Saturday, July 27, 2013

SSS221...Exploring Mixed Media

Happy Saturday! Time for another Sweet Stop Sketch. This week I decided to use the sketch for something other than a card.

I was wandering through Michael's the other day and found a really cool framed canvas coated with black Gesso. Then I found a roll of laminate back burlap. And I knew I wanted to use the Grunge Borders stamp set on the burlap. I pulled out some trading card size adhesive back canvas sheets I had in my stash to stamp the Proverbs verse from Precious Poppies. It much bolder in real life. I was kind of hard to get a good shot of the decorated canvas. I did some stitching with black thread and added some fun earthy embellishments. I stamped one of the butterflies from New Beginnings with white chalk ink to finish it off. I like how it turned out and will definitely find a place to hang it in my apartment. I am definitely going to do some more projects like this in the future. I had fun incorporating my other favorite hobby (sewing) with stamping.

Head over to The Sweet Stop to check out the full challenge and see what the other sugar babies created. Then take some time to play along with the sketch this week.

Have a fabulous weekend.


Monika/Buzsy said...

Beautiful! Neat textures with the burlap and canvas... the verse is just so pretty and looks great. The different prints look nice on the panels Melissa.

Ann Tuck said...

Would you believe that when I opened your blog, I scrolled down looking for the current sketch? lol! Your project is absolutely stunning and unique, Melissa! Isn't it great when we can incorporate more than one of our passions to create something so meaningful! You have brought together so many elements but in a beautiful, unified way. Mixed media is such fun! Hugs, Ann

Marlena Peduzzi said...

Oh wow, what a beautiful and amazing project! I love the touch of the subtle white butterfly!