Jan 7, 2016

Hand Lettering and Mixed Media

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I started playing, just going wild with my mixed media supplies this weekend.  I really needed a stress-free project, a lot on my mind these days.  Today marks the start of my new design team post with Stamps & Stencils and Cec has chosen "Oh So Blue" as the theme this month.  Although I did try to incorporate as much of the color blue into my project as possible, I went more with the emotional side of this theme.
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I piled up several papers that sort of went together, then added some stencil paste through this awesome rose stencil.  When I love how the paste picked up the ink sprays, but not the glossy papers.  I added some UTEE over, that's the hint of sparkle you see in this pic.
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 I didn't have a stamp that suited my desired sentiment, so I decided to do some watercolor lettering.  I've been following @randomolive on Instagram and ever single post she adds with her lovely brush style lettering gets my creative juices flowing.  I plan on purchasing her practice guides (a great price of $27 for 45 days worth of practice with video tutorials, etc.) found on her site HERE.
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 A friend saved this cool packaging fill and I thought it would make a great layer, plus it gave a cool pattern to the paper beneath when I sprayed it.
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I tucked in some vintage lace and added some gemstones.  I saw on a YouTube video that you should layer both paper and fabric flowers when spraying because they each accept the inks differently, so I did that here and really loved the contrast.  Click the photos to enlarge.  All in all, I really enjoyed getting messy for this Oh So Blue challenge.  We'd love to have you play along with us at Stamps and Stencils.  
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48 comments:

  1. Autumn, this piece of art just takes my breath away. I love the layers and different textures. Great job playing! :)

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  2. Wow! Great lettering and look at all those awesome layers!!! LOVE this! And thank you for the lovely comment on my blog! The encouragement is highly appreciated! ;)

    Greetings from Vienna,
    Claudia xxx

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  3. This is really great with wonderful layers and textures

    Thank you for joining in at Try it on Tuesday

    Love Chrissie xx

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  4. This is absolutely gorgeous!! I love the layers!! The texture and dimension is amazing!! How creative to use the packaging fill for a layer!! This is stunning!! Have a great day :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  5. WONDERFUL Autumn... love all the layers and layers of yumminess. This makes me feel happy - not blue at all!!!!!! YEAH!!!! Happy New Year... and congrats on your addition to the DT. Looking SUPER FINE!!! j.

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  6. Gorgeous! I love all the layers and the great textures.
    {julia}

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  7. Scrumptious layers and layers of yummliscious elements! Your use of the sprays is awesome sauce and I see what you mean about the difference between em. That bit of packing fill is perfect for this masterpiece! Fantabulous design! Hugz! ~Niki

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  8. Oh Autumn this is so lovely I adore the wonderful colours the amazing detail of the design and embellishments it is a pure delight to see.
    hugs
    lorraine x

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  9. This is breathtaking, Autumn! Loving all the layers and such awesome colours! What a beautiful design with amazing embellishing! So impressive!
    Huge hugs! Branka xxx

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  10. I can tell you had fun with this! Lovely layering and lettering! Thanks for visiting my blog earlier! I really appreciate it! :)

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  11. Just love this, it really caught my eye, love your hand lettering....I recently took a brush calligraphy workshop so this Works perfectly for me...and the layers are still blue and fab! ..wonderful Autumn! Ruth x

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  12. Perfect job with the watercolor sentiment, Autumn! Love all the blues and greens and layers here! And I know that I say it all the time, but your textures are a feast for the eyes! Stunning!

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  13. Fantastic card Autumn, the layers are just fabulous and I love the watercolour writing ! Sue C x

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  14. wonderful make Autumn - the layers are so very beautiful - gorgeous! Hugs rachel x

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  15. This is beautiful Autumn. I love all the layers. Must get my desk cleared very soon so I can just play like this!!
    xxx

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  16. Autumn, so many layers & fabrics, and each one compliments the other so nicely. This is an interesting and lovely mix of pattern, texture & techniques (and anything with lace & sprays grabs my attention!). Good job on your first dt project on this challenge. Love all the colors & such a pretty stencil too. TFS & Hugs (brave you to hand letter that sentiment. That looks great as well).

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  17. Beautiful card! Love all the layers and colors!!

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  18. What a wonderful piece Autumn, the textures and colloures and lettering are all gorgeous - hope it de-stressed you as much as it has impressed me :-)
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  19. A beautiful project Autumn, love all your pretty layering. Carol x

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  20. Whooooooo-ooooh, Autumn! You really gave into your MM side and got crafty... with fabulous results! I just absolutely love this. The layers... the textures... the mood... it is a work of art.

