Mixed media

Happy Birthday

[Challenge win: Top rocker at 613 Avenue Create challenge]

It’s Monday, and it’s time for yet another Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge! This is my final week in the Designer Spotlight for January on the Monday Challenge, and I must reiterate that I’m beyond delighted to have been accorded this honor.

This week, the challenge is: Let’s Be On Time


My project is a mixed media composition for a birthday. A birthday present needs to be on time, after all!

Happy Birthday | Mixed Media | Anita

I started out by adding texture to a background cardboard using stencils and modeling paste. I applied heavy gesso after the modeling paste dried, and added acrylics with water spritzed over them. After this dried, I applied metallic wax on some raised parts of the texture.

For the strips of paper, I used gelprinting / monoprinting with stencils and acrylics, and a bit of pouncing of acrylics through a stencil. I ran a watercolor pencil at the edges of the paper strips, and added water for a vignette effect. I then added a thin coat of glittery acrylics for a beautiful shine. ❤

Happy Birthday | Mixed Media | Anita

I then used acrylics with water spritzing on some diecuts, and added them to the composition, followed by more acrylics. I made polymer components using molds, and over a coat of gesso, I brushed metallic acrylics and metallic waxes over them.

After assembling all the above components, I also added some art stones, over which I added a brown acrylics wash employing more water spritzing. For the sentiment, I used card stock and stamps with dye inks, with watercolored edges. Finally, I added some acrylics splatters. Ta da!


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So that was my project. Do make sure you check out the fabulous creations from the talented Design Team at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge for more inspiration, create your project, and join the challenge!

The Design Team, as always, will choose a selection of their entries to put in the spotlight. What’s more, a randomly selected winner will get a $25 voucher to shop at the Simon Says Stamp Store!

Many thanks to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Design Team for their kind invitation to feature in the Designer Spotlight this month!


With this project, I’m joining these challenges –

613 Avenue Create Challenge #1 Jan: Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create Challenge #1 Jan: Anything Goes
A Bit More Time To Craft Challenge #132 - Anything Goes
A Bit More Time To Craft Challenge #132 – Anything Goes
ABMTTC Extra Challenge #January - Anything Goes
ABMTTC Extra Challenge #January – Anything Goes
HLS January Anything Goes with Dies Challenge
HLS January Anything Goes with Dies Challenge
HLS January Stencil Challenge - Anything Goes
HLS January Stencil Challenge – Anything Goes
Mixed Media Place - January 2021 challenge
Mixed Media Place – January 2021 challenge
More Mixed Media Challenge - Anything Goes w/ Optional Blue
More Mixed Media Challenge – Anything Goes w/ Optional Blue
STAMPlorations January Stencil Challenge
STAMPlorations January Stencil Challenge

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21 thoughts on “Happy Birthday

  1. Gorgeous panel Anita 🙂 the colours and textures are beautiful and I love how 3D this is, absolutely stunning!! Whoever receives this timely gift will be thrilled! 🙂

    Thanks so much for joining us this month! It has been such a great pleasure to have you along with us and I hope we get to do this again soon 🙂
    Hope you have a great week!
    Stay Safe! X
    Luv
    Lols XXX

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    1. Thank you, Lols! I’m glad the panel turned out okay and that the recipient was pleased. 🙂 Thank you very much for the kind invite this month – I had a gala time with these projects!

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  2. Such a gorgeous card, Anita! I love how much texture you have built in to this beautiful beach themed card. Someone is going to be very happy! It’s been lovely having you with us this month, Maura

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  3. What an amazing piece of art you have created. I’m enjoying all the layers and textures; patterns and colors. This should be framed! Thanks for joining us at Happy Little Stampers ~ Stencil Challenge.
    sue n.

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  4. WOW! I’m positively swooning over your mixed media composition; so many elements to gaze at and admire! An outstanding work-of-art; lucky person receiving it! Thank you for sharing this gem in the HLS Stencil And Anything Goes with Dies Challenge galleries!
    ~carol

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