Monday, November 28, 2022

Vintage Botanicals ~ Mixed Media Monday

Hi friends!  Today's Mixed Media Monday offering is in the form of cards.

I recently purchased this beautiful 6x8 collection from 49 and Market called Curators Botanical.  I was completely smitten as I flipped through the different designs of these high quality, heavy cardstock double-sided patterned papers.  

 For each card, I did a bit of stenciling on the patterned paper, using a Cathe Holden Layered Vintage Floral Stencil from Spellbinders.  I also stamped some images using Tim Holtz Field Notes Cling Stamps.

The Specimen Dies from Tim Holtz sold out so fast!  I was lucky enough to find this one at Scrapbook.com, and I couldn't wait to use it.  The flower is printed on acetate.  I found quite a good selection on Amazon.  I glued the flower to the specimen slide that I cut using papers found in my scrap box.  I distressed the edges and added more stamped images from the Field Notes collection.

Both cards are the same in design style, but I chose to add a butterfly to this card.

I added strips of kraft washi tape to each of the cards to look like the slides were added many years ago.  I added a bit of distress ink to the edges of the tape to add to the aged look.

 

I'm so happy with how these cards turned out.  


 Here is a list of products I used today:

Thinlit Specimen Dies
Curators Botanical 6x8" Collection Pack
49 and Market
Cathe Holden Layered Vintage Floral Stencil
Entire Flea Market Finds Collection
Field Notes Cling Stamps


Thanks for stopping by!


5 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh Birgit...I love LOVE how these turned out too! They are both absolutely BEAUTIFUL! I think my favorite part is how you stenciled over the dsp...I just really love that look! I can't tell you how much I love your Monday posts and look forward to them each week! I think you've definitely found your happy place using all the vintage finds to create such wonderful projects! Keep 'em coming!! Hugs. :0)

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  2. these are just awesome, I love the way you used your washi tape to hold down the specimen die, love your stenciling and your stamping! I agree the 49 and market goodies are all such great quality and so fun to play with!

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  3. The colors are wonderful! These are just lovely, Birgit!

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  4. These are gorgeous! Love this whole look and feel and vibe! They're beautiful! I have a couple of these little specimen cards too, a lovely and kind soul sent them to me! *MUAH*

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  5. Birgit, I just love seeing you playing with mixed media. You've given me so many idea. And I agree with Lisa, such beautiful colors! Hope all is going well with baby Callum.

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