Tuesday, 1 August 2017

Mixed Media Monthly #39

Hello all and welcome to a new challenge at MMM! It's the first of the month, so happy August to you all.

Our challenge this month is a photo challenge, and here is our graphic for this month:
Well, as you can see, my contribution is a rather loose interpretation, but hey ho, I tried......
But before I tell you more, our wonderful sponsor this month is no other than Indigo Blue

I used the following two stamp sets for my project: Victorian Garden and Country House, and created a dreamy page for my nature journal.
I created my background with a mix of Oxide and normal Distress Inks and then slowly built up layers of stamping using the images from the stamp sets, stamping again with both Oxide and Distress Inks. The darkest layer in the foreground was stamped with a Big Brush Pen. The moon was done with the help of a mask.
Lots of spritzing and flicking to make the inks react with one another and then I added a few white high lights with a white pen.
The sentiment is part of the Victorian Garden set, sorry the photo turned out a bit blurry...

Well that's it for today, for further details on the challenge please head over to Mixed Media Monthly and of course we all hope you will play along with our challenge and if you do, don't forget to add our graphic to your post to qualify for our prize!

Thanks for your visit today, and have a happy, healthy and creative month!
xxxxx

30 comments:

Brenda Brown said...

I think it's the most fabulous interpretation Astrid, subtle, beautiful and inspired, love it xxx

Valerie-Jael said...

Love your beautiful creation, with the serene colours, just gorgeous. Have a very happy August! Hugs, Valerie

chrissie said...

Beautiful colours with a wonderful quote surrounded by great stamping

Have a happy August

Love Chrissie xx

Annie said...

beautiful project Astrid and I love the design using the stamps and dreamy background. TFS
See You Thursday

Hugs Annie xx

Jackie P Neal said...

Just beautiful my dear!
Happy Girlfriends day!
Jackie xo

Julia Aston said...

I love the shadowy stamping on this with the dark stems in the forefront Astrid! Wonderful colors and design! Julia xx

Redanne said...

I think your interpretation is brilliant Astrid, it has a wonderful ethereal quality to it with the gentle stamping of the beautiful gate in the background. The foliage stamping looks wonderful too. Beautiful work! Hugs, Anne xx

froebelsternchen Susi said...

A wonderful make Astrid! Absolutely GORGEOUS! Happy August for you!

Corrie Herriman said...

SO dreamy and wonderful !
Corrie x

rachel said...

such a lovely tag Astrid - dreamy is just what it is. A real delight! Sorry for my lack of visits - I seem to be slacking on the visiting front these days! Big hugs Rachel x

Lisa H said...

I love how atmospheric this is Astrid. =)

Meggymay said...

A gorgeous piece Astrid, the colour blends look awesome and it looks quite magical.
Yvonne xx

butterfly said...

Definitely dreamy - the moonlit glow is so beautiful, and I love the white accents bringing the meadow grass to life. Gorgeous!
Alison x

Sara Barker said...

Dreamy describes this perfectly! Truly a lovely piece of artwork, Astrid! Love the way the garden gate fades into the background as if in a dream and the bold pop of the grasses. Gorgeous! Hugs!

Maryann Laursen said...

Very beautiful and I really locve how the colors turned out after all the spritzing, and it can be hard to control some times with these, but you managed to make a masterpiece once again. Very very beautiful page here.

Helen Wallace said...

A Subtle and almost ethereal look to your take on the challenge. "I see as through a glass darkly" Gorgeous work.

Let's Art Journal said...

What an amazing piece, the layers of colour and stamped images are beautiful and give the piece a magical dreamlike quality. I love the quote you added too, it ties with the imagery beautifully 😀. Wishing you a very Happy August! J 😊
p.s. thanks so much for visiting my blog and you lovely comments! J x

pearshapedcrafting said...

Wow! It's amazing how you created such depth in this - it looks as though it is in 3D! Beautiful colours too! Hugs, Chrisx

Joan said...

Beautiful piece of art Astrid, love the layers of stamping

Joan

Dorthe said...

Beautiful, I love the moon mist and the feeling of secrets going on behind the iron gate, -a gorgeous make Astrid. Dorthe, xoxo

A Pink said...

So beautiful and dreamy! Love the moonlit glow glimmering in the misty sky shining down on the silhouetted grasses , catching the tops of just a chosen few.
I would love to step right in.....
x

Pamellia Johnson said...

Beautiful card Astrid. I love the faint shape of the window in the background, what a wonderful backdrop for your glorious flowers. Wonderful quote too, a fantastic interpretation of the photo challenge image. hugs :)

Mrs.B said...

A lovely atmospheric piece with the shadow stamping. Love the colour blend.
Avril xx

Maja Rijkers said...

Beautiful card! Love that faded background! Great stamping skills!
Maja.

phann son said...

The really bad thing bout coming to view your posts, is I discover all of these products you use and I want them! Argh!!
ผลบอล

Karen said...

Love the dreamy feel to this page & how you incorporated the moon. Very cool look that it is somewhat out of focus and looks exactly how it comes out from a photo.

Blogger said...

Did you know you can create short links with AdFly and earn cash from every click on your short links.

Ann Chuang said...

Beautiful tag!! The background is awesome.
Hugs,
Ann

Courtney said...

Absolutely lovely page! Love it.

Shilpa Nagaonkar said...

Love love the background, what a beautiful effect!
Awesome card!!

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

One World One Heart

Photo

FEEDJIT Live Traffic Feed

Birthday Card

Birthday Card
Just got a whole lot of new stamps from a brilliant place called the Stamp Smith. This is the image that I first saw on Docraft and really liked. I asked the friend who has used it in an ATC, where she got it. Well she borrowed it from a friend who got it from ebay as a one off. But.... it had a title. I googled the title, and hey presto found the site. They have great stamps and offer a really friendly fast service. I highly recommend them!

Gothic Arch Trifold inside

Gothic Arch Trifold inside

Back of Gothic Arch Trifold

Back of Gothic Arch Trifold

Gothic Arch Within the Heart

Gothic Arch Within the Heart

Gothic Arch, the Key

Gothic Arch, the Key