Mixed Media Layout November Challenge

Welcome back to another month at Creative Embellishments. This month we have another sketch challenge. So my possibilities with sketches which is fun to see all of the different variations that people come up with.  This mixed media layout features photos from out trip to the Keys. This was one of our favourite places to go. Seeing with COVID we were trying to avoid crowds and people, we found a small spot just off the side of the road to picnic, walk the reef and do some snorkeling. We found some amazing creatures including a small octopus.  This little hole in the wall is just outside Bahia Honda State Park. 

This is the sketch challenge, I used a variety of elements in my page. 



Here is a short video of the creative process. 




After prepping the background with gesso to take on pastes and sprays. I take the inspiration from the background on the sketch. I added stamping with the Distress Numbers Stamp along with the Numbers Boarder Stamp. Using the Distress patterns stencil, I add a thick layer of black pastes sporadically over the page. 

I used various chipboards. I added colour with Lindy’s spray. I only had a small variety with me at Maggi’s so I made it work with what I had. I highlighted the chipboard with some waxes.  I don’t always cut my photos down to fit the Grunge Frames. I like the different look, it adds an element of uniqueness to the page. 

I used various Washi clusters on the page in-between the layers. I actually cut them apart to make them go a little further. 

I just love love love layers. I actually brought a number of flowers with me on the trip to Maggi’s. (I actually forgot to pack them until there was a gentle reminder) But some of my layouts just don’t need them. 

The twist this month was to add splashes on the page. I used some burnt umber and yellow iron oxide liquid acrylic paints. I diluted it with some water before adding some splashes. I finished the page off with some glass glitter. 


Scribble Alphabet Boarder

Grunge Frames

Washi Tape Clusters

Stitch Boarder

Distress Numbers Stamp

Grunge Gear Corner 

Numbers Boarder Stamp

Distress Patterns Stencil


Supplies: Scribble Alphabet Boarder Grunge Frames Washi Tape Stitch Boarder Distressed Number Stamp Grunge Gear Corner Numbers Boarder 7 Dots Studio: Writers Block, Note, Torn.  


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