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Mixed Media Monthly Challenge #44

hello everyone!!

holy moly… January 1st, 2018…. where did 2017 go!!

today i am here to share with you  quick project i create, or rather a project i created quickly as i was away for work the last little while so my studio time has been nil!!

so this month our challenge is – Ring in the New

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I absolutely love the movie “It’s a Wonderful Life’, by far one of my favourite Christmas shows …. in that show there is a famous line ‘every time a bell rings and angel gets it’s wings’….. totally my inspiration for this months piece:

a little close up of the angel in the dome

thanks for stopping by and checking out my project this month!

Make sure you visit each designer’s blog and leave some comment love for them… we all LOVE hearing from you all!
Please follow these rules to be eligible for placements and prizes. Entries not following our rules will be deleted.

* You must use our challenge graphic in your challenge post.
* You must comment on at least 3 design team member’s blogs.

* Your post must link back to the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge post
* Add a link to your direct postnot your entire blog, a YouTube Video or a Pinterest Board
* You can combine with up to 4 other challenges.
* No Backlinking (linking a project completed before the start date of our challenge) allowed! Any back-linked entries will be deleted.
* You can enter up to 5 times, create whatever you want, and HAVE FUN!

can’t wait to see what you have come up with!!
until next time my friends,
diana

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Mixed Media Monthly Challenge #43 – believe

hello everyone!!

can you believe it is December already!! holy this year sure has flown

let’s get to this month’s challenge. i fell in love with the badge for this months challenge and i had so many ideas that i didn’t even know where to start

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until i opened up my package from this months collaborator, Boozybear.blogspot (https://www NULL.etsy NULL.com/ca/shop/boozybear?ref=l2-shopheader-name)and i saw the scribble frame… i knew exactly what i wanted to ‘Believe’

they have the most unique chipboard shapes and stencils to inspire your mixed media projects. i am thinking i may have to put in an order or two… and one of my favourite things … they are Canadian made!!

i (https://scontent NULL.fyqm1-1 NULL.fna NULL.fbcdn NULL.net/v/t1 NULL.0-9/24296642_10212682427470184_7950849166791946909_n NULL.jpg?oh=998ce495aaeff2a25f6fdbf0b31533b2&oe=5ACCE0CD) started out my project using a box i had obtained containing my all new favourite face products Roden & Fields.. it was a perfect box i just couldn’t throw out. i stared by covering the top with a think layer of clear gesso.

once that was dry i used a stencil and some crackle paste to cover the top of my box except where my frame was going. this i had covered with a piece of paper

while it was still wet i sprinkled on a few embossing powder and then set it aside to dry.

now it was time to put into play my idea using the scribble frame. i embossed one with white embossing powder and the other with the enchanted gold embossing powder… my sun and moon

i then needed to decide how to finish off the top of my box. i painted a used frame of sorts and coloured my stones using metallic alcohol inks

now it was time for assembly. i placed everything on top of my box and then mixed up a couple batches of ice resin and filled first a layer inside the frame, added the word believe and then i spread it out to the edges of my box…

once it was all dry i added a couple of butterflies and here you have my completed project which will hold a special book

this is a picture of me on the morning of my 50th… my wish was to go to be in a place to witness the sunset on my 49th and the sunrise on my 50th… so in this picture, in this moment in my life i literally felt the moon on my back and the sun on my face… this box is going to hold some special moments in my life….. more on that later this month!!!

thanks for stopping by. don’t forget to join in on the fun and create something for the Mixed Media Challenge. all the details can be found HERE (https://mixedmediamc NULL.blogspot NULL.ca/2017/11/mixed-media-monthly-challenge-43-believe NULL.html).

until next time my friends,

diana

Supplies used:

BoozybearScribble Frame chipboard (https://www NULL.etsy NULL.com/ca/listing/533541803/scribble-frame?ga_search_query=scribble+frame&ref=shop_items_search_1)

