Thursday, 26 April 2012

And now for something completely different.......

No, I've not been watching too much Monty Python, I've been on another of the lovely Jo Capper-Sandon's workshops. Look what I made......... my first proper piece of mixed media art :D

I thought I was completely done, until I came home and had a good long look it at and decided that I need to do a couple more things to it to finish. That said I'm actually pretty pleased with the way this turned out and you'll definately be more seeing pieces like this on my blog!!! Obviously I can't give too much away as I'd be putting poor Jo out of a job, but she came up with a really neat idea which allows me to get more mileage out of a single piece of work, so expect to see this image used in a couple of projects that I have up my sleeve. I'm really regretting not taking a picture of the other ladies work to show you as well as each and every one of us produced something completely different. If you're interested in attending one of Jo's workshops or even taking a sneaky peek at some the creations that have been produced check out the blog here.

Oh and Essex Girl if you're reading this you missed a corker of a workshop and the opportunity to shop (think PaperArtsy, Stampendous etc....... mmmmm)!!!

Thanks for looking

Claire xxx

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp & Show - Your favourite word
Simon Says Stamp - Anything goes
Crafting for all Seasons - Anything but a card
Top Tip Tuesday - Anything but a card
Art With No Boundaries - Anything Goes
Crafty Bloggers Network - Love Paints
Make It Monday - Anything goes


  1. This is gorgeous Claire,love the image and Fab

  2. Gorgeous colours and very arty, quite beautiful Claire! Sounds like youve had a super class and look forward to seeing more makes!
    Keryn x

  3. So gorgeous I have been joining in check out Delicious Doodles Admin for my attempt at Mixed Media xx I loved doing it. I love the softness of your piece Claire xxx

  4. This is gorgeous! What a beautiful piece for your first try! I hope you will continue to do more. I saw this on MIM!

  5. Oh, this is so soft and pretty! Gorgeous work.

    I’m stopping by from MIM. (I’m number 205)


    **I am having a give-away on my blog. Feel free to stop by if you are interested.**

  6. So gorgeous Claire...:o)

    big hugs Vicky xx

  7. oh Hun,this is just gorgeous just adore those soft and delicate colours just stunning detail Hun,hugs Cherylxx

  8. Hi sweetie,
    Wow Claire I live this project Hunni. Just stunning darling. Fab!!!!
    Dawn xxx

  9. :0))))

    Thanks for attending the workshop Claire, great to see you again. So pleased you enjoyed it - this worked out beautifully didnt it. Love the soft subtle layering in the background.

    I shall certainly be running this workshop again in the very near future for those that were unable to get a place as everyone seemed to get a lot from it.

    A fun day... :0) xx

    (and yes, EG... you'd have LOVED it lol)

  10. grrrr rub my nose in it why dont you sussex gal

    LOL looks a fab workshop extremely green with envy and shopping too .. grrr

    have the last week off june off will be letting Jo know, cross your fingers for us . . x

  11. Mwah! That'll teach ya to be a work-a-holic!!! Missed ya yesterday, maybe that's why I got finished up early (yes I said early!!! :D ). Fingers crossed for June then :D xxx

  12. Wow, that is (delightfully) different! Looking forward to seeing more of your ventures into mixed media. Love the message and the soft colouring. x

  13. Gorgeous Claire! Love your card and very interesting technique! Wish I could take one of her workshops!

  14. Absolutely stunning! I'm so glad you've got the taste for it - can't wait to see more! I really, really must get to one of Jo's workshops!

  15. So soft and pretty. Your card caught my eye at MIM. I'm #138 & 194!

    Kasey ~ in Oz

  16. Claire this looks so wonderful and so much detail how lucky to go on a class with Jo I just love her work and yours too!!! Chanelle xx

  17. Claire...your first mixed art media piece is so sweet. You did a wonderful job on it! The washed color over the top of your background looks wonderful! I love your sweet little birds, the faux stitching and your words peeking out from underneath the washing. Great stamping in the background! Great job! Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

  18. fab piece, never tried anything like this before but its a must for the list! thanks for playing along with us at TTT with our anything but a card challenge! good luck and hope to see you again soon xx

  19. This is beautiful....really love how so much goes together so well. Saw you on MIM.

  20. Beautiful piece of art - love the colours.

    Thanks for joining us for our 'Anything but a Card' challenge over at Top Tip Tuesday. Don't forget if you share a Top Tip with us you could win our Top Tipper Prize.
    Thanks for playing :)

    Carol x

  21. Absolutely gorgeous!

    Thank you for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday! Hope to see you again!

    Remember, you can enter 3 creations and 3 tips - 6 chances for prizes!!




  22. Gorgeous artwork Claire. Thanks for joining us at CFAS this time. Carol DT x

  23. Claire, This is a great piece. I love the soft colors over the text. Thank you for playing in our April Anything Goes challenge on Art With No Boundaries. Hope you will join us again.
    :) Chris / CS Designs

  24. Love your mixed media art design. Great use of stamps, birds and written paper. Thanks for playing at Top Tip Tuesday and good luck. Hope to see you back tuesday for a new challenge. Bettina xx


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