Saturday, 1 October 2016

Mixed Media Monthly challenge # 29 Fall/Halloween Mood Board

Hello all and happy October!! Today we have a new challenge starting at Mixed Media Monthly and as you can see from the title of my post, the theme this month is a beautiful Fall/Halloween Mood Board. Our sponsor this month is Stampotique who are offering a $30 gift voucher to our lucky winner!!
Here first of all is my project for the challenge:
It's an altered canvas, using Stampotique stamps of course... (I had to take a deep breath lol, as these are not my usual style of stamps, - but nothing like a challenge right)?
Here is our beautiful graphic for the challenge, and of course you can read all the details on the Mixed Media Monthly Blog:
Anyway, on to my project, - I started by creating some texture with the help of texture paste and some stencils and then created a background using some warm autumnal colours of Acrylic paints and sprays.
The patterns were created by dabbing a crunched up bit of kitchen towel over the still wet paint.
Some further stencilling and background stamping, this time with some light coloured paint (Golden Hansa Yellow mixed with Titan Buff).
Stamping what is going to be the focal image on tissue paper and then blending it into the background with further paints applied with fingers.
Adding further interest with the help of a stencil and texture paste.

Stamping the focal stamp again (from Stampotique of course), this time on card, fussy cutting and then colouring with Derwent Inktense pencils and Faber Castell Big Brush pens.

Finally, finishing it all off by colouring the stencilled bit, adding  some embellishments, a sentiment (Stampotique) and some shadows around the stamped elements.

Well, that's it, I had to step right out of my comfort zone with this one, but I had fun doing it and I hope you like it.

Please visit our challenge blog to see the wonderful projects my teamies created and of course we all hope you will join in to our challenge!
Have a great month and thanks for your visit!
xxx


34 comments:

  1. Fabulous project, love the texture and the gorgeous colours. Have a great October, hugs, Valerie

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  2. Just beautiful Astrid and a very striking and intense colour palette.

    B x

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  3. Such wonderful colours and textures Astrid and just the right stamp for the project

    Love Chrissie xx

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  4. You rocked it Astrid xx a fabulous textured background with stencilling and wonderful embellishments for autumn. Love the Stampotique stamp and sentiment too. Just wonderful xx

    Tfs and best wishes
    Annie xx

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  5. This is absolutely brilliant Astrid - all of your trademark texture and colour and that stamp looks fabulous! Love it! Hugs rachel x

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  6. You stepped out of your comfort zone fantastically well Astrid! Moth Fab is one of my favourite Stampotique images and you have used her beautifully. Your background is stunning, so autumnal feeling - absolutely gorgeous!! Hugs, Anne xx

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  7. This does look like fun Astrid! I love the fabulous texture and colours! Chrisx

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  8. It's a great thing to be challenged and you really rose to the occasion Astrid. Love the quirky image and the title, but most of all, I love that stunning background. Thanks for the inspiration :D

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  9. So creative and artistic Astrid! Love the textured and colorful background! Thanks for sharing your creative process! What a fun image and the fall foliage looks amazing!

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  10. A fantastic autumnal background Astrid and great backdrop for moth girl, she looks right at home xxx

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  11. Absolut gorgeous work as always Astrid, and spot on for the challenge. Gorgeous autumn colors and very very warm and beautiful. I´m not normally into much Halloweenstuff, but this looks awesome just for the fall, that´s for sure. Really well done hun.

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  12. Wow!! Might be out of your comfort zone but you rocked this!! The background is simply amazing and I love the quirky image .. gorgeous!!! Brilliantly done!! xx

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  13. Oh my, love love love all the texture and the colours........

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  14. wow, amazing colors! Love the background you created!

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  15. So cool Astrid! Completely different image for you ... you hav a hand for everything!!!

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  16. A wonderful gal, she is, Astrid, love how you fuzzy cut her and gave her the most amazing jewel tones, also as background, on top of the beautiful stenciled patterns.
    Love the quote :-)
    Xxo

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  17. Wow! You totally rocked doing this inspiration piece. Thanks for letting me know how you did the piece. I love all the texture and colors. Astrid is totally amazing. Great coloring job of her. Thanks for inspiring me.

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  18. Wow, its a stunning Autumn/Halloween canvas. Love the brighter colours and the quirky image.
    Yvonne xx

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  19. So rich in color and your trademark texture! Love this background! And big applause for you stepping out of your comfort zone with that stamped image. You did her proud! Hugs!

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  20. beautifully creepy! Although it is different to your other work, I can see the Astrid-style shine through!
    xxx Evelyn

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  21. Beautiful project! love the background and colors. Love the quote too.

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  22. Gorgeous Autumnal colour palette and texture ! Astrid and Moth Fab looks happy to be among all that gorgeousness. Love the sentiment- resonates !
    hugs x

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  23. what a luscious background you created for your wonderful stamped and colored image!

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  24. Fabulous Astrid, love the textures and colours on your background and your focal gal is a hoot, perfect sentiment too. Thanks so much for sharing it, Deb xo

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  25. What an amazing journey outside your comfort zone. I love the hot colours and fabulous textures in the background, and she's one of the few Stampotique stamps I also own though rarely ink up - so it's great to see her in action. May have to have a play when I eventually get back to my stash.
    Alison x

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  26. Amazing textures and gorgeous colour blending. Fabulous!

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  27. Such amazing textures and colors! So many wonderful details!

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  28. Love the texture and colours in your project, perfect for this challenge.

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  29. love all the texture on your background, such a fun and bright project!!
    TFS

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  30. I love everything about this canvas!

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  31. Beautiful colours and great textures on your background! Fantastic board, Astrid!

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  32. Beautiful - love the colors and texture!

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  33. Wow! This is amazing. I love the colors, the incredible texture, and overall design. It's awesome!

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