This page started with the photo - and I instantly knew the quote I needed...so I headed to Pinterest to print one off! The rest...some neon pink acrylic paint, stenciling with the super fun Pin Wheel Stencils, a smattering of Mica Flakes, Glass Glitter, and Heavy Gesso, and it all came together! I used just the kite piece from one of the new Julie Nutting Wood Doll packs, and painted it and embellished a bit with Glass Glitter and more paint.
It definitely feels like it. Cold wind, rain, with scattered snow showers forecasted. Oh boy - here we go! I would pay for just one more week of warm weather to finish outdoor projects!!
Anyway - if the weather is dreary where you live, what a perfect excuse to create! If you are looking for a little inspiration - why not play along with the October Sketch Challenge from Blue Fern Studios?
What fun! To see inspiration from the Design Team, and read all of the rules, go here.
This time around, that means gorgeous new products from Ingvild Bolme and Julie Nutting!!
Yesterday on the Prima Blog we took a look at the gorgeous new Shabby Chic Treasures - Resins...and I had a little project to share using the new Resin Swirls..
Shabby Chic Resins are easily altered with Color Bloom sprays to match any project! I used the Resin Swirls to add a touch of elegance to my altered basket. I paired a selection of new trims with a few gorgeous embellishments from the Cigar Box Secrets collection for a rustic fall look. This basket makes an excellent photo prop of centerpiece filled with fresh picked flowers!
My little girls LOVES playing "model" for me...she is all girl getting dressed up and posing :)
What a great way to have fun with your projects - using them as photo props! This girl was all for picking flowers as I snapped away!
Here's a closer peek at those gorgeous resins and flowers...
Fall is rolling in here....I hate to see summer leave :(
One thing I do love about the season, though, is the gorgeous colors!
Prima's September challenges are up and running, and I played along with the PPP's gorgeous color and product choices..a perfect fall palette..
What a perfect palette for this photo! My favorite part about working with a color palette is first choosing my background paper, then building up my mixed media background by adding and blending all of the colors from the palette..layering Color Blooms, chalk edgers, and Art Basics until it all works just right. Then I choose a handful of embellishments to match - so easy!
I adore the look of the burlap flowers and trims for a beautiful soft, rustic look...and the metal pieces provide a great contrast.
813888 Time Traveler's Memories- No.70
572860 Time Traveler's Memories- Wood Embellishments
Anyway - today I have another page on the Prima Blog featuring a fabulous "Art Recipe" idea using the new Prima Art Mediums. Have you had a look at the huge range of these? Everything from gesso, to gel mediums, to pastes, glitters, glass beads...and more. You don't wanna miss out! Awesome, high quality, and such a nice variety. SO much fun.
Journaling reads: "OH boy!! I think we are in for a wild ride!!
I just adore this photo. In fact, this one and a few others I took that day. These kids are the light of my life and while it gets pretty busy sometimes...I wouldn't have it any other way! They each have their own unique, fun personalities - (even Oliver - at just 1 month old!).
Anyway. I used the awesomely gorgeous new "Epiphany" collection for this one. I just LOVE this line. Everyone does, from what I hear! I love that the neutral colors really allow for you to personalize it...I do this by adding a splash of color here and there with Color Bloom sprays.
I had a blast creating the background for this page...I began by masking using the new Honeycomb stencil and the Finnabair Art Basics 3D Matte Gel. While that was still wet, I sprinkled in embossing powders, and the new Art Ingredients - Glass Glitters, Glass Beads, and Mica Flakes..along with some circular chipboard pieces I had sitting on my desk. I heat set everything, and then sprayed with Color Bloom sprays and outlined a bit with watercolor pencils. I also used Color Bloom and the Glass Glitter to decorate the resin frame.
I adore the Wood Icons from this collection...so intricate and I just love that they are printed! Very neat!
All creations you see here are made with much love and time! I love it when people are able to draw inspiration from my work- but please respect me as an artist and contact me before duplicating any of my work. Thank-you!