The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge :) Since money has been tight, I don't have many new purchases to play with... but I did purchase texture paste and a few colors of Dina Wakley's paints after teaching some recent classes, so I figured they would be my starting point! These Sizzix dies are another summer purchase that I've been having some fun with!
This project started as a tag, but once I finished it I decided to keep going, playing with more paints and such on a 5x7 piece of cardstock. I enjoyed just playing without a goal in mind as far as finished project, and it definitely got me experimenting with products (even some glitter, which is not the norm for me! I mixed it with Rock Candy Crackle Paint... kinda fun!). When I was done with this, I had a 'thing' that I wasn't sure what to do with... but I noticed a small, sturdy box (from my very first julep nail polish order!) that was just slightly smaller than 5x7. I painted it up to match the front, which I reinforced a bit and adhered to the box. Bonus- the filling inside the box is the same turquoise color :)
I took a bunch of photos so hopefully you can get a good look at the textures and cheery colors. Hard to believe summer is almost over... this project was a fun 'last hurrah' before I move on to some autumn colors!
There's still time for you to play along with the stencils & paste challenge- it's monthly, which I love. It's a new blog, so show them some love! Now that I'm done, I can go check out what everyone else has been doing!