Tuesday, September 16, 2014

091614 CKC September Challenge #3

Hi, there! Here I am getting ready to make a mess - yes, you read that right!
But all for a good & hopefully creative reason :~)

September Counterfeit Kit Challenge #3: Make your own mixed-media embellishment
Bethany has given us a biggie this go-round. I decided to just plunge right in, using this as inspiration!
Archi-Scraps challenge this month: Use texture paste.
Since I was already attempting this challenge I doubled up & combined it with this mixed-media prompt.
As I studied this photo a vague idea formed in my mind to use torn corrugated cardboard & glitter/beads
to capture that rich color in the walls & windows...so I gathered up a few things

I had tucked this photo of Kitty in my September CKC computer folder - perfect colors for my kit.

My page is titled "Kitty Daydream".

I wanted some circles to go above her head
and the watercolor paper should stand up to gesso.

I used three stencils to represent what a kitty might daydream about.
Butterflies, fish & birds lol! I used gesso with the stencils,
and added glitter to each while the gesso was still wet.

The butterflies needed no enhancement, but
the birds & the fish needed another layer of treatment.

The fish got a nice watercolor ocean to swim in, complete with tiny fishy bubbles!
The birds got some pen work to make them a little more interesting.

Then I added some dreamy ColorShine stars...

All that yummy leftover glitter!

Perfect for the DIY adhesive alphas and
dressing up the cardboard & banner.

Time for YOU to get messy! Be sure to add your project to Mr. Linky over at CKC.

I think I did pretty well with the Archi-Scraps challenge, too!

Leave me a note & thanks for stopping by.


  1. This is fantastic Lesley. Make sure you link it to Archiscraps.

  2. Fabulous! I do love making a mess sometimes but usually at a crop when it doesn't matter where the glitter goes!!!

  3. That is a beautiful inspiration photo. But your layout is simply stunning. Love all three of your dream bubbles - so different and each so inspiring. You tied the whole layout together nicely with that leftover glitter too!

  4. OMgosh this is just fabulous! Wow what a layout the blues are just stunning throughout with the glitter too

  5. Gorgeous,such a sweet photo and I love your use of pastes,glitter and other elements.
    Thanks for joining in at Archiscraps

  6. Such great color and dimension on your project. Well done.


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