Tuesday 16 August 2016

Mixed Media Art - With Stampin' Up Swirly Bird Bundle

Hi everyone! I am posting a wee bit of a different project today. I started today's creation with the intent to make yet another watercolour card. However, as my creative process flowed in an indiscriminate manner, this whimsical framed piece of mixed media art came about! 

At first glance, you may not even quite recognize the Stampin' Up Bundle that I used here. Saying that, by utilizing a few different techniques, I was able to make this bundle of products look more organic than the usual. If you check out the Swirly Bird Bundle of products (pictured below) you can see where my artful images in today's project came from. 

I have been much intrigued with masking and watercolouring these days. I have also recently been in awe with mixed media art. So as today's aquapainters, water spritzers, blender pens, markers & inks flowed, this gem became much too pretty to fold up into a card. I had also purchased a few frames for my stash of things to be stamped a while back, & so voila! The two (artwork & frame) became one! 

Of course my sweet daughter was stamping alongside me today. She was quick to claim my creation as belonging to her. Hence where the phrase on today's piece came from. I then claimed her work of heart. Mommy is going to have to purchase a special frame for this one. I think hers turned out better than my own. She has been learning techniques with me over the summer. Did I say she is only 5? I may have to make her a watermark for her future images! 

Today's project is also my submission for the Global Design Project (#GDP049). This week's theme over on the GDP blog is a colour challenge. Just click on the picture below to check out all the fun fab ideas being shared over there using this great Stampin' Up colour combo!
 Lastly, if you are wondering where the pretty pear fibres on today's project came from, well I had some pear pizzazz ribbon saved in my stash of goodies. I pulled the ribbon apart to get the nice soft strands of grass that you see here today. My white gel pen & long lost sewing machine were also put to use to finish things off! I had not used my sewing machine in over 10 years! Oops! Guess what? It still works! More sewing on papercrafts to come! Yay for me!

Thank you so much for stopping by today! & I hope you leave inspired to mix up some media, or maybe even pull out your sewing machine!

Carolynn 💖


1 comment:

  1. Gee, this reminds me of a Van Gough painting! Love it. Thanks for playing at Global Design Project with us this week.