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Friday, July 12, 2013

Lets get Messy with a Mixed Media layout . . .

 Hi everyone, Tracy here today with a Mixed Media layout using some yummy goodness from the eP Shop along with a little of this and a bit of that.

Soooo, hands up if you looove to get all messy!

Yeah, I can see you all and guess what?

Eclectic Paperie has a challenge going on right now hosted by the lovely Mary Ann and the theme she has chosen is . . .
" Bringing it on "
Yep, Mary Ann is challenging all you mixed media fans to bring it to a layout, check it out HERE!

A list of materials with links can be found at the end of this post.

I started with a sheet of 12x12 Tim Holtz Kraft-Core and gave it a light sand before applying a
white Pan Pastel to give a more muted look to the background . . .
. . . see the difference it makes.
 Time to crack open the big guns -
Tim Holtz Distress Stains and Paints
  just splat and splodge, then spritz with water to get some nice runs...
 . . . once I started I couldn`t stop . . .
splidge, splodge, splitter, splatter then spritz and spray with Ranger perfect pearl Mists, followed by some
 Tim Holtz Remnant rubs 
that beautiful Script Heart stamp by Dina Wakley { looove!}
Still I wasn`t finished yet . . . out came my sewing machine for some wonky tonky stitches, roughed up all the edges and added embossing powder for more texture.
Time to pop the background to one side and layer up a focal point!
I used yummy yummy stash . . .the tissue paper that comes all wrapped around my goodies from the
eP Store { thank you Kim xx}
along with -
Tim Holtz Remnant Rub ons, Tim Holtz dies,
Look how I popped the rub ons inside the die cut windows and see the shine... that`s more embossing powder,
some bits and bobs from
7 Gypsies Travel paper pack ... swooooon moment ... yes Kim has products from7 Gypsies in the store!
Along with some odds and ends I came across in my stash.
 Here`s a closer look at the remnant rubs on the materials and the tissue paper ... love the eye rub on.
It`s so easy to get this look-
I rooted around my stash for pink, black and neutral tones, made up into layer after layer until I was happy with how it all looked, then I fixed it all together with staples and a hot glue gun.
Fixed it onto the background, added a little Walnut Stain Distress ink with a blending tool all around the edges to age it even more.
 Finished and my hands could tell you a story seeing as they are now all ink and paint splattered!

A shout out again to Mary Ann for such a great challenge and I hope you enjoyed my post.
It would be great to see you all join in . . .go on, go get MESSY!!!
Till next time
Materials from the eP Store, just click on the links -

Pan Pastels
Tim Holtz Distress Stains -Vintage Photo, Walnut Stain
Tim Holtz Distress Paint - Picket Fence, Spun Sugar, Picked Raspberry, Walnut Stain
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - Black Soot, Walnut Stain
Tim Holtz Distress Re- Inker - Tattered Rose
Inkssentials Blending Tool
Ranger Perfect Pearl Mist - Perfect Pearl
Tim Holtz Remnant Rubs - Words, Elements
Tim Holtz Bigz Die - Picture Wheel
Tim Holtz Alterations Die - Torn Notebook
Stampington & Company - Script Heart Stamp
7 Gypsies - Gypsy Travels Paperpack
Kim also has Tim Holtz  Kraft Core in stock in 6x6 paper pad here.


toni said...

Tracy I love,love your splidge, splodge, splat' style. Your background is simply gorgeous and the way you have layered that lovely photo is stunning, love it! X

Anonymous said...

Such a fun page, great idea to add mixed media to our scrapping!

Love the 'splats' and all the lovely layers of tissue, fabric and paper!

Beautiful work, so awesome to see xoxo

Kim said...

Those layers are amazing, Tracy! Love the paint spats too...Great stuff!

Micki said...

Ohhhh didn't even think to use kraft core with pan pastels..... love your splatters and love all those yummy layers. Awesome layout.

Carole said...

Gorgeous Tracy, I love how you incorporated the tissue paper, and all those wonderful layers and splatters. Fabulous!

Bonnie Irvine said...

Tracy, this is so cool. I love the splats and splatters on the background. Great idea to use the white pan pastel to tone down the kraft. The stack of tissue, papers, and photo is amazing. Love the stitching and the wonderful textures you have included. Your explanations are always so fun.

Words and Pictures said...

Fabulous, Tracy... it has such freedom and spontaneity, and I love that stitched bundle of layers - fantastic.
Alison x

Annie said...

You certainly had fun working on the background Tracy and I love the stitched piece and all the fab elements

TFS and have a great week

Annie x

Teresa Jaye said...

oh, Tracy, this is just amazing. Love the color palette and all of those layers! The wheel with the remnant rub words is perfect. Really fabulous layout.

Donna-Marie said...

This is a beautiful reminder how we can mix scrap pages and mixed media elements....LOVE all the layers and textures...I am feeling the love returning for scrapping :-)

Unknown said...

This is gorgeous. Love the step-by-step. Thanks for posting your work.