Saturday 15 December 2018

Bleeding Art - A GDT spot

Hi everyone, 
I had some amazing news last month, my Halloween tags won me a GDT spot on the amazing mixed media challenge blog, Bleeding Art.  Picture the little happy jig I was doing.  Off went the email to the very talented Cathy Frailey to accept and back came the brief. "Shiny and Sparkly". Oh my!
I had a few loose ideas come and quickly go again. Those that know me, know that this kind of crafting doesn't come easily to me. I am happiest getting dark and grungy but I have been getting some practice in lately with the feminine look. With a daughter who is a true girly girl and granddaughter following in her mum's footsteps, I have had to take into account their tastes when making for them. 

The project for Bleeding Art that I finally decided on was a shrine/wedding arch for my daughter's wedding next year. 
Without giving too much away, this matches her colour scheme and the vibe she's aiming for.

I used a Tando Creative arch substrate that I was able to acquire at a recent "Ministry of Mixology" weekend. This particular kit is not in the shop yet but there're plenty more to choose from. It has been painted using Decoart media line and chalk paints/mediums to give a weathered look finished off with a clear wax to seal and for a bit of a sheen. 
Added lace and pearls from stash. The floor covered with hessian.
Threaded battery operated lights through the lattice for added shine and sparkle.

The bride and groom have been painted cream with a lustre medium added then a glitter medium through 2 different stencils. The little plinth the bride and groom are standing on was made from greyboard covered with paper then added the same lace, some ribbon and pearls to finish. Some little "diamond stars" stuck to the back. 

As I have had to keep this a secret, for obvious reasons, my daughter hasn't even seen this yet. I hope she approves.

A big "Thank You" to the ladies of Bleeding Art for allowing me to join them this month as a guest DT member. Looking forward to seeing everyone's entries into this month's challenge of  "Shiny and Sparkly"

I'd like to enter this into the challenge at
More Mixed Media Challenges - Anything Goes 

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