Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Two Ways With Mixed Media Place and paperDVIZHNIK

Oh my goodness........THREE different projects posted in less than a week ! This is a record for me, I take things pretty slow and steady here but it's always good to be productive.
First up is the new Creative Gym Challenge at Mixed Media Place blog......."The Power Of One".
Use 1 stamp, 1 stencil and 1 colour + black and white.
 You can play with any amount of media, paints, pencils, pastels, inks, ( in one colour ) pastes and gels, papers, fibres, beads and embellishments. All the details are HERE at Mixed Media Place.
Teal blue was my colour choice and I have created a tag using bold patterned paper and some beautiful detailed chipboard.

It started out like and white patterned paper and scrunched up tissue.

I used a beautiful Finnabair stamp from her Trust The Magic set, it's so intricately patterned, and embossed it. Added a few strips of teal coloured patterned paper, some washi tape and some 3D Matte Gel through a stencil and coloured it with Distress Stain.

paperDVIZHNIK have a new challenge up as well..........
The property of a colour can be used to create the illusion of depth, ie. rich warm tones in the foreground and cool tones in the distance.

Paint, stamps, texture paste. The stamps used on this project were designed by the very clever Georgia Heald, her blog is here. All the details on how to play along with this challenge can be found HERE at paperDVIZHNIK.

I hope one or both these projects takes your fancy and you will come and play along.
Being 'challenged' creatively should never be should be an adventure and definitely fun !
As always thanks for visiting.
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Sunday, April 19, 2015

Ode To Finn..............Finnabair Creative Team

There are some creative souls in the art, mixed media, art journalling and scrapbooking world that truly inspire me.
Finnabair is one of them.
I love her style, I love her techniques, I love her products, I love her creative philosophy, I love her positive energy and I love her humility.
I know I'm on her Creative Team and of course I'm meant to say nice things. This is not a "suckup". Even if I were not on her team I would still be saying the same things, and I'm sure there are many, many, people who admire her as I do.
So, I thought I would make a page about her.
I know she loves to drink tea and uses tea bags and tea stains in her work. So, I popped Finn in a tea cup, gave her some 'mechanicals' wings and a crown, filled a tea bag with her glass beads and splashed some black tea stain onto my page.

A detailed product list is on the Finnabair Blog HERE.
All products used including Finn's beautiful Cling Stamps, and Mica Powders can be purchased from Mixed Media Place HERE.

Thanks for visiting today. Wishing you a creative week and inspiration in abundance.
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Saturday, April 11, 2015

Mica Powder........Finnabair Creative Team

Pastel colours with a 'Spring' feel.....not really my style, but, show the versatility of Mica Powders, now that's just a whole lot of fun.
Little pots of the finest, softest, shimmery coloured powder.
Mix it with water on a craft mat and paint it on to any surface (metal needs to be primed first with gesso).Put it into a mister and spray it through stencils or onto a stamp and stamp with it. Sprinkle the powder dry onto your project then mist it with water. Mix it with texture pastes and gels.
Check out the Prima post HERE for the gorgeous projects created by Finnabair's Creative Team for Prima.
Mica Powder three ways. Misted on through a stencil, stamped on and mixed with modelling paste and applied through a stencil.

"Exploding Spring Hat"

Mica Powders, Sunrise Sunset "Doily" Stencil, Elementals "Mechanica" Stencil all available from Mixed Media Place Store HERE.
Thanks for visiting.
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