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Thursday, 22 August 2013

AUGUST MEMBERS' BLOG HOP WITH SMEARED & SMUDGED

Hello everyone and welcome to the SMEARED & SMUDGED FORUM  August Members' Blog Hop. 
Hopefully you have arrived here via Kozmic KAPREE, but if not - don't worry -the full list is below :-)
Our theme this month is "Anything Goes" and I have made my first ever Mixed Media piece.  Being as it was my first real effort, I was reluctant to use one of my precious 3 canvases so I went with really thick cardboard packaging instead. That meant I could bin it easily if it all went drastically wrong !!  hahaha LoL.  I gave you a sneaky peek at one corner on WOYWW 219 last week :-)
My piece is 10" x 14" and here it is .....................






The main image is the Raven from the Quoth The Raven Set by SMEARED INK. Being a digi image, I enlarged him to 6" tall and then printed him out 7 times. I then fussy cut him into layers and 'feather cut' the edges. All the pieces were then mounted up in sequence to create a 3D image using foam pads.
My background is made up of die cut pieces, lace, kitchen paper, nylon netting,  string, texture paste and Gesso. I spritzed with some inks and Perfect Pearls mists. The flowers were cut with my Craft Robo from book pages and then distressed and spritzed too. Feathers were kindly donated by my chickens :-D
So - there you have it. I hope you have enjoyed looking and now you are ready to go off to the Lovely LISA to see what she has in store for you :-)  I have added the complete Blog Hop Roll below here in case you get lost. :-D

Ike --- That's Me :-)

Thanks for 'Hopping' by and I'll see you later :-D xxxxxxxxxxx

Challenges I am entering:

The Crafters' Cafe Challenge #25 - Bling & Sparkle  (There is lots of sparkle here from the pearl sprays but the picture can't show it well.)
Crafting By Designs - Mixed Media Challenge
Divas By Design - Use Some Twine
The House That Stamps Built DCC814 - Things With Wings
Penny's Paper Challenge #141 - Die Cuts + Punches

19 comments:

  1. Love the soft textures and subtle colours-so well done

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  2. love all the texture and dimension and the rave is awesome

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  3. oh Ike this is gorgeous!! Such a romantic looking peace filled with so much texture I just want to touch it!! awesome work :D xxxxxxx

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  4. this can't be your first mixed media...........it's too good!! excellent job

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  5. Wow...Ike...this is over the top! Love your design and layout. Great handmade embellies! You Rock!

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  6. this is an amazing textured piece love the black against the delicate layers.EE

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  7. I love this piece. It looks very hard to do, you did a wonderful job of it. Wow

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  8. Absolutely gorgeous! Love it.:)

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  9. WOW totally love it. Can't even imagine that this is the 1st time that you do this. So awesome. I can't wait to see the other projects you will be doing with this technique. It's really awesome.

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  10. Stunning mixed media you have created, the raven looks like it sitting on a branch and the background is fantastic! =)
    Hugs, Elenor

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  11. It's a work of art! Well done!
    Thanks for joining in the fun at The Crafter's Cafe blog.
    Hugs
    Fiona x

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  12. WOW Ike . . .you nailed mixed media too. I feel sick! No one woman should be this talented! LOL! VERY cool art you have here - dark but not SCARY!

    How nice of the chooks to help you too. Good girlies.

    Hugs
    Sarn xxx

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  13. Oh gosh! how gorgeous is this ho`n?! love it, all the texture and subtle colors! ♥

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  14. Such a simple, romantic piece.......simply beautiful Ike :)

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  15. This is beautiful IKE! Thanks for joining the challenge at The Crafters Cafe.

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  16. Wow! that bird looks real! great texture and a fab piece of art!
    Thanks for playing along with the Diva's this week for our 'Twine' challenge and good luck
    Hugs Laurie x

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  17. Another incredible creation my friend. Have you ever done paper tole? Because that is sort of what you are doing with the raven by cutting and shaping and feathering the different pieces. Just a lovely job for your first mixed media piece. However it is funny because I thought a lot of your work was mixed media. Hmmmm....

    Oh and I am happy you thanked your lovely chickens for their kind contribution to the piece.

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  18. Hi Ike,
    WOW! What a lot of work has gone into this. The raven looks amazing & I love the textured background. The flowers are fabulous too. Thanks for joining us at Divas By Design this week.
    Hugs,
    Andie xx

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