Thursday, 23 March 2017

Post 130: Mixed Media Card (The Sands of Time)

Hi friends!

Thanks for visiting my blog :) I'd like to share a vintage card today which is inspired by Indian Mughal History, I call it the Sands of Time, the title also happens to be a book by Sidney Sheldon, I remember reading it as a teenager and thoroughly enjoying it. This is a side folding 6 by 6 size mixed media card.

Synopsis of the process:

The card panel is a pattern paper from the Papericious Incredible India paper pad which was cut slightly smaller than the card base. Then its edges were deckled using a distress tool. Then a couple of images from the same paper pad - Shah Jahan and Taj Mahal were fussy cut. A few die cuts (vintage clock, leaves) along with some strips and strings of burlap and gauze were layered along with the fussy cut images and adhered with tombow glue. Further, some colored texture paste was applied through the gothic stencil to give more dimension. The paste was colored by mixing it with 2 color sprays. Some shading was done to the fussy cut images using a black zig  marker and an aqua brush. Then Shah Jahan's image was decorated with gems and jewels and a big jewel and feather were added to his head turban. The sentiment is from a martha stewart punch, the alphabets were colored with distress inks (to give a vintage worn out look) and then arranged and adhered to the card. A 3-D flower was added to Shah Jahan's hand for added interest. 

List of Supplies:

Papericious Incredible India Pattern Paper Pad
Prima Vintage Clock Die 
Prima Forest Leaves Die Set
Martha Stewart Alphabets Punch Set
Tim Holtz Distress Tool
Ranger distress ink- vintage photo and black soot
Ranger round blending tool and foams
Black cardstock 250 gsm
Little Birdie Burlap
Little Birdie Flower
Gems and pearls
Tombow Mono Multi Glue
Tissue Tape
Tim Holtz Gothic Stencil
Mont Marte Texture Paste 
Little Birdie Color Splash Sprays- Berry Blast and ocean mist
Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pen- Black
Aqua Brush 
Palette Knives

Here are a few pictures of the pages :--

I am playing along with the following challenges:

Mixed Media Place March Challenge (I was inspired by the colors and the feather)

Simon Says Wednesday Challenge- Use more than one die or punch (2 dies and 1 punch have been used here)

Mixed Media & Art March Challenge (I was inspired by the blue and brown color combinations here)

Happy Little Stampers March Mixed Media Challenge (the sentiment used here is inspired by a book written by Sidney Sheldon)

PS: I'm also excited to share that I am having a small crafty giveaway which is open to anyone worldwide (international folks are most welcome). All the details can be found here -- I'd be super thrilled and honored if you play along :) the prize is a 25 USD gift certificate to any store you like. It is open till the end of march and you can do as many or as few steps as you like. 

I'd also encourage you to have a look at the youtube channels of some of the artists I love watching, who have inspired me to explore mixed media: Gabrielle Pollacco and Marta L. 

Thanks for your time! Would love to read your comments :)
Stay Blessed.


  1. Beautiful card Preety..I love these papers by Papericious..Great Musculine card..

  2. What an amazing card - beautiful! xx

  3. Love this prince of persia theme, so cool. Great texture and layering. Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Hugs, Sandra

  4. Amazing card with a great image and background paper! Love all of your attention to detail. Thank you for joining us this month at Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge Blog and hope to see you again next month! Good luck!!!
    Lynne aka Her Craftiness

  5. Wow wow wow lovely Thanks for your participation at Mixed Media Place Challenge!

  6. wow..i love love love this..

  7. Lovely work. I love the colors you used.
    Thanks for playing with us at HLS Mixed Media Challenge Good luck!! Michelle(DT)

  8. Beautiful! Thank you for playing with Mixed Media & Art!

  9. This is fabulous!! Such a wonderful design!

    Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!


  10. A Royal card! Love the design and layering! Thanks for sharing with us at Indian Craft Room, Good Luck!
    Priyanka :)

  11. That is fabulous mixed media card. The layering, picture, and your colors are fabulous. Thank you for playing along with HLS Mixed Media March Challenge! Hope to see you again in April!

  12. Gorgeous mixed media card. Love the original idea. Thanks for playing along with mixed media place.

  13. Interesting card!
    Thank you for joining us at MixedMedia&Art

  14. Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at MM&A!