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Monday, February 10, 2014

Here I am! Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge: What's Your Style?


Are you a hoarder of you paper crafting supplies?
Quite a few of us are,so it is exciting to share that today is the first challenge for the 

The first challenge is called"What's Your Style" 
Share a project that showcases your signature style. Dig into your hoard and pull out items that make you shout with crafty joy! Whip up something that has your creative name all over it. Do you, because no one is you-er than you!

 One lucky winner will receive this prize pack, donated by Gloria Stengel Designs!

The first part of the challenge is easy, I hoard everything, from paper and embellishments to paints, stencils, mists and more.
The WHAT'S YOUR STYLE part had me more stumped.

Depending on the day seems to depend on what my style is.
Yet after doing up one project I rallied what I really needed to share.
I LOVE LOVE LOVE
doing mixed media pieces.
I have numerous journals I am always working in as well as canvases in all stages of "in progress" around my room.

So today I share and Art Journal page…
SUPPLIES
Liquitex Gesso & Acylic Ink, Dylusions mist, Glimmer Mist, Ranger & Tsukineko ink, 
Gelatos, Stencils from Crafter's Workshop, Stencil Girl & Club Scrap,
Stamps from Prima & Club Scrap, Silks Acrylic Glaze,
Sharpies, Charcoal Pencil, Washii tape
The base of the page is watercolor paper which I wet lightly,
Misted with  Dylusions mists in Squeezed Orange and Vibrant Turquoise
then spread and blended with a wet paintbrush to mimic watercolor paint.
Silks Acrylic Glaze in Coral Berry was rubbed in spots.

Gelatos were scrabbled onto a wet stencil by 
and used as a stamp.
Tsukinko ink was also rubbed through a chevron Club Scrap stencil

Gesso was rubbed through a Crafter's Workshop stencil
then outlined with a charcoal pencil and several Sharpie markers.
Tattered Angels Glimmer mist was misted through sequin waste in spots.

Several strips of Washii tape were added (another one of my hoarding bits)
and stamping done with Club Scrap & Prima stamps.
Liquitex Acylic ink was splattered across the page and random machine stitching was done.
I kept all the long thread tails just because they made me happy.

Make sure to check out what the rest of the design team has done for this challenge

                                 Amber Milone - http://pinkchicpaperdesign.blogspot.com/
      you are here----- Christy Buttershttp://creatingwiththegirls.blogspot.com/
                                 Debbie Seyer - http://www.debbieseyer.com/
                                 Ginny Nemchak - http://pollyspaper.wordpress.com/
                                 Jan Marie Ennenga - http://re-creations4him.blogspot.com/
                                 Kathy Clement - http://www.kathybydesign.com/kathy-by-design-news/

and make sure to head HERE to link up your project for a chance to win this awesome prize

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

20 comments:

Donna Idlet said...

Beautiful work Chrissy!

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

I love the colors you worked with in this very energetic art journal page. The black "Here I Am" title draws my eye right to the center and then the beautiful ink splotches take it all the way around the page so that I take in every little smidgen of mixed media goodness! I like your style!

I'm a Little Teapot said...

What a fabulous background! I love the colors and design. Just fantastic!

Have a great day!

Vicki robertson said...

Gorgeous, Christy!

lost coast scrapper said...

Amazing work, you are SO talented..I just love the colors!!!!

Penny Wessenauer (d0npen) said...

this is something I aspire to, but have never been able to achieve.. I really admire your work! Lovely!

Gloria Stengel said...

I am blown away by this project. I keep looking at it and seeing the techniques you used. So amazing! I am in awe of your mixed media work!

Beatrice Lawson said...

Love the gelatos and stencil mix!

Glenda Brooks said...

Wow, this is just amazing. The colors you chose to work with are just wonderful and I love the mixed media feel.

Gina Pisello said...

I like your loose flowing lines and color choices. Thanks for sharing your talents.

Pammejo said...

Chrissy...this is gorgeous....I attempt to play in these mediums and one day to achieve such excellence....love that you are on the CHACB Team....

robinann17 said...

Beautiful! Thanks for explaining your process.

Jo said...

This is absolutely fabulous!

Amber Milone said...

This is absolutely amazing! I just keep looking and looking and finding more elements. Very pretty color combination as well!

Trece said...

Really like your style!!

Graciellie CH said...

Christy, your combined techniques are great! The use of different materials, the colors, just great!

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Natalie said...

Lovely piece of mixed media art!! Thanks for sharing the techniques! Love it!

Pamela Maas said...

Wow Christy, absolutely stunning - I've always been a fan of your work & this is no exception!!

Lyneen said...

This is fabulous!!!!

Carol L said...

Those colors are fabulous and I love the artsy look of this beautiful creation! Very inspiring!!