Mixed Media Monday with Missy | Anna | Elsie

Hello, friends!  Today is Mixed Media Monday, and Missy, Anna & Elsie are here to share some awesome mixed media inspiration with you using the October Color Kit.

Missy

Hey, guys!  Missy here, and I have a fun mixed media layout to share today using the 2017 October Hip Kits.  I have been wanting to use this really cool triangle paper from Pinkfresh Studio as a background.  It’s in the Main Kit and Paper Kit.  I turned it sideways to create more of a vertical design.  I used my fingers to smudge some white gesso over parts of the page first.  I used the October Color Kit to add all that beautiful color.  I also mixed in a few other ink sprays from my stash.  I used the packaging technique as well as my brush to add some splatters.  This Pinkfresh collection is full of triangles, so I added lots of them from the Chipboard Accent Stickers in the Main Kit & Puffy Stickers from the Embellishment Kit.
After the background dried, I arranged all the fun triangles up and down the center line.  I ran it through my sewing machine using gold thread and stitched down the middle.  I added some tissue paper and a Project Life card behind my photo.  I went small with the title and used one of the Pinkfresh Fabric Die Cuts from the Project Life Kit.

Here you can see the title.  I stapled it to the photo, and I love that it continues with the triangle theme.  I also tucked in  a bit of tangled thread around the photo in matching colors.  I felt like I needed a little something extra to overlap onto the photo, so I fussy cut a few flowers from a Pinkfresh patterned paper.

To add a little something to this open area, I used a cute green camera die cut and another triangle sticker.  I added some foam under it to raise it up and tucked in some yellow thread under it.  Here you can see more of the gold stitching I did.

Here’s one final close-up.  I love the dimension here and all the textures going on.  Those cute blue phrase stickers are from Pretty Little Studio, and they’re in the Project Life Kit.

I hope this inspires you to use the October Color Kit to enhance your backgrounds…or even create a new one from scratch!  I do have a process video here if you’d like to check it out.

Thanks so much for stopping by, and have a great day!

Anna

Hello Hip Kit fans. It’s Anna here with some fun project. It’s a Mixed Media Monday so you should expect using some fun colorful products. Today I will not show you how to create messy backgrounds. I will teach you how to paint whimsical flowers inspired by the ones from “Escape the ordinary” collection by Pinkfresh Studio.

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October kits are based on this collection. You can find papers in Main Kit along with ephemera and chipboard stickers. There are also puffy stickers, tags and layered hearts in Embellishment Kit.  They all share a motif of simple, whimsical flowers.

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Have you seen the October Color Kit? It’s quite unique because there are 6 sheets of great quality watercolor paper included. I used one of those sheets and painted flowers using watercolors from Prima (there was a set of them in one of the previous Color Kits).

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After they were dry I fussy cut them and placed them around my pictures using 3D foam squares to add some dimension.

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I used pretty golden Thickers from Embellishment Kit and great navy exclusive alpha stickers from Main Kit to create a title.

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I also added this cute moon from Pinkfresh Studi cardstock stickers sheet along with some tiny stars from ephemera pack. They match my theme perfectly.

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My final touch was to add this fantastic, big inscription from Dear Lizzy “Star gazer” collection. I painted it with navy Shimmerz paint from Color Kit.

I recorded a process video for you so you can follow my process and paint your own flowers.

That’s all for today. Thank you fro watching and jump to Elsie’s part of MMM.

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Elsie

Hey everyone, Elsie here! How gorgeous are Missy and Anna’s projects?! Here’s my contribution to this week’s Mixed Media Monday:

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This month’s Colour Kit comes with some really lovely watercolour paper and so I was desperate to try it out with the Shimmerz colours from the kit.

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I used Kim Watson’s exclusive and very gorgeous leaves cut file, but I wasn’t brave enough to cut the watercolour paper in my cameo, so I decided to use the sketch tool instead. I used a pen holder attachment because I needed to use a waterproof pen so the leaves would keep a clean and crisp outline once I added the watercolour Shimmerz.

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I had so much fun splattering and smooshing paint onto this page, as I knew I didn’t need to refrain myself from adding too much paint as I knew the watercolour paper could handle all the paint and water I was (literally) throwing at it!

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I decided to paint in a kind of rainbow order because we got red, yellow and blue paint colours in the kit. All the colours mixed really well together and I got some lovely new shades by doing so; I especially love the green and purple colours. I’m so happy with the way the leaves turned out, they look like an Autumnal rainbow!

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I wanted a white background so I fussy-cut the leaves out, which wasn’t difficult to do even with the thicker watercolour paper. I used the star stencil from last month’s Colour Kit and used white modelling paste to give the background some subtle detail.

The exclusive wood veneer leaves from the Project Life kit add to the earthy and Autumnal vibe of this page. I just love how detailed these pieces are!

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To add the finishing touches to my page, I used some butterfly punches with the scraps of watercolour paper to scatter them on their corresponding colours for an extra bit of whimsy!

Thanks for stopping by today, we hope you’ve been inspired to get a little messy with your Colour kits!
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