Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Happy Anniversary

Hi there and welcome! I have another mixed media project to share with you today that I made to give as an anniversary gift. I Google'd love quotes and this one by Jeremy Taylor just seemed to fit the couple who will receive this piece of art. I love it and I truly believe friendship is the basis for a wonderful, happy marriage!

I used an 8x8 canvas and a musical background paper from The Paper Studio to start off. A recent trip to Jo-Ann's yielded a die cut paper with these gorgeous flowers and they were the inspiration for this piece. I fussy cut them and used a Faber Castell Pitt Pen {Dark Sepia} to shade the outline of the flowers and the page tears. My butterflies are cardstock stickers by Kaisercraft and I used Ranger's Perfect Pearls on the wings to add some color and visual interest. The metal key is from Making Memories and the tiny type alpha's are from Cosmo Cricket. I was too impatient to print the author's name so I wrote it out using my Pilot Permaball pen from Scarlet Lime {love that pen}. A trail for my butterflies was created from a bling swirl from Recollections that I disected and I added pearls, snatched from a Prima Say it in Studs embellishment, to my flowers for more dimension. Acrylic paint, more Faber Castell pens, and a few rub-on's completed my project. To ensure everything stays intact I applied a coat of Mod Podge by Plaid  and I have a close up for you. 

I'm entering this in the Tip Top Tuesday Anything But A Card Challenge and the Make It Monday #86 challenge. For now I'm off to run errands but tomorrow I plan to share my third girl from the She Art Workshop by Christy Tomlinson plus links to fabulous mixed media sites and stores. Have a fantastic day everyone and a HUGE thank you for all of the encouraging comments everyone left on my previous post, you really blessed me!!


Flutterby Trina said...

Beautiful! LOVE the rich colours! Thank you for playing along with us with out anything goes challenge at top tip tuesday, good luck and hope to see you again soon! x

Lucia said...

I love those warm colors Lisa! The sentiment is great too :) Wow, your recent projects are really amazing and I love how they are filled with great colors that goes perfectly together! And thank you for your sweet comments, it is always a pleasure for me to hear from you :) xxx love, lucia

Kasey ~ in Oz said...

Lisa this is totally gorgeous. I so admire mixed media artists, one day I'll be game enough to try it for myself.

I saw your link on Make it Monday. I'm #138 this week.

Kasey ~ in Oz

Mona Pendleton said...

Gorgeous canvas Lisa! Love the vibrant colors!

Karen said...

I really love these deep colours - such a rich and beautiful creation hun.
Thank you so much for sharing with us at Make it Monday this week.

Hugs Krafty Karen - DT for Make It Monday.

Mrs.B said...

Beautiful card, love the vibrant colours and lots of interest. Saw it on MIM and had to come for a closer look.

Unknown said...

Fabulous card Lisa well done such rich colours Hugs Elaine

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is gorgeous Lisa. Such gorgeous colours and layout. I spotted you on Make it Monday.


Cheryl said...

Beautiful card! I love the autumn colors and the pieced sentiment.

I’m stopping by from MIM. (I’m number 205)


**I am having a give-away on my blog. Feel free to stop by if you are interested.**

Dr Sonia S V said...

Such a unique and beautiful creation!

Thank You for the sweet comment on my blog

Maria said...

Fabulous card - love the combination of colours
Saw you om MIM and had to pop over

~Tammy~ said...

Another stunning beauty!!! Love the rich warm colors!

Caroljenks said...

This is beautiful - the colours are gorgeous! What a fab Anniversary gift :)

Thanks for entering our 'Anything but a card' challenge over at Top Tip Tuesday this week. Don't forget if you have a Top Tip to share you could win our Top Tipper Prize.

Carol x

Merry said...

Love how you combine everything....terrific colour tone. Saw you on MIM.

Delphine said...

WOW, this is gorgeous! Eevrything works so well together and the colours are fantastic!!! So glad you visited me from MIM, thank you:-)! Have a great weekend! Hugs Delphine xx

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

I saw your project on MIM :). Your canvas is absolutely beautiful, love the background paper and the outline on the flowers - it really makes them pop. Stunning canvas! Hugs, Asia (entry #250) x

Ps. I’m celebrating my 2nd Blogaversary and have a sweet little candy for grabs ;-). I have there some beautiful printed serviettes that are great for mixed media projects ;) Hope you will join my celebrations and good luck!

Lisa Minckler said...

Hello L1 :)
Stopping in again to get another eye full of this amazing creation! I can't get over that sentiment either, so beautiful. Hope you are doing well my friend.
hugs to you,

Thank you also for joining in our challenge at TTT too!

Margaret said...

Here I am drooling and sighing over your work again! This is fantastic and the rich, warm colors are gorgeous! The sentiment is perfect!
I may have to just jump in and try this soon...

LaJanette said...

OMG this is absolutely stunning! I love the rich colors and the sentiment is just perfect!

Thank you for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday! Hope to see you again!


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