Monday, October 31, 2022

Mixed Media Monday ~ Sweater Weather

Breezy days...
Pumpkin Latte's...
Nothing better than sweater weather

Welcome back to Mixed Media Monday (MMM)!  Today's page celebrates the wonderful scents and sights of fall.  For this entry in my stone paper art journal, I ink blended Spiced Marmalade, Carved Pumpkin and Gathered Twigs DOX inks to the background, adding polka dots and vines, using stencils from Heidi Swapp and Create Happiness Borders 1 stencil.  I then stamped text over the background using a stamp from Create Happiness Elements stamp set.  

I die cut this wonderful, Into The Blooms ~ Pumpkin from Papertrey Ink out of white card stock and added more of the same DOX inks, using blending sponges.  I randomly stamped a bit of text over the pumpkin and distressed the edges of the pumpkin again, using Gathered Twigs DOX Ink.

The leaves are and older set from My Favorite Things.  I cut the leaves from white cardstock and blended lots of fall colored DOX inks until I was happy with the colors.  I let them dry and then stamped the veins using the coordinating stamps from MFT.

I created the sentiment on my computer and cut the words into strips.  I added some white gel pen edges to the words to make them stand out better.  The loopy twine was the same color as the twine bow, but I dipped it in DOX ink that I squished onto my glass mat and sprayed with water.  I let the twine absorb all the color then wrapped it around a pen and let it dry.  I then added it to the pumpkin, added the twine bow and topped it off with an old button from my stash.  I finished it off by adding some white splatters using Dina Wakely White Heavy Body Acrylic Paint.


I'm not 100% thrilled with how this turned out but you've gotta trust the process and learn along the way.  There are a few spots that I had to strategically cover.  I tried using alcohol ink on this page but discovered that alcohol ink does not work well on porous paper.  Lesson learned!  Thankfully, it's mostly hidden.    

Here are some links to the products I used today:

Entire Create Happiness Line 
A5 Stone Paper Journal
Borders 1 Stencil
Elements Stamp Set
Into The Blooms ~ Pumpkin
Distress Oxide Inks
Dina Wakely White Heavy Body Acrylic Paint

Thanks for stopping by!


Marcia Hill said...

I think it's a FABULOUS page in your journal Birgit! I love the colors and the smoothness of the DOX inks, all the splattering, the text, the curling twine, and of course the pumpkin and leaves...they all make for a GORGEOUS Fall themed page! Hugs. :0)

Conniecrafter said...

Gorgeous colors you have used on this, I love how your leaves are coming in from the corner, and the text stamping on the background and pumpkins is such a neat touch as is the splattering!!

Donna Phelan said...

WHOA! Falltastic! (I'm trying to get that word to catch on--feel free to use it LOL) Your leaves are beyond gorgeous, what a great stamp and die set--your colors are FAB! And your pumpkin is so fun too, love the button and twine accent! Pretty all-over! Love this!

Nancy Penir said...

You made. me go back and check for flaws, but I saw none, only the beautiful autumn glow you've so artfully created! Gorgeous!

Lisa Elton said...

You've captured fall beautifully, Birgit this is wonderful!