The Crafter’s Workshop:
Clear Gesso
Stencil – TCW735- Lacy Tiles (http://store NULL.thecraftersworkshop NULL.com/?s=tcw735&post_type=product)

Art ingredients:
Platinum Crackle Texture Paste
Mica Flakes – Gold Leaf
Glass Beads – crystal
Art Stones – regular and mini
Acrylic Paint Sparks – Unicorn’s Hair
Butterflies

Ranger:
Texture Paste – Opaque Crackle
Ice Resin
Embossing powders: Weathered White, Enchanted Gold
Emboss it Dabber clear
Alcohol Inks: Gold, Silver

Mixed Media Monthly challenge #42 – mid month

hello everyone!

i am back today to share with you another project for this months Mixed Media Monthly challenge #42- silhouttes!

if you have been following along you know we are collaborating this month with visible images and holy moly do they have some awesome stamps!!! today i want to share with you a quick page i have created using the stamp set, The Ripple Effect (https://visibleimage NULL.co NULL.uk/product/the-ripple-effect/) along with the thank you card sent from Helen from the Visible Image

so let’s get to it. remember if you are playing along with us at Mixed Media Monthly, (https://l NULL.facebook NULL.com/l NULL.php?u=https%3A%2F%2Fmixedmediamc NULL.blogspot NULL.com%2F2017%2F11%2Fmixed-media-monthly-challenge-42 NULL.html&h=ATObVmeMgVbxhlwEXBhKIKUCi8jDXaiC09GnP5x_LF2a8p0x9MvFA5KXXoBMIto-Ojmx6tcccaSJVHQ1QUzacnCSw3WKlvhrQdMLnh9hx8Smj71cyi-Dw7NC3z5VQzkHiGQN1B7iDmMUXQkWab4eXQ0uzFBMHgY_UyLNaz_k_dXqTQEybRj0HLYFCgcLqtMHt4ANYez9V32L6GLi1kpE1qxf_qw8kQzA1TCZRnt5BZhMHsJPxgW1g9hSzQGWFz61IBXLAngJgyAwc3WGOJ-DfKP9wfngj-0ldbXBL751dRSS1shFFBE) you need to post the following graphic to your posting in order to qualify

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and what is it you are qualifying for you ask? well like i said we are collaborating with Visible Image and they have a grand prize for you if you are the lucky winner!

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Although these companies have provided me with some product to create this project the opinions I share are solely my own.

so i stared out playing once again with watercolour paper but this time i started with a sheet that i had used for a clean up from another project.

i cut a circle to cover the centre and then i stared adding Color burst in the various colours.

can you see where i used bits of the torn card in the corners.. they were the inspiration for the colours to go where.

so it was just a matter of adding colour, spraying with water and heating until i was happy with the colour.

then it was time to add some stamps. today i am using The Ripple Effect stamp set from Visible images and i used all three in the set.  firstly i stamped in the back ground with water. you can see the ghosting of the stamped image below

and then i stamped with some archival inks both top and bottom

as you can see i also added some chit chat stickers and i used my stabilo pencil to shadow my large circle

and here you have my final piece.

i love how the silhouette of the white circle  contrasts with the colour on the outside……this is a piece i will display for a while in my studio to remind me to ….

be original, be authentic, be fearless and be me bravely.

until next time my friends,

diana

Supplies used:

Visible Image – The Ripple Effect (https://visibleimage NULL.co NULL.uk/product/the-ripple-effect/)

Color Burst – various colours

Chitchat stickers

 

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Mixed Media Monthly Challenge #42 – silhouettes

hello everyone!

