Saturday, 5 March 2016

Anything But Cute Mixed Media Blog - challenge #11

Hello, my friends!
I am here today to announce that our March challenge at Anything But Cute mixed media challenge blog has just started! I am your hostess this month and I chose the theme 'Crazy For Colours'!

Spring is coming! A time of the year that brings amazingly beautiful vibrant colours! This is what inspired me to choose the theme for this challenge.

To celebrate the springtime, we would like you to crate a mixed media project using vibrant colours! 
It can be a tag, a card, an art journal page or anything else! Just be sure it's vibrant! It's time to go 'crazy' with colours!

I have created a vibrant flowery art journal page and really went messy :) 

I love to apply paint using my fingers so I did it. For the first layer of paint I used mostly green, blue and yellow tones and then I went with my second layer in red, orange and fluorescent pink. I could call this process an intuitive painting. 
For the third layer I used my Liguitex inks in yellow and red and sprayed it with water. 

Here is my finished messy background.

I used my Dylusions ink sprays to colour my yarn. 

I decided to create some dimensional flowers and started to colour my medical gauze pieces using the same Dylusions ink sprays.

Here is how I started to create my flowers.

I put some fabric buttons (previously coloured with my Dylusions inks) in the middle of my flowers. I also added a piece of fluorescent green burlap at the bottom of my page. 
All the stamps I used here are from Tim Holtz and I used my Signo Uni ball pen in white to highlight some stamped words.

That's it for today! I hope I have inspired you to create a vibrant mixed media project for our March challenge at Anything But Cute! 

At Anything But Cute we just love to see all the seasoned and expert mixed media artists, but we also want to encourage those who are just getting their feet wet. Our design team will always be on the lookout for these exceptional projects and artists. You just never know when we might be giving out something special to a talented mixed media newcomer. We all have to start somewhere, right?

Challenge runs until April 4th, 2016 - we can't wait to see what you come up with! 

Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving lovely comments! I read and appreciate each and every one of them!
Happy crafting! 
Branka x



  1. Holy wowzers Branka, this is almost glowing it's so vibrant!! LOVE how you made your flowers out of medical gauze, and I loved seeing the Liquitex inks there, they are such a great product! Your background is so beautiful, it's like spring exploded onto your journal page! The yarn stems are brilliant, I just love it all! hugs :)

  2. The flowers look amazing against the wonderful bold background and I just love the button centres and the burlap at the bottom is just the perfect finishing touch - love your gorgeous page! Hugs, Anne xx

    1. Thank you so much, Anne! I am glad you like it! Hugs! xxx

  3. So bright and tactile branka. Love this to bits. Amazing flowers. Have a great weekend. Hugs rachel x

  4. Wow, is this ever fabulous. Love the background but the gauze flowers with their yarn stems are so clever and wonderful. This is so cheerful and sure makes me smile.

  5. Branka, you rocked this theme with your brilliant and whimsical journal page that just makes me grin from ear to ear! I love those gauze flowers with there button centers! Fabulous make my dear friend! Lots of love!

  6. B, like I've said before-you are a master at these bright, bold and vibrant colors! What an eclectic and genius way to create dimensional flowers! I will never look at yarn and gauze squares the same! And I use 3x3 gauze squares daily (scrub for surgeries)! Amazeballs design and that background is gorgeously gorgeous! Wowzers! Hugz to you muffin! ~Niki

  7. Oh my gracious - I am blinded by your BRILLIANCE Branka - not just the colors but by the FABULOUS FLOWERS too!! What an INCREDIBLE background - you just layer and swirled to total INTRIGUE. All my fav colors too - so for me - total EYE CANDY FUN. XX j.

  8. Arghh blogger ate my last comment...

    Love your brights and this is just relish, I love the spaghetti effect stems with the wool, adds such a fun aspect to the bright colours xx

  9. Very artistic and bright! Your creativity went wild with this challenge.
    What a great bright inspiration!
    Paper Talk with Samra

  10. Gorgeous pages and I just adore those flowers...fab bright this so much...
    Thank you for joining us over at Rhedd's Creative Spirit...x

  11. Such pretty vibrant colors Branka! I love those sprays too!! Thank you for joining us at Rhedd's Creative Spirit!!

  12. Wow Branka! So vibrant! I loved it even before you added the flowers!

  13. Stunning colours. Beautiful Art Journal pages. Thank you for joining us at Altered Eclectics this month. Judy DT

  14. Love these creative and unique elements! <3

  15. I love the retro feel of this art journal spread. The richness of the colors and textures is incredible. Blessings!

  16. Fabulously vibrant colours. Love the way you created your flowers.

  17. Wonderful vibrant pages ! Branka and such creative use of the wool, gauze and buttons to make those 'happy' flowers.
    Great challenge theme too - hoping to join in .
    hugs x