Sunday, 5 March 2017

March Mixed Media Challenge

Hello, Crafty Friends!

Welcome to March and the start of a new Mixed Media Challenge over at STAMPlorations. As you know Anything Mixed Media Goes as long as it is not a card and you use at least one stencil.

My DT contribution for March is ... a butterfly themed canvas ....

Where do I start with this one .... Remember the Color Blooms page I had partially coloured for this post over on the STAMPlorations Blog last year??? Well, when it was finished, it looked very bright and colourful and was put aside waiting for its big day ...

... which came earlier this week, when I picked it up and decided that it had to form the basis of the canvas I was about to make.

The canvas was wider than the page and I decided to tear my coloured page into three strips which I adhered using acrylic medium. Once set, I added the next layer partially with Orchid Opaque PaperArtsy Fresco Finish Chalk Acrylics and white Gesso.

Next I stamped the Distressed Damask Background in Rose Madder Archival all over, randomly stamped the honeycomb from the Mixed Media Grunge in black Archival, stenciled part of the Ethnic Organic One with Diamond Starlights Metallic Paint and the A Bloom And Three Buds with pink acrylic mousse.

Next I added some embossing with Frantage powders, gave the stenciled flower a partial outline with a black fine liner, dabbed some Diamond paint on the stenciled flower, randomly stamped the script from the Mixed Media Elements set and added some border stamping using the dainty dotty stamp from the Mixed Media Grunge set, both using black Archival ink.

I then sprinkled some Infusions Stains (Are You Cerise, A Bit Jaded) on a piece of cream card and spritzed with water. Once dry I stamped the butterflies and sentiments from the Trendy Butterflies 2 set, fuzzy cut the butterflies and applied a coat of clear Distress Crackle paint.

I attached the sentiments and the butterflies, stamped the word 'fly' from the Art Marks set and finished off with a few sequins.

I shall leave you with a few close-ups ...

I am entering my canvas at:
Creative Artiste - challenge 24, anything mixed media goes
Craft Stamper - Make It Take It, anything goes, must use stamp/s
Mixed Media World - #22 Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes with optional twist The Rubber Room, would love to play the optional twist, if the colouring book page I used as basis for my background doesn't disqualify me; everything else is good old fashioned stamping, colouring and painting.

I hope you feel inspired to dig into your crafty resourcefulness and create something to enjoy  .... why not link it up with the Mixed Media Challenge over at STAMPlorations. The theme for the Mixed Media Challenge is always Anything Mixed Media Goes except cards which means projects such as tags, ATCs, canvases, layouts, art journal pages etc,are perfect for entering, and you must have used at least one stencil (any brand) in your project. The challenge will close at the end of the month. You can find the full challenge details plus more Mixed Media inspiration here on the STAMPlorations Blog.

Ooops, almost forgot to mention the prizes: one winner as chosen by the Mixed Media DT will receive a $10 gift certificate and two Top Picks will receive a $5 gift certificate each, all of course redeemable at the STAMPlorations Shop ... but that's not all ... if there are 25 or more entries one lucky randomly drawn winner will receive two standard sized stencils of their choice.

That's it from me for today. I shall be back soon with another project to share.

Have a lovely day!

Monika xxx

here is what I used from the STAMPlorations Shop, remember to apply my personal discount code STAMPGIRLMONIKA (not case sensitive) at check out for a 20% discount*** on their stamps, stencils and dies:

ARTplorations Stencils: Ethnic Organic OneA Bloom And Three Buds
preview-stencil117-EthnicOrganicOne preview-web-stencil-a-bloom-and-three-buds

*** The personal discount coupon STAMPGIRLMONIKA works on already reduced items too, but can not be combined with any other coupon codes.


  1. beautiful work :) thanks for sharing

  2. Lovely work, thanks for playing along at CAMMCB!

  3. Truly standard! Creative Blessings, Tracy x

  4. What a scrumptious canvas! Awesome texture! Hugs, Autumn

  5. A fabulous canvas. Wonderful stamps, textures and colours. The butterflies are gorgeous.

    Thank you for joining in with our March challenge "Anything Mixed Media Goes" at Creative Artiste Mixed Media and good luck x

  6. What a stunning Canvas, I love the layers, the Butterflies and flowers and the colours... Thank you so much for entering our challenge over at Creative Artiste Mixed Media Challenge Blog, we hope to see you join in again...

    Hugs Rhonda DT & Owner

  7. Pretty canvas love the textures and layout x Have a lovely weekend x

  8. Great canvas, Monika! Love all the detail and texture. Thanks so much for playing along at Craft Stamper Take It Make It :)

  9. Gorgeous canvas .... great colours, amazing detail and lots of fab texture. Thanks for playing along with the Craft Stamper challenge xx


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