Monday, November 6, 2017

YOU LIGHT UP MY LIFE - 8 x 10 Canvas
(Mixed Media & Art + Words & Paintery Challenges)

I got my hands a bit messy over the weekend creating this mixed media
canvas, playing along with 2 fabulous challenges.

I was enthralled by it at very first sight... love the dramatic colors and the fantasy 
mystical feel.  I particularly liked the lantern image, and so I created my canvas 
with a light bulb theme with lots of sparkling gold accents.

Another great challenge that inspired my canvas and which seemed to go perfectly
with the challenge above is the October challenge from Words & Paintery...
shades of blue and gold with a quote that is reminiscent of mixed media. 

I began by priming my canvas with clear gesso, then I used several shades
of mist (navy blue, purple, blue, white) with lots of water to create a marble effect.
I did some stamping, stenciling and dabbed a bit of gold around the edge.

All the gorgeous chipboard used are from Dusty Attic: 

I treated the chipboard with mostly metallic markers as well as embossing powder.

The Perforated Mesh chippie is one of my newly favorite DA piece...
so versatile and perfect for mixed media creations!

The mixed media creative process for me is always a bit of a surprise for me
as I never know exactly how it will end up, but I am very pleased with this one!

Thank you for visiting!


  1. Gorgeous canvas! Amazing details! thank you so much for joinig us at Words & Paintery.

  2. Wonderful canvas! Love your colors. Thank you for joining Words&Paintery challenge this month

  3. This is amazing.. a great take on the challenge.. Thanks for playing along with us at Words & Paintery!!

  4. Beautiful, thank you for playing with us at Words&Paintery.

  5. Love this great golden night!Thanks from Words & Paintery!

  6. Wow !! Fantastic work Nicole !! Thanks for playing along with us at Words & Paintery!!

  7. wow, this is stunning!
    Thank you for joing the Mixed Media & Art Challenge!
    Hug Katja