Monday, November 4, 2013

Magnifique Mixed Media November Kit w/Erin Blegen

Good morning! I really hope you all had a great weekend and are rested up and ready for a new Monday!

A good way to start the week is with a project share, and today I finally get to show you my first creation using the Magnifique Mixed Media November Kit "Autumnal Bliss"~! We revealed to you last week that  my sister Kelly Foster and I were given the opportunity to put together a Limited Edition Mixed Media Kit. It sold out in no time- and I'm SO happy to reveal that we will be continuing with a monthly mixed media kit! We've already planned out the next few months and I just know you're going to LOVE what we have in store for you! The great thing about these kits is that they can be used as stand-alone kits, but will also coordinate with the monthly main kit from C'est Magnifique as well! So if you're already a subscriber to the standard kits, this is just an added bonus for you! For non-kit subscribers, you will find everything you need for your mixed media cravings, and if you wish to reserve one for yourself on a monthly basis, you can subscribe at any time!

Here is my first project, an autumn-inspired canvas:

Where I live, we are so fortunate to have some of the most beautiful Fall colors around! We get the blazing reds, oranges, yellows, etc with the various maple and other trees that are natural to our area. This year we got to enjoy about a week of this valiant display before the winds picked up and the leaves were lost. In this canvas, I wanted to capture the "deadening" of the season with all of the neutrals, browns, and creams- while adding just the splash of color that we get for that short time in Autumn before it is taken from us.

Along the edges of my canvas, I applied both Gelatos, as well as the "Autumn Butternut" Twinkling H2O's.

I combined the "Raspberry Wine" Twinkling H2Os, the "Plum Pudding" Shimmerz Spritz, and just a hint of "African Jade" Twinkling H2Os for the splash of color beneath my photos.

I used modeling paste and the mask to create the stencil details, and pooled the "Autumn Butternut" Twinkling H2Os over top and let them dry on their own to get the thick, rich coloring here. The Blue Fern Studios piece was given texture with embossing powder before I applied the "Raspberry Wine" & "Autumn Butternut" Twinkling H2Os with my fingertip over top. The less diluted the Twinkling H2Os are, the thicker they are which makes them easy to add color in this way.

Here's another look at the kit in its entirety. If you missed out on this one, keep an eye out for the middle of the month when we will be revealing our December Magnifique Mixed Media Kit- it's a GOOD one! If you would like to subscribe the the mixed media kit, see details on how to join HERE.

Thank-you so much for coming by today!