Monday, 18 November 2013

Mixed Media Monday - Sea

Hello my friends!
I am feeling better lately, and almost back to myself. I even attempted some crafting as therapy, over the weekend, with a Mixed Media page. So I'd like to share it with you today;

My page is a Sea/Ocean themed  one, check it out:

 I started by just sticking down leftover cardstock letter stickers I had in my stash, all over the page. Then gesso'd over the entire page.  I then sprayed a few colours of Dylusions spray over that, also sprayed over it with some water, and dabbed it off with a baby wipe, to give a muted watercolour effect.

After that I stamped over the entire background with a Bubble Stamp, from the Kaisercraft Rock Pool Stamp set. In different colours of Distress Ink.  


I also stamped the coral/seaweed and shell stamp from the same Stamp Set.

The two sea critters, were printed on canvas and coloured in with a mix of Faber Castell Gelatos and Big Brush pens. Cut out and glued down. 

Lastly, I printed out my quote which I felt reflected the piece and my emotions.
Ripped out each piece of the quote from the paper, and sponged with distress ink a big brush marker. 

The last thing I did was go around with my stickles glitter glue, around the quote and some spots for "Bubbles" around the page.

I hope you like my piece, its far from perfect but I figure as long as its good therapy and getting me making things, trying new things, etc. Its a good thing.

Thanks for stopping by.


Sandy said...

Hi Annmaree, been browsing back over some of your latest posts. Sorry to hear you have been suffering with depression lately. I think most people have to deal with this sometime during their life. Glad to hear you are being positive and continuing with your swimming and trying out new things, love your mixed media page, something I haven't tried but really like what I've seen by others. Your photos are always great to see too. You asked for my addy for Christmas card list I will check with Shirley to see if she has your e-mail addy so I can send it to you.

scarlett clay said...

Lovely layout, Annmaree! I've been wanting to try out those have so many cool supplies, wish I lived close enough to share with you! :)

May said...

Gorgeous page Annmaree...Love the colours & texture... Most of all I love the fact that crafting is helping you to feel better in yourself... (great news) fabulous positive post you have made my day....Hugs May x x x

brenda said...

Really lovely work Annmaree, great imagination has achieved a truly inspirational page. Stay positive and I know your crafting will help you through.

And guess where first Crimbo card of the year came from (thank you) ?

B x

Jules said...

Hi Annmaree

What a fabulous project .. .. so pleased you have been able to lose yourself in your craft and your imagination. I think it is excellent therapy.

Love the letter sticker background very much!

Pleased things have improved a little for you.

Love Jules xx

michelle hodges said...

Very pretty!!! Love the background and love the quote and the sea animals!
Love all the mediums you used!!
Glad you are doing better stay strong!!

Merry said...

So glad to hear that you are feeling like crafting again. Too clever how you created that background. Lovely page.

coldwaters2 said...

Another fantastic page Annmaree I really thought that the base had been embossed until I read your post it looks super. I am so glad to hear that you are feeling better just take a day at a time which is what I try and do.
lorraine x

Sandy said...

Oh Honey Child - this is magical. I see you have found your song!! You go girl!