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,


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

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

7 thoughts on “Mixed Media Monthly Challenge #43 – believe”

  1. WOW! What an amazing story behind that gorgeous photo. And the box is stunning. Helene

  2. This is an amazing project, both in it’s completed beauty and in the story of what you intend to use it for. I love the lovely tactile elements and all that shimmer and glitz. What a wonderful photo of you on your milestone birthday! Thank you for sharing your steps with us, too! Hugs!

  3. I love the textures and the use of resin… A gorgeous box, thanks for showing the process.

  4. Wow this is simply incredible!! Love all the elements put together!!

  5. Wow! This is amazing!!! Love all the details!
    The Leaf Studio (http://theleafstudio NULL.blogspot NULL.com/)

  6. I have to agree with everyone….this project is AMAZING! I love all the various materials you used, each one adds a cool effect to the overall project. I absolutely LOVE the reflection of evening to morning on a milestone birthday. I’m soon approaching that milestone myself. Goes by so fast! I can’t wait to see what your box holds and what you are sharing next. Thanks for sharing! Happy New Year!!

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