Friday, April 1, 2016

No fooling! It's mixed media challenge time...

Happy April 1! For those who love mixed media challenges - we have a fun one for April.

The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge Blog has a new challenge this month. The theme is "dimension"! It's my favorite in my art - either the illusion of dimension or actually making layers. It's so much fun.




The sponsor this month is Stampers Anonymous.


This month we will have TWO lucky random winners!! Each winner will receive a fabulous Wendy Vecchi stamp set and stencil!!


Here's my painting for the challenge. I started with a layer of random color. After it dried I added thinned paint and misted with a water bottle. More dimension. I added papers and crackle medium (more dimension) and then (why not?) I added painted chipboard.  Then I created the images.


Here's a close-up view.


"Enchanted Poppies" 16" x 20" by Melanie Douthit

Our April Guest Designer is Wendy Vecchi - Ranger & Stampers Anonymous Signature Designer!!


Wendy Vecchi is a full time artist/designer/educator and owner of studio 490.She is a signature designer for Ranger, and Stampers Anonymous and a past member the Tim Holtz and Maya Road design teams. In addition to designing rubber stamps, stencils, embossing pastes, archival inks and embossing powders, she loves discovering new techniques & she loves to use those techniques to make art.

I hope you play along.
Please follow these rules to be eligible for placements and prizes. Entries not following our rules will be deleted.

* You must use our challenge graphic in your challenge post.
* You must comment on at least 3 design team member's blogs.
* Your post must link back to the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge post
* Add a link to your direct post, not your entire blog, a YouTube Video or a Pinterest Board
* You can combine with up to 4 other challenges.
* No Backlinking allowed! Any back-linked entries will be deleted.
* You can enter up to 5 times, create whatever you want, and HAVE FUN!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

38 comments:

  1. Gorgeous canvas Melanie, fabulous colours and all of those layers, love it! Deb xo

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  2. Oh my, Melanie. This is a masterpiece! Love all of the details and the colors are stunning!
    Thanks for sharing! I am your newest follower and I look forward to seeing more of your projects! :)

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  3. Love poppies and love this canvas! Great job, Melanie!

    Hugs!
    Rossi

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  4. I can not believe how much dimension and details you have put into this piece. This is beautiful and inspiring and I love the colors

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  5. beuatiful colorfull canvas love it . Hugs Aisha

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  6. This is my favourite of all the DT works, so cheerful and summery, love it!

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  7. A fabulous colourful canvas. Love all the layers.

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  8. So beautiful - love the colour and dimension.

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  9. A beautiful canvas, the poppies are lovely! x

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  10. Beautiful creation. Love the colors and dimension!

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  11. Wonderful and impressive work. The color composition is great and very balanced!

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  12. That truly is fabulous Melanie! xx

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  13. Talk about popping eye candy - just beautiful array of colors and texture!!

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  14. Such vibrant colours. Lovely work of art.

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  15. Your canvas is beautiful! The flowers are so vibrant and pretty.

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  16. Such a beautiful mixed media piece, I love the gorgeous colours and those flowers are truly beautiful!

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  17. Totally gorgeous! love how the flowers pops out...so beautiful.

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  18. Awesome job!!!so creative!!!TFS!!!

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  19. I just love the depth you've created and how the flowers just pop out to meet the eye - fabulous.
    Alison x

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  20. Oh wow, I love everything about this! It's positively glorious!

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  21. The depth and layers you created on this project is amazing. The flowers just seem to stand out more with the background so colorful. Nicely done.

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  22. Stunning creation, love the colours.

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  23. Amazing work!!! poppies with 3D effekt, so beautiful!

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  24. This is beautiful Melanie, the poppies are gorgeous xx

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  25. I was blown away with your project. It is stunning, so textural and thank you for your inspiration x

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  26. Absolutely stunning - love the poppies and they just pop off the page. Just gorgeous!!

    With smiles
    Laine Kammeraad

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  27. Wow, this is gorgeous!! Love the poppies with the fabulous colors in the background- great job!

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  28. Like the contrast between dark blue and warm red poppies!

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  29. Oh my,simply breathtaking! The background is amazing!

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  30. Beautiful canvas, great idea with dimension effect :)

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  31. I love your technique for original and interesting flower designs. Lovely

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  32. Wow, this is stunning! The colors and texture is just amazing!! thanks for the great inspiration!!!

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