I have been learning how to do mixed media, looking at youtube video's and following along with mixed media Monday. I also did the 2013 creative jumpstart there is a link on my sidebar keep it in mind for next year. It was packed with great youtube videos and fantastic information. It is all very new to me and I am enjoying getting paint and ink all over my new craft mat and having lots of fun.. You have a whole new stock of items that you need and I am gathering info as I go.. This is the first time I have used items like Gesso, charcoal pencils and I actually painted the flowers, with the help of an outline from a stencil. It was also blended with a blending tool around the edges and the white spots are from painted bubble wrap, so many layers of fun..
My stems and leaves are pretty ordinary but I do like the flowers, and the background. Of course I used my favourite stamp set from Stampin'up for the words 'live like you mean it'. It is bright and cheerful and only measures 6 inches square,so not too big. I even used Tim Holtz crackle on the leaves of the flowers. I must have had that crackle for about 4 months and hadn't used it and I also popped a bit of bling in the centre for the stamens. So hope you all like it, I had fun doing it.. I have 6 of these was supposed to be a calendar but think I might make it into a wall hanging or book.
This week at Challenges 4 Everybody we are sponsored by Sassy Studio Designs They are giving away 4 free images to our randomly picked winner. We would love to come and visit your blog and see your creation. As always its everyone's favourite Anything goes..
I am going to enter this at one of my favourite challenges to enter.
Make it Monday
Have a great day