Monday, September 1, 2014

Mixed Media Card Challenge... Autumn Colours, with Metal or Leaves

Mixed Media Card Challenge, September Challenge Autumn Colours with Metal or Leaves is sponsored by Add A Little Dazzle, who generously supplied us with some amazing metal sheets to play with - and I'm in LOVE!  If you happen to be stumped for inspiration, there are some fabulous videos over at Add A Little Dazzle.

My embossing folders have been feeling a little unloved of late, so this was the perfect excuse to dig them out and dust them off! I embossed a small sheet of Add A Little Dazzle Dark Chocolate, and used a combination of sanding and acetate to remove the layer of colour from the raised embossed leaves. I've discovered that the sanding creates a more vintage, weathered result, where the acetate on a cotton bud creates a more modern, shiny feel, and you have to be careful not to drip the acetate onto the parts you don't want the colour removed!

The leaves were coloured using a variety of Liquid Pearl colours. A cardstock sheet was cut to the size of the embossed panel and the edges of the metal sheet wrapped around it. The vellum die-cut flag had this gorgeous Walter and Winnie sentiment heat embossed in Copper. Lastly the vellum flag was wrapped around the front panel and secured with a couple of spots of Dimensional Magic, and the panel adhered to the card front.

I hope you take the opportunity to have a play with Mixed Media, I'd LOVE to see your creations!  In case you're wondering what qualifies as a Mixed Media Card, I have posted details here, and they can be found on The Mixed Media Card Challenge blog.

While you are there, grab some more fabulous inspiration 
from the amazing Design Team!

1. Create a mixed media CARD based on the theme, with or without the optional element.
2. Display the challenge graphic on your blog post and link back to this challenge post.
3. You may enter as many times as you want, as long as each entry is different.
4. You may combine a maximum of 7 challenges (6 other challenges plus ours).
5. Submit your projects by September 25, 11:55pm PDT (GMT 6:55am).
6. We’ll announce the winner and favorites on September 30.


  1. Gorgeous! What a perfect fall card.

  2. What a great result using the embossing folder Lyndal! love the chocolate background with the wonderful fall color leaves!

  3. Your a genius. What a fab idea to remove d colour and create contrast.

  4. LOVE this design Lyndal!! Amazing technique with the embossed metal with sanded areas. The fall colors are GORGEOUS ... and the vellum sentiment is perfect as it lets the beautiful leaf design show through. Loll xx

  5. Such a clever way to use the metal sheets, Lyndal - the effect is stunning!

  6. Beeeeeautiful!!! Love the way you color the background and leaves!!

  7. Love this technique! The result is fabulous. Thank you so much for playing along in the Anything Goes Challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog this week :)

  8. Love your liquid pearls coloring on the leaves! So Autumn, so pretty!

  9. great technique, will have to try it sometime! Also have to find out about the dimensional magic thing...your card looks great!
    Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

    Hugs, Alica ;)


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