Friday, 1 April 2016

Dimension for Mixed Media Monthly

Hello mixed media friends and happy April! Our theme for Mixed Media Monthly is Dimension this month. Our sponsor is Stampers Anonymous and our guest designer is the wonderful Wendy Vecchi!!

Below is the challenge graphic which we ask you to add to your post, incase you decide to play along.


Like always there are some super prizes to be won!




And here is the project I created for the challenge:
Dimension can be created in many different ways, and although my project perhaps is not all that dimensional, I hope you can see there are in fact quite a few dimensional elements. Let me quickly take you through my process:
I started with a long Prima Mixed Media tag that had been used to mop up inks from previous projects. I always love these kind of mop ups as a starting point, especially for tags.
I added some stamping with white acrylic paint and then cut some swirls with one of the dies in the Tim Holtz Mixed Media 2 set.
I also stamped the dragonfly from the Tim Holtz Classics 1 set in Jet black Archival ink. Here you see it against a white background, but I wanted to added some further dimension with colour, so I took a second tag and blended colours with Distress Inks roughly where I thought they would show through.
The two tags were adhered together and then I deepened the colours showing through with Faber Castell Big Brush pens.
I also added white around the dragon fly to create more dimension and make it pop.
I stamped and fussy cut a second dragonfly, coloured it with similar colours and added it to the one stamped on my tag, now the wings were dimensional.

Finally the tag was finished with some embellishments from my stash. A flower cluster, a metal embellishment, patina added with the help of paint and at the top the most dimensional metal flower I could find...
I arranged some of the bits that had been cut away from the swirls around it and finished it all with some dimensional letter stickers.

Well, that's it from me for today. Please do go over to the Mixed Media Challenge blog to get all the details of the challenge and to see the wonderful projects from my team mates, and hopefully you'll decide to play along. We would love to see you there!

Have a fabulous weekend and happy creating!!

60 comments:

brenda said...

Another little masterpiece Astrid, great idea adhering the two pieces to achieve the relief effect from the die cutting.

B x

Shilpa Nagaonkar said...

Beautiful tag, Astrid, love the layers you have created with diecut and textures.

chrissie said...

Terrific ideas on this beautiful tag. Nver would have thought of doing the layers in this way and it works so well

Love Chrissie xx

Silvis Kreativstube said...

Hallo liebe Astrid,

ein ganz fantastisches TAG hast du gestaltet. Ich bin von der Gestaltung total begeistert. Das ist zu 100% mein Geschmack. Vielen Dank für die ausführliche Beschreibung der Herstellung. Ich wünsche dir ein wunderschönes Wochenende. Ganz liebe Grüße Silvi

Mona Pendleton said...

Gorgeous tag Astrid! Love all the texture and pretty background! That dragonfly looks stunning!

Tone K. said...

wow.....what a great tag ! I love your background....and that die....hmmm, I have to buy that :)
Wish you a happy weekend ! :)

Pamellia Johnson said...

Stunning Astrid! Love the layer of green peeking through the flourishes, so beautiful! hugs :)

Sara Barker said...

Great tag! I see plenty of texture and dimension here, and love every single detail. Gorgeous!

Suzanne C said...

GORGEOUS! I love your blend of beautiful colors and your dimensional layers are fabulous!

Scrapthat said...

SO gorgeous Astrid! TFS

Patty O'Malley said...

Fantastic tag, Astrid! I love the diecut flourish on the top tag and how you can see the colors on the bottom tag.

Meggymay said...

Beautiful textures and details. its an awesome tag.
Yvonne xx

rachel said...

Beautiful domension astrid and lush colours. Love it xx

Dorthe said...

So very beautiful Astrid, the idea of using the tag from where you cut the swirls, looks great with the green tones behind, and all the dimension you created looks wonderful, from the flowers to the dragon fly . Love the blue tones,a gorgeous tag ,dear.
Dorthe, xxo

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Gorgeous tag, the different elements are fabulous :) Cheers, Shirleyxx

butterfly said...

Beautiful layered tags, Astrid - that new flourishing thinlit is glorious! I have mine here in NYC in my lovely box full of new goodies, but no BigShot to play with it...
Alison x

Ohhh Snap said...

Beautiful tag! Love the colors. I'll have to try using white to make the focal point pop.

Redanne said...

I can see lots of lovely dimension on your tag Astrid, I love how you used the flourish and the dragonfly is gorgeous. Hugs, Anne xx

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Just gorgeous Astrid, I love the amazing texture and colours on your top tag and then when you die cut the lovely flourish and added those fabulous background colours, incredible! The dragonfly is so lovely as well, just a beautiful dimensional mixed media tag, thank you so much for sharing it! Deb xo

Brenda Brown said...

