Saturday, 29 December 2018

A Mixed Media 'Dream'

Christmas is over and goodies put to bed for a while at least.
Time to relax and just play  - in my case to use some new goodies.

I didn't know where this project would lead to so just 
went with what took my fancy!
Funny enough I started two projects and nearly
put this one in the bin as I wasn't happy with the background
but came back to it today and pressed on.
The other item landed in the bin.
I started by adding a couple of patches of Sand Paste
then stenciling the background with
texture paste sprayed with 
Tim's Dusty Concord Distress Stain.
Wet my page then added Lindy's Magical's
in Witches Potion Purple/Freaky Franken Lime 
and Nuvo Solar Flare Shimmer Powder.
That is where I left it overnight.
I decided it needed a little more so
stenciled the middle using Nuvo Mousse 
in Aloe Vera then just  kept adding
different coloured mousses
 some Inka Gold and random script.
Inked water colour paper with 
the same Magical's above and
Starburst Spray in Tiffany Lou Blue.
Stamped my butterflies with 
Black Archival ink then heat embossed
in black. Fussy cut them after blinging them up 
with Nuvo Blue Lagoon Crystal Drops. 
Attached some lightly coloured dry wall tape and a 
flourish before adding the butterflies.
Finished with a popped sentiment cut from
MFT die and distressing some of the edges.

A few close ups!

I am going enter this at 
for their current Challenge Here
It's an Anything Goes so the sky's the limit!

Thanks for dropping in today.
Only a few days till the New Year.
Hoping yours will be a Happy Healthy one.


Linda said...

Wow love the look of this Ina - can see you had fun! Great layers and texture.

Cheri said...

This is breathtaking, SS!!! Wow, wow, wow!!!!! The layers, the colors, the texture, the motion....I'm so glad you took this out of the trash bin! GORGEOUS!

Verna Angerhofer said...

This is gorgeous and those colors are so dreamy looking.

Judy Woodland said...

So gorgeous!!! I CANNOT do mixed media for some reason. It's too unorganized for my tidy brain. I love the look, just can't seem to achieve it. You, on the other hand, nail it every time. This is stunning.....and of course I like it extra more because it's purple. Happy New Year, my dear friend. All the best to you and yours!!!!

lostinpaper said...

Looks like you had a blast with these new goodies, love love the colour combo Ina!

Carol L said...

Since I'm fond of purple, this creation just draws my eyes in to see each and every little detail! It's fabulous and I love it all! I admire anyone who can do mixed media because I just don't know where to start with it, but this is amazing and just gorgeous!! Well done!

Shona Erlenborn said...

Another masterpiece, Ina! Loving the colors, textures and the fact that it almost went in the bin is crazy - love your mixed media work! Happy, healthy and continued crafty 2019!

Andree said...

A gorgeous project. Wonderful colour blends and a fabulous background with lovely depth and textures.
Thank you for joining in with our December challenge "Anything Mixed Media Goes" at Creative Artiste Mixed Media. Good luck x

Mac Mable said...

I am so glad you kept going with this very creative project Ina as it's fabulous. Wonderful mixed media elements and gorgeous colours, design and texture x

Tammy said...

WOW Ina, this is stunning!! I love all of the textures and the gorgeous butterflies, awesome work of art!
Hugs, Tammy

Karen Dunbrook said...

what a dreamy looking card beautiful.
x Karen