal point. Thanks for joining us at Anything But Cute.

  10. Gorgeous card! I love the red flower. Thanks so much for joining us at the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge.

  11. Stunning, fabulous textures !

  12. Fabulous card! Love all the textures and beautiful flower.
    Thanks for playing along with us at BGC :)

  13. Beautiful card! Love the bold red flower! Thanks for joining us in this month's Mixed Media Monthly Challenge.

  14. Your flower is amazing! It goes perfectly with the background.
    Thank you for playing along at BGC!

  15. Thats some really good texture going on there ! Love the flower
    Thank you for playing along at BGC!