Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Moxie Fab Marathon, part 1

So, the Handmade Cards Week challenges at Moxie Fab World are wrapping up soon, and I have a bunch of cards to share for the various challenges...figured I may as well start getting them posted!

First up, a few for the Colour Media challenge:

The background for this card was created by sponging on Distress inks, and then over-saturating the paper with Glimmer Mist. This gave it the same sort of effect that water does (you have to use A LOT of the mist - there should be puddles - for this to work). I used a canvas board-weight card stock for the background piece to avoid severe warping, and attached it to the card base with foam tape.


Supplies: PSX butterfly sticker; rhinestones from Dollarama; rub-on from stash; Distress Inks in: Dusty Concord, Mustard Seed, Mowed Lawn, Salty Ocean, Tumbled Glass, Faded Jeans; Tattered Angels Glimmer mist - Turquoise


SHINY!


Now one using markers & pencils:
Everything I've read warns to use markers first when combining these two mediums, so that's what I did. Add in the pencil shading afterwards to make sure you don't damage your markers. I've fussy-cut and popped up the 3 centre flowers (it took over 10 minutes to cut that out...I timed it. Wow.) I then used Dimensional Magic in the flower centres, sprinkled loose glitter on top, and waited for it to dry completely before shaking off the excess glitter. The word "celebrate" was inked using the rock and roll technique, with pink & orange inks, and the edges of the panel were inked with the same two pads.



Supplies: flower & butterfly stamps from Flourishes; sentiments from PTI; Dried Marigold & Worn Lipstick distress inks; Memento Grey Flannel ink; Spectrum Noir and Bic markers; Prismacolor pencils; yellow glitter from American Crafts; Mod Podge Dimensional Magic


Like the other challenges, the Colour Media challenge ends on Monday the 21st - lots of time to get some projects done!

xoxo,
Jessi


15 comments:

Lindsey said...

These are both seriously beautiful, Jessi. So nice.

Angela said...

Wow, Jessi, amazing cards! I love the shimmer, glitter, and bling!

jimlynn said...

WOW on BOTH of these! Love the pop of the flowers with the markers and pencils!!! So lovely - AND that butterfly card is sensational! Know that it shines, shines, shines!
Two beautiful cards!
Lynn

Barb said...

awesome! i love the inked background and gems...and the dimensional bouquet is just gorgeous!!

Annette Allen said...

wow cool background..cool butterfly..AWESOME CARD..

love the second one too..

Greta said...

Wow--you are on a roll! These are so pretty!

Andrea W said...

Both cards are beautiful! I love how the background turned out on your first card. I need to give that technique a try. Your fussy-cut flowers on your second card are fantastic and the glittery centers add just the right amount of sparkle.

Darnell J Knauss said...

Oh, Jess, these are so moxie fabtastic!! That butterfly looks like if I get any closer to my monitor, it will fly away and that bouquet looks just as real!! You are so inspirational and talented!! Hugs, Darnell

Asha said...

WOW!!! Flawless colouring, Jessi. I'm curiously drawn to all the glittery bits ... LOL.
xxx Asha - Sunny Summer Crafts

Barbara Godden said...

Awesome cards. The flowers look alive and the butterfly is gorgeous. The rhinestone effect is marvelous,

I'm a Little Teapot said...

Wowsers! Gorgeous cards! Love, love, love the background on the first card! It is awesome!

Chris D. said...

Amazingly awesome cards Jessi!

lostinpaper said...

Both your cards are fab! Of course those bright Gerbers made me smile but it's that glimmer mist and distress ink background that I can't stop looking at!

Cath said...

Hey Jessi! Thanks for linking this up to the Color Media Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

Nance E Salkeld said...

Both of these are truly stunning! Love that butterfly! Gorgeous background! Great job! The flowers too --- beautiful!