Monday, November 4, 2013

"Autumn": Magnifique Mixed Media November Kit~!

Good morning! I really hope you all had a great weekend and are rested up and ready for a new Monday!

A good way to start the week is with a project share, and today I finally get to show you my first creation using the Magnifique Mixed Media November Kit "Autumnal Bliss"~! As I mentioned last week in my sneak post, my sister Kelly Foster and I were given the opportunity to put together a Limited Edition mixed media kit for C'est Magnifique. It sold out in no time- and I'm SO happy to reveal that we will be continuing with a monthly mixed media kit! We've already planned out the next few months and I just know you're going to LOVE what we have in store for you! The great thing about these kits is that they can be used as stand-alone kits, but will also coordinate with the monthly main kit from C'est Magnifique as well! So if you're already a subscriber to the standard kits, this is just an added bonus for you! For non-kit subscribers, you will find everything you need for your mixed media cravings, and if you wish to reserve one for yourself on a monthly basis, you can subscribe at any time!

Here is my first project, an autumn-inspired canvas:

"Autumn"
Where I live, we are so fortunate to have some of the most beautiful Fall colors around! We get the blazing reds, oranges, yellows, etc with the various maple and other trees that are natural to our area. This year we got to enjoy about a week of this valiant display before the winds picked up and the leaves were lost. In this canvas, I wanted to capture the "deadening" of the season with all of the neutrals, browns, and creams- while adding just the splash of color that we get for that short time in Autumn before it is taken from us.

Along the edges of my canvas, I applied both Gelatos, as well as the "Autumn Butternut" Twinkling H2O's.

I combined the "Raspberry Wine" Twinkling H2Os, the "Plum Pudding" Shimmerz Spritz, and just a hint of "African Jade" Twinkling H2Os for the splash of color beneath my photos.


I used modeling paste and the mask to create the stencil details, and pooled the "Autumn Butternut" Twinkling H2Os over top and let them dry on their own to get the thick, rich coloring here. The Blue Fern Studios piece was given texture with embossing powder before I applied the "Raspberry Wine" & "Autumn Butternut" Twinkling H2Os with my fingertip over top. The less diluted the Twinkling H2Os are, the thicker they are which makes them easy to add color in this way.


Here's another look at the kit in its entirety. If you missed out on this one, keep an eye out for the middle of the month when we will be revealing our December Magnifique Mixed Media Kit- it's a GOOD one! If you would like to subscribe the the mixed media kit, see details on how to join HERE.


Thank-you so much for coming by today!

14 comments:

Lizzy Hill said...

This is lovely - those autumn tones are DELISH & the twinkling h2os...really yummy colours:):):)

Lizzyc said...

This is stunning, and I am sure you have been inspired by the colors of nature with your canvas.. lovely textures, beautiful colors!

Lynette said...

Beautiful canvas. I love the texture and colors...and that pop of purple is just the bomb.

Helen Tilbury said...

Very beautiful indeed Erin!!

Caroleanne Wright said...

Hi this def has the wow factor, cant wait to receive mine!!!

Caroleanne Wright said...

Hi this def has the wow factor, cant wait to receive mine!!!

Davi said...

Absolutely fabulous Erin! I love all the textures, colors and all the lovely details!!

Romy said...

Oh so beautiful! You simply rocked this mixed media kit! Absolutely gorgeous!

Laurie LaRiviere said...

wow gorgeous!! so much awesome texture and the photo is perfect :)

pattyo said...

Beautiful canvas! You've captured the colors of fall perfectly.

butterfly said...

Absolutely love this - magnifique indeed!
Alison x

Cathy said...

Simply gorgeous Erin, adore the textures and beautiful layers!!

luv46kdz said...

Gosh Erin, so so beautiful. I just love what you did. What talent you have, gorgeous :)

Paula

sandi said...

Pure gorgeousness! Love what you've done here!