Friday, September 7, 2018

Mixed Media Project: Adventure Awaits

Hello there! Welcome to my blog! Today I would love to share with you my beautiful canvas that I made for the September's challenge at 'More than Words'.

Summer is all about play. It's about ice-cold lemonade and sweet tea on the back porch. It's about trips to the water park and being endlessly stuffed into a bathing suit. In Texas, it's about being hot with so much SUNSHINE!!!

But the end of Summer 2018, for me, is about heartbreak. It's about extreme conflict and betrayal between family members.

My husband and I are slowly picking up the pieces of ourselves and putting one foot in front of the other. We have been keeping busy with rebuilding and reorganizing our home, which is especially true for our son as he got a whole extra room to stretch out into. We did lots of painting and reorganizing, but none of those colors were yellow. He's an 11 year old boy, what can I say.

I have also been reorganizing myself back into the craft world. I have been barely hanging on, wanting to do so much more, but holding myself back due to so much anger and sadness.

I'm through with that nonsense. Although I still have a long way to go to find true healing, finding my creative self again has been a blessing.

Without further ado, here is my "beginning of a new adventure" piece filled with all the bright colors that "sunshine" and "summer" provides. I list all supplies used at the end of my posts.

Thank you for stopping by today.

The challenge:

First, I must give immense credit to Nadia's piece that she made for GDT at Faber-Castel. She made a video tutorial in which I followed her technique closely, adding several twists of my own along the way. I do this because I'm not quite confident enough yet to make a piece that doesn't turn out muddy. I don't know why I find gelatos intimidating, but I am so grateful there are people out there willing to make videos to help us "head-scratchers" along.


Fabel-Castel Gelatos: Tangerine, Cotton Candy, Lemon
Strathmore Watercolor paper
Stamps by 49andMarket

Finnabair products:
Art Stones
Melange Art Pebbles

Lindy's Stamp Gang:
Flat Spray C'est la vie Cerise
Flat Spray Luminous Lemon

Stencil and homemade paste
Tim Holtz's Quote Chips and metal butterfly
Prima Marketing Mold and Red Amber Wax
Flowers by Blue Fern Studios
Versa Magic Chalk Ink: Pumpkin Spice
Die Cuts Stitched Circles
Gloss Gel Medium


  1. Oh wow - the sunshne seems to be radiating from this! I love it. Thanks for joining us at More Than Words this month and I hope things improve for you soon.

  2. Welcome back in the big world of scrapbooking... You created such a gorgeous piece of ART!! Love the brightness and power from the yellow color!! Amazingly!! Love it !! Thank you so much for joining us at MTW!! Xoxo Heike

  3. Your creation its so Beautiful!!!
    Thank you so much for playing along with More Than Words

  4. Such a bright and beautiful canvas! Thanks for playing along at More than Words challenge! Hope ghings will be better for you soon!

  5. Absolutely gorgeous! Thank you for playing along with us at More Than Words!

  6. I am so sorry for all the pain you have experienced. Life can get very hard indeed and creating at such a sad time can be emensly difficult. I admire how you created such a beautiful happy project despite everything that is going on. For me scrapbooking is almost like a visual diary, my heart always end up on the page and I really struggle if I have to do happy pages when my mood is low. You have done an amazing job and I love the warmth and beautiful, bright, happy colours. Thank you so much for playing along with us at MTW. I wish you recovery an healing and may you find both strength and courage to rebuild your lives again. ❤