Apr 6, 2017

Glimmer Mist Spray Mixed Media Layout


I'm thrilled to be joining the talented design team at Happy Little Stampers this month as guest designer.  Even more exciting is the fantastic challenge theme, sprays!


I adore using spray inks in my mixed media projects.  I decided to take an unusual turn and do a purple sprayed background.


Purple definitely isn't a color that I use often, but spring has set in and given me the fever.  My only purple inks were Glimmer Mist sprays, which I picked up for a song at Tuesday Morning.  I used a home decor stencil and texture past to create a textured background onto a chipboard book page, then sprayed it with a variety of GM spray ink, letting the colors run together.


I decided to grunge up the edges a little with embossing.  I used a super chunky plum colored EP.


You can see how the UTEE bubbles as it heats, a rather unique effect.  I used the same powder on the oval frame.  The layers of dies were sprayed with my inks to continue the metallic sheen.  I layered with purchased flowers, basket filler, and Art Stones, all setting the stage for my Paper Dolls image by Tim Holtz.


For contrast, I embossed this wooden die with white EP.  This was a gift from my fabulous friend Niki at Pawsitively Creative.  Thanks sweetie!


I adore these sisters and truly enjoyed building this scene.


To finish, I dyed seam binding with my sprays and looped through the book page holes to make a hanger.  I hope you are inspired to get out your spray inks and play along.  What fun!  Thanks to the HLS team for having me this month.  <3


38 comments:

Sue said...

This is amazing Autumn, I love all of your special little details. I like purple but find it a hard colour to work with, but this is fabulous, especially your messy bow! xx

Angela Radford said...

Gorgeous lush masterpiece! Gorgeous. Happy crafting, Angela xXx

Lisa said...

Absolutely stunning!! The background looks amazing!! Love the colors and the details you added!! The little girls are so cute!! Have a great evening!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Marina said...

Full of texture and very atmospheric - great project.

Melissa L. said...

Lovely creation, Autumn. Beautiful texture, sweet design and I love that purple! Thanks so much for joining us as our Guest Designer at Happy Little Stampers Mixed Media Challenge for April.

Astrid Maclean said...

Glorious make Autumn, the background is stunning and I adore how you have finished it, so creative!!

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Beautiful Autumn, I too am not a fan of the colour purple but I think it is a perfect choice for your creation. The focal picture so reminds me of a photograph I have of my Grandma & her Sister.. Stunning... Hugs Tracey xx

Maxine D said...

This leaves me incredulous Autumn - it's amazing. Love the purples, and those sisters are perfect for your background
Blessings
Maxine

Mac Mable said...

Great effect with the stencil and the sprays for the background and how the UTEE bubbled up. Gorgeous project x

Linda Kunsman said...

gorgeous canvas Autumn!! I am not a fan of purple but am loving it here:)

Greta said...

I love shimmer mists & have a boatload that seldom get used, but you've inspired me, Autumn! I adore the texture you got with the stencil & the UTEE! A stunning project--they're lucky to have you as the GD!

Sara Barker said...

I'm blown away by your fabulous purple background, Autumn! The stenciling/EP is drop dead gorgeous and a wonderful backdrop for those vintage paper dolls. Love that frame, too with the white flowers tucked in there! Love this to bits! Hugs to you!

Sara Barker said...

I'm back to say Congratulations on your GDT with Happy Little Stampers! They couldn't have picked a better artist!

Helen Wallace said...

A gorgeous OTP project with the Tim Holtz paper dolls. They look so sweet tucked in among the texture and purple haze. Purple is not my go to colour either, but you could convince me to give it a go with this stunning piece.

Mimi said...

Wow, Autumn... this is beautiful... i just am entranced. I bet it is beyond amazing in the sunlight-- Glimmer Mist rocks in that department. Gotta say, that bow is my fave part, I think. Hope you're well!

Mimi said...

... forgot to say THANKS for playing with us at Shopping Our Stash! (I technically shop *your* stash all the time๐Ÿ˜Š)

Marty Fishman said...

I love this, Autumn! The background is just gorgeous, makes me want to run out and find some Glimmer Mists (I only have a few)! I love your "stage" for those adorable paper dolls, and how your white "Family" die cut just pops. Beautiful! Hugs :-)

Jackie P Neal said...

Oh my Gorgeousness! I am so glad you used purple even if it is not a go to color for you Autumn!! Purple is a favorite of mine!
This piece is so full of joyful color and the layout is beautiful! I just Love it!
hugs,Jackie

Elaine aka Ellapu said...

beautiful keepsake and brilliant to see the varying stages of the process.
Thank you for sharing with us over at Altered Eclectics this month and hope to see you again in future challenges.

Handcrafted by Ellapu
Mother Hen for Altered Eclectics
Mother Hen for Eclectic Ellapu
DT Rhedd's Creative Spirit

Sandra Wright said...

This is just so beautiful..from the colour palette to the textures, elements and those 2 adorable sisters...
Thank you for joining us at Rhedds Creative Spirit this month...x

Sherrie K. said...

Wow!!! This is gorgeous and just stunning Autumn! I love all the fabulous texture and dimension! The purple is so pretty and I loe the darling image of the sisters! GREAT job as always!
Sherrie K

Katie Lamb said...

Stunning canvas and love all the texture

Wanda Hentges said...

Fabulous project, Autumn!!!!!!!!! You do layers and texture and wonderful so very well!!!!

Melissa L. said...

Thanks for playing along at STAMPlorations too! :)

Sammy said...

Oh how lovely Autumn! Just gorgeous texture here. Can't wait to get my hands on those paper dolls. They look like so much fun to play with!
Thank you for entering your project at Rhedd’s Creative Spirit. Sammy-x

crafty-stamper said...

Fabulous mixed media love the purple sprays,brilliant texture and gorgeous bow
Carol x

Monika Skinner said...

Beautiful wall hanging! Love all the gorgeous texture and purple. Thanks for playing along at STAMPlorations Mixed Media Challenge. Good Luck!๐Ÿ˜ƒ

Paper Therapy Ponderings said...

beautiful - I am so glad you were able to join us at our guest designer at Happy Little Stampers
Barb Housner (DT)

Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith said...

This is very striking visually! I half-expect those girls to start moving and step out of the project! The background is sublime!

Linda Simpson said...

Hi Autumn, this is gorgeous!
Hugs
Linda xxx

Linda said...

This looks amazing ..... the texture looks gorgeous and I love any shade of purple. Great to have you as our Guest Designer this month xx

butterfly said...

Fabulous background textures, and I love your girls nestled in their cosy layers. Congrats on a great GD spot!
Alison x

Rocky said...

A gorgeous project, love that background texture and colour. Thank you for sharing it with us at Altered Eclectics.

Tsaima Eirini said...

Lovely and so inspiring!!Thank you for the entrance in Crafty Life challeneges.

Susan Renshaw said...

Stunning project! Love the different layers...
Fabulous make for the Happy Little Stampers!
Susan
Teamie
Calling All Crafters! – My personal Blog!

Beatriz S B-arte said...

Fabulous canvas, with so many textures ... awesome !!
Thank you for joining us at Crafty Life Challenges !! :)

Julie Short said...

Love the colour and textures. Thanks for joining in with Rhedd's Creative Spirit Challenge this month.

Mary Catt said...

Simply amazing! Love it! Thank you for joining us at Crafty Life Challenges!

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