Tuesday, 30 January 2018

At Random

At Random

Hi Everyone!

Have you noticed we are
almost out of January?  
For some that is a loud
woohoo!  For me it's a
pessimistic - well that's
one-twelfth of the year
gone already!

No use worrying about it
let's have a cuppa and
relax with Craftyfield's
gorgeous canvas:

 "Whenever I have a bit more crafting 
time, I like to play with medias and
 techniques, especially if I have new stash
 to try...
Maybe after Christmas you have
 new stash too!

I first Gessoed my base card and applied
 a thin coat of gel medium in places,
where I stuck scraps of papers just for
 a short time, then ripping the paper off,
 leaving the ink behind.

I did the same with the Vintage
 image shown above. 

I added a few scraps of papers vertically
 to break up the horizontal writing.

Now for colours: 
I sprayed the card with water and tapped
 a (very small) loaded brush with 
Blue and Turquoise Brushos,
 adding a few sprinkles of mica powder too.

When this was dry I added Grunge Paste
 through Carabelle and Tim Holtz layering stencils.

Having unearthed treasures in my 
scrap box, I create a cluster around the
 center of interest, which will hold 
the focal image. 

A bit of vellum die-cut, a scrap of calico, 
some gel medium and Glitterbitz....
I also applied some 
Silver DecoArt Metallic Lustre 
on top of the stencilled Grunge Paste
 to highlight the texture.

To finish I popped up the Vintage 
image, added some gold wire,
 a small envelope, and
 a handmade flower."

A lovely canvas and a good
tutorial too.  Thank you

I just love what you can do
with the bits and bobs that seem
to linger among the stash!  

Don't forget the SALE!

'Til tomorrow

Mickie xx


  1. Love the colours of the Brushos on the background and the envelope is such a super idea.......... Is there anything inside? Xx

  2. Fabulous mixed media layers and textures - love the composition around the photo to make it pop.
    Alison x

  3. A delightful large card!!! Love the composition and the image too, wonderful. Thank you Christine. xx


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