Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Summer Nautical Fun

Barb here to talk about the monthly challenge for Mixed Media Mojo which is Summertime with the added twist of shells.

What is more summertime than nautical.  Getting out on your boat be it a dingy or a sail boat or anything in between, it is such a pleasure to feel the wind in your face and soak up the sunshine.  This is the card I made for the monthly challenge and I am sharing the steps I used to create the card.

This is a 5 x 7 card with many layers.  I love to create with layers.  This is the collection I started with.  It is from the Recollections Line at Michael's.  It has paper, cardboard, canvas (plain and printed) and burlap.  I bought the wood anchor at Michael's also.  The sentiment, distress paint and the Tattered Angel spray were from my supplies along with the card base.

Here is the collection I used.

To create the color on the wood anchor, I first painted it with Distress Paint (Hickory Smoke).  I then added a layer of Distress Collage Medium (did not see anything from this layer) and then sprayed with Tattered angels Glimmer Mist (Woven Burlap).  I really like the color I achieved.

I went through the collection of paper and cut out the elements of paper I wanted to use.  All the images are on 12 x 12 sheets of paper in the pack.  I took out my distress tool and used it around the edges of all the paper.

Here is another picture of the anchor.  I added twine at the top of the anchor and tied a couple knots.  I pulled off some threads from the fabric strip and wound them around the top of the anchor.

I added embossing paste to two of the images.  I used a stencil on the Post Card and just smeared it on the sailboat image with my pallet knife.  After it had dried I dabbed on some of the Woven Burlap Glimmer Mist to give the paste a more aged look.

After all the images were ready, I adhered to the card base with my ATG gun, foam tape and the trusty glue gun.  One thing I have found that works great for making layered cards is when you lay out the pieces, take a picture of it with your phone and then when you go to reassemble the card, you have a picture to look at so you end up with the card you had originally planned.

Here are some close ups of some of the elements of the card.

The anchor.

The top of the sailboat image.  Here you can see the embossing paste and the twine that was just looped and tucked under the sailboat.

The bottom of the sailboat image and the bottom of the left hand side of the card.

The birthday sentiment, corrugated cardboard and the embossing paste on the sailboat image.  You can also see the top of the postcard and anchor.

Thanks for stopping by today and checking out how I made my card.  Please join us for some Mixed Media Mojo fun this month.


  1. This is a fabulous make, I love it.
    xxx Hazel.

  2. This is a real treasure! Love all the elements and how they came together! Hugs!

  3. Wonderful Barb, love all those fabulous layers and the anchor was a perfect finishing touch! Deb xo

  4. I'm at a nearby Michael's (in Pa) 2-3 a month picking out supplies, but have yet to see this nautical Recollection Paper Pad. Michael's doesn't have the best selection of scrapbooking pads (sigh), but had they had this one---it would be in my stash today. Love the b-day card!