Thursday, March 15, 2012

Mixed-Media Mash Up - Smeared and Smudged's March Member Blog Hop

It's time again for the Smeared and Smudged member blog hop!
The theme for this month is Mixed-Media Mash Up.
The hop goes live March 15th at 9:00 a.m. PST.

We were challenged to step outside of our comfort zone and give mixed-media a try.  A stamped image, rubber or digi, must be used as stamping is the Smeared and Smudged way.

Here is my creation:
(click image to enlarge)

Sorry for the poor picture quality.  I ran out of daylight and had to use my cell phone for photos.  For my project I used layers of water colors, ink, acrylic paint, and markers.  I would have liked to have built up more texture, but I'm a last minute type of gal and didn't leave myself enough time to do so.  I used several Smeared Ink rubber stamps as well as bubble wrap in my art journal page.  

This was my first attempt at a mixed-media piece.  It didn't turn out exactly how I wanted it too, but it's not horrible.  I just think I need to play around more to find my style and learn how to blend images in a bit better.  I did enjoy the freedom of experimenting with the different mediums.  

The hop list is below.  Go check out the awesome creations and leave the ladies some love.  Thanks for stopping by!

March Smeared and Smudged Member Hop
Blog Roll
Black Dragon
Madeleine Bouquet
Lady Brayton

~ Lady Brayton ~


  1. This is fabulous - love the way the fire colours run through there and that SI image is just awesome. I tried to buy it in rubber from SI yesterday but they are all gone :-( This piece is a wonderful first attempt... I truly love it :-D xxxx

  2. Really fab and colorful, Lady B. IKWYM about building up the layers, though. All that drying time doesn't set well with me. (Im definitely a last minute kinda gal, myself. You've created lots of depth with your stamping and doodling, though. I love it! xxD

  3. Ooh, I really like this! All of the layers of color/ink/paint look awesome!:)

  4. Fantastic journal page Lady love the background colours xxx

  5. LB, for your first attempt at a mixed-media piece this turned out really fabulous! You need to give yourself a little more credit then "it's not horrible" It's beautiful LB! I think you did a great job GF!

  6. LB, I think this turned out really well, love the L/O and the border is great!!

  7. LB... I think this turned out wonderfully! And for a first timer... perfect! I love the colors and images that you used! Hugs and Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

  8. Beautiful, just beautiful. I am really inspired by your creation. Hugs,

  9. Awesome! Love all the colors in your project!

  10. This is your FIRST attempt????? WOW! you have a talent for this! gorgeous colours Lady and lovely image :)

  11. this is awesome, love the colurs and images, if this is your first MM piece cant wait to see your second, you did a fab job

  12. My dear lady... you are is not horrible.... it is pretty amazing.,,, considering its your 1st attempt at mixed media. Beautiful imagery... depth and layers.... even with no drying time!
    You are a constant inspiration to me....again i bow.
    OXO BDx

  13. Your superior artistry has been proved, if any were needed, if this was only your 1st MM project and it turned out this good. Rest of the world look out. Beautiful LB

  14. aw wow that rocks LadyB. I love it. That bubble looking stamp is cool. I need one of those. I love all the colors and then the black and white frame just takes on a life of it's own. that's perfect. Those elemental stamps are awesome. I havent used mine yet. Thank goodness I was lucky enough to get a set before they were gone. This rules. have a good evening and week