Posts Tagged ‘buttons’

Mixed Media Monday – Romance

Romance is the theme over at Mixed Media Monday in the lead up to Valentines Day.

The background for this spread was created back in 2008 as part of the GPP Street Team Crusade (which you can find here). It was done using the Gesso Resistance Technique. Staz On Stone Gray ink was used with Collections stamps (Flourishes Sheet #1) to add the hearts and swirls. The image is from Somerset Studio CD 2006. Purple and pink buttons from Fiskars embellishment collection. Music sheet and gold thread from my vast collection of stuff.

I don’t do a lot of stitching in my mixed media work (well, at all, for that matter) but I wanted to balance the gold thread in the buttons, so I added the stitching to the right side of the image. I’ve also just noticed that I didn’t layer the image to give it a border of black before adhering it to the page… slightly unusual for me, but this way it sits into the page, rather than standing out. The overlaying stamping is also used to tie the pieces together.

I’ve had fun creating this piece this morning – with my youngest son starting school just last week, I’m hoping to have more creative time during the day (and the housework and garden be damned!)

Please add your comments below. I’m off to see what you’ve been up to!

x Michelle

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Gothic Arches – Shabby Chic

Gothic Arches has got us all Shabby Chic this week. Here is my piece – Chic, in a shabby kind of way…

Background paper gives this piece a nice weathered, wood look. “Chic” stamped in sepia ink with Making Memories Mixed Font stamps. Flourishes and lace stamps by See-Ds Boutique Grunge, stamped in sepia and pesto Adirondack ink. Sequin scrap sponged with pink chalk ink. Doily from who-knows-where. Scrapbook paper with flower by K&Company. Pink bit and buttons from Grandma, stuck on with Folk Arts Papier Glass Finish (a type of Dimensional Magic).

Hope your day has been creative,

Michelle

4×4 Friday – Favourite Colour

My favourite colour is GREEN! So I had heaps of fun creating this piece for the 4×4 Friday challenge this week.

4x4 Friday FAvourite colour

I had already created the green background, using Folk Art’s Hauser Light Green. “Green” was stamped with the Making Memories foam alphabet set, in Brilliance Pearlescent Ivy. As green is my favourite colour I had lots of green embellishments – it was just a matter of choosing the greens that went together. The buttons are from my Grandma’s collection. The green and gold star beads were from the local $2 Shop. I don’t remember where the other bits came from. Gold highlights added with Brilliance Galaxy Gold and a gold Marvey Marker. All bits were stuck on with Folk Art’s Papier Glass Finish.

Can’t wait to see everyone else’s favourite colours!

Michelle

MMM Paint and MIM Red

It is not often that I combine themes for different challenge sites, but when Mixed Media Monday set the theme as “Paint” and Make It Mondays was looking at “Red”, I just couldn’t separate the two in my head.¬† There are not many projects that I don’t include paint in these days. My inclusion of paint started after attending one of Joy Bathie’s classes, hosted by Ancient Echoes, last August. The technique Joy taught was used for the background¬† in this piece.

All_Red

Background paints are all water colours from a variety of brands. Stamps by Collections and Buzz and Bloom. Red wire swirls made by me! Heart made by me. Buttons from my Grandma.

When I started looking through my stashes for red things I was quite dismayed at the collection I’d found – I think I actually have more PINK things than Red things (and I’m definetely NOT a pink girl!). I also wanted to stay away from the typical piece I tend to make at present with an image of a person and some words. I wanted to keep the background fairly clear.

And joy of joys, when I saw my Grandma today for Mothers’ Day, she handed me a very large container of buttons. My 3yo and I had lots of fun sorting them into colours and the red one added the highlights I was looking for.

Hope your creations are bringing you joy.

Happy Mothers’ Day!

Michelle