Thursday, October 31, 2013

Mixed Media Wall Plaque

Shannon is the owner of Bombshell Stamps and she's one of the coolest, kindest, most generous ladies I've ever had the pleasure of working with. Her tremendous talent brings out the best in everyone around her.

 Today we're celebrating Shannon's Birthday with a surprise blog hop. 

Instead of a birthday card I made a wall plaque featuring her gorgeous stamp, Madonna Woodcut . It's one of my all-time favorites.

For the background I took an old calendar page (nice and thick, great for crafting and it keeps it out of the trash bin while saving you money) and embellished it with acrylic paint, spray paint and splatters. 

The image is stamped with Memento black ink and colored with Copic markers. After coloring, I fussy-cut it out and finished the edges with black marker. The collage is mounted on a plaque I found for 75% off at Michaels in their home decor department. I always collect interesting bases when I see them at a reasonable price as I know they'll be fun to collage on top of.

To see the rest of the hop just follow the list below. 


Again, Happy Birthday, Shannon!
May the year ahead be filled with good health, laughter and success.



Kas said...

This is really cool!

deniserows said...

Happy Birthday Shannon!!!!

Way to recycle

Alaine said...

Very very neat. Love the background!!!!

Christi Conley said...


Kathi said...

This is a fabulous piece! I love the background you created and especially love that you upcycled! So clever and so responsible too!

Great job coloring and fussy cutting the Madonna Woodcut. It looks absolutely amazing on the plaque!

Thanks so much for hopping along with us on this special occasion!

Kelli said...

Really Really cool!!! Love it!

Bombshell Stamps said...

OMG this is stunning in person!!! Thank you so much Nicole, this really made my day ;). I have it hanging as adaily reminder & it sure makes me smile!!! Big hugs!

Leslie said...

This is great and I love GREEN projects! Way to go! Your background is amazing!

BurningRubber said...

What a great card!

Alison said...

This is really beautiful. I so love all of the glitter.

Kim said...

Awesome! I love the background.