Saturday, October 26, 2013

AMMCC10 - Happy Birthday to YOU

I have lots of favorite things going on with this project!  I'll start where I started.  LOL.  With a color challenge. 

And an ugly piece of designer paper.  ahem.  **cough cough**  I know, I said favorite things.  But, it's my favorite now.  And look at the dark woodgrain paper!  It has an embossed woodgrain.  I love it!  OK.  I digress.  Back to beautifying that...ahem...ugly paper.  What was ugly about it?  It was slick, shiny and a harsh funny looking brown. 
I had several tries in getting this paper to look nice when stamped on.  I should mention also that SU! Field Flowers has a learning curve.  OMW!  I have seen beautiful stamped images with this set...but um...I used many sheets of scrap paper trying to figure out that the...ahem...I digress.
And I tease GARFIELD about his kitty kat ADD?  hee hee OK.  Beautifying ugly designer paper.
Vanilla Ice Cream acrylic paint alone just didn't cut it!  It needed some tooth on that slick shiny wood panel designer paper.  I mixed some Vanilla Ice Cream with some gesso...and wow!  Um...that's acrylic paint + gesso.  ;-)  And now that I think about it...Vanilla Ice Cream with chocolate chip & fruit punch.  wow. 

I wasn't too happy with the original stamped image, so I added some Fruit Punch stickles & smeared it around with my finger.  WOW!  (No, I didn't lick my finger.)  I had found a sketch via Pinterest, so I got to taping.  Then I dug out a muslin banner and stamped the sentiment using Antiquary Card Kit stamp set!  Then OMW!  eep!  Look at the straight lines.  ;-)   Circle veneer & a bicycle to the rescue!  And a ca-ute tweety bird.  When I first received the "tweets" wood veneer...I thought...ugh.  It's become one of my favorites to play with.  Who am I kidding?  All wood veneer is my favorite to play with.  And sequins?!?  Shut the door!  I have sequins galore.  I use them, too.  No sense in hoarding.  
I'm a happy camper.  Now, that's mixed media, mollymoo style.  LOL.
Thanks for stopping by!  Have a moo'valous day!


  1. What a fun card! Love the little scene that you created! Thanks for joining along with A Mixed Media Color Challenge!

  2. Mooooo! This is moooovalous for sure. I love all your fun creations. You have an eye. When I put all those parts together, uhm it looks like I just put parts together. This is great!

  3. LOVE the wood elements and the sequins on your Pretty card, Melissa! THX for playing with us at A Mixed Media Color Challenge!

  4. What a fun card and a super fun blog post write up!!! So fun to read of your process! Love the wood embellishments and the card design! Great card!