Friday, October 4, 2013

Throw Caution To the Wind!

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.

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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!



  1. Love that sassy color combination.

  2. I would go gaga crazy in that store, so many awesome things to look at...and you know that I can't even draw a stick figure! Great video Lydia.
    Love your card, the colours and layout, well...everything ;)
    Happy World Card Making Day!

  3. Catching up after a crazy week - or make that month. Working through the 100 unread items in my blog reader. I'm glad I found this since I missed it in the gallery - that card is GORGEOUS. And I enjoyed the Artisan tour. Gotta love a whole store dedicated to art - there aren't a lot here. Spotted some Winsor & Newton stands ;-), I've assembled a good number of those myself and worn out at least one power-screwdriver in the process.


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