Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Get Creative

Stampendous and Media March 2016 Blog Hop-01

Oh what a week we have planned for you! We’re super excited to play with our friends at DecoArt. Mixed Media Artist and DecoArt International Education Coordinator Andy Skinner has designed some fantastic stamps for Stampendous, and we’re going to be showing them off all week long.
Along with the Stampendous Design Team, Andy and his team of international mixed media artists including Julia Stratford-Wright, Mark Gould, Mel Hookham, and Jools Robertson, will be sharing their projects. There will be posts this week on the DecoArt blog as well. 

Prizes
Of course there are pizes, not one, not two but THREE lucky people will win this amazing prize pack, each has a Fluid Media Starter Kit, all three of Andy Skinner’s new Stampendous Stamp sets, and a Jumbo Acrylic Handle. Be sure to like my Facebook page Stamp This, I will post the winners next week and this prize pack could be yours!!
blog-prize-package

You’ll want to get your commenting fingers ready…so put down your paintbrushes! Each comment on a post this week will enter you to win a fabulous prize package! (one comment per post, per person)  Contest open to everyone!!


Here is my card for today.  I love mixed media but I have a very hard time making it since I am more of a neat, clean and precise crafter.  With mixed media you never know what you are going to get, and while creating you experiment and get dirty, that drives me crazy.  With that being said I am happy with the way this turned out.

First I brayered Primary Cyan Media Fluid Acrylic onto a full sheet of Mixed Media White Paper followed by Primary Yellow, then Titanium White to tone it down a bit.

Once the paint was dry,  stamps from the Toxic Set were randomly stamped with Gama Green, Lightning Black and Pearlescent Orange Brilliance Ink.

Now the paper was cut into four 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 pieces, three to use later.
Next the butterfly stencil from the Butterfly Duet Set was placed on the panel and held in place with removable tape.  Paint with DecoArt Media Gesso, let dry and outline with the pen that comes with the Butterfly Duet Set.

Layer stencils, secure with removable tape, then stipple with Rocket Red Brilliance.  Remove stencils and shadow with black chalk using a flat brush.

To finish it off Aged Black Embossing Enamel was sprinkled on, heated from underneath and glued onto a goldenrod card with 3 in 1 Glue.  A key charm was glued to the center of the butterfly with 3 in 1 Glue. Then lastly a sentiment was stamped at the bottom from the Say It Today Perfectly Clear Set.

Now go take a look at what the other designers have for you today.

Jamie Martin (That's me!)
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58 comments:

Emma Sims said...

A brilliant piece with a lot of hard work!

LynzCraftz said...

Bright & perfect for Spring! Gorgeous!

Pam B said...

Awesome design!

D.Ann C said...

What a lovely background and I love using the key on the butterfly!!

A Pink said...

terrific background and love the key as the body of your stripey butterfly . x

Bunny said...

Great creation. You said exactly how I feel. Love the mixed media but love clean and precise. However, you did a great job. The key on the butterfly was a great idea. Fun colors.

Julie Curtis said...

You did a great job on this even though you don't usually do this type of card! I love the butterfly and the way you shadowed it worked perfectly!

Shari said...

Very pretty. Love butterflies. 💗💗💗

Jane Luxem said...

Beautiful piece of art!

Lieve said...

Your mixed media project turned out beautiful !!
That key in the center of the butterfly is so original !
Thank you for sharing your creation here --- since I'm not on Facebook, I can't go and check/like your FB page, but I'm glad I discovered your blog, thanks to this blog hop.

Arianna Barbara said...

Wow! Love it!!!!

Lindi Phillips said...

What a beautiful card , lot involved but so worth the effort .... I love butterlies , but your s is really unique love the key for the body and the beautiful simple wings I going to make this my next card, Thankyou for sharing...

Monique Van dijk said...

Beautiful

barbara macaskill said...

OOOOOO! I love this!! Never thought to use my black chalk to add the shadows!! Great tip! Your background is awesome and I can't wait to give these new stamps and stencils a try!! TFS!

Amanda Rhodes said...

I love the butterfly and the background! I'm the same way when it comes to working with watercolor paint- I like to be neat in my crafting, but can't seem to be with watercolor paint!

cghundley said...

Awesome card, love
the stenciling and
coloring.
Carla from Utah

barbara c said...

Your butterfly is just a Wow,I now want to make some to give out..Awesome giveaways here..

