a together-ish kind of day!

a together-ish kind of day!

Today’s fun is a bit different. Instead of a card, I’ve been playing with an itsy-bitsy (4×4) canvas. I’m taking Christy Tomlinson’s She Art workshop and this is my first attempt at a girl. Mixed media is so much fun and very forgiving! I feel like a 4year old…covered in paint and Mod Podge!

I really can’t give you all of the steps….it just seems to happen. But I’ll try to hit the highlights.

I cheated a little with the girl and didn’t give her a head ….baby steps! I cut her dress from patterned paper and her apron (if I call it a pinafore, I’ll show my age!) from a solid. I embellished it with rub-ons and ribbon.
The background is a mix of pattern tissue paper (yeah, you know- like Simplicity or McCalls!) gesso, acrylic paint, India ink and Gellatos with bits and pieces of random stamping, doodling and rub-ons. The kitty and mouse were stamped on more pattern tissue and added to the canvas with Mod Podge. The furry friends are from Paper Smooches set Nine Lives. From there it was a lot of shading with the Gellatos and Faber-Castell Pitt big brush pens.

imageI printed the sentiment (which you’ll recognize if you’re a friend of W.T. Pooh!), cut it out and adhered it with more Mod Podge. A bit more shading and there you go.
You should see my studio..IT IS A MESS!!! Mixed media is not for the faint of heart or those who are afraid of getting messy – but in my book, it is so worth it!
I hope you’ll create something – whatever your medium.
Thanks for stopping by,


thinking of you!

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This post doesn’t seem to want to be written! I walked away for a minute and all of the text was gone and all of the saved revisions also contained just the image. So, let’s start all over, shall we?
This card is another installment for Online Card Classes – Stenciled. I Finally used my Gelli Plate and how much fun was that! image If you are not familiar with the Gelli Plate, check out this link: http://www.gelliarts.com. I do want to issue a warning though….use it and you will be hooked! The possibilities are only limited by your imagination.

I used Americana acrylic paint in Snow White, Sea Breeze and Milk Chocolate with a dash of  Claudine Helmuth Studio paint in Purple Palette. I did one print with the Clockworks stencil from Tim Holtz and then did another layer with the Moroccan stencil from Simon Says Stamp. I was having so much fun! I’ll post a few of the other prints I made at the end of this post.

I cut down the mono print (sounds so impressive doesn’t it?) to 3 panels. I rounded the top corners – which was an error but hey, life goes on! I intended to round the top left corner and the bottom right but I picked up the right panel upside down!!  (Sigh)

I used the Memory Box Dancing Tulips die to cut the center panel. I mounted all 3 panels on foam tape to add to the dimension. I stamped the sentiment (Simon Says Stamp Thinking of You set) and added a few fun sequins.

This card was so much fun to make – I hope you like it and it inspires you to play!

If you’re interested, some of the other prints I made with my GP can be viewed here!

Later –
On now to SUPER BOWL fun!! GO BRONCOS! 😀