Happy Thursday!! Three posts in three days...that might be a record for me ;) I'm so excited for my first post with the Anything But Cute Design Team!! I have to warn you...this is a picture heavy post!!
As we celebrate our First Anniversary at Anything But Cute, we want you to celebrate what you do best...mixed media!! This is your chance to do it your way, in your favorite style...so pull out those inks and paints and show us what you're made of!! You can make anything you want, in any theme you want and any style you want, just as long as it has some mixed media products on it and no cute images. HAVE FUN!!
We have some special treats for you this month. Along with our design team projects, we have invited our Favorite Artists from last year to come and celebrate with us. You don't want to miss the incredible line up of inspiration they have provided for you!! We also have a wonderful line up of prizes from some amazing sponsors...lots of chances to win some goodies, so don't miss out!!
To celebrate my style, I created a mixed media, shabby chic canvas. For the background, I used one of my very favorite techniques - Andy Skinner's Mega Crackle (you can watch the video HERE).
I added texture paste through stencils in random areas for some added texture. This one is the Art Is stencil. The sentiment is from Dylusions. I stamped it with Jet Black Archival Ink and cut around each line. I then used a Black Distress Marker to outline the words.
The butterflies are Tim Holtz Butterfly Duo dies. I cut the bottom layer in heavyweight cardstock and then stamped a Darkroom Door Script stamp in Victorian Velvet Distress Ink and inked the edges as well. The top layer was cut with Lemoncraft paper and covered with Sparkle N Sprinkle Crystal Ice.
Among the Wild Orchid Crafts blooms are several dies, inked with Shabby Shutters and Peeled Paint Distress ink: Memory Box Chloe Stem, Poppystamps Weeping Willow Branches, Sue Wilson Faux Quilled Leaves, Memory Box Tender Leaves, Poppystams Viola Leaves and Elizabeth Craft Curly Leaves.
The birds are Tim Holtz Paper Punch. They were covered with Wendy Vecchi Crackle Texture paste and then inked with Victorian Velvet Distress Ink. The fence is an Impression Obsession Beach Fence. It was stamped randomly with a Tim Holtz text stamp in Gathered Twigs Distress Ink for a distressed look. The grass is a Poppystams Grassland Border, inked with Shabby SHutters.
The flower and bee, and the sentiment on the bottom corner are Tim Holtz Remnant Rubs. I am entering this in the following challenges:
1) Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Stencil It (TCW Art Is Stencil)
2) Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Home Decor
3) Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes
4) Pause, Dream Enjoy Linky - Anything Goes
5) 2 Creative Chicks - Anything Goes
6) Decorate to Celebrate - Anything Goes
7) Little Scrap Pieces Show it Off Saturday - Anything Goes
8) Emerald Creek Dares - The B's...Buttons, Brads, Etc... (Butterflies)