Wednesday, February 5, 2014

CPC February

Hello, everyone!  It's the first Wednesday of the month, so it's time for the reveal at Child's Play Challenges.  I did something a bit different this time and made a romantic, mixed media page.

Supplies: cardstock from Bazzill; alphabet stickers & herringbone paper from Lily Bee; floral paper from Graphic 45; word stickers from My Mind's Eye; border stickers from Basic Grey; washi tape, leaf masks, & resin heart from We Call Her Happydaks; roses from Marianne Design; spray ink from October Afternoon; stamping ink from Hero Arts; flower stamp from Darice; starburst stamp from Inkadinkado; purple paint from Clearsnap; white paint, pink paint, & glitter from Ranger; chalk from Stampin' Up; pens from Zig; upcycled used postage stamps.

Our inspiration at Child's Play this month is the TV special Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown.  There are lots of ways to be inspired by this show, from paper hearts to the chevron pattern on Charlie Brown's shirt.

In the TV show Charlie Brown keeps checking the mailbox, to see whether any Valentine cards have arrived for him.  This inspired me to use real postage stamps as embellishments on my romantic layout.  Here are a few detail shots of my upcycled postage stamps.

Here are a couple more shots, this time showing my mixed media work.

I used the negative pieces from a border sticker to stencil with Liquid Pears and Stickles.

One of the fun things about mixed media is that it allows for layering without adding much bulk.  Here, I've layered paint, mist, and stamping, then added my photos and embellishments on top.

I hope I've inspired you to embrace your inner child and play along with CPC.  You have until the end of the month to create and link up your Charlie Brown Valentine-inspired layout.  Be sure to stop by the CPC blog to see what the other DT members have cooked up, as well.  Have fun!


Dani Cristina said...

I LOVED your beautiful page!
Great details :)

IrinaR said...

Чудесная страничка Denise! очень понравилось как вписаны марочки с вырезанными цветами.
Denise, твой русский великолепен!

Nata I. said...

ВАУ! цвета такие красивые, в сочетании с фото в сепии- необыкновенно! и фон очень мягкий, нежный, в тоже время насыщенный и интересный!

Svjetlana said...

I love this page Denise, it's fantastic. Love your up cycled postage stamp, brilliant idea.

Lynette said...

Your mixed media background is stunning Denise.

Lean de Ruiter said...

Wonderful work love your mixmedia page

Sharon Fritchman said...

I love the inspiration and love how you used your inner child here! The page you creative is beautiful! And your up-cycled postage stamp is gorgeous, too! Thanks for sharing this wonderful idea with all of us!