Monday, November 3, 2014

Paper Girls - Mixed Media

A new challenge begins today at The Paper Girls Challenge Blog.  The theme is Mixed Media, so have fun with this one!

I've got several cool mixed media tools like gelatos, stencils, mists and gesso in my stash, but I honestly don't break them out very often.

To create my card, I first misted some watercolor paper with Mister Huey's mist (color: Sunset). I applied quite a bit and then used a paint brush to spread the color over the whole sheet.  After it dried, I used a couple of Teresa Collins stencils and Faber-Castell whipped spackle to create the white sentiment and hearts. After this layered dried I felt like I needed to add something so got out my Mister Huey's Opaque White mist. I had intended to just add some splatters of white but I accidentally spilled a bunch of mist right on top of my creation! I saw that the white was blending nicely with the color already on there, so got out a paintbrush and started to spread the white around until I achieved the look I wanted. I love how it turned out, even better than my original idea of adding splatters!

Get messy and join in on our challenge, won't you?

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Paper Girls - Anything Goes

Today is the last day to link up to the current Paper Girls Challenge Blog challenge.  This time it is Anything Goes, so feel free to link up any crafty creation you've made in the last week!

Here's my layout:

The collection I used is My Mind's Eye Jubilee Tangerine. I snagged the whole collection at an excellent price at the MME warehouse sale a couple months ago. All of the patterned papers are from the 6x6 paper pad and then I just added some fun embellies, all on a white background.

Thanks for taking a look and get ready for the next Paper Girls challenge on Monday!