Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge #10 - Spray It, Ink It, Paint It and Emboss It! - BLOG HOP DAY 2

Tuesday, June 17, 2014


Hello Bloggers!

This week the Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog is changing it up...with a blog hop! Challenge #10 is ready at the Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog but we are doing things a bit differently this time! We are doing a week-long blog hop with STENCIL GIRL!

Each day this week you will visit the Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog see the fabulous designs of the Craft Hoarders Anonymous Team, and then you will visit the StencilGirl Talk Blog to see what their team is doing! For the blog hop order, see the end of the post.

Now, for the challenge!

Challenge #10 Spray It! Ink It! Paint It! Smear It! Emboss It!
Show us your inner mixed media diva! Use spray mists, inks, paints, modeling paste, embossing powder, pastels, chalk, and whatever messy media you can find! Let's dig into that hoard, pull out some of that "messy stuff," and use it up! There is a mess-maker hiding in all of you! Let her/him out to play!

Here is my take on the challenge...I have to admit, this is my very first mixed media project! This challenge was so much fun for me.  I started with using tissue paper and gel.  I waited for the gel to dry and added gesso.  Then I taped my stencil down with re-positional tape and smeared embossing paste all over the stencil to get the embossing effect of the flower. And then I just started using a lot of sprays to get the effect I was trying for.  Whew, what do you think?  The "Love" next to my project are alphabets from Tim Holtz, I sanded the letters and used distress paint and distressed ink.


Closer view of the stencil


Closer look of the flower....can you see the glimmer mist? 



Remember, you have two weeks to play in the new challenge! Challenge #10 closes June 29th at midnight PT. Link up your project here to Challenge #10.



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46 comments :

  1. Donna for your first mixed media piece you have done a wonderful job! Thanks so much for sharing your lovely work with us!

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  2. Great project! I love these hops!
    ...Raine

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  3. great first try! so do try again!!! ;)

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  4. The tissue paper is fabulous on the burlap and the misted flower is amazing!

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  5. lovely for a first time project I am impressed

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  6. Is this your first Mixed Media project!!! Superb job done and the tissue paper effect on burlap is looking great!!!

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  7. Can't believe this is your first mixed-media project! Wow! It's AMAZING!!

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  8. I love how the key is used to make the stem for the flower. For your first MM piece you did an amazing job. I still have to make my first piece - you've given me incentive to get busy.

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  9. For your first mixed media adventure, you sure rocked it out! This is wonderful. The flower, the photo, everything! You done good, kid! ;)

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  10. I love that you chose to build these soft romantic elements against a burlap background! It provides such amazing texture and contrast. I would never believe that this is your first mixed media piece! It's wonderful!

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  11. Looks like you need to KEEP branching out! :-)

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  12. There is so much texture on this. I love how you added layers and combined all the elements to make this beautiful piece. Nice!

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  13. I love that flower. What line is it from? Burlap rocks!

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  14. Ooh, that's amazing - love the shimmery texture over the burlap. Great inspiration for the challenge, thank you.
    Alison x

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  15. Fabulous - I love the use of the key!

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  16. Love your work over the burlap. So much interesting texture!! Thanks for sharing!!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

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  17. You would never guess this was your first project like this. I surely hope it is not your last. It is a real beauty!

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  18. everything is great in your work: colours, texture, burlap!

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  19. the burlap texture very unique and love the flowers

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  20. Donna for your fix attempt at mixed media you rocked it!!! Love all the textures, stamping, misting, etc...AMAZING!!!!

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  21. Those fantastic photos that you have used to show your artwork are inspiring in giving us viewers every lovely detail!

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  22. I love the burlap canvas and the beautiful colors you chose! Absolutely gorgeous canvas. I would never have guessed it was your first mixed media project.

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  23. This is amazing! No one would ever think it was your first Mixed Media project!

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  24. Gorgeous canvas you created! The stenciling behind the key makes it look both like the butterflies and the flower... clever!

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  25. That's is the prettiest card I have seen in a while. Breathtaking.

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  26. Love your project and especially the soft hues you chose! Great job especially since it was your first and looks totally professional! You did a wonderful job!

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  27. Love the layers Donna. If this is your first mixed media project...I say you definitely should be doing more!

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  28. The glimmer mist looks great!!!!!!!!

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  29. Wow! It's hard to believe this is your first mixed-media piece, Donna. It's absolutely gorgeous! Love the embossed flower. Thanks for the tutorial!

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  30. Donna, what a lovely little canvas! Really like how you used the burlap- gives it an organic feel! ")

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  31. BEAUTIFUL JOB & a LOVELY FAMILY!!! :D

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  32. Wonderful job on this canvas! Such a lovely family.

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  33. love the flower and textural look. Have a great day

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  34. The flower is especially gorgeous...bea

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  35. Great first project! Surely not the last... :D

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  36. So much beautiful texture on your canvas! That key was the perfect touch to the middle of the stencil. Thanks so much for playing with us at StencilGirl this week!

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  37. LOVE TEXTURE, YOUR TUTORIAL IS GREAT, THANK YOU

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  38. Haha, I love Glimmer Mist! Wonderful piece.

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  39. Masterpiece!! You rocked this challenge, Donna! Your canvas is lovely! Love the colors, the texture and the combination of elements. . .butterfly, key, tullle so much texture and so well organized!

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  40. You project is beautiful - not bad for a first time mixed media project! You're a natural!

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  41. Great first project, Donna! I love all the beautiful, soft textures and warm colors you've combined. Looks very elegant!

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