Michelle Mach sent each participant an embossed card to play with. I was so thrilled, since I have recently started playing in the world of Mixed Media, and this was a great way to "get my feet wet". I told her to chose the design for me. (They were all beautiful.) Mine is a Hearts design. I thought a long time about the types of medium I would use to transform it. Not having any experience in it, I wanted to try at least two different types. I chose colored pencils first. I was thinking of a tonal look, but got too excited using the pencils, so it has a bright, happy summer feel to it. I tried stamp pads next, just brushing them randomly in several areas. I love buttons, so I sewed one onto the middle of a motif using embroidery thread.
I also used flatback rhinestones, and a glittery fabric flower.
I think I will go back later and try coloring in the base of the embossing, it looks rather light in this pic. I am definitely a beginner in this style, but I really had a lot of fun!