Friday, August 17, 2018

Love You Mom - Mixed Media Plaque

Hello everyone! I recently made this for my mom's birthday. She's a musician, specifically a french horn player, so I wanted to make something which embraced that side of her.

I was inspired by two different challenges. One at Mixed Media Place. Here it is:

This is my first time submitting with either of these challenge sites. I have been following these sites for a while, but too nervous to do anything about it. I really liked the color scheme and the mood board in the lower left hand corner of Mixed Media Place. With Creative Embellishments, I used Lindy's embossing powder Cleopatra Copper with cool colors (trust me it's shiny), Denim, Azure and Lemon sprays. I also used Creative Embellishments Instruments on this gift. There is so much to be inspired by both of these challenges.

Thank you for stopping by today!!!

I'm a avid paper scrapbooker with lots of various embellishments in my stash. As I explore the mixed media world, it seems silly to me to not incorporate what I already own with my art.

Here I'm showing how fun it is to be messy and add lots of texture. 49 and Market flowers are gorgeous and don't need a lot of "help" but I felt it really added to the piece to add Finnabair art stones to the flowers.

I made this as a birthday present for my mom, but really didn't want it to say "Happy Birthday". I love that she displays my art around her house. So I reached for my Dymo label to add 'love you mom' to this piece.

I have a LOT of flair buttons for some reason and don't use them enough. I also have a stash of gems from Hobby Lobby collecting dust. No reason not to use them, right?

On my International Scrapbook design team, we were given lots of musical instruments in our very first kit from Creative Embellishments. They are perfect for those musically inclined people in your life.


Lindy's Stamp Gang:
---Flat Luminous Lemon
---Starburst Azure Sea Asters
---Flat Danny Zuko's Denim
---Embossing Powder Cleopatra's Copper

Creative Embellishments: Instruments

49 and Market Flowers

Finnabair Art Stones and Pebbles

Tim Holtz' metal butterfly


Dymo Label

5x7 wooden plaque


  1. Hola, navegando por Mixed Media Place he podido disfrutar de este precioso trabajo. Me encanta como has colocado cada elemento y cada color.
    Felicidades por ello. Te sigo.
    Saludos y feliz semana!!!

  2. SO GLAD YOU ENTERED!!!! you do magnificent work! The detail and texture are simply gorgeous! Thanks for joining in the August challenge @ CREATIVE EMBELLISHMENTS-Please join us again!!!

  3. OK hands down - what a GREAT piece for your mom. That chipboard choice for her is special, meaningful and perfect. This is a fabulous mixed media piece that I am sure will be treasure for years.
    and Happy Birthday to mom. What a lucky and loved lady she is.

  4. Vivian! This is absolutely gorgeous! Such great mixed media work that earns a big Wow! Thanks for entering it at Creative Embellishments!

  5. wow this is so pretty and detailed, Thank you for joining us at Creative Embellishments

  6. Wow! I love all the texture on this piece. The layers and color palette are fantastic. I'm glad you decided to enter the Creative Embellishments August Challenge!

  7. so gorgeous love all the layers. Thanks for playing along with us at CE  

  8. This card is stunning! Thanks for playing with us at Creative Embellishments!

  9. Love all of those little details.. Its beautiful. Thanks for playing along with us at Creative Embellishments

  10. Amazing project! Love the background textures, layering, and metal accent! Thanks for playing along with the Creative Embellishments August Challenge! We'd love to have you join us in our fan group where you have more opportunities to win prizes, get an exclusive one time use coupon code, and play along during our upcoming Birthday Crop!

  11. Wow, what a great mixed media work <3 Thanks for joining us at Mixed Media & Art.

  12. Wow! This is lovely! Thank you for taking part in Mixed Media & Arts August Challenge!