Dec 9, 2011

peace.love.joy.

can you believe that in two weeks and a day it's chrsitmas eve? ok, starting to panic.  i got some christmas cards done this week, but not nearly enough!!  i have worked on something that was not my usual  genre though.  i saw this awesome mixed media canvas that christy tomlinson did and i fell in love with the idea (here's a link to it),  so i figured i'd give it a shot.  i have to say i learned a few things creating this.  a) not matter if you think you have enough mod podge, add more.  i was never using enough!  b) distress ink isn't the greatest to mod podge over!  but there are no mistakes in crafting, right?  i think it just adds character.  c) this mixed media stuff is messy, but so much fun!  it's so cool to see the layers come alive.

wow...enough of my rambling!  it's also friday so don't forget to visit the unity blog and see what friends with flair has in store today!  there are free stamps to be won! have a great weekend!


peace.love.joy.
stamps: unity, simple stories+unity, samantha walker+unity
cardstock: my mind's eye pp, early espresso
ink:  gathered twigs distress, mustard seed distress, fired brick distress, iced spruce distress,  true thyme, early espresso, cherry cobbler, onyx black
embellishments:  buttons, hemp twine, mod podge, gesso, acrylic paint, glitter, tinsel glitter


have a great weekend!

17 peeps have to say:

JPScraps said...

Awesome! Love all the details.

Jen said...

I think it's great! Love how you did the tree and the presents!

joetterer said...

I think it looks cool.

Kary said...

What a beautiful canvas!! Love what you did. Great job!!

Ruby said...

This is a wonderful project.

Crystal said...

I think this is amazing! I can't believe that this was your first time trying mixed media, fantastic!

Angie Blom said...

wow.. stunning Angie.. I did one of these too.. and totally love it!!

Anne Tussing said...

Very cool! I love all the different papers you used in the tree and presents!

Rhea Weigand said...

This is a fabulous creation

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Jingle said...

Awesome! Absolutely wonderful!

Linda said...

That's a very neat card.

Emily Keaton said...

Oh, that is really cool. I think it's fabulous--so much character!

jennifer mitten said...

This is fabulous! Love the presents under the tree:-)

Roslyn said...

Beautiful canvas! Love it all!

Pryn said...

Your canvas turned out GORGEOUS, Angie!!! LOVE everything about it....especially that stack of presents at the bottom! Speaking of presents...I too am starting to panic! Yikes!!!

misssrobin said...

Very fun!

Maureen Hayes said...

What a fantastic piece this is! I love how you used color, shape and really created a beautiful work of art. Isn't it fun to do the mixed stuff for a change once in awhile? You are really doing a wonderful job with these mixed media projects.