Hi there! I'm so happy the weekend is here! My sweet sister Tina has returned home from an extended work trip out of town and we have a lot of fun activities planned :)
I'm also excited because there were so many beautiful projects in the gallery for the first Mixed Media Color Challenge! Thanks to all who took the time to play along and thanks to those who left encouraging comments. Today I'm here with Mixed Media Color Challenge 2. For complete details and for more inspiration, please be sure to visit A Mixed Media Color Challenge.I made a layout featuring a photo of Meredith, (taken several years ago), saddling up her horse.
To create this layout, I first used the Gelli Arts plate along with acrylic paints to make the background.
Then I added lots of texture using MPD Graduated Diamonds stencil along with fiber paste.
and randomly stamped the polka dot image from MPD Distressed Background Blocks using Bubblegum ink.
Once the background was complete, I was ready to embellish with lots of goodies! Layered behind the photo of Meredith is a BINGO card that was stamped with the BINGO card image from LLD Document It - Bingo on a coordinating die cut that was made using Die-namics LLD Insert It - 3x4 Insert.
For sketch inspiration, I played along with sketchabilities:
I was having fun playing around with this color combination so I pulled out my art journal and created a page that is QUITE different than my layout. It's a bit abstract and not so organized which I find very challenging. One of my personal goals is to conquer the abstract, graffiti journaled look.I combined lots of stamps from the following sets: MPD Blooming Roses, MPD Distressed Background Blocks
Clearly Sentimental about Art and is layered on top of a die cut heart that was made using Die-namics Layered Heart.
To add texture, I used the MPD Stone Wall stencil along with fiber paste:
The circles were made using Die-namics Circle STAX Set 1 and Die-namics Circle STAX Set 2. The little flowers and flourish were stamped using images from Pretty Pocket.I smudged on yellow oil pastel around the circles and heart then randomly flicked on black acrylic paint.
Here are a few steps taken along the way as I created in my art journal. First I painted two pages using the same colors as used to make my layout.Then I randomly added interest to one of the pages using the following stencils: MPD Rose Builder, MPD Graduated Dots, MPD Stone Wall and MPD Delicate Doily.
I felt as though the black designs were screaming at me so I simply dry brushed on white acrylic paint to tone it down.
That's all from me today. I hope you find the step shot photos helpful ~ any feedback would be greatly appreciated. Please be sure to visit the Mixed Media Color Challenge site for some fab inspiration from Sue and for complete details on how to join along.
Be Sweet ;)