Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Paper Smooches Spark Challenge

Back to trying to play with my Paper Smooches stamps each week.  I try to play along with the weekly challenge at the Paper Smooches Sparks Challenge Blog.  The challenge this week is anything goes.  Yeah - I like anything goes.  I have been wanting to play with this coffee set for a long time so decided to make a little mixed media project.

Sometimes when I am out shopping I pick up little things that I think I will someday alter.  Usually they are pretty inexpensive.  This is a small plaque that measures - 2.75 x 4 inches.  I covered it with a book page which is applied to the plaque with gel medium.  I then applied a layer of gesso.  I used another challenge for my color inspiration and will share that picture a little later.  I took the pink, yellow and aqua from the picture for my colors.  The first color laid down was a yellow gelato - then I added layers of pinks and blues with more gelatos.  I stamped the cups on more gessoed book pages and then colored them with distress paints.  I hate to tell you it took me 3 times to get that blue cup correct.  I smeared the ink (I am not patient).  I had a good cup done and then noticed I had colored the inside of the handle blue also.  Well that didn't work so back to the stamping.  I added the cups with gel medium.  The sentiment was stamped on more book paper and applied with gel medium.  I added some embossing paste that I colored with distress paint through a stencil.  Added a few rub ons.  I think it is a fun little project.

The colors were inspired by this challenge from The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge.

If you want to get your own Paper Smooches stamps, just pop over to their online store.  Check out their weekly challenge.


Lynn K said...

Love how you altered this plaque! The colors are so bright and cheery!! Thanks for joining us in this month's Mixed Media Monthly Color Challenge!

Donna B. said...

Very cute plaque! I just love those teacups and how you used our bright and fun colors. Thanks for joining us at the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge.

crafty creations said...

Great alteration of your plaque the colours and texture are brilliant

Hilda x

Rachel said...

pretty hanger! love how you used the colors! Thank you so much for playing with the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!

Melanie said...

Beautiful! Thanks for taking the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge color challenge!