Monday, 5 October 2015

Anything But Cute mixed media challenge #6

Hello, everyone! First, I would like to welcome my new lovely followers and to thank to my 'old' ones! Your great support means so much to me!

Today is 5th of October and it's time for our new challenge #6 at Anything But Cute mixed media challenge blog! This time, our hostess is my lovely teamie and blog friend, super talented artist, Sara Emily
She just love Halloween so much and she would like you to make a mixed media card or other project for Halloween. It can be spooky or not, but you MUST include the number "31" somewhere in your projectWe can't wait to see the creative ways you'll be incorporating this number in your mixed media piece!


was in the mood to create something funny so I decided to use some of my Dylusions supplies for this awesome challenge theme! I pulled out my big Dylusions journal, my Dylusions paint (favourites), Dyan's stamps, stencils, Dylusions ink sprays, my alcohol markers, some of my acrylic markers, white and black Sharpies and started to play. I enjoyed a lot creating this :)

Here is what I came up with:


At the beginning of my Halloween theme journey, I started to build my background using some yellow and orange Dylusions ink sprays and Dylusions black paint through my Andy Skinner's stencils over the top but then I realized that I wasn't happy with it. So, I painted everything in black. Dylusions paints are transparent and I love how my second layer turned out. Those yummy orange/yellow colours are visible enough under the coat of black paint. 


For the third layer I used my Turquoise, light green and orange paints applying them with my brayer. 


My next step was stenciling and I used the same three colours plus my pink one. 


I love doodling and my Sharpie markers. I used Dylusions border stamps and my Archival white opaque ink on the edges. Then I used my black and white Sharpie markers and my white Posca pen to bold the borders.


I stamped images with my black Archival ink on a specialty stamping paper and coloured them with my alcohol markers, cut them out and glued them down on my pages. The mushrooms were coloured with my Molotow ink pump markers and my Faber Castell coloured pencils.


I thought that Tim's spider web die would be just perfect addition to my creation. I cut out the web out of my white cardstock and added my spiders (Dyan's stamp) and I outlined it with my white pen. I used my glitter marker to colour the eye glasses. 
I made something like belt buckle and put a number 31 on it :)


I used a pair of toy doll eyes and added them to another character. How fun is that :) 
The quote is handwritten using my white Sharpie. I draw a handbag, coloured with my markers and draw a number 31 on it. 


I hope you like my Halloween art journal page and I encourage you to visit our Anything But Cute mixed media challenge blog for more inspiration and ideas! 

At Anything But Cute we just love to see all the seasoned and expert mixed media artists, but we also want to encourage those who are just getting their feet wet. Our design team will always be on the lookout for these exceptional projects and artists. You just never know when we might be giving out something special to a lucky mixed media newcomer. We all have to start somewhere, right?

Challenge runs until November 4th - we can't wait to see what you come up with!

Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving sweet comments!

Happy Crafting!
















19 comments:

  1. Oh, Branka! This is fun fun, FUN! I so enjoyed your step by step...I felt like I was in the room with you, watching you create! Your background is super wonderful with so much depth and visual texture. The colors are brilliant and the little pink skulls are the perfect touch! As for these sassy characters, they are just the icing on the cake--that handbag and belt buckle are great ideas to showcase my special "31" and the googly eyes are the kind of special detail that I adore! Wonderful furn art journal pages! Hugs, dear!

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    1. Awww, thank you so much, my lovely! I am really thrilled! What a wonderful start of my day reading your sweet comment! Huge hugs to you! xxx

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  2. Wowzers Branka! This is super awesome sauce! And to see the layer of black paint over the first layer is amazeballs! I didn't know those paints were a bit transparent. Good to know! You do such amazing work with all things Dylusions dearie! I thought that handbag was part of the stamp, you got mad skills B! Your use of the markers and sharpies is genius and so well done! My white highlights never look even close to that! Love the 31 belt buckle and the spider webs! This is Dia de Los Muertos at its best! Hot diggity dang girl! And those stamps are now in my wish list! Hehe! Hugz to you muffin! ~Niki

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    1. Oh, Niki dear, thank you sooooo much! Your sweet comments always made me happy! Dylusions paints are transparent and that's why I love to play with them :) Hugs to you! xxx

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  3. You are so fantastic at Journalling Branka and these pages are super fun.
    Julie x

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    1. Awww, thank you so much, Julie! You are such a sweetheart! Branka xxx

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  4. Oh wow Branka! The background you created for the scary ladies is just fabulous, I love the gorgeous turquoise blue, the spider webs really lift the page. The skull ladies are just adorable and really made me smile! I loved seeing how you brought this wonderful page together, so clever and so beautiful - in a spookily fantastic way. Hugs, Anne xx

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    1. Oh, Anne, those are very kind words! I am so glad you like this page!
      Hugs! Branka xxx

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  5. What a fabulous way to capture Halloween! So deliriously and psychedelically amazing creation! Love it!!!! Only you can bring art and wittiness to this stellar level Branka!!! BRAVOOOOOO!!!
    Hugs
    Samra

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    1. Samra, my dear, thank you so much! Knowing how much you love Halloween and how incredibly fantastic your spooky creations are I am double excited about your sweet comment! Hugs! Branka xxx

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  6. Amazing journal pages for Halloween! I love that they are so colorful and whimsical! I think those three characters are ready to fiesta.

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  7. Love your colorful journal pages! Thank you for sharing with us at Altered Eclectics October Challenge.

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  8. So much gorgeousness! Fab and fun art journal pages! Thank you for entering your project at Rhedd’s Creative Spirit. Sammy-x

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  9. Wowww.. This is a totally fabulous & fun page with so much amazing details...!!! Absolutely loved it :)

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  10. LOL, what a fun journal page Branka, love your fabulous spooky ladies and what an amazing background, so many gorgeous layers and so much interest. Thanks for sharing it! Deb xo

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    1. Thank you so much, Deb! Love to see you here! Branka xxx

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  11. What a riot of colour and spooky characters... a fabulous page spread!
    Alison xx

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    1. Oh, Alison, thank you so very much! You made my day! Branka xxx

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  12. Such vibrant colors Branka and so much fun with paints! This is cool...Thanks for sharing this with us at Rhedd's Creative Spirit this month. Good luck, Rupa(DT).

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