Monday 3 March 2014

Live every Moment

 At Crafty Cardmakers and More we are holding our first Mixed Media Challenge.  As its our first please pop over for all the details here.  Our sponsor is Woodware Craft Collection
I am hosting this first  challenge and we have chosen a very loose theme, with lots of choice for this first one--
'Winter and/or Slap it on. There is some fantastic inspiration from the D.T.

I chose to alter a 7 x 7 inch canvas.
Including a bit slap it on , with colours that suggest winter, blues, white a bit of sparkle for the frost.
But as we are leaving winter soon in the UK I am adding a couple of flowers. So you get the idea, mixed media can mean all kinds of things/effects/ depending on how you choose to go with the theme.
On the left is the base canvas, painted with  Linen coloured acrylic paint.  I used a couple of stencils and grunge paste for a bit of texture.

After painting the canvas over with  a mixture of Mermaid  fresco paint, picket fence distress stain, I stamped out the quote I wanted to use on tissue and played around with  flowers and feathers to get the idea of what I may end up with.

I added some random stamping to the canvas using Stormy skies distress ink.
The tissue quote was layered up on die cuts.  I used  Chunky White Frantage  and silver embossing powder round the edges .
All the stamps I used were from Indigo Blu.
Next came the flowers, these were also die cuts from Craftwork cards.
A sprinkle of glitter in the canvas and of course myself and I decided that I quite like the result.

Thank you for stopping by  to see what I have made for this challenge.
Your comments are always appreciated.
I will also be entering these challenges-
Crafts 4 Eternity  - Texture
Altered Eclectics -March, Always anything goes.


  1. Wonderful mixed media canvas, Yvonne! Love the texture and how beautifully you framed that sentiment! Happy Monday!

  2. Yvonne this is lovely live how you put it all together
    Amanda x

  3. I love it!!!! so pretty and elegant! I love the soft blue with all that fran-tage! love the sentiment (one of my favourites). omg, you are really tempting me to try mixed media properly!!! (still a bit scared... lol0
    Mirella DK

  4. Your canvas s beautiful, love the soft and pretty colours and the materials you have used. Hugs, Valerie

  5. I'm loving that canvas Yvonne! Such a lovely shade of blue - not seen much of that today it's snowed all day, had 6 1/2" in 5 hours :-(


  6. So beautiful, so elegant.
    I love the way the embellishments draw the eye to that sentiment.

  7. I can see you enjoyed putting this fabulous canvas together, it's a great design xx

  8. A very beautiful canvas with terrific flowers and textures.

    Chrissie x

  9. It's gorgeous Yvonne! Love the soft blue, and the added sparkle.

  10. Love the frosty colours,and gorgeous texture. love how your've frames the quote and the feather makes a great
    Avril x

  11. Gorgeous canvas! Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week hugs Michele x

  12. Wow! your canvas is beautiful! Love all the elements you used. Thank you for sharing with us at Altered Eclectics March Challenge.