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Sunday, 5 March 2017

Party Off Dude!!!

The new challenge at 
is sponsored by
and the theme is 
Now don't panic!. I know I tend to go the full monty
 on mixed media projects, but you can do something as simple 
as using texture paste, glossy accents or fabric pieces on your cards :D

Having done plenty of mixed media in the past, I have a stash of
"mediums" at my disposal.
I started by sanding back this seasonal mdf board...
added a layer of old book pages
and then covered with white gesso.
Applying with an old credit card helps add texture.
Once dry I spritzed with acrylic paint
in bright party balloon colours...
before using acrylic paint/ indian ink markers 
to add definition.
I glued on an uncoloured version of the image I was using
Then coloured and paper pieced another layer.
This meant none of the painty layer would bleed through.
Finally I added glossy accents to her glasses and the smaller balloons,
and the word "HELP" to her banner  .
The sentiment is totally "me"
And as if to prove a point...
While I was typing this post, I ended up having 
a rather heated conversation with Hubby.
My Birthday is tomorrow....
I have told him for the past 35 years(we met on my 19th Birthday)
that I don't make a fuss on my Birthday..never have never will.
Yet I found out he was planning a meal out "for my Birthday".
I would rather have the money for craft stash!!!!
Needless to say those plans are now cancelled...
If it's a treat for me then ask me what I want...I don't like
Me and Jaz will be just fine with craft stash and a take away thanks ;)

Enjoy XXX

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  1. Oh my gosh...this is just too amazing! I love the "HELP" added to her! All the elements are fabulous! Hugs, Robin

    PS Maybe one day hubby will get a clue. You can always hope.

  2. Beautiful mixed media and so creative. Thx for showing me that you don't need a bunch of stuff to do a mixed piece. Maby I'll try it out someday. Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
    Annemi {My Blog}
    Through The Craft Room Door

  3. Fabulous make. Thanks for joining us in our Anything Goes challenge at Colour Crazy Challenge
    Anjie (DT)

  4. Hope you've had a fabulous birthday and get some lovely crafting stash. Loving the make - it's lovely!

  5. Awww, happy birthday Gina! You are a special lady, never forget that! I love this creation you made! Big Hugs and Many blessings for the year ahead!

  6. Happy Birthday, let me Help you adjust your stash and your diet! Thanks for sharing at Dream In Darkness

  7. This is fabulous, I just love how you have created those balloons from nothing...Wow!!!
    Hope you had a fabulous birthday meal

    Thank you for sharing with us at Inspiration Destination this fortnight, hope to see you again soon
    Hugs Shell xx

  8. Happy Birthday and I will take that special dinner??? LOL MY bday was the 22nd and my daughter was the only one who said Happy Birthday...sob and no cake to cry into!! hehe enjoy the stash! Thanks so much for playing with us at Dream in Darkness this month! Nan, CT

  9. Aww, that is so wonderful ... and sad. So loving your fabulous background. Thank you for joining Dream in Darkness March Challenge, I hope to see you back in our new one.

  10. hahahaha great sentiment! eeek! Thanks for playing, love your treats you share with us at Dream in Darkness!~kim