Monday, September 2, 2013

Mixed Media/Wooden Shapes-HOPE



Good Morning....hope all celebrating Labor Day are enjoying their day and maybe will get in a bit of crafting. It's a rainy, cloudy day here. No picnic for us. Guess I'll have to craft all day.....hee hee

I've been wanting to try the tutorial at Inspired by Stamping-WHW#115--Creating Mixed Media with Wooden Shapes. It is really fun to do something a quite a bit different from cards. You can see a closer up photo on my Splitcoaststampers gallery. I'm also posting my card at the Inspired by Stamping Customer Gallery for September.

I started with a wooden bird. I used modeling paste, several ink sprays, a wooden note which I covered with Stickles, a button, feather, stamps, and a plastic mesh canvas on the tail and head. All the instructions can be found at the IBS site link I listed above.

I'll also enter this into the Mix-Abilility challenge Mix23 on  Splitcoaststampers.

A wonderful new challenge I've found: Word Art Wednesday challenge #95-Anything Goes

Simon Says Wednesday Challenge-Anything Goes

Recipe:
Stamps-Inspired by Stamping/Whimsical Banners/music, Big Hope.....HOPE is the bird.....that sings before dawn
Ink-Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories-Liquitex modeling paste, plastic mesh canvas, wooden bird, wooden musical note, yellow Stickles, Tattered Angels glimmer mist/Dragonfly and Party Pink, dylusions ink spray/postbox red and pure sunshine, silver metal brad for eye, iridescent heart button, feather sprayed with glimmer mist

25 comments:

Beebeebabs said...

Wow this is fabulous - great job thanks for sharing!!!

Hussena said...

This looks just amazing Benzi ..Loved seeing your mixed media project especially the way you have colored it ..Looks so beautiful!!

Karen Letchworth said...

This is really creative and beautiful mixed media project. It's such a blessing to have you share your art with us, and I really hope that you will join us again soon. I will be looking forward to seeing what you will create.
Blessings to you,
Karen
Word Art Wednesday

Marisa said...

Way to delve into mixed media, Benzi :) Fabulous bird! Enjoy your crafty day :)

Bonnie said...

This is amazing, Brenda! LOL, I keep telling myself I'm not getting into any other media. Then I see something like this......$$$$$

Carol L said...

WTG jumping into the mixed media world of crafting! That's quite a beautiful & colorful bird!
It's raining here in PA too, so our BBQ has been moved indoors, but it's no big deal. Just another day for us :) Have fun :)

Pam~ said...

Wow, Brenda, this is spectacular! Love the colors and the charms you added to it! Now I know what to do with all those wooden shapes I have. Great project!

Hope you had a nice crafting day. Hope to get into my room this week.

nwilliams6 said...

Love the vivid colors on this mixed media bird! Wow - you are so creative! Love the charms too! Impressive work.

Hey I saw your comment about football on my blog. Did you know my team is the University of New Mexico - the Lobos. They never win! So I pull for all the Alabama teams since they make our state look good at something cool! Hugz! This weekend I was actually pulling hard for UAB against Troy so Allie's team could win her first football game - they almost won! Hugz!

MaryH said...

Fab job on your wooden altered bird. (I'm one that needs to venture beyond cards...but not just yet :-0! I will check out the link though. I've bought some of the pastes, need to learn their uses. Really did like the bright coloring on your bird..he looks ready to soar away. TFS & inspiring to try other media.

Leah said...

So beautiful! Love the mix of colors and the fun music note. Thanks for joining us at IBS!

Charlene said...

Rain? It was 97 here today. I am looking forward to rain lol!! Your bird is fabulous!!!

Davi said...

Fab job Brenda!! I love the colors and texture on your wooden bird :)

NanaConnie said...

This is lovely, Benzi! Love the feather and heart. Marvelous colors.

Laura Sterckx said...

This is an amazing card! The bird looks absolutely fantastic! The pretty blue heart is such a fun detail on the bird! :)

Thanks for joining us at the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge Blog!
Laura

Ellen said...

WOW Benz! Your bird is really fantastic!! Mixed media intimidates the daylights out of me! You however are rocking it!!

Maria said...

Oh, my! You do mixed media very well! I have dabbled with it, too! It can be very messy, but so very fun! LOVE this bird that you created. It is full of color and texture...well done!

Joanna M - Inspired by Stamping said...

WOW! You have done an amazing job Benzi! Thank you so much for joining us! This is so beautiful! Hugs, Joanna

JD/ Jill said...

Very nicely done. Somthing else to go on my wish list to try!

Angel 007 said...

Ohhhhhh liebe Benzi, der Vogel ist so Farbenfroh. Mir gefällt er sehr gut. Wunderschöne Farben.

Liebe Grüße, Carmen

Jo Ann said...

Great colors on this work of art. Love it! Thanks for blessing us with your artwork last week and hope you join us this week for another Inspirational Challenge at Word Art Wednesday. Hugs and blessings!

JO ANN
http://jatterburycreations.blogspot.com

Colleen Dietrich said...

Fancy schmancy bird you got there! Will this be an ornament on your Christmas tree, or dangle from someone's package this holiday?

Joanne (jojot) said...

you are a mixed media queen...what a unique and gorgeous creation....a beauty

Grace Tolman said...

Beautiful project. Thank you for sharing it at IBS. :)

Calypso's Crafts said...

I envy you ladies that do mixed media art!! This is beautiful bird, love the colors. Thanks for sharing it with us at IBS.

Rose said...

WOW!! this is beautiful and i love the colors :)
So glad you linked up with us on IBS.