Friday, March 4, 2016

Spring is in the Air

It's lovely to get to see the sun more and more. Some days start with rain and freezing cold, then magically turn and pamper us with mild, fragrant, sun-filled air.

Today is one of those days. I am progressing on my self laid road of getting to know mixed media, and more importantly, getting to know the stuff I own. Last weekend I visited a scrap show and got loads of new supplies. Today I was in the mood for trying out Gelatos, a completely new concept for me. I was a bit timid, there is not really so much color this time.

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So this is what's going on here: white chalks through a stencil onto kraft background. Then highlight and added color with Gelatos, smudged and smeared with my fingers. (The accompanying brush was good for nothing. It sucked up the color instead of smearing it and bristles broke off right a way. Does someone have a good tip for this?)

After that I arranged the butterflies and chipboard flowers (Wyzinanka - lovely stuff!) on a piece of sewing pattern tissue which I had stamped with a flourish pattern. Finally came pieces of paper tape printed with vintage images and finally word stickers by the lovely 7 Dots Studio.  (I am linking these, because I usually am curious about other people's supplies and where they got them, and I'm thinking you'd like that info, too.)

I'm entering these into:
Berry71bleu challenge for March (inspiration mood board)
Stamps and Stencils: Spring
Frilly and Funkie: Layer it up


  1. Kauniita ja taidolla tehtyjä kortteja!

  2. Ihania ja niin keväisiä! Kyllä sinä osaat!

  3. Gorgeous projects! Love the vintage feel to it! Thank you for joining us at Stamps and Stencils this month! Branka DT

  4. Hei! Laittaisitko osoitteesi s-postilla arja.lavonius(ät) niin saan atc-kortin matkaan vkonlopun aikana kun sitten poistun kotikadulta viikoksi.

  5. Beautiful mixed media ATC's, Alice! Thanks so much for sharing your art with us at the Frilly and Funkie Challenge!

  6. Siis aivan ihania korteja! Mahtavat värisävyt ja sopii kyllä aivan mainiosti Berry71bleu haasteeseen, eli tosi kiva kun lähdit mukaan meidän maaliskuu haasteeseen :)

    Pitää jatkaa katsoa vähän täällä sun blogissa. En muista oliskinko ennen käväsyt :) Ihanaa kevättä sinulle!!!

  7. What a wonderful quartet of spring-inspired pieces. I love how you have coordinated theme with colour, the butterflies and the background colour palette. Thanks for joining us at Stamps and Stencils.

  8. Gorgeous ATCs! Thanks so much for joining us at Berry71bleu!

  9. beautiful work - I really love the colours - very vintage - thanks for joining us at stamps and stencils. Hugs rachel x

  10. Gorgeous ATC cards and you did a fab job with the gelato's! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Berry71Bleu! ;-)