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Sunday, 6 March 2011

Mixed Media Such Fun!

This week over at JFF the new months theme is Mixed Media this really gets the creative juices flowing, only problem is I couldn't decide what I was going to use. I settled on using fabric which I love (I also dabble in patchwork quilting) I used a piece of calico and gave it a swoosh of gesso then inked it with a rainbow colour and stamped onto it. Added a few pretty buttons, sequin stars and attached it to a card the background is torn text paper which I have given a gesso swoosh. The butterfly is cut out of the glass bead  gel medium on card and been coloured. The words I thought fitting as it reflected my head being all over the place when I was deciding what to do with my mixed media LOL. I also have been working on a altered frame (from the £ shop) and I finished that today. It was a plastic gold colour I chose a steampunk theme and I have painted and crackled then stamped onto the frame edge, these are my two sons and the diamond obviously he is king LOL. The grunge flower was made by my mum and the heart with wings is a technique from the "Technique Zone" see the link on the right there is some really cool stuff on the site. Apologies for the flash back on the photo I shall try it in the daylight to get a better shot. Have a lovely week and thanks for stopping by XOXO.

PS I shall be putting the hanging into this months swap.

12 comments:

Von said...

Oh wow you have some wonderful ideas and textures going on, on your hanging.
I lucky to live near to Zoe so will get to see this peice ;)
Thanks for joining in the swaps at Just for Fun
Von xxx

florenceandfreddie said...

Another beautiful project Sandra. Love all the different textures and colours.
Regards Florence.

Sue aka Greyhound Lover said...

Sandra your altered box frame is fantastic!!!! and I love what you did with the mixed media challenge.

Zoechaos said...

Fabulous work Sandra think it looks amazing looking forward to seeing it irl. Great take on Sam's textured heart as well she will be so pleased you find the technique zone useful.

Thank you for joining and sharing with us at Just for fun XOXO Zoe

Pebby Morton said...

Love the mixed media, lovely ideas..
The frame is super love it

Paper Paradise said...

Love the entry to JFF. I keep meaning to try working on fabric but never dare to try it. This has made me more keen to have a go it's lovely. Sue x

Tracey said...

Wow both pieces are gorgeous, loving the texture the fabric gives. I am addicted to all things steampunk at the moment so I am drawn to the second piece also, the heart looks amazing, thanks for sharing these lovely inspiring pieces xxx

Joy said...

Hi Sandra, love the 'glass bead' butterfly, got to try that technique.Beautiful colours you've used. Also love the frame, it looks amazing. Thanks for calling in on me
Joy xx

Jaqi said...

Its great, hehe i feel like that most days, but who cares eh? bet you had fun making it

Dolly Daydreams said...

How clever is that stamping on textiles, lovely work. Marie

Von said...

So glad you liked the tag Sandra :)
Von xx

Neet said...

Just love the words you put on your hanging - they really are in the spirit of the Challenge on Just for Fun. Nice colours, lots of different media - result - a lovely hanging.
Thanks for joining us at JFF.