Friday, June 13, 2014

J9 Purple

Wow! I can't believe that I am entering a challenge! The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge #1 (MMMC) is mists/sprays. One of my favorite items to use in my mixed media projects are sprays! Keep reading if you would like to know my creative process. Loves!


























First I painted on some gesso onto my canvas (I love using a canvas of any size) and then looked at arranging my layout. I change my layouts a lot until it feels right. Do you do the same thing?





I knew I wanted to use mostly purples because I have never done anything with purple, this is only my 6th mixed media (yes I am a newbie). I added some Grape dylusions spray to my texture paste and viola! That is how I got the purple texture paste.

Next, I covered the lettering with a piece of scrap paper and used Luminartes Radiant Rain mists to add some light purple and soft pink to the background. I also covered the chipboard pieces with gesso and spritzed with the Radiant Rain mist. SPARKLE! 

Now even more fun begins! I grabbed my stash of embellishments and found items that worked with my purple theme.
This is not my usual style but as a newbie, I don't think I have a style yet.......Thank goodness for practice, practice, practice! Here is a picture of the items I used.

Thank you for stopping by my blog! Carpe Diem! ~€

12 comments:

  1. Wow! This is a gorgeous canvas! Purple is one of my favorite colors and you used it beautifully here. I love the added scrolls, butterflies, buttons, etc... Thanks so much for playing with us at the first Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!

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    1. The MMMC is the perfect place for me! Two thumbs up in my book and a bag of chips!

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  2. This is a beautiful piece! I change my layouts countless times before I finally decide on 'the one', but that's part of the fun! I love the purple, it's lovely :) Thank you so much for getting inky with us at the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!
    -Rachel
    rwkrafts.com

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    1. Thank you! It was fun to make and change, and change some more until it was just right!

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  3. Love that you added the Dylusions spray to the modeling paste - the effect is so pretty! Love all the purple!! Thanks for playing along with our first Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!!

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  4. It worked out well adding the spray. I will definitely do it again. Thanks to MMMC for having an awesome challenge!

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  5. Beautiful project! You are no loner a newbie. :)
    Thanks for playing along with the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!

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    1. That is a huge compliment Melanie! Thank you!

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  6. Beautiful creation and whoop whoop for entering MMMC!!! ...and yes I totally move things around and around BUT by the time I decide I want to move it, it's usually glued down already.

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  7. I have had that problem as well. Lol! Thanks for the feedback.

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  8. My favorite color :) Love those gorgeous swirls, really elegant. Thanks for playing along with the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!

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  9. Thank you Lynn. I never knew so many people loved the color purple! The chipboard is from Frantic Stampers website store. :)

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