Saturday, March 8, 2014

A Valentine's Day Mixed Media Layout and A Little Rola Chang Art

Hi Everyone,   Karen here with a couple of projects to share with you today.

For my 1st project I decided to do a Valentine's Day Mixed Media layout.  This is a photo of my dear friend's daughter on a vintage photo fun.  To alter the chipboard I inked them all with some Prima Chalks and after they dried I applied some new Shimmerz Paints - Texturez "Brick Wall" for some dimension.  I also dabbed the flowers with a bit of the Texturez "Brick Wall".

Imaginarium Designs Chipboard Used:
Chris' Small Arrows (IDDC0001)

My Favorite Photo Frame (IDW0068)

Other Materials I Used:
Prima "Almanac" Paper Collection
Prima - Ingvild Bolme Chalks - "Fall Leave" and "Vintage Pink"
Prima - Sunrise Sunset Collection - Vintage Trinkets (Metal)
I Am Roses Small Roses
Tim Holtz Stamp Set
Tim Holtz Distress Inks - Vintage Photo & Walnut Stain
Ranger Archival Ink - Black
Memories Ink - Soft Rose
Shimmerz - Texturez - Brick Wall and Sandy Stone
Cottage Cuts - Leafy Foliage

For my second project I decided to use a photo of the Artist Rola Chang..her work is amazing and I thought that the Cross Hatch chipboard would go perfectly with the photo of her watercolor painting and G45's "Bird Song" papers.  To alter the chipboard I painted the pieace with Lumiere "Metallic Rust" and "Citrine" and after that dried I dabbed some Black Archival Ink here and there on the piece and then cut it in half to arrange around the photo.

Imaginarium Designs Chipboard Used:

Designers - Cross Hatch - IDDL 0001

Tulip Flourish Pattern (IDFL0007)

Other Products I Used:
Graphic 45 "Bird Song" Paper Collection
Lumiere Paints "Metallic Rust" and "Citrine"
Ranger's Archival Ink "Black:
Tim Holtz Distress Ink "Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain"

Don't forget to leave a comment for a chance to win some amazing chipboard!!  Thanks again for letting me share my work with you and I hope you've enjoyed!!

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  1. Wow, these are both completely gorgeous! I love your work, Karen!

  2. These two are amazing, love how you have altered the chipboard pieces too.

  3. Karen, I loved your first L/O when I saw it on FB, it's amaizng!!! Your second is lovely as well...