Beachy Winter Wishes

Hello everyone! Welcome to another Tim Holtz-mixed media card. This card was inspired by the 2021 Sizzix Christmas release last year, in particular Jan Hobbin’s card with Eugene. Like many mixed-media makes, this is not a CAS nor a fast card to make.

My card started out with using Distressed Oxide Paints to paint pour on acrylic paper. Gladys was cut out of various pinks, gold, and white. Her pupils are a liquid pearl. The snowflakes and wreath were cut out of bristol cardstock. The wreath is inked, splattered with distress oxide, and embellished with Nuvo drops. The snowflakes had glittered adhered to them with collage medium. The “ice” in the background is an embossed acetate; to glue it down, I ran the glue lines where the grout lines are in the cobblestone. This way, if the glue did not dry clear, it would give an appearance of snow between the stones. 😁 I used digital paper for the frame and inked the front of my card base with oxide to add a little more green. Enjoy!

Supplies used:

  • Papers: Nina Solar White 110 lb cardstock, Neenah Bright White 65lb cardstock, Strathmore Bristol Smooth Cardstock, Strathmore Acrylic Paper, pink cardstock from the stash, Stencil Acetate generic
  • Inks: Distress Oxide (Speckled Egg, Picked Raspberry, Rustic Wilderness)
  • Sizzix dies – Tim Holtz: Gladys, Holiday Words Script, Wreath & Snowflake
  • Embellishments: Nuvo Drops Jewel Drops(Honeysuckle), Nuvo Drops (Simply White), Liquid pearls (Mermaid), Distress Glitter (Clear Rock Candy)
  • Distress Collage Medium
  • Acrylic Paint: Distress Paint (Speckled Egg, Picked Raspberry), Golden (Interference Gold), Deco Art White,
  • Pouring Medium: Liquitex
  • Embossing Folder: Tim Holtz, 3d Cobblestone
  • Impresslit: 3D Snowflake

Thankful Thursday: Try to be a Rainbow in Someone Else’s Cloud.

Challenges entered: SSS Monday Challenge, Can You Handle the Pressure?, Critter Crazy Challenge, Double Trouble Challenge, Pearly Sparkles Challenge, Time Out Challenge, Tic Tac Toe Challenge (splatter, any sentiment, circle-the wreath)

Designer Spotlit card at Time Out Challenge, Tic Tac Toe Challenge, Double Trouble Challenge.

10 thoughts on “Beachy Winter Wishes

  1. Mikara, what a beautiful mixed-media card… love it all. Mixed media is not in my comfort zone but you did a great job. My daughter does a lot of mixed medium and tries to get me into it. Thanks for sharing your beautiful artwork with us at Double Trouble.

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  2. I can see all the work that went into this beauty Makira. I love Gladys showing off her pink plumage in these freezing conditions – nothing will stop her! Thank you for coming to play with my board at Tic Tac Toe this week! Vicky x

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