I played with a challenge at Splitcoast Stampers honoring Queen Elizabeth II using any kind of mixed media. I do very little mixed media, but chose to give it a try.
I used several stamp sets in completing this card. I used Paper Smooches Royal Cuteness for the greeting and castle. The crown came from Lawn Fawn Critters Ever After. The corgi’s came from My Favorite Things Best in Show along with the pedestal the queen dog is standing on.
The background is on a piece of Strathmore Watercolor Paper. I began with a stencil and acrylic paint. I came back after it dried and began adding green ink colors, but that wasn’t enough. Then I remembered I had Ken Oliver pigment powders, so I shook a few colors on the background and applied a lot of water. I let it dry then sprayed gold spray onto it. This gold is from Stampin Up and I must have added water to it at some point; it is in a small mister bottle that I shake. After drying, I decided it finally looked like a lawn fit for a queen.
Thanks for spending time with me. I enjoyed creating this card. I am not sure when I will dive into the mixed media again, but I know I can create this way when I choose to spend the time.
13 thoughts on “Royalty Tribute”
Your mixed media background looks awesome, Lisa. Cute and playful little corgi pups made a very appropriate card for the Queen.
Thank you! I knew the corgis were the perfect dog, then my daughter brought me other sets with the crown and castle. I enjoyed creating it.
Very nice card!
THis is so regal. You are using mixed media any time you use more than one kind of product on a project. So if you add a glued bg to a stamped then colored image you just mixed media. You are more talented than you thought.
Thank you, Bonnie. I know about mixing two different kinds of coloring, like alcohol markers and colored pencils on the same image. I stray away from this kind of background, but it was enjoyable. I think this challenge spoke to me on Friday, knowing they Queen was being buried Monday. I will continue as I have time and desire.
Love your royal scene! Your background looks great!
What a delightful card and a perfect tribute to the Queen.
Lisa, that background is a gorgeous lawn fit for a queen. Love your sweet dogs, too. Great job on this.
What a fun card. Your mixed media background turned out great.
Thank you! I enjoyed it. I am not usually wanting to get too messy, but it was fun.