Thursday, April 23, 2015

Challenge at Mixed Media Place - Exercise 7

Hi - hope everyone has been having a wonderful week.  The weather here in Illinois has been in the 60's this week and mostly sunny.

This layout is for a challenge at the Mixed Media Place blog - Exercise 7  titled The Power of One - which is to use 1 color, 1 stencil, 1 stamp and black/white.  See below which I took from the blog.  Also, there is a direct link under the picture below which will take you to the challenge.

The rules are simple:

- use 1 stencil;

- 1 stamp;

- then pick 1 colour - and you can use paint/mists/inks/pencils/beads/glitter/embellishments etc in your chosen color, plus black and white everything as well (for example when choosing a photo).

You can use varying SHADES of the one colour you choose, going from dark to light. You can add PATTERN by way of the stamp you choose, patterned papers, chipboard and the stencil you choose. You can also add detail with TEXTURE by way of pastes and gels, fibres, beads and embellishments.Once you start you will find you are not really that restricted, and many creative ideas will become evident.


Paper:  White 12x12 card stock; Yellow and Black Cardstock and Scrap Pieces
Ink:  Black Staz-On on edges and on stamp; Lindy's Yellow Rose of Texas and Midnight Rendezvous Raven
Stamp:  Prima/Finnabair Vintage Vanity
Stencil:  Prima Petite Florals
Mediums:  Prima/Finnabair Clear Gesso; Prima/Finnabair Heavy Black Gesso; Prima/Finnabair Light Texture Paste Opaque Matte
Flowers:  Petaloo Botanical Yellow; Prima Yellow Flowers

Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek!


  1. A really fabulous piece Kathy, the black and white with just the one colour make for some real drama. Not an easy challenge that but you tackled it with some real creativity!!

  2. Love it. Of course this is a color combo I like and use often. Lots of interesting details.

  3. Hi Kathy, as Astrid says above, this is a difficult challenge - but you sure have nailed it. It's a terrific layout. You admired my blog background thank-you (and for kind compliments!) - I thought I would let you know that it is a freebie from . She has lots of lovely backgrounds. Hoping you have a lovely weekend. Nicola x

  4. I love these exercises too!!! And your LO it's very cool Kathy !! Kisses

  5. this is gorgeous Kathy and fab new layout you have love it.

    gr karin

  6. Beautiful page! Thank you for joining the Mixed Media Place challenge!

  7. Great color combo! Yellow-white-black works so well! Thank you for joining the Mixed Media Place challenge!


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