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Thursday, 5 May 2016

More Mixed Media - pink - a little or a lot

The More Mixed Media challenge for May is pink - use a little or a lot

I made a big mess trying to make this journal page.
First I tried painting over a music stencil on the left of the journal page , this didn't work properly so I just painted over it with the pink paint, you can see the music faintly.  Then I tried spraying dylusions spray over the music stencil on the right side of the page.  This didn't work very well either.  So I then sponged over the chevron stencil with purple distress ink across the bottom of the page.
I printed sentiment in pink ink from Mummylade's blog onto white paper and added precoloured dancer and heart girl stamps from Whoopsi Daisy Cute Daisy May CD and Daisy May Friends CD and Singer from Polkadoodles Work and Play No 8 CD.  Painted over the sentiment with pink glitter glam and sponged the torn edges with purple distress ink.
Pasted on top of journal page.
Stamped music down left side of page (It doesn't show very well in the scan) .
Added hearts and music notes punched from pink glitter paper, ballerinas punched from pink paper and pearls.  Added pink lace across the top.

I hope you will go over to More Mixed Media and see the lovely work by the rest of the design team (who are much better at it than I am) and join in the challenge.

I would like to add this journal page to the following challenges:

2 Creative Chicks 10 - anything goes

A Beautiful Mess 2 - anything goes

Artistic Inspirations 155 - anything goes

Country View challenges - use a stencil

Crafting from the heart 110 - anything goes

Craft Rocket challenges 14 - pink and pearly

Craft Your Passion 310 - anything goes

Get Creative 38 - pink and one other colour (I have used mostly pink with some purple)

Paper Creators Crafts 47 - anything goes

Paradise of Stamps 41 - anything goes

PDE Linky party 121 - anything goes

Word Art Wednesday 228-229 - anything family friendly with an encouraging or uplifting sentiment

Stamplorations challenge 44 - mixed media - use a stencil (I have used 2 stencils)


  1. Cute and girly! TFS it with Craft Rocket Challenge!

  2. Margaret, You shouln't have said a word becaue to me it is such a creative page with dimmension color and a great layout. Thank you so much for entering your creative and beautiful art in our challenge here at Word Art Wednesday.
    Blessings, Carole

  3. Love the sentiments, such a pretty project! Thanks for joining us at Craft Rocket, Claire DT x

  4. Love this fun pink card!! Thanks so much for joining us at PDE Linky Party! Hugs, DT Karla

  5. Great card thanks for joining the challenge here at Crafting from the Heart good luck x

  6. so pretty, love the trio of images

    wow so pretty, love the trio of images and the verse. Adorable x x Thankyou for joining us at Get Creative and I hope we see you again Lynda DT xx

  7. Super pink inspiration for More Mixed Media, Margaret and thanks for sharing your lovely crafting for Crafting in a beautiful mess challenge 2, Hazel, DT x

  8. Very pretty, thanks for playing along at the Paper Creator challenge, good luck, hugs, Colette xx


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