Sunday, July 27, 2014

Mixed Media Canvas - Remember Adventure

Hi, there, my dear crafty friends, how's your week?
At Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge this week, our theme is "J is for..." - July, Journey, Jump rings, jewel tones, and journaling. We are challenging you to be inspired by the letter J somehow. From jewels to jade ink - there are so many possibilities. Don't forget to tell us how you've been inspired by the letter J.

I created this canvas wall decor for Natalie to remeber her end of school year party in June.

J is for June - Natalie graduated from elementary school this June and we held an end of school year party for her. I was inspired to create this canvas wall decor for her to remember all the great time she had with her friends at the party and in those years of elemenetary school. Here is the photo that children were playing water and having fun. I love all the colors, sunshine and laughter.

To start this project, I connected four 4" X  4" canvas with Heavy Structure Gel. The canvases were covered with Gesso and a thin layer of modeling paste after the Gesso was dry.

Those scratch tools were used to create the wavy patterns on the Modeling Pasted on each canvas. I colored those canvases with different shades of Color Shine and distressed them with ColorBox Ink Pad around the edges.

Add sentiments with Tim Holtz Alpha Parts that were colored with Gesso and Distress paints.

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Thank you for stopping by my blog and leave comment love. Hope you all have a wonderful day!
Meihsia ^_^

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Mixed Media Altered Anchor

Hello, everyone, how is your summer so far? We are still on vacation and having a lot of great time visiting our family. I love traveling and visiting different places during summer time even it is hot.

For the theme this week at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge, we want to see your "Mid-Summer" creations. Whether your creative mind wants to take a vacation or be inspired by Shakespeare; play with a Farmer's Market inspired paper line or stamp into a starry night frenzy - we challenge you to create and share with us.

I created an altered anchor to display in my son Christopher's ocean themed bedroom.

Summer reminds me of ocean, and ocean reminds me of an anchor. Christopher loves everything about ocean. So for this week's challenge, I decided to alter an 11" chipboard anchor that I purchased at local craft store to display in his room.

First, I prepared the chipboard with applying a layer of Gesso on it using a paintbrush. 

Create some beautiful stain pattern on the chipboard with Prima Flower stencil and Modeling Passte.

I gethered different inks in blue shades such as Distress Stain, Izink ink and Distress Ink, then applied them on the chipboard anchor. Distress the edges with ColorBox Mix'd Media Inx Chox.

Decorate the anchor with Tim Holtz Idea-Ology Words Remnants Rubs and Border Stickers.
To finish off this project, I tied a string and the decorative trim on the chipboard anchor. 

Attach the distressd keys to the anchor.

I hope you like my chipboard anchor and I know that Chrisopher will love it!

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Simon Says Stamp is giving away a $50 gift voucher that will go to a random entry chosen by Random Generator. So please join us for this week's challenge at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. You might also be on our Friday Designer Spotlight. Good luck!

I really appreciate you stop by my blog and hope you all have a wonderful week.

Meihsia ^_^