Friday, 10 August 2012

Mixed Media Medley

Morning All and what a beautiful morning it is, the kind of morning for hanging out load after load of washing or does that just make me sound like a Stepford wife?
Anyway as the Cardmadfairy has decided to take a break from challenges for a while so we can all persue other things I have decided to share something different this week.
Inspired by my multi-talented big sister Jenni, the one on the left of the photo,I have been doing a bit of art journelling this week. I have watched a few tutorials on Youtube and wanted to try Dyan from Art from the Heart's bleaching technique but as I haven't bought any of her spray inks yet I had to find an alternative method. I found a really good tutorial on Youtube using paint, a stencil and babywipes which I think worked really well and gave me the effect I was after.

As I was really pleased with the way the page turned out I decided to use the same ideas for my daughter's birthday card. I used an image from a website that shares free vintage images and made a mixed media backing for it as well as adding a bit of extra doodling to the image itself.

 I would like to enter the following challenges. animal and flowers things with wings vintage use a digi for a female things with wings


  1. love your idea on the bday card thanks for playing along at Divas by Design

  2. very cool background & love the colours. great peacock too!,

    thanks for joining us at digi doodles shop challenge

    tracey dt

  3. Hi Gillian

    This is gorgeous thank you for joining us at Charisma Cardz and good luck.

    Caz xx CC DT

  4. Oooh this is gorgeous, and what fab colours, thanks for joining us at Digi doodle Shop Challenges.

  5. Oh wow it's beautiful. Love all about it. Thanks for joining us in this weeks Challenge at Digi Doodle Shop Challenges. Jenny x

  6. Lovely design Gillian, the colours are gorgeous and the photo is sweet...joined your blog as a new follower..luv aussie anne

  7. so stunning gillian.fantastic vibrant colours and i love your fab design.
    thanks for joining us this week at the Crafts and Me challenge ;D

    xx coops xx

  8. Fabulous the colors are gorgeous and I love the peacock :)

    Thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop Challenges this week

    Hugs Mandy DT xxx

  9. SO pretty! love all the layers of colors, and the little doodles are the perfect accents! thanks for sharing your project with the Charisma Galz! :)

  10. Lovely card! The colors are just fabulous! Thanks you playing along at pixie Dust Studio!