Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Happy New Year!

With the New Year upon us, it's all about 'new' things . There are two 'new' challenges over at Simon Says Stamp. This week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge is about using something new as is their Work It Wednesday monthly challenge over on the main blog. And there is a new challenge blog that has popped up on the mixed media scene... Mixed Media and Art. It looks really promising given its' spectacular mood board and amazing design team takes on it. With such wonderful inspiration, I just had to play along.

Supplies: Dina Wakley Acrylic Paints [Night, Ocean, Sterling, Lime Blackberry Violet], Star Bright stamp set, gel medium (Ranger), chipboard numbers (American Crafts), mini shimmer alphas (Making Memories), marker (Sharpie), glass beads (Craft Medley), cardstock (CTMH), glass glitter and aluminum foil (Misc.)

I cracked open some new tubes of Dina Wakley's heavy body acrylic paints in Sterling, Night, and Ocean to make the background. I added a light watered down touch of lime to bring in a green haze. Using the Star Bright stamp set, I then stamped the stars on both foil and cardstock using the Ocean paint and one of my favourite colours of Dina's paints Blackberry Violet. While those were drying up, I added some glass glitter to the American Crafts chipboard numbers. Once they everything was dry, a little fussy cutting, then black and white splatters for the stars and black Sharpie marker edging for the numbers. Next, I adhered the stars in a collage and added the Happy 2017. Lastly, I used soft matte gel to glue down my new shimmery turquoise-green glass beads.

There you have it. A New Year's card for my first new card of the 2017!

If you click on the each image, they are linked to each site's challenges so you can check out the inspirational pieces there.


Wishing you and yours a very happy, healthy and prosperous New Year!



Darya Shkuratova said...

So bright!
Thank for playing with blog "Mixed Media & Art"!

Татьяна Садомская said...

Очень яркая и задорная работа! С новым годом! Спасибо за участие от блога Mixed Media & Art

Евгения Власенко said...

Very beatiful! ) Thank you for plaing with "Mixed Media & Art"!