Sunday, January 15, 2023

New Design Team!

There's a new challenge in town all about flowers called Beautiful Blossoms!
 
As a member of the design team for this new challenge I was given an inspirational board for an optional jumping off point. Love the blues and browns:
I knew I wanted to make a home decor piece. I had an idea of a vintage brownish background with pretty blue flowers. This is a piece I made years ago - completely inspired from Vicky Papaioannou, a YouTube artist I follow faithfully for her art journaling style. I thought I would do a 2023 updated version of it.
It's hard for me to tell you what I used to create my home decor piece for I just kept adding and adding, taking away and adding until I was happy with the colors. I kind of think that is how mixed media works. At the end of my blog I will just post the products I used, with the links, if you are interested in trying this yourself!
My base is a canvas covered with print which I purchased from Michael's years ago. I have a whole bag of them all different sizes. They were about $.50 each, so I couldn't resist! On my original, I had added the Tim Holtz tissue paper printed with music and butterflies, but for today's work it was already there.
I did cover all the sides with the same mixed media, but the back is open and didn't need be done.
The flowers were covered with the Milky Way Stencil from A Colorful Life Designs and Lawn Fawn Stencil Paste Gold - you can see some of the texture here:
Lots of finger painting and fussy cutting!
We have had a very concerning medical diagnosis in the family over Christmas this year and I felt the word for the year is "hope".
Please come, visit and play along with the new challenge - Anything Goes Flowers!
Here are the products I used in no particular order:
2) A Colorful Life Designs Stencil - Milky Way (AnitaFan10 for 10% off your entire order! (excluding bundles))
11) Trinity Stamps - Found My Marbles, Tiny Bead Mix (Retired)
*Some of the links in this post are affiliate links. This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive a small affiliate commission at no extra cost to you. All opinions remain my own.
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Hello, welcome to Stampin With Anita. I love crafting in all forms. It gives me great joy to create something special. I hope you enjoy your visit.

12 comments:

  1. Anita, all I can say is WOW. This is absolutely gorgeous and I, too, an a huge fan of Vicky P. I am sending prayers to you and your family for healing and comfort. Thanks for the inspiration and for a wonderful team project for our 1st challenge at Beautiful Blossoms!
    Donna xx

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    1. Thank you Donna! It was fun to make and you challenges look very inspiring for the year!

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  2. WOW! This is gorgeous! I like your piece from years back but REALLY love your new piece. You have definitely improved in your design style over time. This is absolutely beautiful ... so much texture ... love it! So happy to be on this team with you!

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    1. I know I am excited to be on the same team with you! Thank you for the kind comments about improving over time. I think I am more "free" now and less worried about following a pattern.

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  3. Both pieces are absolutely creatively GORGEOUS!! I haven't done any mixed media pieces in years and you certainly have inspired me to do so!!

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    1. Thank you, Diane! I hope you do, but be prepared for dirty fingers!

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  4. This mixed media piece caught my eye right away from the new Beautiful Blossoms Challenge blog! Had to pop over and see how you created it! I love the depth of color, just really gorgeous.

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    1. Thank you so much, Tee! I really appreciate your kind comment!!!

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  5. Sigh! Anita, these are absolute pure gorgeousness! I especially like the richness of your first creation, with those tiny beadz, and beautiful textural elements. Oh so lovely and artsy! Thank you for helping kick-start the Beautiful Blossoms Challenge with your amazing projects!
    Crafting Smiles,
    Donna
    {Creative Smiles - my little crafting world}

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    1. Thank you so much, Donna! It was a really fun project and loved playing with all the things!

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  6. This is just beautiful! You are so talented. I am visiting you from Linda's place. God bless you in this new year!

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