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Thursday, December 21, 2017

New Year's Eve

Hi everyone! Here's a new inspiration page for the Mixed Media Warriors Challenge Blog. This is also my entry for the December 2017 More Than Words Main Challenge, Family & Numbers.

The word FAMILY inspired me to create a page about my son and his fiance. Both families are very joyful about these two getting married! For the CREATIVE challenge, I used number stickers, the 2 for the two of them together, and the '18 for the year they're getting married!

To make this page I used watercolor paper and misted it with Tattered Angels, watercolors, and Lindy's Stamp Gang.I applied texture paste with a Prima stencil. I spread Prima clear crackle on in a few large areas, and let it dry overnight. I used chipboard from my stash, and built up layers with metal items. Underneath everything is dyed gauze. I painted the chipboard with Prima Steampunk Copper, and other Prima metallic colors. I rubbed on layers of mica powders, Crackle Accent by Ranger,and Alcohol Inks. I kept adding layers till I was happy with the colors.  This started off blue purple but it didn't go well with Aron's navy dress, so I covered as much purple as I could with blue.

I used a metal butterfly by Finnabair, a tiny heart and vintage bellow charm by Vintaj, and lots of other metal. I also used a Prima stamp, seed beads, mico beads, mica flakes,metal glitter,rhinestones, pearls, and some big Swarovski crystals.

The flower is by Prima. You can see some broken jewelry to the left of the flower. 

You can see splashes of blue and yellow alcohol paint, to pick up colors from Nick's tie, and I added some red accents from Aron's make up and nails. I wound up covering a lot of the page with gesso, it was getting too "busy" looking. I also want to say that this page was inspired by Juliya Tirskaya's work.

Thank you so much for looking, and have a great week!


  1. Very attractive layout! The pops of red were a great idea and adding gesso to the bg makes the whole layout look dreamy! Have a Merry Christmas, Melissa!

    1. Thank you so much Lisa!! You have a Merry Christmas too!

  2. This is very cool. I love the meaning behind the layout and I hope the wedding goes well. So glad you could join us at More Than Words in this busy month.

  3. Wow this is stunning. Thank you so much for joining us at More than Words this month Melissa. Wishing you a wonderful New Year.

  4. Amazing details, love the cut out photo and colours. Gorgeous work. Thanks for playing along with us at More Than Words.

  5. WOW! You did an amazing job! Thank you for playing along with us at More Than Words!

  6. All the best for you and your family my dear Melissa !! You framed the new couple so very beautiful and your background is just WOW !! Thank you so much for joining us at More Than Words !! xoxo Heike

  7. Fantastic layout!! Love all the mixed media work! Love how you cut out the photos! All the best from MTW! :)

  8. Fabulous work! Love the textures! Thank you so much for joinning us at More Than Words Challenge!