I'm so excited about a book that I got at Artisan in Santa Fe.
Normally when I go to Santa Fe, I buy Navajo jewelry. They do such incredible work.
But this year, I decided to focus on art. I had a $150 Visa Gift Card that I earned from Stampin' Up! and I took it to the happiest place on earth - Artisan. Here's a video tour of the store.
This place is to artists what Cabelas and Bass Pro are to hunters. They have an unbelievable assortment of awesomeness.
I find new things there every year that I just can't wait to try.
This year, I poked around in the book section, and I found this AWESOME BOOK!!
The most nerdtastic thing about it is that it has a spiral binding, so I can have it open when I'm painting. I can't WAIT to use this for the next MIX-Ability challenge on Splitcoast!
I didn't have time to explore it before today's challenge, but I did play! Dina was easy on us today and the challenge was "anything goes" - just make a mixed media project that you love.
I LOVE the card I made!! This was also for Bridget's Hope You Can Cling To Challenge which was a PINKterest Inspiration challenge - she assembled some gorgeous pink photos from Pinterest for us to choose from. I picked one that looked like fingerpainting so that I had a completely legit reason to fingerpaint some more little clouds.
First, I used direct to paper with Summer Sun and Apricot Appeal to create the sky. I sponged the edges with Soft Suede. Then I used Liquitex White Paint and Delta Pink Paint and fingerpainted the clouds and hills. I used Pyrrole Red Golden Fluid Acrylics to stamp the horse. The little horse is from a retired set called Wanted. The greeting is from Spread the Joy.
So hopefully this weekend, I'm going to have time to throw caution (translation:laundry) to the wind and create some of these fun textures.
Hope you get to do the same!