Digi Choosday – Week 36 – Anything Goes

Morning, it’s Tuesday and the start of a new challenge at Digi Choosday

The theme is – Anything Goes.

For this weeks challenge the DT were asked to used autumnal colours, perfect for me as I love using a yellow, red & orange combo, you can probably tell if you take a look through my blog.

I’ve gone for a vintage style look, using an image transfer technique using Matte Medium, love my Matte Medium and I use it a lot, for various techniques.



Step by Step

1. Created the background on white card stock, using Imagination Crafts Mixed Media sprays in yellow, orange and red.

2. Gave the whole page a coat of DecoArt Matte Medium, once the paint was completely dry. Left to dry.

3. Printed the butterfly from the Polkadoodles Little Kingdom digi collection, I printed the image using a laser printer, I believe the image transfer technique can be done with an inkjet image but you need to be careful not to smudge the ink. I also printed the sentiment, again from Polkadoodles Little Kingdom digi collection, I did manipulate the sentiment in my graphics program to change the size. 

4. Gave the card stock another coat of Matte Medium, I deliberately didn’t take the Matte Medium to the edge, I wanted the area covered with Matted Medium to be slightly smaller than the printed image so I’d get a natural rough edge to the transfer.

5. Place the image face down on the Matte Medium and burnished the whole image. Normally you’d leave this to dry over night but I was impatience and wanted to see the results, I heat set the piece and then left to cool and flatten out for a couple of hours, under a heavy book.

6. Using a piece of damp sponge I rubbed away the paper to reveal the image transfer.

7. Trimmed the card stock and roughed up the edges using the Tim Holtz distressing tool. Rounded the corners using a corner punch and inked the edges with a dark brown ink pad.

8. Matted on to black card stock and rounded the corners using a corner punch.

9. Cut out the sentiment and adhered to the image. Used an orange Derwent Graphiks Paint Liner to edge the words.

10. Used a black Derwent Graphiks Paint Liner to add faux stitching around the edge.




Don’t forget to grab today’s discount code over on the Digi Choosday blog. 




I’ll be entering the following challenges-

Crafting From The Heart #126 Anything Goes

Critters and Creatures Linky Party #7 

Craft Your Passion #328 Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by 💋







13 thoughts on “Digi Choosday – Week 36 – Anything Goes

  1. dsmiles2 says:

    Hi, Gail! What an incredible tutorial describing your beautiful artwork! Thank you for explaining in detail. I may need to invest in a laser printer. But I am going to experiment with my little inkjet and see how it goes. Thanks for explaining the techniques. LOVE your pretty masterpiece, definitely suitable for home decor as a reminder and encouragement. hugs, de


  2. Ellie says:

    What an amazing mixed media creation and love the gorgeous colors! So beautiful!
    Thanks so much for sharing!!

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    Critters & Creatures Linky Party


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