Saturday, June 8, 2019

May Recipe Challenge Entry

After seeing Finnabair's May's recipe challenge, I decided I must enter, since I already had microbeads and fantasy paste in exactly the right colors! (I don't have any Finnabair liquid acrylics yet, but I used other acrylics and also Finnabair's Wax for color)

Sunday, April 7, 2019

Life update

It's been a long time since I made any new posts, so I guess it's time for a quick update.

Since 2014, I've lost weight (and gained it all back later...), been treated for thyroid cancer, gotten pregnant, lost my mother-in-law to cancer, had a baby, found out that being a parent is WAY harder than I ever imagined but also wonderful, and have stayed at the same job this entire time (I believe this is my 12th year there).

Art-wise, in the last 5 years, I've been lucky enough to be able to attend several workshops with some of my favorite artists-- Finnbair, Donna Downey, Dina Wakley. I've been a member of a local mixed media meetup, too, and have met some great friends through that. I have had some periods of great output and then some dry spells.

I've taken a lot of online workshops as well. Some time if I get around to it, I'll make a part about some of the workshops I've taken. In the meantime, here's a look at some of my favorite pieces from the last 3 years:

Monday, December 1, 2014

December Challenge

Time for a new Mixed Media Challenge! This month, we're having a little fun and giving you the opportunity to play a game :) Tic-tac-toe!
You just need to create a project using at least of the items in a row (across, down, or diagonal).

Here's mine:

I used ribbon, a bow, and glitter! Just for fun, I also used a star and stamps.

It's a bit hard to tell, but I used a "double-embossig" technique for the background. I used my Big Shot and an embossing folder, then rubbed it with an embossing pad and used white distress powder. It gave a really nice snowy look, which is what I was going for.

The wreath is made from little plastic leaves (they are called "table scatter"). I just stacked them around and glued them down in a circle.

I used modeling paste and glitter to create the snow on the wreath.

Hope you enjoy!

If you want to play along, visit The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge Blog for complete details. The sponsor this month is Inspiration Emporium, and you can win a $25 gift card. Hope to see you there!