Monday, September 10, 2012

Little Lavinia...

Hi everyone!!!
Welcome to our new challenge at Poisoned Peas Please, an alternative art challenge blog.
The theme for the third challenge is :
I'm sure we each have a different way of looking at this theme, and thats the fun part, be creative and feel free to express your artistic ideas.
You can use any image for this challenge and we would LOVE to see all types of creations (ex. cards, scrap layouts, fat book pages, artist trading cards, tags, boxes, bags, 3D ~ Altered Art or any other crafting projects that have some form of paper on them). This is a month long challenge.
Here is inspiration piece:
I used Little Lavinia image from Simply Betty Stamps, our sponsor.

I want to share some details from my Mixed Media Canvas:

For the background I used Portfolio Water Soluble Oil Pastels and  Faber Castell Metallic Gel Sticks.
Added some details with black acrylic paint and used red and silver acrylic paint with my punchinella to create some contrast.
Distress the borders with Distress Ink (Vintage Photo and Broken China).
Stamped the border with Recollections and Tim Holtz stamps and Archival Ink (Jet Black).
The image was colored with Copics and Prisma Coloring Pencils.
The eye balloon was coated with Glossy Accent.
Used some embellishment from Tim Holtz Idea-ology line:  Sprocket Gears, Game Spinners and Bookplates.
Hope you like it! I had lots of fun creating it.
Be sure to visit Poisoned Peas Please, you will find lots of inspiration and all the details and rules for this challenge.
Can't wait to see your creations.

Note: I will also use this piece as inspiration for a challenge called Mixed Media Monday (see Weekly Challenges at Forum) over at Crafting By Designs, be sure to visit.
I would like to enter the following Challenges:



Faye's Paper Passion said...

Hello Julia. Your Artwork is Sooo Beautiful. I saw this on MIM..Faye

Vicky said...

Hi Julia, lovely card and great colours. Thanks for joining us at Inky Impressions this week, good luck in the draw,

hugs Vicky

Wendy said...

Julia this is how you created the background...that would have been terrific and then you added your image and the embellishments...viola!!! Work of ART!

Going to Poisoned Peas right now to check out the other DT submissions!

Michelle said...

Very nice card. In a for me total different technique.
Thanks for joining us at Fairytale.
LG Michelle

Anne Fenton said...

Julia, this is what a lot of work. Thank you for joining us at TTCRD this week.

purpleprincess2007 said...

Hi sweetie, such great techniques on your canvas and fab image! Thanks for joining Challenges 4 Everybody
Hugs xx Cara xx DT

Rica said...

Hi Julia, thanks for your gorgeous comment on MIM.
Your image is stunning, the colours are wonderful Mixed Media - I love working with mixed mediums but never managed with so many and such an amazing such a brilliant details!!!
Heather xx

Ribbon Girl said...

Nice card, thanks for joining in with the Papertake Weekly challenge, Mary G x

Christy said...

LOOOVE the colors you put together :) Thanks for joining us at ABAC :) :) :)

Chana said...

Hi, Julia! I am still trying to understand Steampunk. Your use of mixed media is fabs! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Jackson's Digital Expressions!

Loves Happy Hour said...

Wow! Great job!! I've never used a lot of these inks, you've inspired me to try them out!

Thanks so much for joining us this week on
Tuesday Alchemy.
Loves Happy Hour

Penny said...

Julia, this is simply gorgeous! The background you created is fabulous! I love all the techniques you used in it! And the image and embellies make this so special! I love it! Thank you for joining us at TTCRD! Hope to see you again soon! :^)
Hugs, Penny

Julie Short said...

Your bright colours and fun centrepiece make this a wonderful little treasure. Thank you for joining in with Anything But A Card Challenge.

Eileen Ng said...

Such a unique look you've achieved! Thanks for sharing it with us at Tuesday Alchemy!

Julia S-W said...

Great canvas Julia! Love how you build up the layers in the background - the highlight provided by the silver acrylic and punchinella works so well. Great use of idea-ology too. The finishing touch is the figure you've beautifully coloured and applied.
Thanks so much for sharing this canvas at ABAC's first challenge and we do hope you'll join us again.
Juliax (not a mistake - I really am Julia! x)

Bella´s Bastelecke said...

Hello ……. This is a Beautiful card…… saw this on MIM.



Shirley said...

