Monday, October 19, 2015

Gettin' my Groove on at the Love to Scrap Challenge Blog

It's time for Anything Goes over at Love to Scrap. Here are our fabulous sponsors:

Prize: 2 images of choice to winner

Doctor Digi

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.

11X14 canvas
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
Crystal Stickles

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: Use a hand colored image 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)  Pink or Breast Cancer Awareness


Dee's Craft Room said...

Great canvass, it is amazing the different details you can pick out in a black and white photo. Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


Robin said...

Fabulous canvas! I love the little mouse. What a great prize pack you won. I love working with mixed media too. Hugs, Robin

Lillian A said...

Cute image, lovely flowers -- all put together for a sweet creation.

Gail said...

Fabulous art work. I love the colors and those flowers are outstanding! What a pretty piece of art! Twine bow is so sweet on this! Thanks for joining us at Craft-Dee BowZ for our October challenge! Hugs, Gail

Carole Robb Bisson said...

Thank you so much for taking time to post your very creative art with us this week at Word Art Wednesday in our 205th AG challenge! Blessings and Hugs, Carole

Irena Stefanova said...

What a pretty project! Lovely design and colors!

Daen'Ys said...

Nice project with beautiful colors!
Thanks for joining us at House of Cards.
Rosi x

Mynn Kitchen said...

This is so pretty! I LOVE the bright color scheme and lovely embellishments you used! Thanks for joining us at House of Cards! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

Sue Hickey said...

Lovely card thank you for joining us at Whoopsi Daisy Challenge Hugs Sue DT xx

Heather said...

Wow! I don't do mixed media; it's way too scary for me! But you did a fabulous job! All those amazing elements! Love those gorgeous flowers.

Barbara Rankin said...

Very pretty canvas. Looks like you had a great time with it! Thanks for joining us at House of Cards. Hugs, Barbara HOC DT

Linby said...

I've dabbled with mixed media but worry it won't look right. Yours is amazing everything co-ordinates perfectly.
Thanks for sharing with the OLL challenge.
Lynn x

butterfly said...

Looks like a great prize pack you had to play with - congratulations.

Lovely layers of colour and texture on your project. Thanks for joining us on A Vintage Journey.
Alison x

Leslie said...

This is fantastic, Annette! What an a.w.e.s.o.m.e. prize! I'm left-handed and have that same stencil! Loving the B&W photo too! You've done a great job on this canvas! Love it!

Wynn Walton said...

Fabulous canvas. I love the colour combo. What a great prize too. Thank you for joining us at OLL challenges. Wynn DT

FiestyCrafter (Tina) said...

Fabulous mixed media art! The colors are awesome together. You really hit the jackpot with that prize. Congratulations :o)

ike said...

WoW !!! That canvas is really amazing and what a gorgeous selection of goodies you won :-D
Thank you for making such a great project using our Digis.
It is a pleasure to sponsor you and I hope you have enjoyed working with our images.

Best wishes,


DT for StitchyBear Digi Outlet

Ann Chuang said...

This is fantastic! Love all the details.

Jennie Atkinson said...

A lovely canvas which is very personal to you. Thank you for sharing it with us a Vintage Journey. Jennie

Lynn (aka Lynnpenguin) said...

Love your canvas...what a wonderful idea. Sorry I'm late in visiting. Thanks for joining us at Morgan's Artworld for our "Pink/Breast Cancer Awareness" challenge recently.

Noelle Martin said...

Beautiful! Thanks for joining us at The Paper Nest Dolls for the "Anything Goes" challenge! -DT Noelle

Em Louise Fairley said...

Beautiful! I love all the texture. Thanks for joining us at House of Cards this month. I hope you'll join us again soon.

Em AKA Creative Em
House of Cards DT

Julia Aston said...

so sweet in the pink and blue! love your cluster of flowers and pretty design! thanks for joining us in the AVJ challenge! Julia xx

Granmargaret said...

Lovely work. Thank you for joining the challenge at Not Just Cards and Whoopsi Daisy. Hope to see you again next time.