Saturday 18 April 2020

A 'Rusty' Happy Birthday

It's our Colour Week at Just Us Girls
and our Host Bobby has chosen one that
screamed Mixed Media to me.
See what I mean!

I knew cogs had to have a place here and there are plenty.
The background was inked up umteen times with
the colours above. The cogs were also but with so many
different products giving them a very effective result.
Apart from the cogs I added some plaster's tape
to the bottom..
My Happy Birthday is from Happy Little Stampers.
Attached to navy card stock and onto brown base.
I really enjoyed making this and finished with
extremely colourful fingers. 

Check out what our Guest Cornelia and the Team created.
I'm looking forward to seeing how you 
choose to use these super colours in our Gallery.
You could be our Chic of the Week and in the running for
Guest Designer with us in June.

Will pop this over to the Watercooler Challenge
for their AG with a masculine twist.

Thanks for  dropping in

Playing with Mixed Media Mediums at STAMPlorations

Hello there! I have a quick post this morning to let you know
I am up on the STAMPlorations Blog
sharing with you a tutorial on how I made this card.

There's lots of lovely layered bits and bobs.
Why not pop over Here to read how it all came together.
Love to read your thoughts.
PS I will have another Mixed Media Tutorial
again next month for STAMPlorations.
Till next time

Thursday 16 April 2020

HELLO - it's Reminder Time

Hello and Welcome to today's Reminder for 
Check out  the Stencil Challenge Post Here

I have made a pretty floral card as the seasons change
from Winter in some parts and here where I live
Summer is over and the cooler temps of Autumn
are so welcoming. 
I started with a smooched background
with Tim's Oxide Inks then again randomly
with Distress Grit Paste which give a nice
rough surface.
While I waited for that to dry I
inked up the frame and sentiment from 
then added  some colourful flowers from

Here are the STAMPlorations products I used


Thanks for dropping in and hope you get a chance
to join in the Gallery this month.
Till next time

Wednesday 15 April 2020

'Be Brave' for Bleeding Art

Today is the day I get to show you the rest of my
'First Mixed Media Project' as part of the 
New Extended Design Team at Bleeding Art

I decided to try something a little different. We all have loads of
unused cd/dvd's don't we? Why not dolly one up then.
I made this a little while ago and in the meantime my notes
on how I made this have gone missing. Lucky some of the photos
have the products I used which will help.
#Note to self - use a notebook to keep all my DT makes
together till they are blogged.
Here goes!
After covering my dvd with black gesso I stenciled 
with texture paste roughing the surface slightly.
then painting with Art Alchemy Metallic Paints in
Golden Moss and Lime Peel.
Adding some some Apple of my Eye heat embossing
and Art Alchemy Waxes in Mint Sparkle and Rich Copper
to  my dvd and torn corrugated cardboard.
Added  some wire, glitter, beads and die cuts
Then to my chipboard dragonfly
After the dragonfly cracked (lol) I started adding
Art Alchemy Waxes in Fire Ruby and Mint Sparkle.
Here's a close up. Isn't it gorgeous!
There is lots of waxing over the dvd and the background die cuts.
Added my appropriate sentiment from STAMPlorations
blended to match and finishing with some ink backed pebbles.

There is sooooooooo much more 
Magnificent Mixed Media Makes from 
my Junkie Mates so please go over to our  Bleeding Art Blog
and see for yourself. 

Off course we would all love to see
your project in our Gallery where
we're not only Mixed Media all of the time
but Anything Goes all of the time.

but wait there's more
There's even something special happening 
with this month's Challenge! 
With all this self isolation happening this will be
a fun way to get those kiddo's getting
 messy and arty! You never know what talent
they inherited from you. 

I know this was a long post and I thank you
for hanging around to the end.
Hope you enjoyed my Mixed Media Make.
Till next time -