Monday, January 21, 2013

Right where you should be

I've got a 10"x12" mixed media canvas today!
 
This started out as a Valentine's Day decor project but then because of the colors it ended up being something I am giving my 13-yo niece. Her bedroom is pink, black, gray, and white. So this will match perfectly.  Plus, she kept asking me what this was for and if I could make her one!
 
 The current challenge at The Paper Girls is to use a wooden element. So I used craft sticks to make this mat to stamp my sentiment on. You can cut these with just plain scissors. Who knew??
 And I added some wooden stars as well.

This whole thing started by Mod Podging pink tissue paper to the canvas (leaving lots of crinkles). Then I sprayed gray and red glimmer mist. Stamped lots of Unity stamps. Some paint here, some modeling paste there.
 
 Hot glued on lots of items including flowers, butterflies, doilies, ribbons and trims.
I really like these sentiment stamps for a young girl. "It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are" and "You are right where you should be"
 
I love that this pleated mesh at the bottom looks like a tutu.
 
Thanks for stopping by today!!
 
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Supplies:
Mod Podge matte
Unity stamps- Ippity Where You Should Be, Tattered Chicken Wire, Dream Big, Imagine It, and the love definition stamp that I can't find on their website for the correct name
Offray natural ribbon
SU pleated ribbon
Black Soot Distress Ink
Glimmer Mist in Black Magic and Mel's Diner
Martha Stewart butterfly punch
SU Delicate Doilies die
Adirondack paint dabbers in Pitch Black and Snow Cap
Studio Calico hexagon mask
Studio Calico wood veneers


34 comments:

Michele Duffy said...

Gorgeousness! I'm sure your niece will love it!

Desiree Morris said...

Cute!

Linda Bouffard said...

this is interesting. I love the idea, too. Thanks for sharing this. Following. Linda

Ruby said...

Lovely project. Your niece will love it.

Heather said...

beautiful project

Erica Bass said...

What a cool project Amber! I bet your niece will love it!

JPScraps said...

Awesome project!!

Becky Sorensen said...

This is really neat. I am sure she will love it.

Gaylynn said...

Amazing canvas art. Gorgeous.

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Eek! This looks like you had such fun! Nice job!

Julie Odil said...

Your niece is gonna LOVE this! The more I look at it, the more fun details I see. I think those little wooden stars are the cat's meow!

SherylK said...

What an adorable card. I love the colors and the paper.

Houses Built of Cards said...

Gorgeous! Beautiful layers and colors!

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Linda said...

neat paper and butterflies. I love it all.

Paula-Scrap Addict said...

ooooo.... aawwweeeee..... I LOVE all the texture!

kdgowdy said...

LOVE all the texture! This year I'd love to take a multi-media class!

Angel said...

Wow how pretty !! Never tried mixed media yet.. This is great

created by ~donnaK said...

Your project is such a work or art. The mixed medias are stunning together. Your niece is going to love having it in her room.

Miwa said...

Gorgeous! This looks incredible!

Cynthia said...

I like the stamping on the craft sticks. Thanks for the inspiration!

Scrappin' Diva said...

Wow! Very pretty and your niece will love this. TFS!

Karen (karey2005) said...

So many gorgeous details!

Gwen said...

Oh what fun this is! Great quotes and love how you stamped on the Popsicle sticks!

Diana Fernandez said...

Ohhhhh so cute!! I love how you've used the stamps

FeistyCrafter said...

What a cool mix media project!!

Jocelyn Olson said...

Whoa! That is gorgeous! I would have never thought to use craft sticks to stamp on like you did--very clever (and perfectly executed, I might add). The texture at the bottom is great, and I love that it's like a hip tutu.

Jen said...

Oh wow! Your niece will love this!

Lindsey said...

Perfect messages for a young girl -- and gorgeous, to boot! Wow.

Corrie said...

great card, she will love it

Beejay said...

Wonderful piece of art! Love the colors!

Miriam Prantner said...

Great piece! Loving all the texture and I love the way you used the craft sticks. Really wonderful!

Monica said...

This turned out great! Love the wooden pieces. Thank you so much for dropping by. :-)

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sue morris said...

Absolutely LOVE this!! It's just beautiful!