Tuesday, 19 July 2016

You Inspire Me

A dear friend recently gave me a Mixed Media Canvas
and I fell in love with the concept. I have always admired
that sort of craft and since we were at
a Craft Show - what better time to buy a few products
required for this type of art.
Just by chance I saw a blog called Stamps & Stencils
with a challenge that caught my eye Here
This gave me a chance to experiment and try my hand
at a bit of mixed media. I must admit I just went with
the flow hoping what I did turned out okay.

I love using corrugated cardboard and string
so that was my choice - middle row down.
I have used so many bits and bobs here but will
endeavour to list a few.

Gesso and gelatos for my flower - just played with it
and didn't know if I would even use it.
Kraft card stock
Corrugated cardboard and the piece I pealed off
was used for my tag.
I used  Tim Holtz distress inks
SU and Memento inks
Bokeh stencil for my circles
Scrap DP torn and inked adding script
from Kaisercraft stamp.
Texture Paste and paint to the cardboard
My flower consists of a Marianne Die
and DieNamics Die inked and a centre pearl
Added the necessary string
Sentiment is from Altenew

I must admit I enjoyed playing with this
but it left my craft room and my fingers in
an awful state.

I would also like to add this to the
Ooh la la Challenge for their
Challenge #209 Texture

Thanks for dropping in
 and love to read your comments
on my practicing Mixed Media.


julie_woolston said...

Absolutely beautiful Ina love the colours and amazing detail.
Hugs Julie xxx

Wynn said...

Wow Ina!! I love , love, love this. All that yummy texture and the colours are fabulous. So pleased you joined us at OLL challenges. Wynn DT x

Verna Angerhofer said...

So beautiful with those wonderful colors, layers and all the distressed features on it.

Judy Woodland said...

Oh wow, what a great mixed media piece. You have nailed it, and I really admire you for that. I am absolutely no good at it. LOVE your colors and design, well done!!

Linby said...

Great piece of art work and so beautiful. Well done on your first mixed media make.
Thanks so much for sharing it with us at OLL.
Lynn x

SewPaperPaint said...

Fantastic layering and color! The corrugated board is so dynamic as you've used it! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Stamps & Stencils. <3

Vintagehandmade said...

Beautiful mixed media piece! Love your wonderful layering and the way you used your corrugated cardboard! Thank you so much for joining us at Stamps and Stencils this month! Branka DT

Wynn said...

Thought I'd already visited Ina .....must have forgotten to leave some love when I saw your awesome mixed media canvas. Thank you for showcasing it with us at OLL challenges. Wynn DT x

toni said...

So glad you found our blog and felt inspired to produce this lovely mixed media piece! . A great interpretation of the challenge theme. Thankyou for joining us over at Stamps and Stencils.Toni X