Hello there, creative friends, it’s Nina-Marie Trapani here with you! Today I am bringing you my very first installment of our new series, Not a Card! Each month, I’ll be sharing something that is anything but a card! I love making unique gifts, decor, and projects. It is my hope that you’ll be inspired by the ideas I bring to you!
For my project today, we’re going to make a Spring/Easter vignette! I definitely would not classify myself as a “true” mixed media artist, but that doesn’t mean I can’t have fun with mixed media products! So I’m making a vignette that fits my creative style – and it’s a lot of fun! If you like a more collage, distress, or textured project, feel free to adjust this idea to fit your style!
My Tim Holtz vignette tray features the adorable Wishful Bunny die from Memory Box and Poppy Stamps. I cut him with Cozy Days plaid pattern paper from Simple Stories – I love black and white plaid for Spring! On top of the bunny, I adhered a pom pom for his cottontail and some paper flowers from Prima.
I’m kind of quirky when it comes to distressing – I love it but I don’t like it all over! I’m more of a “strategic” distresser, LOL! When I decided to paint the frame of my tray, I wanted a crackled, distressed painted edge; the crackle adds some texture and the color reminds me of Easter eggs. I mixed Bundled Sage and Speckled Egg Distress reinkers with Crackle Paste to make the “paint”.
For some text to go with my bunny, I used our Simon exclusive Spring Blessings die and cut it with Pale Rose cardstock from Bazzill. I sprinkled a few Moonshine sequins around the bunny and my vignette for a little sparkle because I always love a little shine!
I LOVE how this vignette turned out and I plan on putting it in my living room for the Spring season! I hope you’ll give the idea I’ve shared a try – it’s a great way to play with mixed media products and make a decor piece for your home! Be sure to watch the video to see the entire creation process!