Friday, 8 July 2016

The Mother !

Dear Friends,

A family is an eco-system that revolves around a pivot - Mother. And no family is complete without a Mother. Being a mom myself, I cherish every moment I spent with my kid. The Love , the warmth we give goes a long way and helps them to be a better person. Thought to make "The Mother" focal in my new mixed media journal.

Once the picture was decided upon I went about thinking how I could enhance it with a background which would match the real HERO in everyone's life. Out came my little box of die cuts and chose Ornate Frame Die. Its so Elegant and Charming - matching the lady in the center !

A bland die cut did not do justice to the excellent image. So gave a coat of distress crackle paint Rock Candy. Once the cracks appeared, smudged it with Brushed Pewter distress paint. This gave the Vintage effect to match it with the monochromatic picture.

Once the frame was finalized, the background had to be prepped up. Used red, yellow and white acrylic paints for the background. To give another dimension to the work, got the Tim Holtz Layering Stencil - Flourish and applied Ranger Texture paste over it. Viola - the background was ready for the frame.

Finally embellished it with few flowers and leaves - you may hardly see any of my creations deprived of flowers. The leaves are from Sizzix Die - Garden Greens. To give a shine and gloss to the leaves - I embossed it using Fern Green embossing powder.

Materials Used

  • Image Courtesy :
  • Distress crackle paint rock candy
  • Brushed pewter distress paint
  • Ornate Frame Bigz Die
  • Acrylic Paints
  • Layering Stencil - Flourish
  • Ranger Texture paste
  • Fern green embossing powder
  • Sizzix Bigz Die Garden Greens
Linking this to Frilly and Funkie Challenge : All in the Family


  1. So beautiful Remya. ..Full justice to the image . lovely and vibrant background to highlight the focal image.

  2. Its Gorgeous and oozes warmth !Loved the beautiful ornate frame and fab background ,its always wonderful to read your posts !

  3. This is really such a beautiful arrangement. I love how beautifully you blend colors, something that is hard for me - always monochrome. The crackle effect on the frame is beautiful! I look forward to seeing many more pages from your journal. Hugs, Autumn

    1. Thank you so much for inspiring me to try out journal pages and Mixed Media. Sometimes you just need the little push for starting! Thank you being with me by my side!!You are a great artist!! Hugs Remya

  4. Your journal is stunning, Remya! I love the mother-daughter image you chose as a focal point. Thank you so much for sharing this with us at The Frilly and Funkie Challenge!

  5. This is gorgeous Remya! Love how mother has become the centre of it too. Thank you for joining us at Frilly and Funkie xx


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