Thursday, September 1, 2016

Mixed Media Harvest Blessings Card

Ahhhhhhhh September. Pumpkin Spice Lattes return to the land of all things good. The smell of apples is in the air. You can take deep breaths and inhale.... Cough* Cough* OUCH! That was a wasp. 

Seriously - up here in North Dakota, you can't walk 2 steps without encountering one of the stingalicious flymobiles - and breathing deeply is done at your own peril. 

Autumn is my most favoritest season, though, and I can't wait to become a boots-sportin', PSL-guzzling, sweater-wearing gal again. 


Over at the Mixed Media Card Challenge, we are celebrating Autumn in fine fashion with our new challenge. 

Our theme this month is Harvest Basket with the optional element of Fruit. 

For my creation, I inked up a stamp that has been beckoning me since I bought it last Fall. It's a gorgeous autumn basket from the STAMPlorations HOLIDAY EXPRESSIONS: Thankful for Autumn set. 


I'm sorry I don't have my usual process photos to show off - I actually made this background a while ago when I was just putzing around having some messy fun in my room. 

I can tell you the process, though. 
  1. Sponge a mixture of Mustard Seed and Fossilized Amber Distress Inks on a sheet of cardstock
  2. Ink up a grungy-looking stamping with Spiced Marmalade Distress Inks and randomly plop that baby onto the sponged paper.
  3. Apply gold texture paste through a stencil in random areas around the edges. 

My image was colored with Spectrum Noir Makers and Distress Markers and then I embossed the sentiment on a sheet of vellum. 

I'm going to link my Harvest beauty up to:
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday - Anything Goes
Crafty Gals Corner - Anything Goes
Little Red Wagon - Lets Get Inky

In other BIG and super cool news! I'm so excited to announce that I was invited to be a part of the 2016-2017 Fusion Challenge team!
I love the Fusion Challenge and the seriously talented design team they've always seemed to gather so I was uber chuffed when I got the email! Hope you'll pop by & check out my new teamies!


  1. Big congrats for your new DT, Becca!! :D You well deserve it!
    Your autumnal card is just adorable, so vibrant and full of light!! Very well done!!

  2. Congrats for you new Role as Fusion DT Becca !!Tis season will be very interesting ;) I loved thesutumn themed card a lot,has so much warmth to it :)

  3. Congratulations on your new DT my friend!! So deserved and they are lucky to have you!! Your fall card is gorgeous!! I love the texture and the colors!! It looks amazing!! Happy September!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  4. Goes without saying, your card is gorgeous, AGAIN! Congrats on the DT assignment, Fusion's lucky to have you. Don't go swallowing any nasty old wasps...yuck!

  5. Goes without saying, your card is gorgeous, AGAIN! Congrats on the DT assignment, Fusion's lucky to have you. Don't go swallowing any nasty old wasps...yuck!

  6. This is warm an inviting Becca, such a pretty fall card!! HUGE congrats on your new DT gig. It's well deserved!!

  7. What a wonderful card, Becca. Love the rich warm colours you used which of course are perfect for a Fall card. Love the embossing on the vellum. Wonderful job, my friend.
    PS: Sorry about the marathon commenting :) I'm trying to catch up from when we were on vacation.

  8. Congratulations my friend!Well deserved!! I too love autumn..your card is so gorgeous! Perfectly autumn! :)

  9. Congrats and what an awesome card Becca. Autumn is deffo my favourite season ! Love the colours and the little nip in the air. Have a great weekend x

  10. Oh my gosh Becca, this card is just that embossed background! And congratulations on the DT spot!!!

  11. Beautiful card! Love all the texture and layers you created with the inking! :)Thanks for playing along with the girlfriends at Little Red Wagon this week! :)

  12. What a beautiful fall theme mixed media card, Becca. I love your colors of fall plus gold.

  13. Congratulations on you new DT - oh how I love your card - the background is perfect for the stamp, and the vellum and sentiment finished the card perfectly

  14. Wonderful colors! Love the background! And congratulations! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Gals Corner! Jeanie, DT

  15. OOOH! congrats on the new team! That's wonderful. Nothing like a 'new' challenge to conquer! And you've done an awesome job using your 'old' [cough!] stamp:) Love that vellum. Said that last time. FORGOT about doing this, but it's now back on the List!!!!

  16. Oooh... I can feel autumn now... I do love autumn... never did care for what came after.. gorgeous background! And l love that image... beautiful! And so much congrats about your new team! Of course they wanted you! They'd be crazy not to!

  17. cool card and congrats on your new journey!!!

  18. Love all that textured gold! And you remind me of a term we always used - "sweater weather". Happy Fall!

  19. awesome looking the gold, it just glows....Happy Fall

  20. love this card and the yummy background :) little known fact about jenn shurkus: a few summers ago i was eating a tuna sandwich at the beach (shocker) and a wasp landed on it without me knowing and I took another bite and he bit the inside of my mouth!!! eeeeekkkk
    Thank you for playing along with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!!