Sunday 22 February 2015

Live your dream with passion

Isn't it lovely when the postman delivers you one of those pizza boxes filled with goodies that you have ordered from Susan and when I opened a parcel of pre-order products and found the new mixed media dies from Tim Holtz in it, I just had to have a play.

Before the idea for this card came about I was in the process of making some journalling pages using the brand new stencils from Tim Holtz and using the reverse of the sprayed stencil on some spare card. When it had dried and I picked it up to put away in a bits box I immediately wanted to use the new mixed media thinlits dies, so I ran it through the Big Shot and cut it down to size and I really liked the effects. 

I gathered some elements together and began putting things together.

I stamped the butterfly using the French Flight Framelits set on the background and on another piece of card, cutting it out and adding it over the other one. You can see the grungy background under the frame below.

Some music paper dipped lightly into inks, a ribbon and wishbone finish the embellishing.

I also used the new Perspective set of stamps from Tim Holtz for the sentiment, which was stamped in Olive archival ink.

The piece I found to use for the underneath of the die-cut area was originally created using distress paints and walnut stain distress ink. I don't throw anything away ....... lol.

I really love the effects these mixed media dies create and you get four different designs in the packet.

Happy crafting.

hugs Brenda xxx


  1. You have used the new goodies so beautifully Brenda, this is gorgeous! Anne xx

  2. Managed to get a set of the Mixed Media thinlits and am looking forward to using them all, one of the best things Mr T has designed imho.

    Love how you have used the die, the colours and the ickle wishbone. Fab project:-) xxx

  3. Fabulous Brenda! I just love the look of the Mixed Media thin lit and the gorgeous inking showing through. What a fabulous project - love it! Jenniex

  4. Brenda, this is totally gorgeous! Love how you used that thinlit die to create such great card! Hugs!

  5. You have done the thinlets proud Brenda - love this piece - can't wait for mine to come

  6. Stunning Brenda, love how it turned out!!

  7. So many things to love about this card, Brenda, and I thought I hit on all of them on your blog. But I see left out that sweet wishbone and the music, because I was so taken by the rest of the gorgeous ART on this piece! I love that you don't throw anything out--a girl after my own heart! Love this!

  8. I love the association of the background and the die. A deep view that highlight the butterfly : gorgeous!

  9. I love the association of the background and the die. A deep view that highlight the butterfly : gorgeous!

  10. Oh, lucky you that you can play with these dies already! I love what you did with it all....the colors are lovely, and I especially adore the interchange between grungy and light/flourish.....WOW! xx Lynn