Tuesday, June 30, 2015

The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge

Hi! I came across a cool mixed media challenge blog and since I am trying to play around more with mixed media, it seemed like a fun challenge to participate in (although very last minute). At the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge blog, the challenge this month is called "A Year Of Choices". They are celebrating their 1yr b-day so for this challenge, you can choose which technique from one of the previous challenges to use. 

I chose MMMC#3. I used two different stencils and modelling paste on my canvas. I'm still trying to turn my brain off a bit and just play with technique's, have fun, and get my mind from the panic of "You're ruining it" & "You can't go back once you do that"! I'm slowly getting there;-).

Anyways, I made a canvas with a picture of my Grandparents and my Aunt Kathy (who sadly passed in December) from back in 1951. I wanted the canvas to kind of have that aged look and not a lot of color but I couldn't resist some pops of blue. Thanks so much for stopping by and looking at it!!

Sunday, June 28, 2015


Hello! I decided (very last minute) to join in with the June sketch challenge over at Scrap Our Stash. I loved the sketch so I stuck pretty close to it. I used a pic of my Aunt and little cousin and he is very much adored so I thought the hearts worked well. They were cut from a cork sheet and I think they are pretty awesome;-). The other part of the challenge is to make a card with the scraps from your LO. I am not really a card maker so I kept it pretty simple. Thanks for stopping by!!

Friday, June 19, 2015

discover beauty

Hi! It's getting longer and longer between my LO's. I think it was January when I last scrapped. So pathetic. But I finally felt the desire to create and joined in with a couple of my fave challenge blogs. And I'm so glad I did. I really love and miss scrapping:-). 

I created a layout using the awesome sketch #141 from Sketchibilities. And I used a picture of just myself (very rare indeed:-) so that I can participate over at Challenge YOUrself. Their challenge is anything goes so I just went where the picture took me. 

Before I went on scrappy hiatus, I got a lot of new Prima stuff so I have been feeling bad about not using it so the LO is pretty much all Prima Marketing Forever Green. Thanks for checking it out!!

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Finnabair & Friends - Open Studio Challenge

Hello - It's been months since I have scrapped or done anything creative besides Kindergarten projects with my son (and I wasn't even feeling those). So sad. I wanted to do something creative so I decided to participate in a Finnabair challenge. I love (LOVE) her work. She is a true unique artist. But I am always too scared and overthink mixed-media so I never tried her style before. 

The challenge is to take some background technique inspiration from the Creative Team and utilize it in your project. I did a canvas inspired by the oh so talented Rebecca Morris. I love the textures and colors in her work. Really wanted to try some cobalt blue! She absolutely rocks that color. I used drywall tape and art basics gesso and modeling paste from her background tutorial. I then sprayed with some Prima Color Blooms and Ranger Distressed Spray Stain. 

I am certainly no expert but I had fun experimenting and playing...and that is the point, right?! I just need to turn my brain off a bit:-). I will definitely be doing some more MM projects!!

Thanks for looking!!