you never know how wonderful something may turn out if you never try, right?! :) Well, I had a great time being a guest designer for Limelight Papercrafts during November and I wanted to create at least one more project featuring some of the great products Limelight carries.
So lately I have been really inspired by mixed media projects, especially by Donna Downey and some of the fabulous collages/mixed media art I have seen on Etsy. I just love the texture and dimension these artists create. And I said to myself...I can do that, right? I am a big believer in the importance of believing in yourself and stepping outside your box to give new things a try, so here is my mixed media project...(remember it is a first for me)
I am so happy with how it turned out! First I began by painting a canvas with Wed Wagon Shimmerz, so there is a nice little sparkle to the picture when you see it up close. Then I wanted to give it some texture, so I got out my Unity Distressed Dots background stamp (LOVE this stamp!) and just started stamping all over the canvas while the Shimmerz was still wet. Now, I don't know if it is really a good idea to run your stamps through Shimmerz but Unity stamps are such good quality I figured I would give it a shot and it seems to be okay so far. :)
Then I knew I wanted to use more of my yummy Cosmo Cricket Nutmeg paper but I wasn't sure what design or picture I was going to create. At first my plan was to do a tree but then I remembered a beautiful picture I had seen on Etsy and decided to try something similar. HERE is my inspiration. For my flower, I made my petals much more uniform...it was really easy to take scrap pieces of paper and just punch out half circles. Then I rolled up a woodgrain patterned paper to create my stem and add dimension. And voila! My first mixed media project!
I was thinking about stamping this Unity quote in the bottom right corner but once I finished the flower I was worried that if I didn't stamp it perfectly, the whole thing would be ruined. I'm not sure what I am going to do with this picture yet...maybe save it for my dream craft room? :)
A big thank you to Mandy and the Limelight Team for letting me join them this past month...I had a blast!