Friday, 6 April 2018

Happy Birthday mixed media card

Hey everyone!!!I hope all is well J
I have mixed media card to show you all today......CHECK IT OUT!!!

I made this mixed media piece for Simon says stamps Wednesday challenge, Birthday themed card .

I have created the background with acrylic painting & DIY heavy gesso, Then added layers of corrugated paper & burlap to add texture & interest to my grungy card 

Then I used DIY tinted heavy gesso to add a lovely rusty texture to the card

(You can find the recipe below if you fancy making some 


Finished off with stamped steam punk girl colored with watercolors & some paper flowers & bling to add depth & interest

HOMEMADE HEAVY GESSO PASTE 1 tablespoon of plaster of paris
1/2 table spoon of white gesso 1/2 tablespoon White All-purpose School Glue 1 tablespoon (colored) acrylic Paint Instructions: Combine plaster powder, glue, gesso,and acrylic paint using a disposable wooden stick or plastic spoon on a glass slab,mix until you get it to the consistency you are looking for. Mix well to eliminate any lumps. Cover & use as needed.

Supplies list :

Stampers Anonymous-Brett Weldele Cling Rubber Stamp Set. 
INKS- StazOn jet black PAPER/CARD- Heavy weight paper (local store)
Corrugated paper DIES Spellbinders S5-152 Shapeabilities Expandable Patterns Fancy Lattice Die 

ACCESSORIES & TOOLS- Prima Marketing watercolors tropical set Tacky Glue, Brown ,Green acrylic paint
TH Distress Paint- Barn door DIY heavy gesso paste
Paper flowers
Stickles (Lime Green)
Golden glitter glue
Bling from my stash

I hope you found some inspiration today. Thanks for stopping by. 

I'm playing along in a few challenges too :-


  1. Fabulous image love the colours youve used. Thanks for joining us at TPS, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxxxxx

  2. Gorgeous card Zahraa :-) the image is fabulous and I love the colours and textures! the whole design is awesome!
    Love the recipe for the gesso too! I will have to make some! :-)

    thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Lols x x x

    1. awww i'm so happy to hear that you liked it Lorraine ,thank you for stopping by xx

  3. Awesome mixed media HB card Zahraa. It's a stunning card. Very strong and very feminine. Thanks for all the photo images capturing all the details, there were so many neat ideas and techniques. Thanks also for the Gesso recipe. I'm filing that one away for future. Thanks for sharing your project at the "Feminine" Anything Goes challengeat the Watercooler this week. Love it!

  4. Wonderful elements. Awesome. So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas.

  5. Great mixed media style creation. Thanks for joining us at The Paper Shelter this week.

  6. I love the grungy look, full of details... Thanks for joining us at Creative Artiste Mixed Media Challenge!

  7. Great attention to detail on your card. Apologies for taking so long to come and comment. Thank you for joining us at the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge - Charlotte/Lady Joyful, DT

  8. Great work and wonderful details.
    Thank you for sharing with us over here at "A Perfect Time To Craft" and best of luck with your entry.

    Annette DT for


  9. Gorgeous work Zahraa xx
    Thank you for sharing with us over here at "A Perfect Time To Craft" and best of luck with your entry.

    Dianne DT for

  10. Lovely work

    Thank you for sharing with us over here at "A Perfect Time To Craft" and best of luck with your entry.

    Anila DT for