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Sunday 2 October 2016

Stencil Sunday #66 + October Mixed Media Challenge

Good afternoon all. Sorry I'm being such a bad blogger at present, hoping to resume some sort of normality soon!!

Our old house went on the market at the end of last week and we had our first two viewings this morning, so fingers crossed we get a quick sale.

I'm sure someone has stolen a few pages off my calendar this year (perhaps the same gremlin who's stolen the blog lists off my sidebar!!)...it can't possibly be October already. As it's the first Sunday we have the start of our Mixed Media Challenge over at STAMPlorations where we invite you to participate and show us how you've used your stencils on anything mixed media but a card. I've made a canvas for my inspiration piece.

I started by painting a grungy background with several shades of acrylic paint and my brayer, once dry I used some the Mixed Media Elements stamps with Archival inks to add some detail.

Then it was time to get out one of my favourite stencils...Happy Flowers (large). I used Sparkle Medium on the stems and once dry I replaced the stencil and used Radiant Gels for the blooms. After drying thoroughly I applied some TH Distress Collage Medium over the canvas. The quote stamps comes from a brand new set called Life in Full Colour...which arrived in the post yesterday!

Do pop over to the blog to see what the other girls have made, you won't be disappointed!


  1. Your canvas looks fantastic Carol. Great autumn colours and I love your flowers with the sparkly stem. It's a great piece. Barbxx

  2. WOW this is stunning Carol! I love the background and fabulous texture.
    Linda xxx

  3. Stunning work Carol, fabulous colours and design, lovely texture too.
    Good luck with the house selling, hope it goes quickly, Kate x

  4. this is beautiful Carol - really stunning! I love the flowers - gorgeous work! Hugs rachel x

  5. A gorgeous canvas using these beautiful Autumnal shades. I love the stencil you have used, such a pretty floral one and certainly lives up to it's name - makes me happy just looking at it.

  6. Wow Carol this is stunning l love it! yes l hope you get a quick sale too! take care x

  7. This is gorgeous Carol, beautiful colours.
    I hope you manage to get a quick sale.

  8. What a beautiful mixed media project Carol, love the colours and the flowers.
    Sounds as if your nearly there with your old home. How's the new house coming on?
    It's been a busy year for you, bet you'll be glad when it's Christmas?

    Hugs Erika. x

  9. it's gorgeous Carol!
    love it!

  10. Wow! This is awesome - your dimensional flowers are fabulous

  11. This is stunning Carol! Absolutely stunning x


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