Sunday, May 1, 2016

MMMC #24 - Butterflies and Blooms

May already?!! This year is flying by way too fast! But of course, a new month is always welcome around here because that means we have a brand new theme at The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge! The month of May wants to see your projects featuring Butterflies and Blooms!


We are beyond excited to introduce our May Guest Designer... KEN OLIVER!!! He is also offering an awesome prize that includes a set of Color Bursts and the Best Ever Craft Mat!


Now here is my project using some of the fun fun fun Ken Oliver Color Bursts!


I actually spent my entiiiire Saturday just playing with my new Color Bursts. I had a pile of beautiful colorful papers on my desk, but the background of this card was one of my favorites.


I created the background by placing my Crafter's Workshop 'Mumsy' stencil on top of watercolor paper. Then I sprayed over it with water and carefully removed the stencil. Now the fun part! I sprinkled a few different Color Bursts and the water just soaks that color right up! Love love love!


The flowers and leaves are die cut in watercolor paper with Essentials by Ellen 'Wild Garden' dies. Then I sprayed the die cuts with water and sprinkled them with green or purple Color Bursts. I backed them against some white cardstock with matte medium and then cut them out for my card.


Thanks for joining me for my first ever project using Color Bursts! I know it's not the last... in fact I'll have another one up tomorrow ;)

Make sure you join the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge for your chance to with some Ken Oliver goodies of your own!




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24 comments:

  1. Stunning Rachel so vibrant I am loving these star burst the more I see...looks like I "need" them in my collection of crafty stash. :)
    MaggieH

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  2. Those colours are amazing... I haven't tried Color Burst yet but it looks like fun :)

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  3. The colours on this are stunning and the flowers beautiful! Jane :) x

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  4. This is glorious! And I just bought that stencil...off to play!

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  5. I absolutely love this! The background with the stencil is awesome! 💜

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  6. I absolutely love this! The background with the stencil is awesome! 💜

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  7. HEHEHEHE.....I did the same thing the first time I played with color burst....such an amazing and unpredictable product when used "freeform"!! Just LOVE what you came up with!! JOB WELL DONE!

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  8. New to the color burst product! But the colors do burst & look awesome! Very pretty card! Love it!

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  9. I love this background! <3

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  10. Love this Rachel, what stunning colours xx

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  11. Ух ты сколько ярких цветов!!! Великолепно поднимает настроение!!!)))

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  12. beautiful! definitely a burst of color!

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  13. Gorgeous bright colours, lovely spring feel to it. Happy crafting, Angela x

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  14. Wonderful color bursts... for an amazing effect: lovely!

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  15. wow. amazing effect with those color burst. beautiful card.

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  16. WOW! thanks for sharing. totally cool

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  17. Love the colors <3
    beautiful
    Linda

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  18. What a fun background...love it totally.

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  19. What a beautiful bright background for your colorful layered blooms!

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  20. beautiful!!! love the happy colors alot!

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  21. What a gorgeous card, Rachel!!!

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  22. A gorgeous garden you have created with the mix of colors and layered flowers.

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