When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left and could say, "I used everything you gave me, Lord." I am a believer that God created each one of us with a unique talent, therefore, use it well to serve Him.

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Mixability 47 - Texture Love

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Hi Everyone,

Just a quick post to share my take on Mixability 47 - Texture Love challenge at SCS.

This week mixed media challenge is to use texture.  I've made this winter scene on a 5X7 canvass board.  I've also used Liquitex Modeling Paste, Viva Decor Modeling Cream and some Diamond Dust by Twinklets for textures.

MEDIUM: Black Gesso by Art Alternatives, Liquitex Modeling Paste, Viva Decor Modeling Cream and Claudine Hellmuth Studio Glossy Medium
COLOR MEDIUM: Lindy's Stamp Gang Starburst Spray/Embossing Powder and Heidi Swapp Color Shine
OTHERS: Canvass board,  Crafter's Worshop (Stencil), Martha Stewart Craft Punch (reindeer & tree) and Charcoal Pencil (Pro-Art)
EMBELLISHMENT: Webster Pages (pleated ribbon), tinsel (unknown brand), black rhinestone (unknown brand), Sequins (Simon Says) scrap paper and some hardware

Until next time!

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Christmas Mixed Media Project

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Been ignoring my blog for months now but that doesn't mean I've completely gone zero on crafting.  In fact, I've been making a bunch of Mixed Media projects but just didn't get the chance to post it.

Anyways, here's a quick post of a mixed media Christmas project I made.  It all started with a few strips of Christmas patterned paper.  They were leftovers from the treats we're giving at Sunday school this weekend.  Days ago, as I was going about the day's homeschooling lesson, those strips of paper was literally begging me not get thrown in the scrap bins.  I don't know about you but it seems like I have something against scrap papers.  I have the tendency not to use them and then later will just get thrown away. I don't like wasting but it seems like I'm wasting more paper, which I don like at all...

Well, here's the project...  

The lantern, candles, leaves, vines and poinsettias was cut using Silhouette Cameo. The message/sentiment was a stamp from Flourishes but I also used Fiskars, Prima and 7Gypsy stamps on the background.  The snowflake was a cut using Impression Obsession dies.  I used it first as a stencil on the background before I decided to adhere it on the lantern.

PAINTS: Silks Acrylic Glaze by Luminarte, Lumiere by Jacquard and Daler & Rowney
MEDIUMS: matte medium by Claudine Hellmuth Studio, white and clear gesso by Liquitex
CANVASS: Claudine Hellmuth Studio  12 X 12 self-adhesive backing canvass sheet
DIECUTS: Silhouette Cameo (lantern, candle, poinsettias, leaves, vines, labels), Impression Obsession (snowflake, pines, wreath and branches) and Martha Stewart craft punch (snowflake)
STAMPS: Flourishes, Prima, Fiskars and 7Gypsys
INKPADS: Staz-on, Memento-LUXE and Time Holtz distress inkpads
EMBELLISHMENT: CTMH chipboard (banner), Maya Road (kraft flower diecut), American Craft Thickers (alpha stickers), Hobby Lobby (red mini-ribbons and pompoms), MAMBI (rhinestones), Joanns (sequins), Daiso (mini-bows), Webster Pages (button), Twinklets (Diamond Dust), Frogdog Studio Dec Mixed Media Kit (tinsel and Christmas vintage ephemera/pics), Oriental Trading (rhinestone brads), BoBunny (rub-ons) and Unknown (acrylic snowflakes, bells, acrylic beads, burlap ribbon, doilies and cardboard)
ADHESIVE: Mediums, glue gun, glossy accents and pop-dots

This an entry to Simon Says Stamp Out 2013 challenge and Mixability 46 - Merry Mixed Media at Splitcoaststampers.

Hope you'll watch out for my future MM projects!
Happy Holidays everyone!