Friday, June 28, 2013

Cutesy with a Mixed Media Edge

Hello, everyone!  This week I made another page for my cat album, and I want to share it with you today.  It features my ginger cat, Maggie.

Supplies: cardstock by Pioneer (the insert from a refill page); lined paper by DCWV; Halloween stickers by American Greetings; alphabet stickers by October Afternoon; stamps by My Mind's Eye; light purple ink by Clearsnap; dark purple ink by Hero Arts; corner punch by Creative Memories; pen by Zig; thread by DMC; acrylic paints by Ranger & Deco Art; felt & paper clip from my stash; mesh upcycled from candy packaging.

I created my page using this week's Summer of Color combo (purple + lime green) and the current sketch from Playing in Paradise.


Below is a close-up of the photo I used on the layout.  I clipped an arrow to the photo to point out Maggie, and to distinguish her from my other cat, Shadow, who is also in the photo.


The journaling on this page says: "Mags loves to sit with her 'arms' outstretched, as if she were doing the 'Monster Mash.'"  :)


As I approach each week of the Summer of Color, I challenge myself to try something new.  This week I wanted to try for a "cutesy" look, yet still have that up-to-the-moment mixed media edge.  Here is how I went about that...


I cut out and stitched a flower and a border strip from fuzzy felt.  No patterns--I just eyeballed everything, for that homespun look.  I topped the flower with an adorable monster sticker, just to up the cuteness factor a bit more.


I used a spider sticker for the "O" in "Monster Mash," adding further to the cuteness fest.


The background is where the mixed media comes in--you'll spot collage, stamping, and assorted painting techniques, keeping the black cardstock from being too plain and boring.

That's it from me today.  It's Friday where I am, so I want to close by wishing everyone a great weekend!  I hope you don't have the song "Monster Mash" stuck in your head now!!!  (I do.)  :)

27 comments:

Nata I. said...

вау!! ярко и настроение супер! рыжего кота не сразу нашла...) отлично он устроился!! а серый котофей тоже хорош!!))замечательная настроенческая страничка!

IrinaR said...

Ага! очень классный фон для фото! рыжий - очаровашка! а серый серьезный такой... интересно все получилось!!!

Denise Price said...

^^Ната и Ирина, вам большое спасибо!!! <3

Denise Price said...

^^ Ната и Ирина, вам большое спасибо! <3

Linda Pekrul said...

This is crazy cool! I love the purple mesh and cute felt border. The title - super cute! And THEN there's your mixed media ... love, love, love!

Aline Fonseca said...

Hello, Denise!
So cute and funny page! Love those different mix of colors!
XO
Aline Fonseca

Kristin Van Valkenburgh said...

Xo

Paula said...

Fabulous layout! I love the colour combo, that background & all your elements!

Ann Dolina said...

The felt embellishments are just adorable Denise. You should totally do more of that in your future layouts!

sugar Creek said...

Love your page so much to look at! Very cool!

Shahrul Niza said...

Such a cute & fun creation!!. LOVE your cute felt flower :). Maggie reminds me of my cat Arthur, he loves stretching like that. And sometimes, planking on all fours, or flat on his fat belly!

Lean de Ruiter said...

Cool page with great details.
byebye,Lean

Denise said...

Hi Denise-Just wanted you to know I'm your new follower and give you the link back to Me-another Denise :)Looking forward to getting to know you.Denise from Coffeeberry Cottage

Rita said...

What a fun page! Cute!

fairyrocks said...

Thank You for Playing in Paradise with us this Month Denise. Love that you did a layout too. Keep smiling and creating, and thank you for all your kind comments.

Lisa Rukin Swift said...

Awwww, such a sweet kitty and a fun page, Denise!

Natasha said...

Very cute recording of memories and using the Summer of Color colours. :)

Sharon Fritchman said...

Awesome pages, Denise! I love how you used purple and lime green from this past week!

Lynette said...

Gorgeous layout Denise. I love the felt elements and the cute monster elements.

Deepa Gopal Sunil said...

It's all so cute...loved it! Great take on SOC! Love the various elements that you have added here.
Deepa
http://deepazworld.blogspot.in/

ANUPAMA CHOUDARY said...

Love the contrast - purple Vs green! Ginger looks adorable :)

fairyrocks said...

Fun Layout. Terrific Man page. Thanks so much for Playing in Paradise with us. Keep smiling and creating.

Denise Price said...

^ Fairyrocks, my husband wil love your comment!

Chantalle said...

Such a sweet, fun page x

Dawn said...

This is soooooo fun! And mission accomplished - very cute and edgy. Fantastic details and a wonderful addition to your cats' book. Thanks so much for Playing in Paradise with us this month :)

Hugs, Dawn

PS Monster Mash is indeed playing in my head too lol

Denise van Deventer said...

Such a fun and happy page! Super! Those kitty cats look right at home! ;-)

Kerryn said...

The purple and green is such a fun colour combo! Love it!