Wonderful mixed media and fabulous dimension Astrid, your amazing talent to bring card, paint and mediums together in this amazing way is endless, I love this xxx

Annie said...

love your gorgeous tag and those fabulous layers of ink and paints. Great dimension and I love the embellishments

Have a lovely weekend
Annie xx

I'm a Little Teapot said...

Terrific tag! Amazing colors and textures...fabulous!
Happily your newest follower. :)

Barbara Schiassi said...

This tag is extraordinary! You're amazing! I love the way you mix different techniques, colors, textures! barbara

Dee Adams said...

A very beautiful tag Astrid X

Rosica Katreva said...

Amazing job, Astrid! Lovely tag!

Hugs!
Rossi

Tami said...

Thanks for sharing step by step how this was created. Just beautiful

Angela Radford said...

Gorgeous tag Astrid, nice to see how you made it too. Happy crafting, Angela x

Mrs.B said...

Fabulous tag love the background with the thinlits die, I've just got mine, thanks for the inspiration.
Avril xx

Margaret Mifsud said...

This is simply gorgeous Astrid!! The background with the die cut, the dragon fly, the flowers .. everything is just so beautifully assembled and the colours are simply glorious!! Love, love, love this!! hugs xx

Almo said...

Wee Astrid this looks plenty dimensional from where I am looking. A beautiful tag with lovely layers, love the dragonfly and the way you have made it pop with the white. I also like the use of the 'waste' from the die cut at the top of the tag giving more flourishes to back the flower. Mo x

Leap Year Baby said...

Amazing artistry! Breath taking!

Aisha said...

wooow beautiful background I love this tag .Hugs Aisha

Maria Lillepruun said...

Very nice! I love the background too.

WendyK said...

Fabulous and you have used my favourite colours. Love the dragonfly and flourishes.

Anita Houston said...

Gorgeous!!! I LOVE the flourishes...mimics water! Fab scene!

KarenB said...

Beautiful layering - love the two tags together and peeking through the diecut swirls. And you can't go wrong with dragonflies! Love it all.

Jane Royston said...

A beautiful tag! The colours are gorgeous x

Marci said...

I echo all of the above. Beautiful colors, love the stamping and composition.

Jackie P Neal said...

Astrid!!
Not sure how I missed this tag! But it seems I did!
I just love the palette on this and the way you used the die cuts- just beautiful!! Gorgeous all over!
Jackie xo

A Pink said...

Another fabulous piece of creativity! Astrid Love the design of those long tags and you have certainly done it justice. Gorgeous colours, wonderful dimension and ephemera .
hugs x

Sanna Lippert said...

wow, this is really beautiful and thanks for the step-by-step. Was interesting to see your process!!!

Senna said...

Wonderful tag and great wor! The layers are great and good to see in your making of pictures. The colors are very expressive!

Jenny Marples said...

This is truly beautiful Astrid. LOVE those two tags together xx

CaroleAnn said...

Wowza. I loved the step by step process of this awesome beautiful tag! So creative with the cutout and background inks showing thru!!!

Lili Sulastri said...

Nice tag and thank you for sharing the step by step process of your project.

Elizabeth Britt said...

This is beautiful! I love butterflies and dragonflies. I love how you cut the flourish out and showed the color underneath. AMAZING! I don't know why I hadn't thought of that. TFS!

Tsaima Eirini said...

Amazing tag!!So pretty colors and vibrance,TFS!!

Kris said...

Super-duper tag Astrid!! Loved seeing the process!!!!!!

lost art cards and designs said...

Your tag makes me want to touch it:) I am wild about textures and love the colors you chose for your tag.

Greta said...

Wonderfully beautiful & creative project!

danneward said...

Can I just say WOW! The amount of layers, dimension and color you were able to apply to this tag. Amazing work of art.

Crafting Queen said...

Beautiful creation.

Kerstin F. said...

Love the dimension in so wonderful nature colors. Gorgeous!!

Patti Krauss said...

Simply gorgeous tag!

Mac Mable said...

I love how you've cut out the die swirl and popped on another tag behind. Gorgeous colours and dimension, thank you for your inspiration x

Laine Kammeraad said...

Your creations are always so stunning Astrid and this one is no exception. The dimension, the colors, everything is just gorgeous.

With smiles
Laine Kammeraad

Julie Gearinger said...

Very pretty!! Love the dragonfly along with all of the muted colors and the dimension is fabulous!!

LauraVi said...

Great background! Love that Mixed Media die and the colours you used!

firewoman55 said...

WOW - just WOW!

Karin Bakker said...

I love your beautiful tag , i am just experimenting with mixed media .

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