Sunday 11 March 2018

Mixed Media Sunday ... Take two!

Happy Mother's Day to all celebrating today! ... I've had a lovely day having dinner cooked for me by my daughter ... the only thing missing was my son but popping to Edinburgh for the day is just not practical!!

The rest of the day I've been getting messy with paint, card and other crafty supplies ... I'm still on a mission to develop my mixed media skills. Today I've created another six inch square journal page ...

The background was created on a gelli printing plate with acrylic paints and stencils to this I added some stamping.  I also added some modeling paste through a stencil to add more texture and interest.  The detailed butterflies were die cut from another gelli print and the solid ones from some designer paper ... I adhered the two together just by the bodies so that the wings were free.  I stitched around the page to create a border and hopefully to pull the design together.  I stamped the words on a scrap of card.

I used:
Acrylic Paints
Versafine Onyx Black Ink
Deco Arts Modelling Paste
STAMPlorations Flutter Zen 2 Layering Dies
Distress Ink - Chipped Sapphire
Crafters Workshop Stencils

I'm entering the following challenges:
Mixed Media Monthly Challenge #46
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STAMPlorations Never Ending Anything Goes Challenge

Artful Evidence Facebook Group

I've popped back this evening to link up this project to Calling all Sistahs challenge - this is not a challenge that I was aware of until the Calling All Sistahs team commented on my Instagram post which featured this project ... they suggested I might like to join the challenge so that is exactly what I'm doing.  I'll be adding the challenge to my list of ones that I should support ... Michele from CAS-ual Fridays Stamps organises the challenge to support Breast Cancer Awareness ... do check out the challenge and join in and help promote the awareness campaign.

Details of the current challenge:



  1. Elaine, I am super excited to see you here and thank you for your lovely write up about Calling All Sistahs, please do pass onto your Design Teams, we are trying to spread the word. I adore all the texture you habe used here, I would love to just pick this up! And your colours pick up all our colours. Thanks for joining us. Each month we do a reminder to get yourself checked on the 17th and then on the 18th a new challenge starts. So check out the challenge on 18th...Sunday, we have a gorgeous photo and you can use this or our beautiful colours to inspire you...check the challenge blog or swing by mine!! Have a fun day xx

  2. Lovely work of art, Elaine! Thanks for playing along with the Calling All Sistahs Encouragement Challenge! Hope to see you for the new challenge starting on the 18th.

  3. Don't ya just love IG? So happy you heard of the challenge! Thanks for joining us on the CAS-ual Fridays Challenge! I really hope you'll think of doing it again and checking us out on the 18th!

  4. Love the trio of butterflies and the color choice! Thanks for joining us at Mix Media Monthly!


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