Going back to the challenges my stamp group had a few weeks ago, this time one of the girls challenges was to do a mixed media project. You had to have some kind of texture, color and embellishments along with stamping. This is way out of my comfort zone, and I had in mind to do a canvas for this project, well while looking for my canvas (which I never found) I came across these Body Forms that I had won off a blog many years ago and I never did do anything with them.
I started off with my color and I used paint as my choice of medium. I used Spun sugar and Lettuce distress paints on the form.
Then came the texture and I decided to use molding paste but I didn't want it to be white, so I added Lime green glitter to the paste, let me just say here right now that was quite the mess to clean up, especially off my stencil I used, but I totally loved the results.
While that was drying, I set out to figure out what stamp I would use with it and then I remembered my new Heartfelt creations Woodsy wonderland stamps I had bought that had flowers and I thought they might look neat at the base. I am thinking about coloring another set and adding them to the back of the base, might be neat to have them all around the base and not just in the front. I colored them with markers.
Then came figuring out what embellishments I wanted and decided to do a necklace, so I went through my small gems and beads and found this cut bead heart and added gems to it also. It needed something on the top and I found this pretty rose that fit just right on the top. Of course to me it still felt like it needed something and then I remembered my leaf ribbon I found at my stamp store and I felt like that was the perfect thing to finish it off.
This was a bit out of my normal but that is what challenges are for, right?
Well I didn't expect a Valentine's card from my hubby this year, work has been really rough and he hasn't been feeling well on top of it all so I was thinking he probably wouldn't get around to it but he did surprise me with this card yesterday. The image is one he drew a few years back and had scanned, he printed it off and added the other embellishments. He said he was really tired when he made it, but I think he did a great job.
He had a border of swirls on the inside too with the sentiment, but that part is private :)
Wishing you well on this mid week. We have a chilly start today but the sun is shinning bright and the birds are singing, couldn't ask for more :)
Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by, and letting me know you did,