Sunday, June 1

The Mixed Media Monthy Challenge Blog is LIVE!!!

Hello Everyone!! Happy June 1st!! I am beyond thrilled to share my first project as a design team member for Mixed Media Monthly Challenge! Today is the launch of our exciting new blog so please stop by and check it out! This month's theme is Sprays Inks and Mists.

We would LOVE for you to play along with us!! You can create ANY project as long as you use ink sprays or mists. Entries will be accepted until midnight EST on the last day of the month. Several winners will be announced and you have an opportunity to win FABULOUS prizes!
I decided to create a tag using items I have in my stash - anything goes ... old jewelry, bottle cap, beads, flowers, paper clips - anything! I glued some textured materials to the tag and then prepped the tag with gesso. Next, I adhered all my items ...
 
 
I then repainted gesso over the entire tag. This made the tag uniform in color...
 
 
I have recently discovered the beauty of Lindy's Stamp Gang Sprays. They are gorgeous - beautiful shimmer like you wouldn't believe. So I grabbed 5 colors and sprayed them on the tag drying in between each color so they wouldn't run together. The sprays sit and pool in some areas and they way the interact with the different textures is amazing. Here's the final result ...
 
 
We hope you will participate with us each month. Head on over to the MMMC Blog and check the inspiration from the whole team and a guest designer - there is a variety of projects all showcasing different ways to use sprays in your art!

19 comments:

Phyllis said...
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Phyllis said...


the tag is lovely, congratulations and enjoy

Creative Tara said...

Oh Lynn it's stunning! It's definitely in my happy colors! Can't wait to see what the rest of the dt made and to play along myself!

Crystal said...

What an awesome technique and tag! I can't wait to try this with some old product I don't see myself using anymore!

Rachel said...

so gorgeous, lynn! i love seeing the process photos of your mixed media collages, the transformation is amazing :)
-Rachel
rwkrafts.com

Donna B. said...

Thanks for the tutorial! I am absolutely going to try this and I'm buying some of those Lindys Sprays today!! It's a beautiful tag!! Thanks for the inspiration. So glad you are on the team!

Eileen said...

It's just gorgeous, Lynn. When I saw this on FB I thought it was a canvas at first, so I'm going to try and make one! Thanks for always sharing!

Lagene said...

EEEEKKKkkk! This is AMAZING!

Lynn said...

You are so talented! I absolutely love these tags of yours and definitely want to try one of my own sometime. You have set a very high standard for me though!

Shelann said...

I'm going to try this, I have a ton of odds and ends and color sprays too, beautiful tag!

TangledRose said...

This is absolutely stunning! I just discovered your blog and the MMM Challenge, all the art is so beautiful! The ink sprays are amazing and intense. Have a great day!~kim

Nancy K said...

Gorgeous tag! Gotta try this technique, looks like lots of fun!

Linda said...

this is stunning-great composition!

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

I'm in love with all 3 looks of your tag! They all have a unique and beautiful look to them. Blessings!

Kay Wallace said...

Marjie Kemper sent me over, Lynn, and I am so glad that she did! I have had a "poke" around, and you have some stunning work on display here--this piece, in particular, is incredible! Well done! Your "call out" on Marjie's "Texture Tuesday" is well deserved!

Anita Houston said...

Oh my gosh...you have inspired me so! LOVE LOVE LOVE your awesome texture and color!

S@ndy Diller said...

All I can say is "Simply Beautiful"!! I am inspired and a new fan.

toni said...

Hopped over here after following a link from Anita's blog! I just had to see what inspired her and I'm not disappointed !! This tag is just gorgeous !! Thanks for sharing x

Pawanna said...

Beautiful tag!