Saturday, August 31, 2013

Mixed Media Color Challenge 6

While checking out the MFT September teasers, I also checked out the DT blogs.  I'm soooo glad I did.  I discovered Mona.  I think she's the Mixed Media Queen.  IDK...but she comes really close.  I also found "A Mixed Media Color Challenge" blog, where she is a hostess.

Here's the current challenge:

Challenge 6

And here's my page:

Inspiration was from several sources:  prompts from JOT Magazine Issue 1 on making pages without a purpose, making pages just cuz, just to be creative; the newly found AMMCC blog and a desire to use an older Studio Calico kit, Daydream Believer. 

I painted the patterned paper with my WIDE brush and some soft pink.  psst...I made my OWN soft pink!  Gesso + white acrylic paint + red acrylic paint!  After that dried, I sponged on some SU! Melon looks NEON.  It's supposed to match that bobbity boo...pom pom ribbon stapled @ the bottom.  That tape measure is my old tape measure I used when I was in 4-H.  Back to the background...then I used a dropper to add some dark gray Mr. Huey splatters! 

Accessories from the Daydream Believer kit include:  the pinked muslin banner and the butterfly!  I think the butterfly is gorgeous...and I do like the sequin trail!  I don't "do" butterflies.  BUT, I think it fits in with the "creative just cuz".  Also from the Daydream Believer kit were the creative words & phrases and some Dear Lizzy candy.  I signed my creation & stamped the date!

The photo is a favorite of mine.  I love tulips; I love my shop flower beds and step; I love Mickey Mouse...and that rusted ole' milk can...belonged to my Granddad.  

I had fun making a page just cuz...I guess that's my "art journal".  It will consist of removable 12 x 12 scrapbook pages.  

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a moo'valous day!


  1. Such a pretty page Colleen! What a wonderful background you created and the banners looks fabulous! Thanks for joining along with A Mixed Media Color Challenge!

  2. My apologies, Melissa I mistyped and wrote Colleen.

  3. WOW!!! You page is absolutely beautiful!!!

  4. I found this challenge today as well, what a great prize! Good luck! Your page is gorgeous!

  5. Wow Melissa!!!! That is crazy gorgeous pinkaliciousness!!!! I know Misti is lying to you since she doesn't like pink! LOL ;) But I do and this is fabulous!!!!

  6. Woohoo! You discovered Mona and the color challenge too! Gorgeous layout! I DO like pink so no lying here! :) Gorgeous photo and I just love the sentiments! Such wonderful inspiration in words and color!

  7. LOVE this, Melissa! All the different pieces... your own Soft Pink... and I love that you "had fun making a page just cuz..."

  8. Melissa, LOVE your banners and the tape measure and the Gorgeous tulips! THX for playing with us at A Mixed Media Color Challenge!