Thursday, February 9, 2012

Mixed Media Blog Hop

Welcome to the Mixed Media Blog Hop. We wanted to keep this hop small for the fact that it is mixed media and just starting to make a bigger wave in the crafting world, especially to us paper crafters.

For those who may not know what it is: Mixed media uses things like -
  • Paints
  • Gesso
  • Gel Mediums
  • Molding Paste
But it is a simple as using glimmer mist on a tag or using game pieces and alcohol inks.Everyones take on it is different and I hope you enjoy all the creations and GOOD LUCK to the winner!!  You should have hopped over after spending time with Paula

This is our list of fabulous crafters:

Monica -
Alina -
Julie -
Melissa H.-
Liz -http://
Paula -
Theresa - 
Evila -
 Kristy -
Nouel -
Creations Etc. -

SVG Attic - $10 Gift Certificate
Creations Etc: - Mixed Media Kit
Scraptastical Creations - $20 Gift Certificate
Sentiment Stamp Set - Whimsical Designs

For my  project today I started off with a pop can, cardboard purse, and a couple of napkins.  I will give you a quick warning now, I have allot of pictures on this post :)

I my flower punch on the pop can and made some flowers, I only needed one but I am going to give away a set of them as part of my candy ;)
Here is a pic of the flowers.  WARNING to make these flowers you need to rinse out your soda can with water and use a sharp knife or scissors to cut open the can.  If you don't use a sharp knife or scissors the can doesn't cut really smooth and you will prob cut yourself in the process (yes I am speaking from experience lol )
Once you punch them out take a toothpick or end of a paintbrush, I used a quilling tool and curl the edges of the flower.  You can ink them to match your project, just use alcohol based inks.

Well onto the project here is the little clutch I made
I covered the clutch with the napkins and Modge Podge added some ribbon, feathers, and bling to make give our little cardboard purse a whole new life :)

Top view
Open view, I used the napkin on the inside too so it would match, the clasp is a small magnet, it will stick to the magnet on the inside part of the ribbon.

Close up of flower on clutch
Well I hope you like my project.  For my blog candy I have a set of the flowers I made.  Just leave a comment.  I will pick a winner on Tues.  I am in another hop this Sat and Sun. so please come back and see more creations and even more candy.
 Your next stop is Evila
Thanks so much for spending time with us today, Be sure to become a follower on each blog and leave a comment to be eligible for the GRAND PRIZE which is pictured/listed below:

 Our other amazing sponsors are Whimsical Designs
They donated a Whimsical Stamp Set - Whimsical Designs Thanks Stephanie!!!

They donated a Whimsical Stamp Set - Whimsical Designs Thanks Stephanie!!!

$20 Gift Certificate 
  $10 Gift Certificate - SVG Attic - Thanks Jessica!!!

 Amazing prize to don't forget to become a follower and leave a comment on all the blogs.  Good luck and thanks again,


  1. What an awesome project.. Love them flowers

  2. your work is stunning and what an amazing job with the flowers from the pop can. I'm sure I would be cutting myself. they are really beautiful.

  3. Gorgeous flowers from soda can. My dad use to make some he cut out. Sure brought back memories.

  4. Oh my, this is soooo pretty! I just love the colors and how it is so frilly:-) I have never seen the soda can flowers before -- AWESOME!!! I am happy to be a new follower...
    jejaeb at cfl dot rr dot com

  5. I'm a new follower, and I have to say....I LOVE your clutch. This has just blown me away!!! Its amazing, and I would so carry it:) Great work!!!

    aashuk @ shaw. ca

  6. hey these are very nice you need to put these at CETC in the flowers group and do a tutorial chickie!!

  7. WOW!! I love this! The flowers are AMAZING!
    Sherrie K

  8. I love your clutch!! I wish you would tell us what you used to punch the flowers out?? I had just rinsed out a bunch of soda cans and left them on paper towels to dry last night... I told my son that I was gonna make flowers out of them!! What a coincidence!!
    scrapatheart at gmail dot com

  9. Love your projects! I've been wanting to try those flowers!!

    phenis2031 at yahoo dot com

  10. What a great idea and a fun way to recycle! Thanks for sharing!