We are half way through the month’s challenge at Path of Positivity so it’s time to share my second sample with you. I have done something completely different, for me, and attempted my first mixed media art piece. At the moment it is hanging on my craft room wall but is may become a gift for someone in time!
Having used inspiration from creation for the past couple of PoP posts this time I have gone with the gracefulness of dance. I came across the quote from C. Joybell C while Googling for ideas. To be honest I have never heard of her before but I liked this quote, especially the line, ‘Grace is an ability to give as well as receive and be thankful’. All too often I find I am better at giving than receiving and when I think about it, it dawns on me that this is hardly fair to the person or people who want to give to me. Learning to accept all with grace is not an easy lesson for me!
Pickled Potpourri Designs – Just Dance
gold mirri card
green and blue acrylic paint
leaf swirl stencil
squares and dots stencil
silver texture paste
leafy swirl die
clear acrylic beads
Victorian Velvet distress ink pad
glossy photo card
Mica Powders (purple and silver) and mister spray
gold coloured eyelets
I prepared the board first using gesso, paints, stencils and texture paste.
I printed out the girl dancing on glossy photo paper. I roughly cut out the image and stuck it to two more layers of card before a final fussy cut. I used a glue pen and the guilding flakes to decoreate the swirls on the dress.
I cut the Just Dance out with an oval die and three leafy swirls from gold mirri card. I used the Mica Powders to take out the brightness of the white card.
I printed my quote out on white card then used the distress ink nad swirly stencil to take off the whiteness and attempt to tie it in with the rest of the swirls on the piece.
I placed two eyelets at the top of the board (having first decided which way up to use it!) I then threaded some beads onto black cord and attached it to the board for a hanger.
Finally I arranged all my elements onto the board before gluing them down.
Although I enjoyed playing around with the different paints and pastes I cannot say that I have immediately been smitten by mixed media. I think I would need to play around a lot more before attempting another piece. However I may use some of the techniques in future cards.
There is still plenty of time to join in the fun at Path of Positivity. As always there are a prizes on offer from our sponsors and plenty of inspiration to be found from the rest of the DT and on the blog – so what are you waiting for? If you need further persuasion here are the prizes that are up for grabs:
SPONSOR & PRIZE INFORMATION:
- The ‘Mommy Dearest’ Digital Scrapbooking Kit from Decosse’s Dynamite Doodles, one of our guest sponsors this month, for the post or project that the DT deems most inspiring of the bunch.
- A $7 gift certificate from Pickled Potpourri, one of our guest sponsors this month, for a person chosen in a random draw based on all entrants.
- One digital image from Creative Bug Digital SnapShots for each person chosen as a DT Delight.
There will also be:
- A small selection of digital designer papers from Décosse’s Dynamite Doodles for one lucky person who leaves a comment on posts published during the challenge timeframe.
- One digital sentiment for every single person who enters the challenge.
Thanks for popping in. take care.
I would like to enter my ‘picture’ in the following challenges:
Inspiration Destination #81 – Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday #226 and #227 – Anything Goes
2 Creative Chicks Showcase #9 – Anything Goes
A Bit More Craft #18 – Anything Goes
The Sisters of Craft #April – Anything Goes
Your Scrapbook Place #Mid April Challenge – Anything Goes
Crafting With An Attitude #14 – Anything Goes
Where The HeART Is #8 – Sparkle and Bling/Anything Goes