Mary Holshouser said...

I'm like you - everything has to be neat and tidy.
I haven't done much mixed media - too busy making
regular greeting cards and working on my needlepoint.
I have a lot of the items needed and should put them
to use.
Love your butterfly.
thanks for sharing.

Coco said...

I love your butterfly, very pretty, and the contrast in colors against the background is gorgeous!!!
Thank you for sharing the technique you used for this lovely mixed media card!
Coco x

Jean said...

Wow - amazing butterfly! Love seeing this project!

Jane said...

Such a gorgeous bright piece the background is lovely too x

NicoleN said...

I like your "out of the box" thinking with the use of the key as the body for the butterfly.

Heidi Schleimer said...

Stunning piece of art.

Stampendous said...

STUNNING! Wow, this is soft, colorful, textural and so much more! It's a fantastic piece of mixed media. Thank you for sharing, today!

Viki Banaszak said...

That is so cool! I love the look you made with the shading on the butterfly. I thought it was a separate piece. I love the key as the body too.

Kristiina Majuri said...

I too would have guessed the butterfly was separate and mounted on foam or something :) really effective shading!

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Beautiful project. Love that background you created for your butterfly. Thanks for the inspiration

Diane Cook said...

Very nice

Susanne said...

Nice card! I like the background a lot!

Tina M. said...

Cool!! Really lovely butterfly! Me like :-)
/Tina M.

Judy said...

Very pretty card. Love that butterfly, so gorgeous. Thanks for sharing.

McStamper said...

Nice project. Love the background.

Natalie Godfrey said...

Awesome job! Thanks for sharing.
natgodfrey4@gmail.com

Joi at RR said...

Beautiful Jamie. Super lovely background and your butterfly is stunning. Thanks bunches for sharing your art work. j.

Rebecca Yahrling said...

Just stunning! Love the key as the body of the butterfly.

Sabrina said...

Fabulous background and I love the butterfly!!

~Lady B~ said...

Gorgeous make! I love your background design and the key in the butterfly is pure brilliance! Thanks for sharing :)

Melissa Melissa said...

Love the background. It's so rich in texture.

Robin said...

This is gorgeous! I love butterflies and that stencil is fabulous! I love the background you created too! Hugs, Robin

Margaret said...

Nice, I love the butterfly and the use of the key!

Valérie Gueguin said...

Spring is in the air! ♥♥♥

Celia said...

I like the cute butterfly against all that grunge!

Late Blooming said...

Pretty butterfly against the toxic background. Yes...our butterflies are in danger, please help protect them.

Linda D said...

I think it turned out great! Love that background!

kim TangledBlueRose said...

Totally awesome colors and love how it worked out, really cool. Thanks for sharing your techniques! Awesome HOP!
~kim

Jackie P Neal said...

What a beautiful card Jamie!!

Aimee said...

Love it!

Amy Kastan said...

I love the juxtaposition of the symmetrical design on the butterfly and the background hazard. The perfectionist in me has a hard time "freely" creating so I know what you mean.

Vee said...

Very nice!!!

Heather Maxwell said...

You did so well stepping out of your comfort zone! Nice job!

Karen Petitt said...

It was like I was reading the same comment I have said many times before on my blog. I love mixed media too and I have spent the last year trying to figure out if I could bring mixed media into my card creations. I have learnt how to but I now prefer to create CAS cards but really mucky tags and off the page creations. I am what my husband kindly called an eclectic crafter and after reading your post I would guess you are too.
Having said and shared that you made a drop dead gorgeous mixed media card and I love what you did to that butterfly! Thanks for the fabulous inspiration and great hop Karen x

Merethe Arstein said...

Fun card for this bloghop.
This is a great bloghop and nice work done here.
(✿◠‿◠) Ma (Merethe)
http://majaapia.blogspot.no/

Suman Pandit said...

brilliant work !!

Rebecca/Sydney's Sentiments said...

This is just beautiful! I love the butterfly!

Barbara Rankin said...

I love butterflies, and your card is beautiful!

Jean Bullock said...

Fun and fabulous! Love how you used the key as the body of the butterfly. Very creative.

Lea Brawn said...

Amazing card. X

Gerrie Johnnic said...

The combination of your beautiful mixed media background and the simplicity of the butterfly is really sweet! Colors work beautifully! (doing something that is not your norm is stressful...I understand)