29 January 2016

Drive Time

I'm enjoying my journeys in the mixed media world, and I had fun creating this layout:

I started with a collage of scrap papers, which I covered with gesso {loving the reduction of my paper scraps stash!!}

Then, in response the Candy Land challenge at LESSology, I sought inspiration from this packaging:

I inked up the background with orange to match the logo, and used browns and creams and spotty elements.  I used the actual packaging on my layout, as a photo mat, and cut out one of the little spotted dogs.

I also used some of the tabs from the packaging:

I'm also submitting my layout at Creative Artiste for the Anything Goes / Use Chipboard challenge.  Here's a detailed shot of the chipboard, which I cut from a larger panel, and altered with gesso:

(You can also see the adorable spotted dog, which I couldn't resist fussy-cutting and adding as an embellishment.)

And... this week at Simon Says Wednesday, Anything Goes ~ so I'm sharing there too.

Ranger Dylusions - Squeezed Orange ink spray
Creative Embellishments Circle Lattice Panel chipboard
May Arts 3/8" brown/white spots grosgrain ribbon
3/8" argyle grosgrain ribbon
Dymo tape
Kraft washi tape
Product packaging

16/02/2016 EDIT TO ADD:  Thrilled to be selected as a winner at LESSology!!

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  1. Absolutely fabulous and totally GREAT take on our LESSology challenge. Can 'so see' where you got your inspiration from. And the gessoed softened bg as well....LOVE it all :):) Thanks for sharing with us this month!!

  2. This is such a great layout! I love it! Thanks so much for playing along with the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

  3. Beautiful project. Love the layout and design.
    Thank you for joining us at Creative Artist n soon. Judy DT

  4. Wow . I loved this mixed media LO .. And loved loved the cutie doggie .. I adore Dogs .. XOXO

  5. Karen you certainly create some gorgeous creations. Thanks for entering our challenge over at Creative Artiste Mixed Media Blog... Good Luck and we hope to see you again soon...

    Rhonda Alman xx

  6. Oh wow.This turned out fabulous. I love the addition of the little dog...awww...

    Thanks for joining us at LESSology!

  7. EEEK! This is sensational! Makes me so happy! Happy Valentine's Day and thanks for playing along with LESSology! Hugs!

  8. LOVE this! Love that you used the packaging on your page! Also very cool how you made the base page! LOVE!


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