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Monday, August 03, 2009

Mixed Media Monday

The theme over at Mixed Media Monday is Nature's Blues & Browns. I have carried this idea in my mind all day at work & am thrilled that it translated to the "page" exactly as I planned it. (A rare thing for me!) My ATC is made from a book page coverd with gesso. I stamped my images in Timber Brown StazOn. Once the images were dry I sponged on blue distress inks Faded Jeans & Broken China. Straight after this I sponged areas in Brushed Corduroy. I then spritzed it with a little water & mopped the puddles with kitchen towel. Before it was dry I re-applied more Brushed Corduroy to add to the distressed look. I decided to keep the design minimal & kept to just the teasels & butterflies. (Teasels from Big n Wild Things, Gel-รก-Tins, Butterfly from Crafty Individuals CI-226)


21 comments:

Faye said...

Beautiful background! And the teasel and butterfly stamps are really gorgeous.

joanne wardle said...

very nice indeed. lovely simple beauty

alcoholinky said...

how satisfying that it worked so well Paula! lovely ATC

Laura G said...

love the stamps Paula- gorgeous!
And you are tagged xx


You have to:

1. Collect the book that is most handy.
2. Turn to page 161.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Cite the sentence on your blog.
5. Pass the tag on the five blogging friends.
ou are tagged xx

Karin said...

Looks beautiful, Paula.

Lori Saul said...

Beautiful results on this piece - soft and natural - I love it!

Lorraine said...

pretty elegant card like your blog..thanks for visiting my blog today

Kris Dickinson said...

Soft and oh so beautiful!

Barbara Hagerty said...

I LOVE this Paula!!! I love the way the inks mixed!

Sandy said...

Absolutely beautiful.
Love them.

One4Joy said...

beautiful, totally beautiful!!!

Jo Capper-Sandon said...

Very calm. Love the soft background. Also you've used fave images of mine too.

Dorthe said...

Beautifull -and very dreamy.

Anni's Art said...

Wonderful background with the light blue color and lovely stamps, well done.

Martina2801 said...

Wonderful design, Paula.
Bravo !

Beth said...

The piece is stunning. The background is fantastic, and the images on top work beautifully with the background and together.

lisa said...

I really love your work. This is no excpetion, it's beautiful. I especially like the idea of using an old book page as the basis for your background. Those stamps are gorgeous too.

Lisax

Glenda T. said...

Don't you just love it when the image you had in your mind actually comes true? THis is so pretty, love everything about it!

Janny said...

Lovely!

Marjolein said...

Oh gosh......awesome!!! Love the tiny butterflies, I got one, but it's really big.. unfortunately no more nature stamps here, so I can't play, but I love love love all the blue tones in this ATC!

mixedmediamonday said...

what a beautiful ATC, Paula! Diane