Hello and welcome to my first post for our newly designed and renamed blog, we were called The Speed Craft Challenge, we are now Mixed Media World.
Our Design Team remains unchanged but with the addition of the VERY talented Georgie C, welcome Georgie, so glad to have you on board!
Head over here to see the wonderful Mixed Media creations my Team Mates have all created.
Please note the new rules, i hope to see you joining in and having lots of fun with our new Challenges.
GlitzCraft is our sponsor for this challenge. The prize for the winner will be a £20 voucher to their store and the winner will be featured in MMW gallery and then invited to guest design the following month.
Here is my Anything Goes Project
Been having a clear out of my crafting stash, not been done for over 10 years, one of the things i discovered were 4 sets of photograph albums. These come in a box and have 3 different albums for you to fill. Mini album is 3.5 x 3.5 inches and has 5 pages.
I have only altered one so far as i wanted to see how it would turn out. The pages have been covered in DecoArt Americana Chalk Paint Everlasting.
Added some Pan Pastel colours over the top, think i used Turquoise and Yellow Green mixed together.
Recently i purchased a couple of the New Paper Artsy Fresco paints called, Blueberry, Purple Rain and Smurf, i am so in love with them!
Using the above colours i painted the front, back and around each of the pages with a mix of the Purple Rain and the Blueberry.
For the back and front inners used Snowflake Fresco Paint and the Rebekah Meier stencil Gothic Romance.
I love all the shine which i don’t think you can see in the picture.
The above pictures show each page as it opens, i am loving all the colours!
Each of the pages has been coloured and stamped exactly the same but haven’t been careful just a little bit slapdash with the stamping, didn’t want a uniform look more of watercolour/distressed.
Each page has Darcy Wilkinson grass border from plate EDY07 and the leaves from Paper Artsy Flora and Fauna SIFF3. The colouring off these elements has been done with my wonderful Derwent Graphik Line Painter Pens.
Started by stencilling the Gothic Romance stencil using a mix of the Blueberry and Purple Rain paints over each side, then adding Brushed Pewter to the large flower stamp and directly stamping over the aperture, then adding the leaves and finally the flowers.
Also coloured the ribbon using Smurf Fresco Paint and stamping over using the flower stamp and the distress Stain.
The front and back of the Photograph Album have been created by using the new Mixed Media dies from Tim Holtz and turning them into stencils painting through the diamond corner. Also used the new Ronda Palazzari Mini Textures Stencil on the edges of the page.
Stamped the script stamp from Sara Neumann over the top of the diamonds, then added a white pen mark to lif the edges.
The images are from a Gelli Plate Transfer Film Technique i tried and posted about here.
Doodled the frames, i like this design and how you don’t always have to be completely accurate.
After a couple of days i added 3 layers of the DecoArt Ultra Matte Varnish over the top of the covers, this has helped to get rid of the shine from the tape and help the images to blend in more with the background.
Also added a small stamp to the front and the back cover from Rubber Dance.
That was one huge post, phew i hope you are still here with me.
Don’t forget to join in with our new Mixed Media World Challenge, Anything Goes for March.
I would like to enter my project into the following Challenges:
Looking forward to your comments and thank you for dropping by.