Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Hi there, I'm back with a mixed media journal page I created for the current Our Creative Corner : '10' Challenge and I'm also playing along with the MIM #95 Linky Party where anything goes. OCC's DT member, Kristin, challenged us to create something with the #10 on it or to use ten of the same items. I chose to use ten wood die-cuts on this page and for good measure I stamped No. 10 in the lower right corner. It was fun to create and the photo gives it a scrapped feel as well. Here's how I made it along with a few close ups.
I used a *new to me* technique that I found on a recent Inspiration Wednesday video by Donna Downey featuring transfer images, computer copy paper, gesso and gel medium. It worked like a charm and she included a link to download the butterfly sheet that you see in the background of my page. To add some overall color I sprayed Mister Huey's Forever Blue in random spots and added texture through bubble wrap, stamps, rub ons, tissue tape, dimensionals and acrylic paint. I painted all of the wood die-cut pieces with a base coat of acrylic paint and 'dance' received a second coat of picket fence crackle paint. Mister Huey's Pretty Pink color mist was sponged randomly on the letters and adds a pop of color. The small butterflies were dusted with pinkie fairy dust to make them sparkle and pearls add a touch of elegance. A magnetic date stamp records the date of my daughter's ballet recital on a distressed tag. Lace & a punched border help anchor the photo of my little ballerina to the page. A handmade chiffon flower was made using a tutorial by Mona Pendleton at Cupcake's Creations and I added a blue brad to the center. A fun little flower to make and I hope you'll check out both the video and tutorial for some crafty fun. :)
Welcome to my new followers and as always I truly appreciate the support and encouragement your comments give me. They make my day! Thanks for stopping by and hope everyone is having a great week.
Strathmore Visual Journal; Butterfly Download Sheet (Donna Downey); Antique White & White Acrylic Paint (Apple Barrel); Baby Pink Acrylic Paint (Folk Art); Mister Huey's Forever Blue & Pretty Pink Color Mists; Distress Crackle Paint-Picket Fence, Antique Linen & Black Soot Distress Ink (T!m Holtz/Ranger); Pinkie Fairy Dust (Sulyn Industries); Studio Calico Die-Cut Wood Butterflies; Expressions Wood Shop-Timber (Pink Paislee); Tissue Tape-Sketchbook (T!m Holtz/Advantus); MS Swirling Lace Border Punch; 2MM White Pearls (PS); Numero Clear Stamps (7 gypsies); Magnetic Date Stamp (Making Memories); blue brad (MME-Market Street)