Tuesday, 1 November 2016

Colour challenge at Mixed Media Monthly

Hello dear visitors and happy November!! It's the first of the month and that means a new challenge is starting over at Mixed Media Monthly.
The theme this month as my post title suggests is a colour challenge. I created a desk set, an idea inspired by the work of the talented Marjie Kemper
Here is the graphic for our colour challenge. Be sure that if you play along you add it to your post!
Our sponsor this month is no other than the wonderful Funky Junky Boutique,

 I reckon most of you will know. Like usual you can read all the details of the challenge HERE


Now, on to my project. I started by creating a Master board, picking out acrylic paints in at least some of the colours and layering them on using a brayer.
I used a variety of Paperartsy Fresco paints, including some of the new Seth Apter signature limited edition colours.
More texture was added with the help of some scrunched up kitchen roll, dipped into the paints on my craft mat.
Adding further texture with the help of some stencils. I also added a few sprinkles of Infusions, also by Paperartsy.
I cut up my masterboard and first of all, covered my appointments diary with it. I used separate pieces for the front, back and the spine and adhered them with 3D mat gel by Prima. I then added further stamping, stenciling and went around the edges with black gelato.
Here is the back of the diary.
Next up I created a cover for my large post-it notes out of kraft card and then covered the front with another piece from my masterboard.
And finally, using a couple of little leftover pieces, I covered some bulldog clips.
Well, that's it for today, hope you enjoyed my projects and will hop over to the challenge blog to see what my teamies have created. All you need to do is click HERE.
Thank you for visiting today and have a creative month!!

40 comments:

maria's knutselplezier said...

Wow super Astrid these smal books looks amazing, what a great project, great colours and images, I love them thanks for showing us how you made them, I love the black all around it gives everthing more contrast and interest!!
Have fun!
Maria

Valerie-Jael said...

Fantastic work! Hugs, Valerie

brenda said...

Super creations Astrid, what a super idea to decorate the clips to match, great inspiration thank you.

B x

Diana Taylor said...

Beautiful work and such a lovely colour palette too. The clips are gorgeous and I would never have thought of decorating them to match - an inspired idea! Love it!

Pamellia Johnson said...

What a fabulous set Astrid! Love the colours, very rich but not too dark. I especially love the clips, what a wonderful idea!! hugs :)

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful desk set! Love the masterboard and how you pieced it out into your lovely set!

Monika Gulyas said...

Fabulous cover for your diary and the other desk supplies! What a great idea to cover the bulldog clips too! The colours you have chosen for this projects are so beautiful! xx

Evelyn Walter said...

Love your desk set, Astrid! Such a gorgeous masterboard you created. xxx

Joi at RR said...

This is something we would have under glass at the antique store Astrid. Wow - such a lovely vintage leather desk set!!! Beautiful colors - rich and elegant. Stunning creativity. Xj.

Jennie Atkinson said...

Such a fabulous master board and what a wonderful way of using it Astrid. I love how you have covered your diary and have inspired me to do mine! along with the bulldog clips as well!!! Just fabulous. The colour inspiration board is lovely and I hope I might find time to join the challenge this month - this easing a little (although perhaps I shouldn't have said that !!!!!!). Jennie x

Patti Krauss said...

Beautiful projects!

Sue Marrazzo said...

AWESOME!!!!!!!

chrissie said...

A wonderful idea to make this set Astrid and the colours go well with it

Love Chrissie xx

Redanne said...

You created the most wonderful masterboard Astrid, the colours are so warm, yet vintage looking. The book cover and post-it note cover are beautiful and I love that you used left over bits to cover the bull dog clips - this is a beautiful set! Hugs, Anne xx

Paper Profusion said...

Fantastic set Astrid! Love the bull dog clips as all above. Your take on the colour challenge is both clever and beautiful. Nicola x

Meggymay said...

Its a fabulous desk set Astrid, super colours as well. It is a great idea and would make a super gift.
Yvonne xx

rachel said...

lush colours and beautiful work Astrid - I love how you used your board - brilliant! Hugs rachel x

Donna B. said...

I love how you used the colors with this fun set! Awesome idea!

Patty O'Malley said...

Awesome set, Astrid!

Seth said...

This set is beautiful Astrid. Your palette is gorgeous and I thank you for adding my paint colors.

Marisa Job said...

What a fabulous project!! Love the colors and texture!

Helen Wallace said...

Absolutely stunning colours and texture to create these projects. I like watching how they evolve step by step and must hop off to Mr Google to see what Infusions are. Always inspiring to visit here. Thank you.

Maryann Laursen said...

WAUW this is stunning Astrid. I really LOVE everything you´ve done here. I´ve made many of these office supplysets before, but never anything like this, but you certainly got me inspired to make some again here, that´s for sure. This looks fabulous. Really gorgeous work, thanks soooo much for always sharing all your great ideas with us all here.

Dorthe said...

How gorgeous they are all Astrid,-I totally love your colors, and the wonderful master board you created. The diary and post it books, are now looking stunning, the bulldog clips, too. Everything so beautifully created, dear !!
Hugs, Dorthe

Meg said...

Ooh, nifty! Really clever idea- and the colors are amazeballs!

Marjie Kemper said...

What a gorgeous set, Astrid! I see we have even more of the same stamps than I imagined. Glad you were inspired, and thank you for the shout-out!

Margaret Mifsud said...

Wow!! This is amazing Astrid!! First of all, I loooveee the colours and textures, you do create the most amazing backgrounds .. I am in awe!! Secondly, this is such a brilliant idea!! Love how you created this matching set and am pinning it for future reference. Gotta try this one for myself. Love, love, love this!! hugs xx

Annie said...

A fabulous idea beautifully pieced together Astrid xx a treasured gift for sure

TFS Annie xx

A Pink said...

Wonderful desk set! Astrid . Gorgeous colours and texture.
hugs x

Jackie P Neal said...

A beautiful set Astrid! Your palette is beautiful!!
xx

butterfly said...

Such fun seeing you play in these warm colour tones, and the layers you have built up give this glorious depth - a fabulous desk set - and though I can see Marjie's inspiration, this is still definitely you.
Alison x

Beatriz S B-arte said...

Wow ... great work !!! ... I love the colors, the details, the whole !!!
Thank you very much for the inspiration !!
A hug

Jenny Marples said...

This is a beautiful set Astrid. I love the way you've taken that masterboard and really used it to it's full potential, including the clips!!! xx

pearshapedcrafting said...

Wow! You really got a lot out your fabulous master board! Such lovely colours too! Hugs, Chrisx

Shari Czerwinski said...

That background is amazing! Love all the colors too! Pinned it for a little future inspiration!

Courtney said...

Wow! This is awesome. I love the background, colors, and texture of your project. So lovely! I really enjoy reading your blog as well. :)

KarenB said...

A fab idea... love the step by steps too. Thank you!

karrie sweet said...

Gorgeous office set! love to try this.

Suman Pandit said...

fantastic set,love the background and textures !!

Alicia Merline said...

the masterboard idea is one that is a bit new to me, but seems like a great way to make a bunch of coordinating projects like you did

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