Sunday, November 17, 2013

The Window - Mixed Media Page

Hello my crafty friends!!  I was at a crop on Saturday, and after I finished up a few odds and ends on some projects, I decided to work on a page for my art journal.  The name of my journal is No Rules, No Limits, and it is my creative work in progress!!

We are heading into a cold, grey, dreary season called winter!  So, I thought I would create a page with sunshine on it!  There is no title on this mixed media page, but I like to refer to it as "The Window".  I love to look out my window and see sunshine!  So here it is:

I first primed the page with gesso and then sprayed the page with some sprays from Lindy's Stamp Gang.  I then used some Prima stencils, the crackle one and then one that has really cool windows.  I also found a sunburst stencil for the sunshine!  To create texture with the stencils, I used molding paste, and a prima stamp for the brick.  I also used some acrylic paints on the leaves. (I made my own stencils for the leaves!)  On the window I mixed some perfect pearls into the molding paste.  After drying it, I added some black acrylic paint and then wiped it off for that distressed look.

Here is a close up of the leaves I painted using my own stencils.  There are prima flowers and pataloo flowers tucked in there along with some bling to just add a delicate touch!  I'm not real good at clustering flowers, but I know that with practice i will get better!!

And here you can see the sunshine through my "window"!!  I hope that you enjoy the sunshine through "The Window" and that this creation brings you inspiration!!

I hope that you have a great week!!  Thank you so much for stopping by my little creative part of the world!!  Keep on creating my friends!!

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Fall Texture Layout

Hello my crafty friends!!  Happy November!!  Today is my turn to share over at She’s A Sassy Lady and here is the project that I shared!!  Thank you Sheila for having me!!  It’s been a crazy, crazy time at my house and I must say, I’m exhausted!!  Last weekend we celebrated the marriage of our son to the love of his life!!  The wedding ceremony was beautiful and the reception was blast!!  I haven’t danced that much in years!!  So any guesses on what I will be scrapbooking for the next year lol!!  I hope to have some photos to share in the next week or so!!

This month I wanted to share a fall layout that experimented with textures.  I am really trying to push myself to think outside the box and push my comfort zone.  Sometimes I succeed and sometimes it’s an epic fail!!  With that being said, I started out by spraying one of the pages with coffee shop glimmer mist to allow it to flow with the 2nd page of the layout.  I then added some molding paste and sprayed it with olive vine and then wiped it off.  That way I got the color with just a little of the glimmer!!  Some other fun textures I added was drywall tape and twine!!

The flowers were cut from the Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge and the leaves were cut from the Cricut A Child’s Year Cartridge.  Both were stamped with a script writing stamp and then painted with crackle glossy accents.  After I photographed the layouts and edited them, I noticed that the flowers were lacking something….  so I added Black Diamond stickles to the center of the flowers!  

The tags were misted with olive vine and gold glimmer mist and stamped with CTMH stamps.  The flower is hand sewn and sprayed as well.  I also added a small wooden clock and key shaped paper clip from Prima.  All the edges have also been distressed and chalked!!

Thank you so much for playing along with me today on my journey into textures!!  I hope that it inspires you to push your comfort zones in your creativity!!