Monday, May 15, 2017

Mix It Up!

Today is the day that the Mix It Up challenge blog goes live with the first challenge and Team B's projects. We are a monthly technique challenge blog featuring various techniques on mixed media projects, altered art, and paper crafts such as cards, tags, mini albums, ATCs, 3-D projects and scrapbook layouts! Are you excited? I sure am! We would love to see you enter this challenge and it's a good one. The challenge is to use embossing. You can do heat embossing, dry embossing, or think outside the box as well.
I started with a canvas and glued a piece of paper to it. Not sure of the designer of the paper though. Then I used a chicken wire stencil and some adirondack ink to add some interest. Pinks, purples and Blues were my main colors.
The frame chippie is from Creative Embellishments and I painted acrylic paint in two colors. Once the paint was dry I stamped some script stamps onto it with adirondack Watering Can ink. The frame was popped up on foam dots.  The feathers, bits of flowers and bits of picks were from my stash. I did end up adding some stamping to the feathers. The little jar is filled with magical fairy dust (embossing powder) and the lid was glued and a bow added to it. The butterfly is from Reneaboquets store. 
I used two different colors of embossing powder through the CW stencil. Layering powders is a fun way to create new color combos and enjoy your powders. 
The clock mold in the top right corner is made from an IOD mold and polymer clay (I prefer clay that needs to be baked). I painted it pink and then applied white antiquing cream to it. Smudged some ink in it and glued it to the cheesecloth. Then added another flower cluster. And ta-da! Done!
Looks different in the sunlight in the picture below. It is more true to color in the picture above. 
Enjoy the journey and Carpe Diem! Hugz! ~Niki

I would like to share this canvas with these amazing challenges:

I need to learn to explore outside of my comfort zone. 



I used stencils, embossing, and about 4 different stamps on the background


I used about 4 different stamps on the background and 2 different stamps on the flowers and the chippie frame



25 comments:

  1. What a fantastic creation, well done. Hugs, Valerie

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  2. Wow Niki! This is ever so beautiful with so many gorgeous embossed details. I always love seeing you use feathers in your projects! Stunning and again congrats on joining this new team. Hugs, Autumn

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  3. Oh my goodness, Niki, this is a work of art!! Wow!! The details are spectacular!! I love the colors and elements you added!! The feathers are such a fabulous touch!! This is amazing, my sweet friend!! So artistic and gorgeous!! Congrats again on your new DT!! They are so lucky to have you!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  4. Niki, this is just gorgeous, it has a lovely soft, romantic feel to it and that little jar of fairy dust is just a delightful addition! The white embossing stands out so beautifully and those feathers are such a lovely touch too!

    Thanks so much for joining in our 'Use a Quote' challenge at A Vintage Journey. Big hugs, Red xxx

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  5. What a fabulous canvas filled with so many gorgeous details! Your background looks amazing and all of your elements work so well together. I particularly am drawn to the framed butterfly and your clock, but your embossing using several colors is pure genius! well done, you! So happy to see you crafting again! Sending hugs, Punkin'!

    And I don't want to forget to say thank you for sharing this in our Use a Quote challenge at A Vintage Journey!

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  6. Stunning canvas and love all the added detail..Thank you for joining us at More Mixed Media...Hugs Lozzy x

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  7. Wow! This is gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at Creative Embellishments!

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  8. Gorgeous creation Niki! Beautiful layers.

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  9. FABULOUSLY FESTIVE FEATHERY FLIGHTS of EXPLORATION! Just soooo GORGEOUS Niki! Xj.

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  10. A real stunner! thanks for joining in at CREATIVE EMBELLISHMENTS!

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  11. Ooh love the addition of the feathers and butterfly, great job, Thanks for joining our Creative Embellishments chalenge

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  12. What an absolute stunner Niki. So much detail and such an amazing finish. Love how you detailed as you went along. So glad we have you on our team at Mix It Up.

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  13. a fabulous piece of art. Thank you for paying with Creative Embellishments

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  14. Love all the elements in this stunning canvas xx

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  15. Awesome canvas! Thanks for joining our Creative Embellishments challenge.

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  16. A fabulous canvas. Gorgeous colours and lovely details.

    Thank you for joining in with our May challenge "Anything Mixed Media Goes" at Creative Artiste Mixed Media and good luck x

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  17. Fabulous project! Love the intricate background work and feathers! Gorgeous colors and details! Thanks for playing along with the Creative Embellishments May Challenge!

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  18. Incredible debut my friend, a masterpiece of Doc proportions!! :) :)

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  19. Beautiful canvas! Thank you for playing along with us at Creative Embellishments.
    Nadine - My Scrap n' Stuff

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  20. fabulous art piece..beautiful Thanks for playing with us at Creative Embellishments :)

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  21. Totally gorgeous creation, love everything about it!
    Hugs, Sherry x
    Loose Stitches and Unraveled Threads

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