Found some time to work on a Mixed Media project this last weekend. It was nice to spend the afternoon creating, even though this project didn’t turn out to be a favorite. The time spent creating was worth it. Making a plan to set aside time for art more routinely in my schedule. I really have missed it!
It’s been a while since I have posted here on my blog. I seem to be in a creative lull, not being able to create freely. My mind seems to be too full and distracted with all that is going on. Have you all experienced this type of feeling? How did you get yourself out of it?
At the end of 2020, I felt overwhelmed with design team work in addition to my full time job so, I resigned from my Design Teams. Now I feel a lost. I have reorganized my craft space and have decluttered my craft storage. That usually gets me moving but, no. I have started projects and left them unfinished. I have an order for cards that I need to fill but my ideas are running thin.
To be honest, while I am typing this out I feel like I am just whining. And…maybe I am. This truly is the longest period of time that I have experiences a lack of creativity. So, again, how do I get past this? Any ideas? I would love to hear about your creative challenges and how you overcame them. Has there been a new product or technique that has inspired you lately? Please share!
So glad that you made to my post! I have a cute and fun Mini-Scrapbook page to share with you today featuring Joy Clair stamps.
I love creating a Christmas scrapbook for each year. It is so wonderful to pull out all of the scrapbooks albums each season and display them on the coffee table. Our Friends and family really enjoy looking through the scrapbooks and revisiting all of the past Christmases.
Check out the Quick Tips Mixed Media Below for all of the step by steps.
Sizzix, Tim Holtz Alterations- Cabinet Card Tim Holtz Idea-ology Adornments – Christmas Words Holiday embellishments String Corner Punch 2 Whole Punch Paper Accents – Chipboard
Mixed Media Quick Tips Video
Thanks for checking out my project with Joy Clair and Imagine Craft products. I hope you continue on with the Blog Hop and check out all of the wonderful projects from the other designers.
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Imagine Supplies: Fireworks – Tangelo, Pear Tart, Rich Cocoa, Cottage Ivy Walnut Ink: Cornflower Blue VersaFine: Onyx Black
Other Supplies: Hobby Lobby Packaged Pumpkins/Gourds Twine White card stock Hot glue gun
Quick Tips Mixed Media Video
Let’s Hear it for Fall
The next project is a more intensive Mixed Media project featuring Creative Medium along other other Imagine products. There are a lot of steps to this project but each step is easy to do and combined result is a stunning fall decor piece. The Quick Tips Mixed Media Video below walks you through each step so, be sure to check it out!
Imagine Supplies: StazOn – Piano Black, Metallic Gold Creative Medium – Clear Artist Medium VersaFine – Onyx Black Memento – Sweet Plum, Rich Cocoa, Potter’s Clay, Desert Sand GlazOn – Slight Gloss Finish Large Daubers Stencil Brush
Other Supplies: Art Minds – Wood sign Fall Florals Sheer Ribbon TCW Stencil – TCW5002 Tim Holtz Idea-ology – Pumpkin The Paper Studio Ribbon – Vintage Small Rosette DecoArt Enchanted – Ultra Black Basecoat, Gold & Magenta iridescent Top Coat Art C Stamp & Cut – pumpkin Stampers Anonymous, Tim Holtz collection – Skulls & Cobwebs Hero Arts – Stamps & frame cuts DCWV – Burlap Printed paper Cardmaking & Paper crafts – Autumn Wonder leaf embossing plate
Have you pulled out your Fall and Christmas craft stash yet. I usually don’t until closer to October however, this year, it felt right to start early. With the drag of COVID on the usual Summer fun, I thought it would be nice to start my Fall and Christmas crafts early as it always lifts my mood and makes me happy.
So far, I have created a few Fall pumpkin pieces and a special Christmas ornament.
I then collaged a wood pumpkin plaque (that I got from the dollar store) and mounted it to a base board treated with crackle medium.
And, of course, I had to put out my fall decorations.
Finally, my favorite project of late. I created an ornament from half of a walnut shell. Why is this so special? It is so very special because the walnut shell as a gift from my cute little grandson. He often gives me little gifts of things he finds (rock, walnut shell) and if he can’t find something…he will gift me his toy dinosaurs (which I gift back to him). He is just so sweet.
Here is a lava rock he collected for me while we were on a picnic earlier this year.
I thought making the walnut shell into an ornament would be a great way to treasure and save this special memory. Every year, when I put this ornament on my tree, I will think of the day that I received a sweet gift of a walnut shell from my adorable grandson. Isn’t that what the holiday are all about?
I hope these projects will inspire you to get started on your fall/holiday craft projects.
A Company(s) that I am affiliated with or Design for may have provided me with product to create this project. The opinions I share are solely my own.
I am over on the Chattering Robin’s blog with a great project idea to Welcome Fall. It starts with a paper mache pumpkin that I collaged last year and then ran out ideas on how to finish it. This year, when I unpacked my Fall craft stash, I took one look at this half finished project and new exactly how I wanted to complete it – embellish with The Robin’s Nest Dew Drops and top it off with pretty Fall florals. Not sure why I didn’t think of this a year ago? Oh well, it made for an enjoyable project this year! Click below to be the taken to the Chattering Robin blog post the full details.
I am over on the Imagine Blog with a project tutorial on how to stamp on fabric with StazOn ink to create your own unique face mask. If you are going to have to wear a mask, you might as well create a fabulous one! Watch the full Mixed Media Tutorial below to get all of the details.
StazOn Pigment –Piano Black
StazOn – Cherry Blosson, Caribbian Green, Saddle Brown
I am over on the Imagine Blog today with a cool mixed media project using a variety of mediums to decorate a chipboard box. The tutorial will walk you through each layer and use of product to create an awesome outcome. So, hop on over the the Image Blog to get the step by step details.
StazOn Pigment – Snowflake
Creative Medium – Clear Artist’s Medium
Goodebumps – Clear Texture Spray
Fireworks! – New Sprout, Bahama Blue, Lulu Lavender
Tim Holtz Idea-ology – Small Talk Stickers
Stamper’s Anonymous Stencil – Tim Holtz Collection
The Crafter’s Workshop – Cookie Stencil TCW5002
The Crafter’s Workshop – TCW816 Bird and Butterflies