Mar 3, 2016

Spring Rain Mixed Media Page


Hello my lovelies!  Today begins our newest challenge for Stamps & Stencils.  Our fabulous host Rachel has chosen the theme "Spring is in the Air!" Rachel says, "I want you to think about what the coming of spring means to you?  Is it a colour burst, or maybe flowers?  Whatever it is I would like you to show us in a mixed media piece including stamping or stenciling or both!"  What an awesome challenge with unlimited creative options.  I decided to do a combination of digital stamps, rubber stamping, and stenciling!  I'm celebrating with Gracie and her recent launch of Graciellie Designs Digital Shop.  Details and and giveaway can be found on THIS post.


"So let us know, let us press on to know the LORD. His going forth is as certain as the dawn; And He will come to us like the rain, Like the spring rain watering the earth." Hosea 6:3 NASB  There are so many emotions behind this page in my altered board game book.  Both the sorrow in life and the hope of God's promises...


I have had the most fun playing with the flowers in this set, called Dear Friend (the price point of $4 is fabulous by the way).  Here I coated my flowers with glossy Mod Podge to add contrast to the matte background.  I curled the petals and layered them "Jolee" style.  I added hot glue "raindrops and drips throughout.


I started this page by stenciling my Tim Holtz stripe stencil horizontally, but changed direction once I developed the watercolor.  I have found my passion, and it is building layers and puddles with watercolor!  I cannot get enough...


I added a Tim Holtz stamp in mustard ink for contrast and some washi tape and black stamping along the side to somewhat frame the text.


Closeups of the rain and flower dimension.  More stamping in the background.  And then I couldn't let the scrap from the digital image go to waste, so I punched circles and created a border. FUN!  I hope you've enjoyed this rather unconventional page.  I'm looking forward to seeing your challenge entries!  Also, if you pay Gracie a visit - let her know if you enjoyed my collage.  <3


I'm also sharing with:
Our Creative Corner: The Return of the Challenge (I Chose August: Words, Words, Words)

35 comments:

  1. Wow - this is a stunner Autumn - Love the scripture you used, and how you illustrated it - You passion for layers and depth of colour shows in this beautiful piece of work.
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  2. Very beautiful, love the stamped images and this stunning piece perfectly evokes spring rain. Gorgeous Autumn. Ruth xx

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  3. Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous Autumn!! Your background is just incredible, I sure would love to by a fly on the wall of your craft room for a day to see how you create these amazing textures and designs! Just stunning! hugs :)

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  4. A super creation as always Autumn.

    B x

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  5. Oh my, Autumn, this is absolutely gorgeous! Your mixed media has amazed me, and this card is breath-taking. This is actually a card I would love to try - some day. It's so beautiful with its colors, how you've popped the petals of the flower, and your beautiful background - it's blown me away! I so love it, Autumn! Wow, can you come to South Florida and play with me? Hehe! Love it, sweet friend, and a big congratulations to my sweet friend Gracie who is so talented. I just visited and favorited her shop! Hugs, sweet friend, and thanks for this amazing post! :)

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  6. A gorgeous canvas Autumn, it's a stunning background for those beautiful flowers

    Avril x

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  7. Wow, this is so beautiful! I only saw the thumbnail in my feed and I was already Wow-ing! Love every single thing about this, just perfect! I want to eat it!

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  8. Beautifully created, and I love the verse...gorgeous colors, too, I can see a lot of love went into this! Thank you for joining us at The Sisterhood for our 'Think Spring' challenge!
    Diane TSH DT

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  9. Autumn this is so beautiful, I looked at the cards you created with this image too - please excuse the expression - drop dead gorgeous and then some lol! I have never thought to incorporate digital images into my MM projects but I will now. Karen x

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  10. Fantastic page Autumn! x

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  11. Fabulous with a great colour palette. Love the drips, splatters and great stenciling to showcase the flowers. The border is such fun as well.
    Hugs!
    Cec

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  12. Gorgeous page Autumn ! Love the hot glue drops and the colour palette is just beautiful. Sue C x

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  13. Autumn, this is fantastic! I love everything here, from your awesome textured backround to those fabulous flowers! It's brilliant! Hugs! Branka xxx

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  14. This is absolutely stunning, Autumn!! The background looks amazing!! I love the colors and design!! Wow, I could just stare at this for hours!! It's amazing!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  15. This is absolutely stunning, Autumn!! The background looks amazing!! I love the colors and design!! Wow, I could just stare at this for hours!! It's so gorgeous!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  16. Absolutely AWESOME!!!! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘THINK SPRING’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    Darlene
    one of the 'Sistahs'
    The Sisterhood of Crafters
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS

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  17. beautiful work Autumn - that flower is stunning - as is the colour and the layers - beautiful work as always! Hugs rachel x

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  18. Stunning! Such peace in that scripture. I think that's why I love the rain so much, and we haven't had any for far too long. It seems to wash all the ick, literally and emotionally, away. What a gorgeous canvas, girl! Love the dimension and soft palette, and those hot glue drips are pure genius! LOVE!

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  19. Autumn, This is an incredible piece. I love the colours, the paint splatters and the dimension achieved with the flowers.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  20. Stunning as always Autumn and the colours I adore together.
    Julie x

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  21. Fabulous, Autumn! I love your newfound passion of layering with watercolors, as it produces incredible work!! LOVE how you created that border! xxx Lynn

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  22. Saw this gem on IG and had to have a closer lookey lou! So glad I popped over because this is stunninf! Wowzers on the layers and 3D effect with the flowers! Sure does make you think of Spring and running in the rain, only to stop and play in a mud puddle. Okay, maybe that's just what I think of. Hehe! Marvelous design and again with the magnifique textures! Hugz ~Niki

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  23. Autumn, your collage is so beautiful! Lovely earth tone, jewel like colors, and incredible depth! The sentiment is especially moving. Thanks for sharing! Hugs, de

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  24. Truly a work of art! Love the flower dimension and the white splatter are spot on! Love it! So glad that you join the fun over Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Touchy Feely” Challenge!

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  25. Oh my gooooooooodness. Let me just sit here for a minute in awe.
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    Ok. I'm good now. The depth of your layering is sheer perfection. I wish I had half the talent that you contain in your pinky finger.

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  26. Oh this is simply gorgeous! Just love the colours and texture. I also really LOVE the idea of an altered board game book (like many of us, I have a stack of scrabble sets waiting to be "played" with too, as well as my deluxe version for playing the actual game with, lol!). Thank you for entering your project at Rhedd’s Creative Spirit. Sammy-x

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  27. So wonderfully, done, Autumn!!!! Simply amazing and so beautiful!!!
    Hugz

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  28. What a stunning composition love everything about it. Good idea glossy against matt and glue raindrops.
    Thank you for sharing with us over at Rhedd's Creative Spirit 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

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  29. Stunning! Autumn . Love the colours , your flower is fab and so much detail and interest to absorb!
    hugs x

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  30. This is just stunning.... What a gorgeous piece and I love love love the sentiment !!! Thank you for creating with us at Rhedds Creative Spirit !

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  31. wow absolutely loved the colors n textures on this,fabulous

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  32. Beautiful background with all those textures and awesome colors! Those rain drops and drips are pure Heaven! Just so lovely, Autumn! I wish I felt confident enough to use digital stamps,because I had a peek and there are some gorgeous designs! Hugs!

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  33. Hey you, a little late commenting here, but I have looked at this... Lovely. I think you were creating art for my emotions while you made this a few weeks ago! I am super impressed with your outside-the-box thinking on these digis! Booyah!

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