Card for October MMCC: Black and Purple

October has started which means that also a new Mixed Media Card Challenge started today. This month we are challenging participants to use a cool colour combo of Black and Purple:

For my black and purple card I used texture paste, mists, gesso, die-cut elements, stickers and stamping:

First I created texture on the background with white texture paste (smooth and easy-to-use paste by 13Arts is my favourite!). The stencil I used is a cool new mini stencil by Tim Holtz.
Once dry I coloured it with two purple Distress Spray Stains, mixing the colours together with water. For highlighting the texture I wiped the texts gently with a baby wipe towel- the texture paste resists the water soluable mist a bit which makes removing the excess colour super easy!
Additional splash marks were done with adding more water once the first layer of colour was dry.

The die-cut shape has three layers of black cardstock. To make the final assembly easy I first attached the layers together with two-sided tape and then run the thick cardstock piece through my big shot. The die I used was a cool Tim Holtz/Sizzix Bigz die.

Before gluing the die-cut pieces on the card front I dry-brushed bit of white gesso on the background. Without this gentle white wash the black image would have disappeared in the dark purple background.

When creating the background myself with mists, paints or watercolours I often use a leftover piece on the inside of the card:

For finishing up the project I stamped black patterns on the edges of the card. Done!

I hope you have time to play with this cool colour combo this weekend. Maybe I'll soon see your mixed media card among the challenge entries!

Wishing you a nice and creative weekend.

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  1. This is so gorgeous, Elina! I love it! By the way, did you see this?!! :)