Sunday, 13 December 2015

There's a colour challenge this month at Mixed Media World

Hi everyone
I'm here today as we have the start of another monthly challenge theme at Mixed Media World. The colour palette that we would love you to use for your mixed media creations are

as chosen by my Team Mate Debs.

I have chosen to use the colours to create a piece that I have called Winter.

This piece has been done on a 6" x 12" deep canvas.
The piece includes a lot of texture that I have created by firstly applying bandages and die cut circles to the blank canvas prior to adding gesso over. I then have applied various layers of acrylic paint using acrylic paint flow improver at times to thin down the paint to create the drippage.The burnt umber touches have ben applied with a palette knife. I then stamped my image onto tissue paper (symmetry Sheet 6 by Stampscapes), cut out, and applied to the canvas using gel medium. To blend the image in I softened the edges with a blue Prismacolour pencil and blending solution. Her icy breath swirls across the canvas in the form of pearl self adhesive gems. The addition ice has been added using Wendy Vecchi cracked texture paste and when dry the cracks filled with white acrylic paint which have been lightly coloured with blended pencil.
Here are some more pictures so I can share with you some of these scrummy textures.

Hopefully you like my interpretation of Winter using this months challenge colours.
I, along with the rest of the MMW team, would love to see your interpretations of this month colours challenge. The team, as always, have come up with some fabulous inspiration for you which you will find HERE
On lucky winner will receive, from our generous sponsor this month The Old Vintage Shop, 3 images from their Etsy online store.
I know we are all busy with Christmas but don't forget our challenges runs for a month.

I would also like to enter this into this months challenge at Craft Stamper Challenge where the theme for the month is "Sharing the Season"
Thank you for visiting 
Amanda X


  1. Oh wow! Your canvas looks very wintery indeed! It's amazing what you do with paints and stencils.. Stunning! Xx

  2. oooh wow, this is fabulous, would just love to run my fingers over all that fabby texture xx

  3. Really gorgeoys canvas Amanda, such amazing detail and love the look of your image's frosty breath!
    Fliss xx

  4. This is a true stunner Amanda.

    Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x

  5. Well, there's a colour combination designed to make me happy! And a mixed media collage to make the heart sing - stunning winter breath swirling around and the Jack Frost crackles are icily brilliant!
    Alison xx

  6. Wonderful canvas Amanda, fabulous textures and I love the swirling breath.
    Avril xx

  7. A beautiful canvas Amanda, the colours look wonderful.
    Yvonne xx

  8. This is just full of wintery wonder, love it in all its icy glory ;)
    No.1 fan

  9. Beautiful Amanda! I love what you have done with the colour I chose. Xxx

  10. Oh my gosh, your art is stunning. I just love the textures you've created and the design. Have a great day, xx

  11. Wow this looks stunning! Gorgeous colors too!
    Groetjes Karin x

  12. Your interpretation of winter just has me totally AWED Amanda. Wow. It is just STUNNINGLY SPECTACULARLY BEAUTIFUL. What luscious texture and the colors are perfect for the mood board. SUCH A TREAT to see this wonderful creation. j.

  13. LOVE your creation for our challenge!
    Thanks for joining in with the TIMI challenge...

    xxx Ellie Knol xxx

  14. Beautiful work it really is chocker with texture and I love the icy breath, so creative! Cxx

  15. Beautiful work it really is chocker with texture and I love the icy breath, so creative! Cxx

  16. WOW! Your canvas is amazing .... love the colours and textures. Thank you for playing along with the Craft Stamper Challenge. Linda xx


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