Monday, 19 June 2017

Mixed Media Place and Stuck! Sketches!

Hello all!

I have created couple of layouts to be entered into a couple of challenges again this month.
I created this page earlier in the month and then forgot to post it in the challenges I was entering! Have you ever done that?! The date for Mixed Media Place challenge completely escaped me but I have scraped in just, with this being the last day! And it was a lovely mood board too and inspired this layout!

On to the layout......

So here we are with a mixed media layout created for the following challenges.
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June 1st Sketch Challenge


May/June Mood Board Challenge

My inspiration from the mood board came mainly from the bottom right picture, the colours and florals popped out at me along with the blue from the sea picture. I wanted a whimsical, magical feel to the layout to go with my images, which were from DD and myself mucking around with Snapchat filters!

So lets waffle about mixed media with these photos. I have tried to use a lot of products to get the colours, different textures and effects. Firstly, those butterflies - yes I'm jumping straight to the embellishments! - these are soooo pretty, simply painted with a little gesso and then whilst it was still dry sprinkling the Art Sugar Light Pink over it and left to dry. It works, it stays stuck on!
The tiny star like flowers are heat embossed with Blue Fern Studio Embossing powder Magenta, this powder gives a lovely mottled effect when it is got really hot!

This photo shows the only blue embossed flower poking out from the bottom. Heat embossed with Stampendous Frantage Embossing Enamel Shabby Blue. If you like shabby chic colours then this range of embossing powders are for you! Gorgeous colours mixed with chunky white and old gold pieces, beautiful.

The word title was heat embossed with WOW! Embossing powder Princess Pink.

In the embellishment cluster you can see two other wood flowers, one is heat embossed with the WOW! Princess Pink embossing powder again and the other is eat embossed with Lindys Gang Embossing Powder Coral Blush. I like textures on my layouts so I have used a texture dot cardstock for my tag and some photo mat layers. The tag edges were inked with Chalk Ink Pad Dry Sand.

 And now for the background....... I used a Double Dot BoBunny cardstock paper and painted it all over with a coat of clear gesso to prime it ready for the mists and mixed media. This basically makes the paper stronger and more resistant to all the liquids we are about to throw at it!
I used 4 different mists to get a marbled effect background, names in product list below. These were sprayed, splattered and allowed to run.
I then used a Prima stencil with the Grit Paste, splattered watered down gesso over the background and did a little stencilling with Shimmerz Textures and Dazzlers. The turquoise colour is the 'Textures' and the pale pink is the 'Dazzlers'.

This photo shows you the difference in texture and finish of the 3 products used through stencils really well.

The photos are popped up on cardboard (or foam pads) and arranged to match the sketch, with the tag behind the first photo.  The flowers are a mixture, the apple blossoms are from Wild Orchid Crafts and the paper roses are from my stash.

I think this sketch worked really well for a mixed media layout :)

Product List For this Layout

BoBunny: Double Dot Cardstock: Dusty Rose
Coredinations cardstock: Pastel Pink
Bazzil: Texture Dot: Salt
Prima Marketing: ColorBloom: Soft Teal
Prima Marketing: Color Bloom: Peony
Tattered Angels: Glimmer Mist: Crème De Rouge
Blue Fern Studios: Imagine Ink: Mist Cotton Candy
Shimmerz: Dazzlers: Spun Sugar
Shimmerz: Textures: Patina
Blue Fern Studios: Embossing Powder: Magenta
Wow! Embossing Powder: Princess Pink
Lindys Gang: Embossing Powder: Coral Blush
Stmpendous Frantage: Embossing Enamel: Shabby Blue
Prima Marketing: Art Ingredients: Art Sugar: Light Pink
Tim Holtz: Distress Grit Paste
Emboss It: Dabber Clear - for heat embossing
Prima Marketing: Chalk Ink Pad: Dry Sand
Freckled Fawn: Wood Chip Words
Art Anthology: Embedibles: Butterflies
Straw- Live and Love Crafts
Wild Orchid Crafts: Apple Blossoms flowers - mixed pastels
That Special Touch: Stencil: Poppies
Imagination Crafts: Stencil: Flourishes
Prima Marketing: Stencil:

Thank you for stopping by my blog today, your comments are gratefully received, I love reading them! :)

Ginny   :)

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