The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge Blog is turning two this month! We're going to celebrate by letting you choose your favorite theme from last year to use as your project challenge! Head on over to the blog challenge post to see all the inspiration! (After you see my project though – don't go yet!)
I chose to base my project on MMMC #20, Time Flies, with a focus on the flying part. I created this for a friend who loves all things vintage and especially with a bird theme.
The base is a canvas board that I covered with an image transfer from a piece of scrapbooking paper. (See this video from Finnabair to see how to use Art Basics Soft Matte Gel to do a transfer.) Then I raided my stash of vintage hankies and lace bits to pick out various samples to make into a collage of sorts for the background. I sewed it all together and then glued it to the canvas base using Art Basics 3D Gloss Gel (awesome as a glue!!)
The bird graphic is a free download from the Graphics Fairy website and I used a different transfer method to put it onto a piece of smooth muslin. I discovered this material called TAP Transfer Artist Paper and it is easy to use and looks really sharp! I'm looking forward to playing around more with it. You can run it through your inkjet printer and then transfer the image to all sorts of surfaces using your iron. Anyway, I transferred it to muslin and then die cut it and a piece of quilt batting to shape. I stitched them together and adhered it to the rest of the collage. Some vintage buttons and flowers finished it off and of course a favorite (and appropriate!) Bible verse gives the whole piece meaning.
Thanks for stopping by and I hope now you head on over to the challenge post to check out the inspiration from my team mates! Join in our challenge for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate for The Funkie Junkie Boutique, our sponsor for the month. A little birdie (not this one lol) told us that there will be extra prizes throughout the month so keep your eyes out for other winning opportunities!
Most of the supplies I used
for this project can be found at Sizzix or Simon Says Stamp. Follow the links below and a shopping you may go. ;-)