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Saturday, August 31, 2013

Mixed Media Challenge

I decided to play along with my friend Mona's new Mixed Media Challenge #6 using the colors hot pink, light pink and gray. 
 I ended up with two different projects. The first one started from a piece of pattern paper sitting on my desktop. I had a piece of paper with gray woodgrain on the background.  I decided to stencil the damask pattern over the surface using PaperArtsy grunge paste.  While it was wet I sprinkled Stampendous Ultra-fine Micro Glitter over the surface.  after that dried I spied a leftover Eiffel tower die cut from a page in a book. I applied decoupage to attach it to the front.  I added smears of white paint around the edges.  My piece was a little too small for my cardbase so I applied Maya Road trim along the bottom.

Then I got stuck.  Walked away and came back thinking what if I add a bunch of flowers and trinkets?  So I laid them down and applied a coat of gesso. I sprayed over that with sprays (Black and Pink) The black turns gray with a light application.  I then decided I needed an image and found the lovely lady from Artistic Outposts Loverly London to use.  I stamped her on tissue paper and decoupaged her into the middle. I finished it with the french words along the top.

Along the way I played with a set of stamps from Hero Arts that I purchased because of Jacqueline and her inspiration using these new stamps.   If you haven't checked out Jacqueline's blog you should it is quite a treat to see what she has created.  This card is very much inspired by Jacqueline's style.


 This started from me stamping the flower with pink and gray onto a scrap piece of cardstock. Along the way it got misted when I was misting my other project.  I decided to keep going with it and added an Eiffel tower and some other images onto the card. This is a small card made from leftovers. I was pleased with the effect after it was done so decided to add it into my post.  Sets used: Hero Arts, Artistic Outpost - Paris Exposition, Loverly London, Stampers Anonymous Attic Treasures

The inspiration photo from Mona's mixed media challenge:


 Thanks for stopping by!

Suzz







11 comments:

  1. Love love your Paris card! Great colors and vintage look!

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  2. You continually inspire me to keep going back to my AO images! I love, love, love your style Suzz!

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  3. what a great colour combo. Love your mixed media work Suzz. Always amazing!

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  4. These are so pretty . . . you inspire me :)

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  5. Gorgeous creations, as usual!!!

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  6. C'est magnifique, for sure! These are gorgeous! I love the image stamped on tissue paper so that the damask shows through on the first card. The second card just blew me away! If you had said it was a vintage poster from Paris, I'd have totally believed you! Amazing job layering so many images!

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  7. Beautiful projects Suzanne! Love all the flowers on the first and the butterflies on the second! Thanks for joining along with A Mixed Media Color Challenge! Hope you have a fun and safe holiday weekend!

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  8. GORGEOUS BOTH, Suzanne! LOVE that image and all of your FAB flowers! Funny what great projects just "happen" when playing with scraps! THX for playing with us at A Mixed Media Color Challenge!

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