Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Mixed Media-ish

I love the freestyle look of mixed media and journaling...but I'm not ready to bring out the paints and get messy.

I can still get the look by grunging with a background like the mesh from Market Street stamps.

I laid down misc paper scraps and stamped over them.

I did the same technique here, but with border stamps.

You still get a "template" look, but without the template and paints.

I criss-crossed with pink and purple backgrounds for the color challenge at

Julie Ebersole

Her beautiful card reminded me of how much I love SPLATTERS!

Dabbing from Copic and Memento pens can look like splattered paint.

I was determined to participate~if only to have a great reason to splatter~or rather, DAB! ;)
I also used the negative image for 

Have a great day~thanks for stopping by to see me friends!
stamps: Market Street Stamps Mesh and Great Big Greetings
 ink:Memento Ink (Lilac Posies),Versamark,Ranger Tim Holtz Dusty Concord
die:My Favorite Things Die-Namics Solid Skyline
cardstock:Papertrey Ink soft stone,Bazzill
other:Copic and Memento inks,Whispers embossing powder


  1. Great use of your stamps and Copics! Thanks for joining us at CASE Study this week :)

  2. Fabulous design! I love the mesh background and of course...the splatters! A cool design :)

  3. awesome technique..so creative and really looks cool..

  4. Wow! This is super cute! Love the skyline image!

  5. So loving your grunge, but you did it in a very feminine way with all the pinks! Fun!

  6. Hey Marlena! Thanks for linking this up to the Emphasize the Negative Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

  7. Wow... The mesh made such a great background. I like the alternating colors in there. Very cool. :)


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