Friday, June 21, 2013

A new challenge...Mixed Media!

I simply adore, and love, love, love mixed media!!!!!!
it scares the you know what out of me!
So when I saw that one of my VERY favorite people-Mona Pendleton,
 had started a new challenge I was so excited!

And then I saw it was a Mixed Media challenge...Yikes!!! 

So I thought and tried and tried and finally I made a card!

First, I chose a pretty patterned paper. I stenciled some areas in white gesso.
I  mixed some pink paint and water into the gesso to make a wash and painted this on. 
Lastly,  I used some TH white Picket Fence crackle paint. Hopefully you can see this.

The butterflies were stamped and then fussy cut. I Modge-Podged them to some black card stock and then fussy cut them out again. I stamped the butterflies on the panel beneath where I was going to adhere them, so their antenna would show.  The stamping and squiggles and lines were done with Black Staz On ink. All of the stamps are Tim Holtz.

I was very pleased how this card turned out!

Now onto my second try!!!!!
A journal page!!

This time I even played with some molding paste with the cloud stencils!
I am not liking this page. I feel it is too bright and cheesy!
I think most of the Mixed Media that I see is darker or softer. 
I almost didn't post this, but I thought, why not!
The only way to learn is to DO!!!!

Hope to see your creations at Mona's!!!!!

Thanks for stopping by!!!


Lisa Elton said...

Mackie I see NO fear here!! You've done a beautiful job on your card AND your journal page. Love the fluttery butterflies you added to both. Enjoy your weekend ;)

Mona Pendleton said...

Oh my Mackie! I love the gorgeous butterflies and all the ink squiggles! What a pretty card and your journal page is stunning! The background is beautiful and I'm lovin' the fluffy clouds in the sky! I'm so happy you shared both of these with us :) Thanks for joining along with A Mixed Media Color Challenge!

Sue Lelli said...

Wow, Mackie! A card AND a journal page! You jumped right in! The card is STUNNING! LOVE the way you mixed the gesso and paint and made such PRETTY patterns! The journal page with the molding paste clouds is pretty FAB, too! THX for playing with us at A Mixed Media Color Challenge!

Maria said...

Both creations are absolutely gorgeous!!!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Oh, my... both are so pretty! Love the beautiful butterflies on the card. The bicycle looks fabulous on the cover with the clouds and flowers. :)

Diane said...

Both are did a fantastic job!!

Melody said...

Love the background you created for the butterflies! And the bike page makes be smile!

Jill Norwood said...

Mackie I think you have mixed media in your soul and it is coming out of your fingertips just like sunlight! Love your creations! :)

Alina said...

Both creations are lovely! The card is simply amazing!

Sleepy Stamper said...

Both are just so beautiful. I love the card with those dreamy butterflies!