Prize: 2 images of choice to winner
Stitchy Bear's Digi Outlet
Prize: $10 gift certificate
I found this adorable image at Stitchy Bear's Digi Outlet. It is called "Scrapping" and is by an artist called Digi Blessings. When I saw the sentiments that went with it, I knew I had to have it. It fits me to a tee! I just happen to win a fantastic prize from Stencil Girl so I decided to try my very first Mixed Media Canvas. I had all these ideas and thought it would go together fairly quickly (even though I had no idea what I was doing). I won a $25 gift certificate from Stencil Girl along with some great products by Art-C.
One of the things I won was a tool called The Groove. I had never seen or heard of it before Stencil Girl's blog hop. It is such a nifty tool. I wanted to use the stuff I won. This is going to be loaded with pictures.
My prize pack:
The Groove paints, inks, and sands. I tried painting the canvas and then using gesso on a stencil. I also used it to sand the edges of my canvas and grungepaper. It really did a fantastic job and was very easy to use and clean.
Here is my canvas:
I was messing around and thought this black and white photo looked cool:
I have fallen in love with the concept of Art Journaling and mixed media. I have found some incredible blogs. Although I do not have the time or artistic ability, I wanted to try my hand at my own type of Art Journaling using a canvas instead of an actual journal. As you can see my canvas is full of different things. I wanted it to tell a story about me. I am left-handed so I included the left-handed stencil. I like script background, bling, and glitter so I incorporated those also. Teal is one of my favorite colors but I wanted the hand and "face" to be flesh colored. I love glitter, hence the glittery leaves and stickles on the flowers. I gave everything a final mist of Mr. Huey's Shine for a shimmery appeal. I tore the flowers apart and replaced the stamens with Rhinestones and a Tim Holtz Accoutrement button. I sanded the edges and inked them with Vintage Photo. The flowers started out cream colored. I sprayed them with Ritzy Ditz Glimmer mist. The butterflies are cut out of an aluminum can.
I used all 3 image sentiments. One of them is very small on the mouse's scrapbook page.
Paints: Gesso and Acrylic Paints by USArt Quest (Cobalt Turquoise Hue and Wheat), Americana (Baby Pink
and Bubblegum Pink), and Basics (Quinacridone Magenta)
Heavy Artist Gel (mixed with the Cobalt Turquoise paint)
Texture Paste (mixed with the Cobalt Turquoise paint)
Grunge Paper (painted with the Cobalt Turquoise)
6x6 Stencils from Stencil Girl: Mystique, Rembrandt's Words Small, Succulents, and Journaling Left Hand
Embellies: Glitter pine pick and Flowers bought from Pat Catan's, Rhinestones, Tim Holtz Accoutrement button,
Crystal Heart Pick by Darice, Twine by Art-C, Glass bottle by Art-C filled with random glitter from
my stash, Charm, Butterflies made from Aluminum Arizona Tea can
Dies: Lifestyle Crafts Nesting Eyelet die and Filigree Butterfly dies by Cottage Cutz
Adhesives: Glue and Seal by Inksential, Hot Glue, and Glossy Accents
Tim Holtz musical Tissue paper
Vintage Photo Distress ink
Glimmer Mists: Turquoise Ritzy Ditz spray by PK Glitz and Mr. Huey's Shine
Digi image: Scrapping by Digi Blessings colored with copics
I hope that you will join us by participating in our challenge. Please head over to the LTSCB by clicking the link in my sidebar for more great inspiration and to enter your project in our challenge.
I am entering the following:
http://www.houseofcardschallenge.blogspot.com/ Use Texture or Color
http://cutedaisymay.blogspot.com/ Use a hand colored image
http://wheretheheartischallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ ATG Use stencils
http://ooh-la-la-creationschallenges.blogspot.com/ Pretty in Pink
http://craft-deebowz.blogspot.com/2015/10/october-challenge.html ATG with a handmade bow
http://www.vintagejourney.com/2015/10/art-journalling-with-tim.html Art Journaling with Tim (Tim inspired with the Tim Holtz tissue paper, grungepaper, and Accoutrement button; sanding the edges and applying Vintage Photo ink to the edges for a distressed look. Tim also likes to use stencils and embossing pastes. I used 4 stencils and gel (which is like embossing paste) and texture paste. I don't have Ditress sprays but I know Tim uses them. I sprayed too, only I used a different product)
http://morgansartworld.blogspot.com.au/ Pink or Breast Cancer Awareness