Sunday, April 12, 2015

It's all about Bright Colors and the Mixed Media World

Hello Sweet Friends

It's finally a little sunny here and it's helping warm my old cold bones.  I sure hope you are warm and cozy where you at as well.

Today is all about the new challenge at Mixed Media World and I am so excited about this challenge.  The theme for this month is "Bright Colors."

If you entered our March challenge all the winners have been announced and posted on the Mixed Media World Challenge Blog.  Huge Congratulations to all the winners.


Our sponsor for this month's challenge The Old Design Shop on Etsy and I must say Julie has some beautiful vintage images.  The winner of our April Challenge will be able to pick three images from Julie's shop.  

The Old Design Shop

My sweet friends I have a confession to make - I have always always (did I say always) been fascinated by Mixed Media.  I have admired the phenomenal talent of so many women (and yes, men) that have blazed the trails before me.  And oh my, it is intimidating  - extremely intimidating.  I have also been blessed to be a part of this amazing Design Team of some incredibly talented women.  And since I now feel like I am swimming in the deep end of the swimming pool (or the Pacific Ocean) I couldn't be happier.  I have so much to learn and I am soaking it all up as fast as I can.  Why do I share this?  If you have ever dreamed about learning more about Mixed Media - I hope you will jump in and join us - there really isn't a better place to at least dip your feet into this incredible art world.  We would love to see what you have created!!  All the rules are on the right side of the Mixed Media World Challenge Blog.  

Well it's going to be a little challenging to share everything I did to create the cover of this composition book.  I have also started on the back cover however I will have to share that one at a later date (I still have stuff to add to it).  

I used a little bit of newspaper crinkled up, stencils, different acrylic paints, white gesso, molding paste, dylusions ink sprays, buttons, doily, chipboard flourish, pendant, rubber stamps, and other things I can't remember.  Still a 
learning process for me (heehee!!)

And I really hope you will check out the amazing projects my sweet teamies have made.  They are WOW!!!!  The link is below.

Mixed Media World

Thanks for stopping by - I always appreciate it and treasure your comments.  They always make my day.

Have a blessed and happy day!

With hugs and smiles

Laine K
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15 comments:

  1. This is gorgeous Laine and I'm so glad you are loving mixed media,it's soooo much fun ;)
    Big hugs
    Donna xxx

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    1. Thanks so much Donna - I appreciate the sweet comment. Yes, it is a lot of fun and I have so much to learn.

      Hugs
      Laine K

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  2. Laine this is stunning. All those luscious layers have produced a wonderful depth. I love it! Xx

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    1. Thanks so much - I appreciate the compliment. It means a lot.

      With hugs and smiles
      Laine K

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  3. You express yourself so good at everything you do. I love your creations.

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    1. Thanks Mark - I appreciate your wonderful compliment.

      Hugs always
      Laine

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  4. Wonderful mixed media art, Laine! Love all the textures and colours.. So much to admire! What more.. Your post is very inspiring and I'm sure it will inspire others to try and have a go at mixed media techniques. X

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    1. Thanks Ingrid - I really am loving the mixed media world and it would mean a lot if I inspired others to give it a try as well. I appreciate the sweet comments.

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  5. WOW Laine, such fantastic texture and depth to your page, when you enlarge the image you can see how tactile your piece is, want to reach in and stroke the beads lol!

    Such wonderful inspiration, good to know you are having a ball but i think you have this MM style under your belt. Awesome as always :-) xxx

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    1. Hi Mo - I appreciate your comments - it always means a lot to me. I missed you for this last challenge and glad you are back.

      Big hugs
      Laine

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  6. Wow, that is stunning, so many incredible textures and details and a lovely colour palette!

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    1. Thanks so much Deb for stopping by and leaving me such a sweet comment. It means a lot to me.

      With hugs
      Laine K

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  7. Wow Laine - this is gorgeous. The colors are totally amazing and so much texture too. You did a fantastic artwork here... love it. j.

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  8. Wow Laine - this is gorgeous. The colors are totally amazing and so much texture too. You did a fantastic artwork here... love it. j.

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    1. Oh Joi you made my day with your sweet comment. Thanks so much!!

      With hugs
      Laine K

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With hugs and smiles

Laine

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