The Egg Man

It's the 15th of the month and that means another challenge at Bleeding Art!

And this month - anything goes! So for this challenge, I made this mixed media canvas done in a monochromatic palette!

I used the reverse side so I had someplace for my Egg Man to hang out! 

The egg is from Sandra Evertson and it's covered with micro beads with a hint of old paper from my stash. I also randomly put strips of the paper onto the canvas as well. Seth Apter's baked texture embossing powders (Vintage Beeswax and Chunky Rust) add a cool, vintage affect all over.

Rusty embellishments like wire, metal, and safety pins add to the vintage, worn vibe. And an old filmstrip photo finishes the look.

This was a fun project encompassing my favorite things: old stash, old paper, old rust!

So what will you make for the challenge?  Come join us to submit your mixed media creation! Follow us * share * create! You have until 14 December! 

I'm entering my projects in some challenges of my own: A Vintage Journey and Scrapki-Wyzwaniowo!


Step into my boudoir...

Hey everyone! What do you think of when you see the latest mood board from Art Playground?

I see soft, feminine pastels. So with that in mind, I turned an ATC box into a debutante's boudoir. 

I used scraps from Prima's Debutante collection to create a feminine and flowery boudoir scene. It's filled with pastel colors and flowers. Elegant paintings hang on the wall. Silk ribbon and trinkets add touches of elegance. And that closet! Fabulous dresses hanging up, luscious wallpapers, and her intimates and jewels thoughtfully laid out. The finishing touch? Silk ribbons to close it all up. After all, a debutante's boudoir is private!

It's a fun look into the world of sophistication and elegance! I'm also entering it at Mixed Media Place, A Bit More Time To Craft, and A Vintage Journey!


Colorful, quirky zine with a twist

Boy, is the time flying by! We're fully into fall and fast approaching Thanksgiving! 🦃

I've got a little Harvest zine that's fun and quirky and colorful - and it's got a twist! Instead of making a regular zine with pages, I opened it up and made it a cute decor piece! It's done totally in Photoshop using Gecko Galz printables and is in the collage style. I added lacquer accents to make it pop!

I used the following printables:  Autumn ColorsAutumn SkiesAltered BeautifullySunday TimesAutumn Colors CollageOwling For YouPixie ChildrenColor ItFrightfully Delightful, and Harvest Time.  And I made a little paper tray to adhere in the middle so I could fill it with raffia and leaves.

I love how this turned out - it didn't need alot of embellishing because there's so much to see with the collages. The lacquer adds just the right touch to make it come alive! And I like the different twist - this opens up alot of future possibilities for different themes & styles!

So what will you create? Drop by to check out the 850+ printables available - definitely affordable and there's a style for every taste!

I'm entering this at Mixed Media PlaceEmerald Creek, and A Bit More Time To Craft!


A Harvest of Gratitude

Hello my friends!  I am so honored to be a guest designer for Frilly and Funkie due to my win in October for Ye Olde Typewriter Case!

The current challenge is A Harvest of Gratitude and for my project, I chose a mixed media piece full of fall colors!  I used a page from Paper House Productions' Field Study collection along with Tattered Angels English Ivy and Doubloon Glimmer Mists.

The first thing I did was cut the paper to fit a square of lightweight chipboard I had. I chose the part of the paper that would show some butterflies once I started layering. 

I then tore a piece of scrap cardboard and spritzed it with the glimmer mists.

The paper that I cut for the base still had butterflies and other elements I could use so I started fussy cutting. Some of the paper I tore in strips. I wasn't sure how much I'd use but what I didn't, I'd save for future use.

Then, I just started playing around with layering and positioning until I found a look I liked. Once I had it how I wanted it, I added some scrap chipboard to the backs of pieces to give it height and started gluing everything in place.

The finished piece is full of color and texture! 

I added silk Sari ribbon around the edges to frame it. I love this type of ribbon! You can pull off fabulous fiber strands which I also added. The glimmer mists add a splash of seasonal color and the sentiment sums up the harvest and Thanksgiving season.

I want to thank everyone at Frilly and Funkie for choosing me for this honor. There is so much to be thankful for on a daily basis. Every breath we take is a gift. The beautiful colors are God's artistic palette. Enjoy the bounty you have. 💛

I'm entering this at A Bit More Time To CraftEmerald Creek, and A Vintage Journey for their Paper Stash challenge! 


A small deck of ATCs

Hey everyone! I'm here with a project as a DT for Julia Cotrim Studio - and I've got a fun ATC trio, complete with a box!

You can check out my process - including the cute box! - at my post on Julia's blog!  You can also check out her fun printable packs and art at Studio Julia Cotrim!

I'm entering these at A Bit More Time To Craft!