Sunday, September 7, 2014

Mixed Media - Project One

Happy Sunday Everyone!

I hope you are enjoying a lovely and relaxing weekend.  Hubby goes back to work and out of town tomorrow, so we are enjoying some quiet time with the paper and our Keurig this morning!  :)

As you've seen, I've been trying to create some things that can be considered mixed media.  I did get brave and cut up the 8.5 x 11 sheet of steampunk inspired goodness that I made last week.  My first project is a masculine birthday card.  It seems everyone struggles to come up with masculine stuff, so it's a bonus that the sheet I created kind of heads in that direction.

I tried to keep this card fairly flat so it could easily be mailed.  The only dimension to speak of is the wrapped baker's twine and I popped up the key with some foam pop dots.

I bought this stamp set (and one other like it) from a neighbor who was cleaning out her craft stash.  Since then, I've discovered that Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous has a whole line of these "blueprints" stamps.  I really like them.  I may have to invest in a few more.  Darn.

Some of you may have noticed that I use mostly all Stampin' Up! products and colors.  I used to be a demonstrator and I simply love their color line and products.  I just wish they'd quit making changes to the color line so the stuff I have isn't discontinued.  :(

Years ago, Stampin' Up! used to sell packs of mulberry papers that matched the color line.  I've been hoarding it for YEARS!  I broke out some that went with the "regals" theme and, in particular More Mustard, to use as a background for the key that I fussy cut.  From a distance, it kind of looks like light radiating out from behind it.  That was a cool accident!

Boring, but functional, interior.

What's next for the other pieces of the now famous 8.5 x 11 sheet?  Hmmm.....that's a good question.  I'm thinking maybe an altered small notebook/journal/smashbook/junk journal or whatever the heck you want to call it.  I just discovered these "junk journals" and apparently I'm behind on that trend.  Just like mixed media, everyone seems to have a different definition of what they are.  Perhaps a topic for another blog post!

Thanks for looking at my blog. I appreciate all the wonderful comments everyone leaves. Happy Crafting!

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