The Mixed Media Card Challenge #21 – March – Trees – Reminder

Hi! I’m happy to be here with a reminder post for:

The Mixed Media Card Challenge

Our challenge for this month is:

Here’s my card:


First off, I sponged brown ink onto Kraft through a Weathered Wood – ARTplorations Stencil.IMG_4116edited


 Next I stamped a variety of branches, needles and flowers. Next I heat embossed more branches in gold.IMG_4117edited

I stamped a Chickadee stamp and then altered it to look more like a Sparrow. Here is the photo which I used as inspiration.

 I added a die cut window and the sentiment. I also applied homemade embossing paste through a Chevron Crazy – ARTplorations Stencil to a black panel of cs.

Homemade Embossing Paste Recipe

1/2 Cup Talc/Baby Powder
2 TBSP White Liquid Glue/Mod Podge
2 TBSP Gesso
Water, to adjust consistency

you may add drops re-inker ink to tint the paste as you desire

My current recipe has evolved from this recipe here. I have used the same container for over a year, just adding more ingredients as I need more paste. So, my recipe is not exact. The more glue & acrylic paint/Gesso you add, the more flexible the paste will be when it dries.

Lastly, I attached the front panel to the embossed panel and a black card base. I used lots of NBUS on this card, all of the stamps and the maybe the chevron stencil as well. I’d like to play this along at Darnell’s NBUS #6. I’d like to play this along at Simon Monday Challenge Blog’s Challenge: Make Your Own Backgroundand Word Art Wednesday’s Anything Goes Challenge #221.
 and Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Blog’s Simon Says: Touchy Feely.


Please stop by the challenge blog and checkout my teammate’s wonderful creations. We always have quite a variety of cards for you to enjoy. I had a lot of messy fun making this card.  I hope that you are inspired to play along!

Thanks for stopping by!
Grace & Peace

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 March 25, 11:55 p.m. Pacific (GMT-8).
6. We’ll announce the winner and highlights near the beginning of April.

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10 thoughts on “The Mixed Media Card Challenge #21 – March – Trees – Reminder

  1. The background is lovely and the wee birds are adorable.Thank you so much for entering our 221st challenge. We are always delighted to see your entries and appreciate your inspirational creativity.
    Carole Robb Bisson
    Word Art Wednesday
    DT Member


  2. Thank you so very much for the update!! I really appreciate it! I can’t wait to try it out : )

    Thanks a bunch, too for the kind comments on my blog.



  3. Beautiful!! your card is just delightful and so is the sweet little bird who inspired it!
    Would you mind sharing your recipe for the embossing paste? I have not found one I like. I would greatly appreciate it! : )


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