Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Keep your face to the sunshine...

Hello! It is time for another Anything Goes Challenge here at 7Kids!
I got into my mixed media groove with this challenge and made a tag. I love playing with all the different elements of mixed media.

I knew right away what I wanted to do on this tag when I looked through my Typography (Graphic 45) 8x8 paper pad. One of the pages is full of several different images and sentiments. I picked this one because I just loved what it said...Keep your face to the sunshine! Isn't that a great quote to live by???
So I cut it out, distressed and inked the edges,  and then made it the focal point of my tag.
 I took a piece of a cardboard box, tore it, gessoed it, and then colored it with some Faber-Castell Gelato crayons. I love Gelatos, because of their colors and all the different techniques you can use with them.
I used embossing paste and stenciled the background of the tag. I used the Graduated Diamonds (MFT) and the Fleur de Lis (MFT) stencils. After the paste dried, I colored the raised areas with the gelato crayons mixed with water! Pretty cool, huh?
I added some gears, flowers, die cut leaves, lace and ribbon to complete the look.

I hope you will join us this time with our new Anything Goes Challenge!
You may be chosen as one of the Top Three and if you use an image from the 7Kids store, you will be eligible to win a gift certificate to the 7Kids store!

Please check out the other design team creations for some great inspiration!
      Karen H.
                             Mackie (You are Here)
         Ann Marie 

Thanks so much for stopping by!!!

Embossing Paste (Michael's)
Inks: Peeled Paint, Black Soot, Tea Dye (Ranger Distress Inks)
                     Mix-ables Mist-Steel Shimmer Spray (MFT)
                     Ink Spray-Postbox Red (Dylusions)
                     Gesso (Michael's)
                     Gears Mechanical (Prima)
                     Seam Binding


Karen said...

Gorgeous tag! I need to get some tips from you. I love how you put this together.


Lisa Elton said...

Wow Mackie there is so much artsy prettiness to drink in here! I love the mix of feminine and the ouches of grunge, great tag!

Sue Lelli said...

LOVE that sentiment, too! Especially living in Florida! LOVE the image and the molding paste and that FAB bow! Super MM tag, Mackie!

Joni Andaya said...

This is BEAUTIFUL Mackie!!! Love all those gorgeous embellishments!

Brenda said...

Wow, this tag is amazing Mackie!! Hugs!

Chrissy Larson said...

WOW! I'm blown away! Absolutely gorgeous!

Laurart said...

WOW! This is stunning! I love every bit of it! Love from Laura xxx