Thursday, February 20, 2014

Berry71bleu "Mixed Media" February Challenge

Hi everyone!! I'm here to share a layout I created as a birthday gift for myself. It's been quite a while since I created something for myself and I enjoyed every minute making it. 
This is also my layout entry for Berry 71 Blue mixed media February challenge. The challenge is to create a project using more than one medium.

Here is my layout.
It was Chinese New year and a non working holiday here plus.... it was my birthday. No work for Mommy and No school for Isis! So we were just laying down on the bed watching tv and decided to do some "selfies" =). Love love love our photos. We took pictures of us laughing and making faces. Just the perfect gift for my birthday.... priceless!!! 

For my base I use watercolor paper misted all over using diluted distress reinkers. Next, I applied extra heavy gesso from vallejo while it's still wet I added my chipboard and mesh. Then I applied more mediums using a palette knife. Here are some of the mediums I used: folk art textured paint (gray), pabeo textured gel (white sand) and vallejo glass beads gel. I also stamped on random areas. When I am happy with the background I start layering my papers and other embellies making sure of the placement before adhering. Lastly, I mist again to add finishing touches. 

Here are some close-up shots
This is the vallejo glass beads gel. Pretty right? 

Floral cluster and some stamping underneath it.

Here are the other mediums I used. Folk art textured paint and pabeo textured gel.

That's all for today.... Thanks for dropping by and happy crafting!!!


  1. Wow what a creative page! I really enjoyed seeing the closeups of how you added so much texture to your page. The number of mediums, the colors the textures--so much to admire! And those selfies just make me smile. Looks like you had a wonderful birthday! Thanks for sharing your talent with us at Berry71Bleu!

  2. Wow amazing! Great details and textures! Thanks so much for joining us at Berry71Bleu!

  3. Gorgeous page Ime, with so many amazing details! Such sweet photo's too! Love it! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Berry71Bleu! ;-)

  4. Beautiful page! I love the textured background and the colorful flowers. Thanks for joining the Berry71Bleu Challenge!

  5. Ime, Beautiful page! Love the cluster and the background! Thank you for sharing with us at berry71bleu!