Sunday, May 2, 2021

May Challenge #5 - 613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes w/ Optional Twist: Mood Board

Hello, Crafty Peoples!
The optional twist at 613 Avenue Create is 
A Mood Board.  
Of course, you can always play  
Anything Goes!
I like this mood board because it challenges the cardmaker to find a unique way to use very pedestrian colors.  Pink, green, and brown are often used in combination, so the true challenge is finding interesting ways to combine them. 

I decided to make the feather the central theme of my project.  I followed a Tracy Evans tutorial for the background and layout.  I used stamps from my stash, and I also created a couple of elements.
The background was created by applying Distress Ink™ and  Turquois Bursho™ directly to an acrylic block, spritzing it lightly with water, and then placing the block onto the card panel.
In 2000, I purchased a bevy of Martha Stewart Clear Stamps. This is only the second time that I have used a stamp from the Birds set. My new affinity for mixed media cards has energized me to look at my stamps in a very different and exciting light.
I have had this Feathers Stamp set in my stash for about six or seven years. It is a favorite set that has not been used for a while. I purchased the bold alphabet background stamp from AliExpress, but it is available on Amazon.
I liked the idea of the scroll that Tracy used on her card, but I am back in my no spending mode, so I had to figure out how to create my own.
I downloaded and resized this scroll gif image in Photoshop®.  The scroll was watercolored with Vintage Photo Distress Oxide and then I adhered torn scraps of old book pages.  I just played around with it until it had the aged look I wanted.  I found two mini brads and used those to attach a sentiment strip to the scroll.

I wanted to pull in a little more of the pink color from the mood board, so I used my wax sealing kit to create a pink medallion.  The tree was colored with a metallic pen.

I kept the inside very simple!
When I started this project, I had no idea where I was going. I created the background and then just scrounged around in my stash to find comparable items to those used in the tutorial.  I must say that I am growing more and more comfortable creating oversized cards.

Thanks for stopping by, and I hope to see your work in the challenge at 613 Avenue Create!

Chana Malkah
Stuff I Used:
Martha Stewart Crafts - Birds


  1. Wow! Sis, everything here has come together so beautifully. A massive well done, hugs, Jackie x

  2. WOW! Chana, I would frame this masterpiece I really love the colour mix and the design.
    Faith x

  3. Gorgeous card. I love that bird. Hugs, Teresa

  4. Love, love, love your card Chana. A wonderful concoction of inks and images. Love the pops of colour against the background.
    Hugs, Sandy

  5. Wow - this is stunning Chana x

  6. Fabulous mixed media card and background love the stamps you used,the gold tree looks brilliant on the pink medallionand love the scroll you created
    Carol x

  7. Really great card Chana love all the stamping it works well together xx

  8. Stunning card, love all the great layers. Anesh

  9. Chana this is just stunning, I love everything about it, the colours and textures and the design..fabulous card.

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  10. Chana, I love you card. So beautiful. Love the colouring layering. Have a creative week. Hugs Judy

  11. Amazing, love the stamped background and colours. Vesna

  12. This is incredibly awesome, Chana! I love every single thing about it! You always inspire me to try something new. Thanks for all you share!

  13. This is extra special, a really beautiful piece with so much detail. Happy crafting, Angela xXx

  14. That background is gorgeous, I love all the layers you've created. María, xx

  15. such a fabulous card Chana, I absolutely love it!


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