fredag 19. februar 2016

Mixed Media fun with elephants

Hello and welcome!

I have to tell you I am WAY behind my "do some wonderful art time-Schedule" because the weekend to weeks ago we were away at the mountain skiing, And then monday my litle sweetie get sick (this stumic thing we Norwegians called omgangssyke) and then me and my husband get sick.... you know - the hole week in bed or sofa doing nothing. So last weekend my brother and my father and stepmother came visiting to celebrate litle Amalie three-years day. And  now, this days we renovated kitchen and living room.... ☺and Saturday (tomorrow) we get visitors again...

But today I had to have some quality time in my studio! And I want to show you something I've never done before. I was inspired my the loveley and talented Marta Lapkowska and do some Mixed Media, Scrapbooking, yeh!







I find some Scrappaper laying around in my studio. I think this sheet was very sweet with elephants and the fine sugar color. I started with some white gesso, then some Modeling paste trought a stencil just to get some texture.





I've used my heat tool to to get it all dry and then I took Dylusions Ink sprays in colour Bublegum pink and yellow and spritz ligtly over the modeling paste.




as you can see I've also used Vibrant Turquise Dylusions Ink spray to the piece


I  tore apart some other Design Paper, punching holes, hearts, flowers and stars using my punshers and my husband's hole punch.


I've used a stapler to gather all and then use my glue gun to glue it down.

Then I find my stash such as flowers beads, ribbons, cloth, etc.


I also had some lace curtain fabric lying around which I cut up and colored with light green fabric color


Then I stamped the elephant on a white cardstock and the thread stamp around the edges. I used another stamp to get stitches above the thread.


I stamped the phrase "An elephant never forget" on a napkin I've been decorated earlier then glue it on a white cardstock.


The rest of the phrases I just stamped on white cardstock with pink and silver ink, and cut it out with my scissors



Then I glue it all down on my scrappaper with my heat glue tool and glue pads.

Here is some close ups for details






I hope you enjoyed my tutorial. I really had a good time making this. Not only it was very cozy to make, I even got to use a little of everything of my stash that has been laying around, and some recycling.


All the stamps I've used comes from the online store Rubber Dance Stamps, except the stitch stamp and the sentence "Thank you".

I want to thank Marta Lapkowska for giving me so much inspiration
Next time I will show you my studio/Craft room and a wonderful piece of art using Magicals among other  - also inspired by Marta ☺

I joining the fun over at Creative Carte Blanche which has a challenge this month called "Try Something Artistic You've Never Done Before!" (after a tip from lovely Marjie Kemper ☺Thank you Marjie! ♥)

Hope to see you again! Thank you for visiting.

Hugs, Anita

23 kommentarer:

  1. Thanks for a wonderful tutorial, I love that elephant so much :)

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  2. Lovely, Anita! Nice to see that you are inspired by someone to try something new (to you), and the result is beautiful. Lots of texture in the back is so cool. And, of course, where there's an elephant, I always go AWWW! ♥
    Thank you for using those stamps from Rubber Dance!

    SvarSlett
  3. What a fun brilliant scrap book page! Love how you've layered up all those bits and the colors are just so pretty! Hugs!

    SvarSlett
  4. Wonderful page! Thanks for sharing it with us in the Tuesday's Tutorials Facebook Group, Anita.

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    1. Thank you, Marjie! And thank you, Marjie for the opportunity to show my art at the Tuesday's Tutorials!
      It means a lot to me to be able to show my art while also getting so many nice feedback ♥
      Hugs ♥

      Slett
  5. You go girl!!! This is awesome! I love that you're taking scrapbooking to a new level and creating a page that expresses more of YOUR own artistic, creative style! I adore the runs of those brilliant Dylusions sprays in your background. Wow! You COMPLETELY transformed a sweet but rather monochromatic cardstock into a real WOW factor! Love your collaged layers, too! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Creative Carte Blanche!

    SvarSlett
  6. Thank you so much, Candy! It was very cozy to keep on with this and I think the result was very good ☺
    Hugs, Anita ♥

    SvarSlett
  7. This is so cheerful! I love the whimsey and joy in this piece. I've viewed it several times now and enjoy more each time. Well done and thank you for sharing it on Creative Carte Blanche!

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    1. Thank you Cheryl! I will certainly be returning on several Challenges on Creative Carte Blanche ☺ This was very fun!
      Hugs Anita ♥

      Slett
  8. I love how this turned out, Anita! You ended up using so many different techniques that made it fun to look at this piece many times to discover them all! Love the happy colors, and, of course, th so wonderful elephants - love them too! Thanks for creating with us at Creative Carte Blanche! Hope to see more of your work in the future!

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    1. Thank you, Susan!I'm so glad that I can delight and inspire others with what I do ☺
      Hugs, Anita ♥

      Slett
  9. Oh girl! This is fabulous!!! You have created a fun, happy layout and taken scrapbooking to a whole other world of creative play! Love your theme too! Thanks so much for sharing and joining in with us at Creative Carte Blanche.

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    1. Thank you, Yvonne! It was very fun to do, and the fact that I didnt do something like that before makes it more fun ☺
      Hugs, Anita ♥

      Slett
  10. What fun you must've had creating this bright and cheery layout. Those Dylusions add such wonderful and happy color, not to mention the elephants. Thanks so much for joining us at Creative Carte Blanche!

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    1. Thank you, Annette! Yes it was very fun to do ☺ I love Dylusions sprays I have them in all colours and they are so muchh fun to play With ☺ And the elephant is absolutly adorable I love him and I will definitely use him several times in other Projects ☺
      Hugs, Anita ♥

      Slett
  11. merci pour ce magnifique tuto!

    SvarSlett
  12. Lovely piece and your colors are deliciously springtime!

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  13. Anita, this is fantastic! I love this color combination-- it's so feminine and springtime-y, and-- let's be honest-- everything is better with elephants! Fantastic art, honey. We're so glad you shared it with us at Creative Carte Blanche!

    SvarSlett

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