Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Precious Memories

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.
~Lisa xx

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)


Mona L. Pendleton said...

Beautiful journal page Lisa! What a stunning photo of your daughter! I'm lovin' all the detail! The butterflies and your fancy flower embellishment! Thanks so much for the shout out :)

Lisa M said...

Love the gesso and gel transfer technique on here. Your little dancer is centered among gorgeous elegance, but I think she carries the page all by herself. ;)
You have created a delicate and endearing project here and the memories will last forever. It's wonderful!!
Thank you for the links too, always love links!

Margaret said...

I love visiting your blog and finding mixed media! You really do the most amazing things! Such a beautiful page and as amazing as the artwork is(love those butterflies), that picture is even more gorgeous! Such a special page to honor your daughter!

Birgit said...

What ab eautiful way to showcase your daughter! Lovely how it all looks. I saw this on MIM and thanks for your comment:)

Elaine said...

Precious this is Lisa what a glorious cover for your book Hugs Elaine

Anita Houston said...

I love working with wood, and I love how you did all of these elements. Great page! Thank you so much for this beautiful design and for joining us this week at Our Creative Corner!!!

Tui Nathan said...

Absolutely beautiful .... what a treasured memory this will be now and for many years to come!
Thanks for joining us this week at Our Creative Corner!!!

Kasey ~ in Oz said...

This journal page has such charm. Really lovely.

Followed your link from MIM. I'm 73, 81 & 83 this week (so far!). I'd love it if you to stop by and comment on your favourite one.

Kasey ~ in Oz

Pauline said...

Simply beautiful journal page Lisa, i love all the different elements for this shabby chic beauty!

Meihsia Liu said...

Hi, Lisa, this is such a fabulous journal page. Love the soft color scheme and the gorgeous background. Great take on this week's OCC challenge, too. Thank you for sharing with us at Make It Monday and Our Creative Corner this week.... :)

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