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Wednesday, October 30, 2013

"Letting it Go" for Mixed Media Monday!

Hi Everyone!

Whoa the day before Halloween already! How did this happen! LOL

Our challenge this month for Mixed Media Monday with Tracy Weinzapfel  was to "Let is Go".

Letting it go is harder than you think for me. Something that I am continually struggling with. It seems to take me forever sometimes just to create a card! I over think things, and change my mind A Lot! ;) Trying to be better about it but it is a struggle. Someone told me once that it was because I was a Virgo! Lol! Something about wanting perfection!? yeah,...well it is a nice idea anyway! ;D

So here is my attempt at "Letting it Go"!

 I used Deco Arts Satin acrylics, tattered Angels glimmer mist and the gray background was done with Gelattos both the satin gray and a metallic.
 A Copic India ink pen was used for the border around and I used Distress Ink in Peacock Feathers to edge the wording after I distressed the edges.
 The Doily stamped image in the background is a stamp from Unity Stamp Co. that I used white paint with. I stamped it off once so that the image was muted and distressed. The rest of the images were painted free form.  I really was trying to let it go! :D
Thank you so much for stopping  by for a look! I hope you like it!
Wishing you a colorful week, and a fun Halloween!

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Mix Media Challenge "Share your Home"!

Hi Everyone!

Well I am back to dust off the cobwebs on my Blog! Which I guess with Halloween approaching it is a good thing to do in more ways than one! ;D

Anyway! I have a Mixed Media project to share with you from our September creative Dare with Mixed Media Monday with Tracy Weinzapfel.  Our challenge this month was to do a project which would share the words that describe what our Homes mean to us or the words that describe what we allow into our Homes.
And these are my words for my Home :)

 I used Gelatos for the background color, love how easily those gel sticks blend together with just water. The vines I stamped with archival ink and then filled in with gesso and painted with Deco Arts acrylic paints. I used gesso and then Claudine Hellmuth's Studio Paints to color the body of the house, first with yellow and then orange over the top of it here and there, then blended it with a dry brush.


 The roof was done using modeling paste with a stencil from Crafters Workshop #TCW191s Mini Bricks. Then I used gesso over that so that the background wouldn't show thru and then used a red acrylic paint  from Deco Arts.
I outlined everything using a Copic India ink pen, and then a white Signo Uniball Ink pen from Ranger. In some areas I did use a white Montana paint pen because it glided over the gelato's a little better than the Signo pen did. Then I decided I wanted some smudge action so I used a Charcoal pencil to outline and then rubbed to blend it! :)

The Flourish stamp is from Unity Stamps from a Donna Downey set called "The Artist in You" (I think !) I used Tim Holtz Distress ink in Wild Honey. The Vine/Leaves and the Border stamp is from Ranger Dylusion by Dyan Reaveley a set called "Further around the Edge".
I always find it so amazing that my projects never turn out in the way that I first think that they are going to! And usually in a good way. At first I wasn't sure if I liked how this one  turned out, but that may have had something to do with the fact that it was 2:30 am when I finally decided I was done with it! LOL! But now I think I like it! :D
I hope that you have enjoyed looking at it as well! Thank you for stopping by and allowing me to share with you what is important to me in my Home!
Blessings and Hugs for a color filled week!