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:

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

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

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

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

  5. Gorgeous creations, as usual!!!

  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!

  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!

  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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