Sunday, May 12, 2013

Bird is the Word Challenge - Moment

Hi Ladies,

I thought I would try something totally different whilst creating this LO.  Normally, I start creating with a photo in mind, then choose papers which I think will suit the photo I have selected and let my ideas flow from there.  This time around I started with one piece of pp and decided to just have fun playing with some mixed media on my background, then introduced another pp and layered a bit more mixed media.  Once I was happy with the background, I chose a photo, a few more pp's and some embellishments and trims from Craft Queen.

I checked out the current challenge at Bird is the Word and saw that this fortnight's word was Moment... a nice and easy word to incorporate into my LO.  On the bottom of my banner is the quote "Everything beautiful has its moment".

The mixed media background was created with a piece of MME pp which has a overall tiny blossom pattern.  I used some pva glue to adhere some tissue paper and paper doilies over the top of the pp.  Next, I spritzed and dripped some blue mist over the tissue layer.  When it was dry I fussy cut some Bo Bunny hexagon pp on the corners and smudged some gesso around the edges to soften.  Masks are one of my most favourite things to use at the moment.  I used a Crafter's workshop chicken wire mask randomly placed around the edges with some green ink and I have a new Christy Tomlinson doily mask which I have been dying to use, so I added another layer with the mask and some gesso, then applied the gesso around the edges of the paper with a few smudges here and there.  To finish off my background I splattered some glimmermist in lime and blue.  I really enjoyed the process of building up all the different mixed media layers... drying time takes a while, but it is totally worth it!!

Everything Beautiful Has Its Moment



Craft Queen Product:  white satin seam binding, turquoise check washi tape, white lge flower pearl trim, ivory narrow pearl ribbon, Pink Paislee doily mask, Chicken wire maskEK success abstract flower punch, Martha Stewart doily lace punch, Ranger gesso,

Other product used:  Bo Bunny, MME pp, paper doily, tissue paper, MME tag, Prima lace and flowers, Kaisercraft rubon quote, Tim Holtz butterfly stamp, Stampendous flower stamp, black Stazon ink, acetate, LYB canvas diecuts, Fancy That leaf flourish die, lime glimmermist, Lindys Stamp Gang blue mist, Versamagic tea leaves ink.

Thanks so much for stopping by.





14 comments:

  1. Just stunning. I love how you used the Christy Tomlinson stencil...I am dying to use mine too. Gorgeous work.

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  2. Just love this mixed media LO and your daughter is just gorgeous!

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  3. Hat's off you you doing this LO the 'other way' around...looks fabulous, & I can see why that doily mask too your eye....LOVE how you've built up the layers...well done! Gorgeous page::):):)

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  4. Fabulous work building up the layers and mixed media, the colours are really lovely and the photo works well.

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  5. Oh wow Cathy, this is beautiful too.. I love the blue hues and that back ground is stunning.. everything about this is beautiful! and thanks for joining in at BITW this month too!!

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  6. It's such a gorgeous lay-out. I really love the fresh and summery colours that you used and all the pretty little details.

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  7. Cathy this is just stunning :)

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  8. Hi Cathy, what a super layout. Love the different background techniques you've used they look awesome!

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  9. So stunning design !!!!!!!..

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  10. Wowwwww, loved your background, beautiful work,thanks for joining in at BITW

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  11. I love that blue, it is so gorgeous with the green. Love all the details and textures, it's just a delight to look at.

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  12. Love your back! the texture is fantastic
    great job!
    tks for playing with us at Bird is the Word
    xx
    Leila

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  13. a stunning photo and layout kathy....thanks for playing along at BITW

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