Monday, September 1, 2014

Mixed Media MC - Photo Inspiration

Welcome to a BRAND NEW Mixed Media Monthly Challenge! For the month of September, we want to see how you're inspired by this gorgeous photo...


Are you inspired by the colors? The flowers? The feeling of summer? Whatever it is that inspires you, we wanna see it!

I created a very mini shadow box from an old wood veneer container. I was inspired mostly by the colors, but also added in some floral accents.


The original case is from a Recollections (Michael's brand) package of wood veneers. I cut one of the slots out of the bottom to make it larger for the quote.


The chief enemy of creativity is 'good' sense - Picasso


I tried to treat each square like its own mini canvas. I started with a small square of corrugate cardboard and rubbed acrylic paint on it - white, yellow, or magenta. From there, I added charms, veneers, or chipboard accents to each piece.


I painted this flower wood veneer in the colors of the inspiration photo. Some small accents, like sequins to glitter, were added to each piece.






We're extra excited about this month because the amazing ELLEN HUTSON online shop is our sponsor! That means someone will win a $25 gift certificate to the amazing Ellen Hutson shop! And our amazing guest designer is Julia Stainton!!! We are so lucky to have Julia and Ellen Hutson on board with us this month! Woohoo!!



Visit back to the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge to see all of the design team's projects and more information on how to enter!

<3 Rachel
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Saturday, August 30, 2014

Monster Mash!

Today is such a great day! College football is in full swing, the US Open (tennis) is on all day long, and the weather was perfect. What could make it even better? Brand. New. Lawn. Fawn. I made two cards with "Monster Mash" because I just needed to play :)


They make such a cute couple, don't they? I colored the monsters with Copic markers and fussy cut them and the sentiment. I used my Silhouette to cut the large spider web from DCWV "Eek a Boo" paper, and the green and black cardstock is from DCWV "Bewitched" stack. I love how that bubble embossing folder looks with anything monster themed :) I added some small splatters of Color Shine in green and purple.


For my next card, I had this idea of little monsters peeking out of their haunted house windows and saying hi to each other. They are friendly monsters after all. I die cut random squares and fit all the monsters how I wanted inside each window. Then I backed the whole panel with spider web pattern paper from DCWV "Eek a Boo".


Each monster was colored with Copics and fussy cut. I cut up the sentiment to spread it across the entire card. The moon and the sentiments are from Lawn Fawn's new "Spooktacular" set.



Have a safe, fun, and crafty Labor Day weekend! I'm linking up this post to Simon Says Stamp Work it Wednesday party!

<3 Rachel
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Thursday, August 28, 2014

Unity Hop - BIG Labor Day Sales!

Another Thursday has rolled in, which always means another awesome Unity blog hop and a SALE! I can't believe how early Labor Day is this year, but it's here, and there is some shopping to be done :)


The sale starts at NOON CST today and runs until Monday night at midnight. Now onto my card for today...


You've probably seen this owl all over the hop today! The whole team fell in love with this sweetie and we all had to play along :). I colored the image with Prismacolor Pencils and blended with Gamsol. All papers are from DCWV "Christmas Memories" stack. I also used my favorite die - Lawn Fawn "Stitched Journaling Die" to frame the image.


EDITED TO ADD - I just finished this card using the latest Stamp of the Week and I really wanted to add it in this post! So here is this adorable bird.


I colored the bird with Prismacolor pencils and blended with Gamsol. I mixed a pink gelato with some whipped spackle to add the stenciled hearts. Paper is from My Mind's Eye "Marketstreet".




This owl is available for the Labor Day Sale as a bundle with a Unity T-Shirt! Only $14!


And of course there are several more deals to be found all over the Unity site.



Make sure you leave comments throughout the blog hop! TWO lucky winners will win this awesome grab bag of Fashionistas


Your next stop is the talented Stephanie! Happy Hopping (and shopping!)

<3 Rachel

I'm linking up this post to Simon Says Stamp Work it Wednesday party!
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