Monday, January 1, 2018

House of Cards January Challenge

January 2018
Mixed Media and/or Colors
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Can you believe it is January 1 already?  Time is really flying by.  I want to wish all of you a very Happy and blessed New Year. 
It's time for another challenge at  and another term at House of Cards, such a talented and fun design team!
My card started with the fun, bright colors above using Distress  Oxide Inks, but when I added a layer of Gesso, glitter, and another layer of Gesso over my distressed background it softened up. I still like the end result.  It was fun going with the colors, and mixed media.
Close up to show the glitter:
To see what my teammates have made follow the links below, and to join the challenge go to The House of Cards:

Cohenna | Donna | Em | Jane | Judy 
Michele |MynnRocky | Rosi 


Mrs A. said...

That is a pretty butterfly stamp you have used on your card. I like the background too. Hugs Mrs A.

Barbara Bruder said...

Great background. Love the soft colors you used. Thanks for joining us at the Crafty Creations Challenges for our latest challenge. Good luck and join us again soon. Hugs, Barbara {Crafty Creations Challenges}

Lisa said...

This is so stunning, Donna!! The background colors are amazing!! I love the die you used!! I'm so happy to be visiting after a small blog break for the holidays!! I've scrolled through to see the amazing projects I've missed while I was gone and they are all fabulous!! I hope you had a wonderful holiday season and I wish you a healthy and happy 2018!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

A Mermaid's Crafts

Mynn xx said...

This is so pretty, Donna! I adore the black silhouette on top of the bold background! Sending hugs and wishes for a wonderful 2018! Mynn xx

MaryH said...

Such a lovely background, and I like the gleam of the different colors that show in the yellow shade. Brilliant to add the gesso, I've never tried that. I've seen Jill Foster soften some of her colors using it, but I always forget about it! The black filigree of the butterfly design really stands out - and it's a perfect card to start 2018. Happy New Year, and looking forward to seeing more of your work this coming year! TFS & Hugs

Sylvia said...

Time flies when you having fun :).You've made a beautiful card.Love the butterflies.Wishing you a Happy New Year.

Gr,Sylvia x

Tammy said...

This is gorgeous Donna, I love the shimmery, colorful background!
Tammy x

Em Louise Fairley said...

Gorgeous card, Donna. I love the colors
Em, HOC teamie

Glittered Paws said...

Love the die cut you used on this beautiful background. Great card - I would have been lost in trying to make something for this challenge.

loz said...

It is is beautiful and I love the look of the gesso and glitter Donna..Loz

Rocky said...

That background is gorgeous, so sparkly and with the challenge colours, fab.

cohenna said...

Wonderful background, beautiful colors
Happy New Year, all the best for 2018

Michele K. Henderson said...

This is just gorgeous, Donna! I love that sparkling glitter and those delicate butterflies! Amazing! Have a great 2018!
Take care!

Nance said...

So pretty and sparkly. Love that background of oxide inks, gesso and glitter. Thanks for playing with us at 4 Crafty Chicks.

Judy V said...

Pretty card Donna! Love the background you created,

Monika Reeck said...

lovely butterfly there Donna
I always love bfly
and your BG is adorable too
love the mixed of colors there