Friday, October 11, 2013

A mixed media card for Marion Smith Designs!

Hi everyone!

Today I wanted to share a mixed media card I created with the Nirvana collection by Marion Smith Designs

"Dream Big" card 

To start with, I used a Strathmore Mixed Media card, which is heavy in texture so it can withhold the mediums I would place on it. 

I then applied gesso and tissue paper on the front cover, before adding some stamping with Archival ink. 

I then used some Crafter's Workshop stencils and gesso to create some more texture, before adding some brand new mists from Lindy's Stamp Gang designed by Limor Webber called Industrial Chic, for that gorgeous colour. 

For added detail, I used some black ink to create the splatter effect. 

Once the background was done, I cut out some images from the "Documented" and "Typograph"paper from the Nirvana collection which where JUST perfect for an awesome contrast between the black on the cut outs and the bight colours on the background.

These are the 2 papers I used ..


 I then added some flowers and other embellishments to finish them off. 

Materials List
Paper: Marion Smith Designs Nirvana collection
Tissue paper: Canvas Corp Tissue Stock
Background Stamps: Prima Marketing Notary Stamp, Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous ATC stamps
Tissue Tape: Tim Holtz
Mist: Lindy's Stamp Gang Industrial Chic
Black Ink: Liquitex Professional Acrylic Ink Carton Black 
Black Drops: Viva Paper Pen Black
Flowers: Prima Marketing
Resin: Kaisercraft

Keep an eye out for this collection shipping now. It is available at and some other retails for pre order , however the first couple of batches have sold out so please check with your retailer if they will stock this. 

Make sure to visit the Marion Smith Designs blog HERE, where you will find more inspiration from the other DT members and updates on new products. 

Bye for now :)

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  1. OMG!!! LOVE this card, colours, flowers, everything! :)

  2. Oh my, it's fabulous! I just love the pops of blue.

  3. That is beautiful Nadia, I love the colours you have used! :)

  4. WOW, that is really beautiful. Love your style.

  5. Beautiful card with awesome details!

  6. This card looks amazing, really wonderful details!! Have a lovely weekend!

  7. Stunning work! Love the colours and texture.

  8. Lovely card...good idea finding card stock that is heavy FAVEST bit is the black ink splashes....great finishing touch:):):):)

  9. BE-YOU-TI-FUL... I love the colours Nadia... just beautiful :D


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