Sunday, March 13, 2011

Butterfly Blog Linky Party - Mixed Media Layout



Hello Friends!! I decided to play along in Eva's (For the Love of Life" Butterfly Blog Linky Party! Yay! How fun! The linky party is to create anything with a "butterfly" somewhere on your project. Well I decided to create a mixed media layout! I'm not a scrapbooker. . .and actually, I'm quite inept when it comes to creating layouts. It's one of my limitations, unfortunately.

But. . .I decided to take a crack at create one using mixed media materials. I recently purchased a "Somerset Memories" magazine and oh my gosh, I was so INSPIRED with the mixed media scrapbook layouts. It's something I prefer doing than the traditional layout because you actually draw and paint parts of your design and you can add different materials that not are really related to scrapbooking like fabric. I love the idea!!

So . . . I added Gesso on to the center of the layout and painted blue, yellow and brown colors using watercolors and iridescent acrylic paint. I know. . .my painting looks a bit muddy up but I was in a rush to create the layout and didn't allow the paint and watercolor to dry before I added a new color but that's okay. . .it adds character to the layout. . .LOL!!!!


I drew the flourishes, leaves and stamped the flowers and butterflies with foam stamps using acrylic paint. I outlined the images using my Stampin Up Markers.

I think I messed up the fabric by painting it with the acrylic paint. . .it didn't quite turn out the way I wanted it but that's okay. The picture is of my daughter when she was 14. My printer died on me a week ago so I had to use a photo that I had printed in the past. I like this photo of her.


You can't tell in the photo but the paint is shimmery and very layered. In person it's very textured. . .unfortunately, my camera couldn't capture the textures and shimmers.

Anyway . . .stop by Eva's blog and check out all the other participants creations. Join in by creating something with a butterfly and link your blog post so you can be part of the party! Have fun!!

Scroll down to my previous post and check out the fabric tote that I had sewn yesterday!!

Hope you all have a wonderful Sunday evening!!!

10 comments:

Berenice R. said...

So beautiful layout! Thanks for sharing :)

Angie Blom said...

wow.. just beautiful. I love all the painting, truely inspiring!!

Eva said...

Maria, WOW....this is GORGEOUS!!!! I love your mixed media work on this layout! Sommerset Magazine is sure a perfect inspiration for it! Thanks so much for playing along with us!!! Hugs...

Sudha - Art Admirer said...

Wow, stunning n artistic creation.

E.T said...

This is brilliant! Love the colours you have used!

Margie H said...

Love the colors in your layout. Very inspiring :) Sommerset Mag is full of inspiration...hmm, need to get my copy too! LOL! TFS!

Janna said...

super fun and sweet layout! tfs Janna

MariLynn said...

What a beautiful page. I love the bright colors. The butterflies are so pretty. Your daughter is beautiful. I can see why you used this photo of her.

babyshwrcraftr said...

Ok this is the best blog ever. I have to admit just like most women I'm a shoe addict but I fell head over heels for the fabric purse. I love the polka dots. I can't wait to set aside time to start on this project.

j.watson2 said...

the purse is so cute

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