Friday, 1 September 2017

Anything goes - Mixed Media

Good morning everyone and thanks for popping in. Today is a really busy day as we are picking up our new little van, loading it up and heading up to Glasgow ready for the Clarity Workshop tomorrow.

Life is just so hectic at the moment, I do feel I am spinning so many plates...

The plate for today is a new Fussy and Fancy Challenge..

I am very honoured to be hosting this Challeneg and I have chosen for

Challenge 195

The theme of

Anything goes ....Mixed Media ...

Now this just means mixing it up a bit, maybe inks, paints, ribbon, alcohol markers, gesso, oh so many possibilities. Most of us do this without even realising it..

Here is what I have come up with, I do hope that you like it .

It all started with an off cut from a play with Distress Oxide ink pads...

I trimmed it down and added a sun using my Clarity mask

And then some foliage using a couple of Clarity stamps

Now at this point , I had just the die in mind....a fabulous one from Apple Blossom dies.


How cool is that...? I just love this versatile little die .

All it needed , was some white Posca pen adding.


Then onto the background , and out with the Inka Gold

I added some water and had a play ....not to much though....remember to leave some white space...

Some matting and layering

I took an MDF sentiment and painted it with Black Gesso, and then began to assemble my design

Some more white dots, I do love the way these dry

And my design is complete....

And perfect for a variety of occasions, also for those difficult male cards.

I told you it was easy....oh and fun...

I would love you to check out the designs from my fellow dt members, and even better I would love you to enter....

Remember it can be a card , tag,

piece of MDF, a canvas ,

etc as long as it is Mixed Media....just have some fun...

I had better get a move on...

Have a lovely weekend all, oh and remember our Barbara is on tv this Sunday and Monday

Much love and hugs

Jo. xxxxxxx




  1. WOW Jo...GORGEOUS projects and fabulous tutorial as only you can do!!! I love how you put together these beautiful masterpieces...the colours and variety of media is amazing! Wishing you a most wonderful weekend!
    Take care,

  2. Fabulous card Jo and a wonderful tutorial. Safe journey up north xx

  3. Beautiful artwork, love the finished design. Have fun in your Clarity workshop. Might just be tempted to give this a challenge a try.... xx

  4. Great work again. Hope you remembered to pack the tea bags in the new van. Enjoy Glasgow.

  5. Fabulous card Jo. Hope you had a good week-end (HUGS) Chrissie