Sunday, April 15, 2018

Mid-Month Inspiration for the Mixed Media Monthly Color Wheel Challenge

Hello, I'm back with another project for our April Color Wheel Challenge over at Mixed Media Monthly! It's not too late for you to join in. We've had some really cool projects entered!

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(Create a mixed media project using predominantly one Complimentary or Split Complimentary Color Scheme. Be sure to tell us what you used.)

Here is a color wheel for you to reference. A Complimentary Pair is two colors that are opposite each other on the color wheel. A Split Complement is one color plus the two colors adjacent to its complement across the wheel. (For example, Red + Yellow-Green & Blue-Green.)

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For my mid-month project I've chosen to use the complementary pair of Red-Orange and Blue-Green (one of my favorites!)

I used Eileen Hull's new Trinket Box die to create this little 'jewel box'. The top is marbled Distress Paint (Mermaid LagoonPeacock FeathersPine NeedlesRipe Persimmon) and the label die cut from the Journal Die just happens to fit perfectly into he oval cutout on the lid. (I love it when stuff like that happens!)

The sides I painted with Viva Rusty Paper Paint and various other paints and crackle mediums. I wanted a range of rusty red-orange colors. I also had the perfect piece of bling to add to the top from my stash of broken jewelry. The colors are perfect! 


Thanks for stopping by and have a great week. Share your projects with us over at MMM!

I am also entering this project into the A Vintage Journey's Rusty & Crusty Challenge for April and the Frilly & Funkie Elegant Jewels Challenge! Check out both for some great inspiration!

Eileen Hull Sizzix - Book & Pages, Trinket Box & Frame

- Journal Die (Sizzix / SSS)
Lace (SSS) retired

Tim Holtz Noble Gent

Viva Decor Rusty Paper Paint
Prima Texture Paste - Clear Crackle
Deco Art Media Liquid Acrylics - Pyrrole Orange, English Red Oxide
Deco Art Media Crackle Glaze
Ranger Archival Ink - Cobalt, Potting Soil, Orange Blossom
Tim Holtz Gadget Gears
Tim Holtz Sprocket Gears

Sizzix & Simon Says Stamp links in this post are affiliate links which do not affect the price you pay but allow me to earn a small percentage of a sale. Thanks! (My husband also thanks you!)


  1. I love the colours Lisa and the jewel in topmos gorgeous. Lovely trim too. Gorgeous. Tracy ❤️❤️

  2. What a beautiful box! I love your color choices and that jewel is stunning! Thank you for sharing with us at Frilly and Funkie in the Elegant Jewels challenge. Hugs!

  3. And while I'm here, I'll say thank you for playing along at A Vintage Journey! Hugs!

  4. Lisa, your colour choices are fabulous, I love how the jewel colour works so well with the rusty tone and the gem piece on top and the cogs are just the 'icing on the cake'. Absolutely gorgeous!

    Thanks so much for joining in our Rusty and Crusty challenge at A Vintage Journey! Hugs, Anne xx

  5. This is a gorgeous box. The bright colours are a perfect showcase for the fabulous jewel. Thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie.

  6. Love the way these colors POP! Thanks so much for joining the fun in the Frilly and Funkie Elegant Jewels Challenge!

  7. What a lovely trinket box and I love the orange and blue combo! Sweet! Thanks for playing along with us in the Frilly and Funkie Elegant Jewels Challenge!

  8. Ooh, that hit of vivid turquoise really makes the rust sing - what a fantastic little trinket box. Thanks so much for joining us on A Vintage Journey.
    Alison x

  9. What a wonderful rusty box you created Lisa! Love the colors and all the texture and the beautiful watery blue inside! thanks for sharing with us at A Vintage Journey! Julia xx


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