Thursday, June 29, 2017

"Awesome" Mixed Media Heart CCB

Hi all,
I'm back to share this heart-shaped mixed media canvas with you. It's on the Canvas Corp Brands blog now, and has the step by step pics as well, in case you're interested. 

Recently my brother, I and our families had an afternoon planned to try and get a nice picture of the 6 of us. As a Father's Day gift.
As to be expected, things didn't go as planned. The remote for my camera didn't work, so some old-fashioned running into place after setting the self-timer was involved. Luckily, 10 seconds were enough, even with my twisted ankle, jumping through the prickly grass.
That prickly grass was another point that ruined things. For my son. And my nephew. Who didn't wanna walk through, or even stand in it. So the first few shots we had were displaying some moody faces. Grumpy Cat, move over!
Later on they alternated crying and cooperating. But when they were frolicking on a picknick table, I took a few shots and one really popped out. I edited it to black and white, except for the blues. (We all wore blue to get a nicer picture.) And then I tweeked it a little more and found myself inspired instantly. Does that happen to you too? That a new picture inspires you to scrapbook it right away?

So, that's the backstory. Just so you know these shots of happy boys don't happen all the time. And especially not when planned.

The current "Our Mixed Media Moods" challenge board inspired me enormously!

Below you can find most of the Canvas Corp Brands ingredients I used for my canvas. Finally used some more of the new 7gypsies Architextures, like the Parchment Rub-ons, Junque Pack, Tin Tiles and some of the paper.
I used the Tattered Angels Naturally Aged Paint System - Rusty Metal to make rust, but tried another way with Tattered Angels Glimmer Glam as well. You can read about it on the CCB Blog.

I will leave you with some pictures of the finished result. Remember, the steps are on the CCB blog!

Comments and questions are always welcome!
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1 comment:

Nora said...

Mandy, your creation is amazing!!! Love it!!!
Hugs, Nora.