No, I haven't quit blogging it's just been sooooo busy at work and home that I haven't had time! I am sure most of you are in the same boat. Work, for me, is finished for a week after tomorrow night, so I'm hoping to have a bit of time to catch up with my card making.
Today I have a little project to share with you that I have been working on this week.Ever since I took a Mixed Media class, with my daughter, Jasmine, last spring I've been itching to do another piece - so here it is. I'm calling it "Time Began In A Garden"...I'm not sure how well that message comes across with the images, but the verse from scripture helps. I used a canvas for my base. The paper pieces ( leaves, flowers, fence & flourishes) were cut using the Grand Calibur and a host of Spellbinder and other dies. The clock face was cut from a free digital image. I attached real watch hands using a brad to the center. The real gears around the watch are an assortment from a wonderful find that my daughter shared with me. I inked the edges of pretty much everything. For the scripture verse I simply typed it out in Word Perfect, printed it & then tore the edges. The background was done using alcohol inks, gesso, molding compound and an assortment of stencils. I free hand drew the Garden Girl and then cut her out and used the pieces as templates to cut the patterned paper (MME) for her dress. I coloured her face with Copic Markers. I added some green flock near the fence and gave it some depth by shading with my Copics. The bird house & heart (on her dress) are made of wood which I painted with acryllic paints. I also used some folder & heat embossing in different areas. The dragonflies are brads, the ladybugs & some flower centers are buttons, the shovel is a craft item, her hair is embroidery floss, apron band is ribbon & her hands are charms. I think that covers everything! The finished project is 9"x12.
This was so much fun to do and a great creative break from card making for me. It was an excellent project for using up "bits & pieces" and "odds & ends". I know a lot of people are intimidated by the look of Mix Media, but in all honesty you can't make a mistake...no 2 pieces ever turn out the same.
I hope this is an encouragment for you to give it a go!
Here are a couple of close up shots:
|Bottom Right Corner|
|Clock, Girl & Scripture Verse|
|To give an idea of the depth|
Thanks for stopping by. Hope you have a wnderful day.
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