Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Skating Along

The  Mixed Media Monthly Challenge #17  is a summer inspired challenge.  I loved the pretty fun colors on the challenge image which inspired my color for my summery gift bag.

We used to skate in summer and winter. The old roller rink was good fun and provided a social outlet for tweens and teens.. 

Lots of pink and blues on my bag as well as strips of stamped papers in the background. 

I painted the bag using pink acrylic paint and sponged the edges with ink after it dried.  I stamped the polka dots and stripes on scraps of cardstock. I tore them up and layered them in the background.  

I stamped the stars and cut them out and randomly scattered them  around the background.  I stamped the skates and colored them with watercolor pencils.  I sponged he edges with pink and brown dye ink. 

Have a wonderful day! 



  1. Oh Suzz this is brilliant!! Love the colours you used and I adore those roller skates, just fabulous! And of course thanks for adding it to our challenge at MMM!

  2. Wow Suzz, this is amazing! You pulled the best colours out of that photo and they work so well for your fun theme! Loving those roller skates, boy does that ever take me back in time! HA! Just love it! hugs :)

  3. What a pretty bag! I love the colors and the skates. I used to love skating so much. Thanks so much for playing at The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge.

  4. ADORABLE gift bag! Love the skates and I love the color palette!! Thanks for joining us in this month's Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!

  5. Such a fun project. Thanks for playing along at the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge Blog!


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