Monday, December 31, 2007

Mixed Media Monday - Let's Celebrate

With Christmas just past, and the new year here, I thought the most appropriate theme for Mixed Media Monday this week would be "Let's Celebrate". I did this piece on a piece of mattboard approx. 9 x 14 cm (3.5 x 6"). The background is created with vintage dress pattern paper, vintage music, copy of dance list ephemera, gesso, rubber stamps and distress inks. I also used ribbons, rubbons, lace motif, buttons etc.

Monday, December 24, 2007

Mixed Media Monday - Christmas/Holidays

I chose "Christmas/Holidays" for Mixed Media Monday this week for obvious reasons. This is the piece I did. I used vintage music for the background, aged a little more with distress inks. I printed the image on acetate and attached using my new Xyron. The letters and star chipboard, painted in a lovely pigmenty gold acrylic paint. Merry Christmas and happy holidays everyone!

Saturday, December 22, 2007

Theme Thursday - ATC's with Wings

I decided to participate in the challenge on Theme Thursday this week, because these ATC's fitted their theme perfectly. These were made with serviettes (napkins) for the backgrounds - thanks Gloria Jeans, grin! Then I simply added some angel images. I cut the wings off the angels and aded some of the gorgeous red German Scrap wings and lace. Quick and easy, just what we all need at this time of year :-)

Monday, December 17, 2007

Mixed Media Monday - Backgrounds

This week on Mixed Media Monday we have a guest host, Natalie B , from Australia. Natalie chose "backgrounds" as the theme, and used alcohol inks. While alcohol inks is also one of my favs., I wanted to do something different, so decided to use color mist sprays on deli paper, overstamped with gesso and foam stamps. There is also quite a bit of gold paint on this piece, that just doesn't show up well in the scan.

Sunday, December 9, 2007

Mixed Media Monday - Words

"Words" is my theme for Mixed Media Monday this week, so I took the opportunity to alter a childs board book. This is a sweet little book, only about 3 x 3 inches, or 7.5 x 7.5 cms. I glued the pages together, apart from the front page, and cut a niche in all the pages apart from the back. I covered the book with brown cardstock which was stamped with cream. I made a frame and covered it with a lacey paper, and put two transparencies in the frame (one to be visible from the front and the other to be seen from inside. I covered the inside spread with the same paper as I used for the frame, and added charms in the inner niche and the word "love" to the front cover. I used a brown and cream ribbon to tie the book closed.

Sunday, December 2, 2007

Mixed Media Monday - Wings

I chose wings for the theme on Mixed Media Monday this week, because I thought it would fit nicely for people working on their Christmas projects. But when I started thinking about what I would do for the theme, I ended up going in a completely different direction. This is my tribute to "Phantom of the Opera". I used a piece of vintage music, and part of a vintage book page for the background. The wings are black German scrap. The "A" is chipboard that I coloured black.