It's my favourite day of the month, the 5th!! That means it's time for another challenge over at Anything But Cute! The absolutely amazing and talented Branka is our hostess this month and she has chosen the theme "CRAZY FOR COLOUR". I hope you haven't put those sunglasses away just yet, because you will definitely need them today!
Here is what Branka had to say about our challenge theme Crazy for Colour "It's almost Spring - a time when the nature is waking up in amazingly beautiful colours! To celebrate it, we would like you to create a mixed media project using vibrant colours. It can be a tag, card, art journal page or anything else. Just be sure it's vibrant!"
You heard the lady, pull out those neon paints and vibrant ink sprays and get to crafting!! Don't forget to pop on over to Anything But Cute and see the amazing designs that the rest of the team created!
HOW DID SHE DO THAT?? With 374 easy steps! Just kidding. lol
- I put the pattern down with a Memory Box stencil and some thick Liquitex Gesso. Once that dried, I randomly smeared and globbed on some Golden Glass Bead Gel and let that dry as well.
- I put together the embellishments that I wanted to use. Most of these were hand made using various molds, some with hot glue and others with crafter's clay. I also cut out some canvas flowers using the Tattered Florals die and threw them into the mix.
- I coated everything with some DecoArt Chalk Finish in white, two coats did the trick. Then I arranged everything the way that I wanted it and glued it all together.
- I splashed on a little of my home-made resist spritz, which is just some Decou-Page diluted with water in a Mini Mister. The inks react differently with the resist than they do with the chalk paint, creating an amazing effect.
- a splash here and a spritz there, using Dried Marigold, Mustard Seed and Abandoned Coral. I did a sort of Ombre with the yellow representing the hot sun beaming down onto my flowers.
- for an extra splash of colour, I did the butterflies in Twisted Citron and Cracked Pistachio. After it was all put together, I muted everything down a bit with some white paint and a sponge. Bright is bright, but holy moly!
Today, with such a sad heart, I share the last photos of my sweet Dianna that I will ever take. My balcony will never feel the same without her there. I apologize for the depressing display and I don't mean to upset anyone, but I feel like if I don't share these, I may never start the healing process. She deserves to be remembered.
Goodnight sweet girl.