Saturday, October 31, 2015

MMMC #18 - Texture

Helloooooo November! The wonderful month that hosts my favorite season and my favorite holiday! Of course, the 1st of the month means there's a brand new Mixed Media Monthly Challenge: TEXTURE

I created a trio of burlap canvases...

Our sponsor for November is the amazingly generous IndigoBlu! They were so kind to our design team and sent us fabulous goodies to play with... plus of course an AMAZING prize pack for a lucky player! THANK YOU INDIGOBLU!

First I painted over the burlap with IndigoBlu Gee-Sso-Good gesso and let it dry.

The 6x6 Fontastic paper pack had a great assortment of images to cut and create mini-collages on the burlap canvases. I crinkled up each image before it was adhered with matte medium.

Next I added some texture with an IndigoBlu "Rain Droplets" background stamp. I applied a thick layer of paint to the stamp to place on the canvases.

Now it's time for modeling paste! My favorite way to add texture :) I mixed some modeling paste with gold paint to get the shimmery color. Then the paste was used with the IndogoBlu "Texture" stencil (fitting for the challenge, right?!)

It's a great stencil because it has a variety of different patterns on it... so you basically get 4 in 1 :)

Next came the best part! Playing with the Indigoblu Mega Flakes and FlitterGlu! This stuff is amazing, more detailed than foil, and the shine is incredible. Here I used it with an Indigoblu stamp called "Poppy Heart"... I tested it on both white and black cardstock. Since I was using light colored Mega Flakes it really looked best on the black paper. I can't wait to try it with more of my stamps in my stash!

So now it was time to assemble! I paired the hearts with some random metal charms I had in my stash.

There they are! My mini burlap canvases filled with fantastic Indigoblu products :) You should DEFINITELY play along in the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge this month for your chance to win that awesome Indigoblu prize package! Happy creating!

I'd also love to enter this canvas trio in the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: THROWBACK. I picked the challenge from a few weeks ago, Autumn is in the Air :)

All Indigoblu products used are linked throughout the post. Other products used are linked below:

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Halloween Card Round Up + Winner!

Happy Halloween everyone! We're looking forward to passing out candy in our new neighborhood and watching endless scary movies tonight :) I wanted to share some of my favorite Halloween cards that I created this year... you'll notice a lot of Lawn Fawn, Copic coloring, and DCWV papers! Let's get to it...

ETA - I'm linking up this post to the current Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes featuring LAWN FAWN! Well I have plenty of Lawn Fawn going on here :)

I'm starting with my favorite one of the year! For my Halloween Mantle I had printed up some vintage Halloween posters and costume images... some of them are pretty frightening (I used one as the focus of my Halloween Clock). I decided to mash up the adorable Lawn Fawn ghost from the "Booya" stamp set with the scary photo. Seriously cool! All the card needed after that was some Tim Holtz's paper tape, Studio Calico wood veneer stars, and a Happy Halloween sentiment.

This card was the easiest to create because I let the DCWV "Spooky Delight" paper do all the work! The hills were die cut with Lawn Fawn "Stitched Hillside Borders" and then I just added my pirate fox on top!

Another simple card that lets the ghosts and the paper do all the work! I made a ghost trio and paired them all with purple accessories :) The frame is die cut from DCWV paper with Lawn Fawn "Say Cheese" die. I love how happy the ghost Frankenstein looks :)

More of DCWV "Spooky Delight" papers! I created the haunted hillside using dies from Simon Says Stamp "Village" and Lawn Fawn "Forest Border". Also, I'm pretty certain the ghost in a bat costume is my favorite combination!

Yet another creepy vintage photo mash up! I colored the black and white photo with some Distress Markers to try to match the colors on my foxy scarecrow. Three little witches :)

Another simple card that uses some fun die cuts and cool DCWV paper. The background paper is DCWV "Gauze" which has been my go-to Halloween paper for 3 years now... TIP: you can remove the paper backing and have a sheet of colored gauze left over, something I use a lot on mixed media cards. 

Well I started this post with my most favorite, and I'll end it with my 2nd favorite! I had fun mashing up some Tim Holtz's ephemera pieces and paper tape with my nervous Franken-Ghost :)

There are a lot of products listed below, but almost all of them were used multiple times in this card set! Thanks for browsing and have a SPOOKY HALLOWEEN!

WINNER OF MY HALLOWEEN PRIZE PACK IS RAE FROM QUEENDOM RELICS! Please email me rwkrafts(at)gmail(dot)com to claim you prize! Congrats!

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