Monday, March 24, 2014

"Run for the Cure" - mixed media scrapbook page featuring Susan K Weckesser products

Hi there!   I created this layout for my guest spot with Susan K Weckesser this month.  This month's theme is mixed-media - which I like including on my scrapbook pages, so it was a good match for me.  :)

After covering my background with gesso, I added border strips with Susan's stencil and some texture paste:

I added a little colour to the background with Inktense blocks and blended with gesso.  Then I added some stamping, including the banner from "Create Your Day", and some texture stamping with a stamp from the ABC.123.Washi set. 

I wanted a little more bright colour, so I spritzed some Dylusions spray through a Want 2 Scrap stencil.

You can also spot stamps from In-Circle-Me, and Insta-Cute in these detail shots.

Thank you for visiting!

Susan K Weckesser supplies:
Live in Color paper collection
borders stencil by The Crafters Workshop
ABC.123.Washi , Create Your Day, In-Circle-Me, and Insta-Cute stamp sets by Unity

Other supplies
Arrows stencil and pearls by Want 2 Scrap
Dylusions sprays
letters - American Crafts, Basic Grey
washi tape - Hambly
cork geotag - Studio Calico
flower - Prima
flair - Evalicious
ink - StazOn, Distress Stain
Inktense blocks - Derwent
texture medium - Liquitex
gesso -  DeSerres
marker - Faber-Castell
die - Memory Box

Friday, March 14, 2014

"Dreaming of Spring" - mixed media on canvas

Hello friends - long time no see! This month I returned for a visit on the Susan K Weckesser blog.   I was delighted to find that this month's theme was mixed media, as I love playing with different products and seeing how they work together.

My project started out as just a piece of raw canvas, to which I added stamps from the "At Ground Level" set.   Then I stitched over many of the lines with my sewing machine:

I added clouds from the "Create Your Day" stamp set, and some colour using Inktense pencils & water.  I also stamped some background texture using a stamp from the "Abc-123-Washi" set, and the "In Circle Me" stamp.

I decided the colours didn't 'pop' as much as I would like, so I added india inks, and a little more Inktense (but using the blocks this time):

The final steps were adding a few touches of colour with Smooch inks:

and a bit more sewing (and fraying the edges):

Here's a close-up of some of the stitching:

And the final project, again.   I was originally planning to put this on a card, but my daughter has laid claim to it, and it will be mounted in a shadowbox for her bedroom, instead.  :)

Thanks for visiting!

Susan K Weckesser Supplies:
Stamps by Unity - At Ground LevelAbc-123-Washi, Create Your Day, In Circle Me

Other supplies:
Colorsnap Smooch inks
Derwent Inktense pencils & block
Dr Ph Martins India Inks
Ranger Archival Ink
unbleached raw canvas, sewing machine thread

Saturday, March 8, 2014