today i am kicking off the month sharing with you the latest challenge from Mixed Media Monthly (https://l NULL.facebook NULL.com/l NULL.php?u=https%3A%2F%2Fmixedmediamc NULL.blogspot NULL.com%2F2017%2F11%2Fmixed-media-monthly-challenge-42 NULL.html&h=ATNPs36fzaLmoibEicM5WrJIz-vsVJCfaVfemoixeDgUluBZHgeh1PtTrJzn3IkTO4dCXyeT91-LlR4a0bjvK2hf5w_BFvtwQQ62OuC7hoSZugbfuzrClfc2mCKY2Vm88J8yGVW1UHAiBaEtN4qg4Fyis6Xk5_SzVNbQ9iCMODFwsXbUYWh3HeBtnmVmAN4Hc2eneuu_BzLWGOS-uIN3ImgufWrLLH2SiO-j5050CK9rE1n_pEkciTtDLbjO-Dq5vrN9JnNaFOuZ_ZRqsWGVXw__8sVFNSA) and this one is all about Silhouettes!!

No automatic alt text available.and we are collaborating with Visible Images stamps.  they are a company based in the UK and their stamp and stencil designs are unique, original and different! Arty images, inspiring quotes, and brilliant backgrounds for cards, journal pages and mixed media pieces!

Visible Image

and i was so lucky to receive from them the No Space for Dreams (https://visibleimage NULL.co NULL.uk/product/no-space-for-dreams/) set. i fell in love with the stamp ‘dreams’ and i wanted it as a constant reminder so decided i need to make something a little unique with it other than an art journal page.

Although these companies have provided me with some product to create this project the opinions I share are solely my own.

i made this quick and inspiring coaster simply by stamping the silhoutte using black distress paint onto a sheet of watercolour paper. once the paint was dry i used some colour burst and added a bit of colour. i love how the randomness turned out perfectly!

i then stamped the quote using embossing ink and sprinkled some antiquities weathered wood powder and heat set. i then let the whole thing sit for a day prior to glueing it down to a coaster and then covering it with Ice Resin.

and that is that! hope you have enjoyed my project and that you take the time to make one of your own and join in with us this month at Mixed Media Monthly.  be sure to include the  graphic in your blog post in order for it qualify for your chance to win this months prize sponsored by Visible Image!

until next time my friends

diana

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Mixed Media Monthly Challenge #41- mid month colour

hello everyone!

i am back again to share with you another project i created for this months’ Mixed Media Monthly Challenge (https://mixedmediamc NULL.blogspot NULL.ca/2017/10/mixed-media-monthly-challenge-41-color NULL.html)

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Once again our October Sponsor is Rubber Dance Stamps (http://www NULL.rubberdance NULL.com/) from Norway!

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Our lucky random winner will win a $30 gift certificate to the Rubber Dance Online Store!!!

for my project i chose to do another 6×6 tile using the same colour theme as last months project but with a splash of orange (egyptian gold actually)

so here is what i did. i stared out using a stencil and some light&fluffy modelling paste. i did the 6×6, leaving the centre of my square out

once that layer was dry i then lined the stencil up after placing a piece of chipboard in the centre of my square and then added some modelling paste to  my chipboard.

once everything was dry i started adding some sprays.

for the centre piece i added a splash of white spray and let it leak through the crevices to lighten up the centre of my piece

now here are my two pieces

and as you can see they one up perfectly and i love the two different colours

next it was time to work on my centrepiece… now for this piece remember we are doing  a product partnership with Rubber Dance Stamps an i am using the funny fungi.  i stamp it onto red cardstock with black archival ink and then quickly heat embossed it with clear powder.  i then filled all the dots with glossy accents and went back to the white and using a pin i picked at it in order to try to give it some texture

then it was time for the finishing touches…. the spray of gold and for the centre of my flower i chose to put in a tiger eye gemstone

here you have it my finished piece

thanks for stopping. don’t forget to upload your creation HERE (https://mixedmediamc NULL.blogspot NULL.ca/2017/10/mixed-media-monthly-challenge-41-color NULL.html) for your chance to win this months prize, a $30 gift certificate to the Rubber Dance online store!!!

don’t forget you must include the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge #41 imagine to qualify!!

until next time my friends

diana

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