Monday, February 24, 2014

What Are You Feeling....Mixed Media Place Challenge

This months "emotional" challenge at Mixed Media Place is "Sadness". A difficult emotion to express and perhaps one we like to keep private. For some people, expressing emotions like sadness or anger through a creative outlet is very therapeutic. Art, dance and music have been the platform for the most amazing creative works expressing sadness and of course every other emotion as well.
I have chosen the easier path and have gone with a light hearted approach. I found this quote "Depresso" on Pinterest and created a mixed media journal page.


Started with a piece of patterned paper, Domestic Goddess "Kitchen Wallpaper" added some paper strips and tape, gessoed over it all, used the Sunrise Sunset stencil with some mist, stamped with a Finnabair Clear Stamp Doily and embossed it with black.



I played with some more stamping and added pattern and texture with another stencil and texture paste and high lighted this with colour using beautiful Silks Acrylic glaze. I know I always say "beautiful" Silks Acrylic Glaze, but these are amazing. If you love to add colour to your pages and haven't tried these yet I can promise you that you won't be disappointed....the colour is deep, vibrant and rich and it applies so smoothly, they are one of my favourite mediums to use.


I do love my coffee, and yes, I'm sorry when my cup is empty but I know this hardly rates on the "sadness" scale.

Thank you for visiting today. Have a great week and if any sadness exists in your life, may it only be in the confines of your creativity.

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11 comments:

  1. these are so lovely, Hope you are well

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  2. Fantastic pages, love the quote, and happy scrapping!

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  3. Fantastic texture and depth to the page. Love the embossed doily with empty cup, and your colouring is divine as always!

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  4. Ha! Love the words! The texture and depth are amazing as well.

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  5. Perfect! What a great page for such a subject! Love the way you scrapped this subject in an upbeat way!

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  6. Love it! It is so beautiful and so well done, love the quote :)

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  7. What a fabulous page. I know I feel the same way about coffee..

    Hugs~

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  8. Happened to see your print on Caterina's blog and I love coffee and what you've done here about how you feel mixed in with coffee is exactly mys tate of my mind, needless to say I LOVE THIS, I may not know you but wow that art is priceless

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  9. great page, i love how the patterns from the saucer matches those from the background! and of course i do understand what 'depresso' means... running out of coffee is such a terrible thing

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  10. Love everything about this including the humour! Brilliant!:)

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