I have always admired crafty folk like my TIOT team mate Pamellia, and Georgie of 'Little Blue Craft Box' who create such lovely Mixed Media layers, in fact the colours here were inspired by Georgie's challenge at Anything but Cute Challenge Blog.
I had seen a wonderful article in Stitch magazine a couple of months ago by Maggie Grey where she used gesso on felt (much brighter though) but had left the magazine at the caravan so just went with the flow..I quite like the effect!
|it's a bit more green than this!!|
a B and M special - £1.99p!
I removed the cord and turned it to portrait mode before adding gesso, paints and crackle.
I then stuck down and trimmed the edges.
I wasn't happy with the colour at this stage so added some DecoArt Red Oxide Antiquing cream over the crackle and some DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics Burnt Umber over the 'hole' in the 'trunk'.
Then came some sparkle - some of my nail art beads mixed with glue and some Viva Inca Gold and Maya Gold turquoise.There's probably more in there but I was just enjoying myself
By now I was ready for my fairy (Crafty Individuals) and some foliage (TH dies-mainly - the larger leaves are from Brittania dies)cut from Brusho and mica sprayed water colour paper.
|a little touch of glitter on her wings|
All I had to do then was put my woodland fairy where she could keep a watchful eye on the woodland creatures but not be seen!
It photographed greener with a different setting on my camera!
I think you can guess who will be receiving this!
I hope you liked my attempt to Try Something New and that you will take a look at the fabulous new projects the design team have made.
The challenge runs for two weeks and can be anything new at all - the details are here !
I am also entering the Anything but Cute Challenge - Making Magic
Thanks for looking, Chris