Monday, March 23, 2015

I Love Me Some M&M's.....

Hello! Hello! Hello!
I wanted to try making something for the current challenge @ Mixed Media Place where the theme is Typography.
We had this frame laying around that needed to be recycled and so I set about creating a faux canvas for the base using cardboard, brown paper wrap for backing and adhesive printable canvas sheets.
Here it is ready to start...
Since the theme is Typography, I used my silhouette machine to cut out a collage of M's. I would use the negative as a stencil and the positive as standouts to decorate.  I also tore out pages in the dictionary under the letter M.
Applying the dictionary pages with Mod Podge in a torn random pattern.
Then came the modeling paste.
Once dried, I outlined each pasted M with a distress ink marker to individualize them. 
When that dried, a light coating of watered down gesso was then painted over the top of  it all.
Instead of using cardstock for 'wordy' labels, I decided to stamp onto this material that I found in a flea market.
Handmade flowers, flourishes, and assorted frames and M's of various textures and types, along with "M" words for the wall hanging.
Some stamping, washi tape, wooden arrows and a little fraying....
Bottle cap mom, buttons and more arrows.
flowers and bling and more distress inking.
And there you have it!
Thank you so much for your visit.
Hope you enjoyed this and can join along in their challenge. The DT samples are mind blowing!
Hugs and Happy Crafting,
Lisa x

29 comments:

Sarah said...

Magnificent!! (Just to keep to theme!!) xx

Chrissy said...

Fantastic Lisa..I love the textures and wonderful design and loved the step by step process.The end result is outstanding..brilliant.

luv CHRISSYxx

Samra Leshinski said...

WOW!!! This is absolutely amazing!!! Love the design, colors, textures, EVERY LITTLE THING on this wall hanging!!! Did I mention that I LOVE IT?? Well I DO, very much so.
Thank you for the inspiration my dear friend!!!

F said...

Perfect! Love it! And right on time on a Monday in March...more M's. LOL

Lori said...

I certainly love your M&Ms! Fabulous typography and mixed media - love all the goodies!

Tammy said...

What an incredible fantastic creation! You've created a real masterpiece! Love me some M&Ms too!

Marie-Louise said...

Superb hanging Lisa.

Mitra Pratt said...

I just LOVE LOVE LOVE that frame! So pretty and perfect! That material you found to stamp on is awesome! SUPER COOL THERE GIRL! WHHHHHhoooohhhoooOO!!!!1

McCrafty's Cards said...

This is fabulous Lisa, wonderful detail I love it!!
Kevin xx

Lisa S. said...

Brilliant L2! I'd say you totally rocked this out of the park. Sure hope you win!!! xx

Sue said...

Hello Q,
There is nothing Quirky about this creation, it is just beautiful.
Fabulous elements with your usual unique style.
Smiles:)
O

Tracy said...

It's Monstrously Magnificent! hee hee You know when I read the title I immediately thought of something I saw on Pinterest. It was an April Fool joke that would suit you well. Someone put a bowl of candy out at their office that was a mixture of M&M's, Reeses pieces and Skittles. I can just see you hiding around a corner watching. hee hee Your mixed media piece is amazing Lisa. Each and every layer is so creative. Hugs! H

Pascale B. said...

Wow!!! Great work, your canvas is fantastic!! Thank you for joining the Mixed Media Place challenge!

Pamellia Johnson said...

Wow Lisa, this is just amazing! Total score with that big ball of fabric, and what a great way to use it! Love the striking contrast with your colour palette and you included so many wonderful extra elements! Love it! hugs :)

Vicki Dutcher said...

What an awesome project! I just one the M's-- well done!

Sandy said...

Very nice Lisa - sure hope you are going to hang this piece of art in your home!
Sandy xx

Anita Houston said...

Of course you do Minckler! LOVE your creation, and I'm sure it does a wall justice!

Pia S said...

You're so great at putting different elements together, giving your design both a random and organized feel. Lovely!

Buttons said...

Simply brilliant Lisa!!! I'm blown away by this framed wonder. Jenny x

Patricia St Martin said...

LOVE THIS!!! great job my friend. Your flowers turned out wonderful, love the way you added a sentiment, love those little stamps. Bottle cups, buttons, pearls and more oh my!!! All the handmade flourishes are a added plus.
Hugs, Pat/♥

Karon said...

Magnificent indeed - love love it!

Annie said...

This is so beautiful with so many wonderful details to look at. Very chic. Best wishes in the MM challenge.

Best wishes
Annie x

purple_pea_fran said...

Awesome use of alphas! Thanks for sharing with MMP :)

butterfly said...

Completely in love with this... I adore the collaging of all those dimensional elements. I love the tiny fabric word banners and the wonderful bold MMMs layered onto the shabby chic background... totally brilliant!
Alison xx

Riikka Kovasin said...

Stunning, inspiring, beautiful, fantastic project! Thank you for joining the Mixed Media Place Gym!

Joi at RR said...

How Magnaninous of you to us MMMMMMMs! And M&M this early in the morning made my mouth water - just need some to go with my coffee!!! This project is just AWESOME. I love it. Totally incredible that you thought to just use one letter like that... and so many different mixed media types - and layers too. REALLY GREAT. j.

Janka said...

Great job! Thank you for joining the MMP!

Athanasia said...

Wow, amazing project! I love it! Thank you for joining our challenge at Mixed Media Place!

Margaret said...

M! Such a marvelously, magnificent letter!! Just like your canvas! All of the texture and pretties are just begging for a second look!