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  21. So very pretty Autumn! Love all the layers!

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  22. Thank you for sharing your lovely crafting for Let’s Craft and Create challenge 109, Hazel, DT x

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  23. Thank you for sharing your lovely crafting for our first challenge at More Mixed Media, our ‘blue’ theme – hope to see you again soon x

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  24. Wow Autumn, this is just amazing!! Love your hand done lettering, wowsers! The package fill layer is genius, what a great way to add texture, and your use of the blue is just the right amount!! Congrats on your new DT position, they are super lucky to have you! hugs :)

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  25. love the hand lettering. Nice job :)

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  26. Fantastic piece with lots of wonderful layers and different textures. I have some of that packaging material and need to dig it out now that I see how terrific it looks behind your wonderfully drawn sentiment.
    Hugs!
    Cec

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  27. I've missed so much even since the new year, but I've so enjoyed the visit back to your blog. Your idea of taking the word "blue" and putting the emotional meaning to it was such a great idea. Your creation is so touching and thoughtful. I also had a blast perusing the posts I've missed. Can't wait to see what else you crank out for 2016.
    hugs,
    Lisa x

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  28. Love all the luscious layers, textures and color of your card! You captured the challenge perfectly! Crafting always seems to take a stressful day and turn it into calmness...for me that is. :-)

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  29. This really is fabulous - congratulations on your new DT position! Your take on the blues has made me smile! Thank you for joining us at Try It On Tuesday! Chrisx

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  30. Amber, I love that you've put your heart in to this challenge of blue, by displaying the chosen color as an emotion rather than the color in the tangible sense. Your card is awesome with all those textures, and I have a happy place in my heart for the packaging. A friend gave me some of her similar stuff, and I used the daylights out of it at Halloween. I was up in her attic the other day, and was eyeballing a bin of it she has stashed there! Tee Hee! Well done on the hand lettering! I'm afraid it wouldn't do for me; my handwriting is atrocious ! I probably need to take the course! Hugs!

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  31. Love how you have used lots of layers to get a wonderful effect. The use of packaging and other pieces is really close to my heart - love using something unexpected in my art too, and loving your brush style of lettering - it came out amazingly well, well done! Thanks for joining us on our first challenge - blue - at More Mixed Media Challenge. Michelle, DT xx

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  32. Wow - look at that layering!! And texture!! Great debut on this DT, Amber - as always, wonderful inspiration from you! xxx Lynn

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  33. Hi Autumn!
    I came by to admire your gorgeous mixed media card!! Oh my goodness, there is layer after layer after layer of scrumptious texture, papers, and crafty goodness! The flowers, the lace, the butterfly... I could go on and on, and the water color sentiment is lovely. Thank you so much for the inspiration, and a huge congratulations on your new DT spot!!
    Hugs,
    Nancy

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  34. An AMAZING little project! Enchanting!
    Thank you for joining TioT's!

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  35. Wonderful mixed media project Autumn.

    Love and hugs
    Maarit

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  36. Love your "messy" mixed media make - I think it's fantastic with all the layers and the way different elements have taken the colour differently. Beautiful lettering too - a lovely debut at Stamps and Stencils, Autumn.
    Alison xx

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  37. Wow.... You have got talent coming out of you in droves! So much texture! Such lovely design work. You know the perfect balance of layering that pleases the eye. GORGEOUS!

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  38. This is wonderful! Love the layering and the details!

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  39. This is gorgeous! Thank you for sharing at More Mixed Media Challenge Blog. We wish you good luck and we hope to see you again. Sylvia, DT-member

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  40. Gorgeous mixed media card love all the fantastic layers and fabulous texture
    Carol x

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  41. Gorgeous and love all the layers and colour...Thank you for joining us over at More Mixed Media Challenge for our very first challenge...Good luck in draw..Hugs Lozzy xx DT

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  42. A mixed media master piece! Fabulous creating Autumn!

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  43. Wonderful layering Autumn! Loads of texture and lovely little details.a fabulous project great to have you on the team. Toni xx

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  44. A fabulous card Autumn, love all those gorgeous layers.
    Thanks for sharing with us at TioT
    Avril xx

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  45. Beautiful card! Thank you for joining the Mixed Media Place challenge!

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  46. Such a stunning card! Great layers! Thank you for joining the Mixed Media Place challenge!

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  47. Beautiful colours and layers! Thank you for joining us at Let's Craft and Create! Hugs.
    Catherine DT

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