A lovely bright and unusual card. i like the sweet girl image too.
Thank you for joining us at Pin and tack this month and we hope you will join us next month for another " anything goes challenge.


marion82 said...

beautiful creation sweetie!!Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Alchemy Challenges!!

you can visit
for my free digis!!

Dannii said...

Beautifully unique creation. Thank you for joining us over at Spark Your Creativity Challenge. x

Gemma said...

gorgeous creation! Thanks for joining in with our Anything Goes challenge this week at My Mums Craft Shop!! Gemma :)

Kim B said...

Very cool! Thanks so much for joining us at Spark Your Creativity.

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

WOW this is so unique and fabulous!!! Thanks so much for joining our "ANYTHING GOES" challenge at Shelly's Images! Please come back and join us again real soon!!
Shelly's Images DT

Desire Fourie said...

Julia I just love this. So beautifully designed. Hugs Desíre {Doing Life - my personal blog}

Soma said...

Very, Very nice.......... Enjoying all the bits to look at.............. Lovely coloring............... Thank u so much for entering Just Some Lines & PIN and tack Challenge!!!!

Just Some Lines DT
Pin &and tack DT

Mandi said...

I am loving this mix media canvas. Thanks for joining us over at ABAC

craftybunny said...

Fabulous creation.A beautiful piece of artwork.Thanks for joining us at Just Some Lines.Hope to see you again next time :D
Lisa x

Skye said...

A fabulous canvas. Great design and colours
Thank you for you nice comments on my blog

ladyjanet_56 said...

This is a really good canvas the image isn't one I have met yet so I might have to pop for a look, thank you for joining us at OSCC. Janet

Claudia said...

Hello Julia,

great project! Thank you for sharing with us at Fairy Tale Challenge and good luck!



PS: I've a Blog-Candy if you are interested.

Kristina said...

Wowzers Lady! I freakin' love your Art! You have done GREAT job on this canvas piece, I just love everything about this!! This project has turned out so beautiful!

Kim Ferguson said...

Your style is like none I have ever seen before, quite intriguing to me. Saw you on MIM and your comments on my blog, thanks for stopping by. Kim

cabio's craft corner said...

Julia, this is such a cool creation. Thanks for sharing :o)

Lisa M said...

Your canvas transported me to another world. I had the best time taking in your design and textures. This is GORGEOUS!
Thank you so much for taking the time to link up your talent and creative ideas with us at Make It Monday!
Happy Crafting...
Lisa xx

Billie A said...

I saw your card on MIM and love it. I would love to do work like this but panic when I try. I love seeing the steps you went to to make your card come to life. LOVE it.

Aletha J. Williams said...

Another masterpice, dear friend! I love all the textures and your coloring on the image is amazing.

grandmabonnie said...

Julia, i love this creative side of you..i often don't think people get what i do..i love what you did!

Shelly Schmidt said...

So cool- love this creative project! Fun Fun to find you at MIM!

Kathie said...

Hi Julia I do love what you've done here how creative you are, love all your wonderful embellishments and fantastic colours. I've finally got around to seeing your awesome work. Kathie from Kathie'z Kardz #131.

Patricia St Martin said...

very interesting and a total different side of you. Great job using the different mixed media.

Planetsusie said...

Wow this is soooo different - I like it loads. Love the colours and I am intrigued by your use of the different media. I have popped over from MIM by the way - glad I did.

Hugs Sue Pxxx

Michelle J M said...

Thanks for your lovely comments through the MIM blog. I have been away and unfortunately only just got back. Have had a look at your cards and they are all beautiful. Michelle x

Craftyhugs said...

Hi honey. Just came to have a look at your other MIM challenge project and I'm amazed at your creation. The colours and style of your art is fab. Good luck for all your challenges. Hugs sharon xxx

Ira Huberts said...

What a fabulous piece of art this is, love your style, awesome!! Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog, hugs, Ira

Bella´s Bastelecke said...

This is such fun and so pretty! I saw it over on Make It Monday and came to leave you some love .

3s said...

First: Thank you for your sweet comment in my blog.:)
Second: WOW! Mixed media art is so much fun, and this one is stunning! I like how you've made the bright background dark and intriguing, and how the cicle clusters along the edge reflects the center circles. And - word-nerd as I am - I'm in love with the sentiment. Might have to steal that phrase someday... :)
hugs, Therese

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