Today is the day - Mixed Media Place

Hello there! Have you visited Mixed Media Place's blog lately? There's awesome inspiration brought to you by the team on regular basis and of course the challenges! The new challenge went live this Monday with a great new theme! "Today is the day!" is the phrase for you to be inspired by and tackle!

At first I was a bit baffled. I loved the image with the soft tones and the inspirational, strong message. But even so I didn’t get a grip of the thing nor know what to do. Then I happened to hum a song from my favorite band and noticed that it had the same phrase! After that it was then easy to find the angle to the image and know what to do.

I started the page by stamping some grid design to the background with black. When I then added the white gesso and pale blue paint on top I kept the layer thin so that the mesh looking pattern shows through. The bird in the spread is colored using Oil Pastels and then there’s glitter, too. 

In my spread there’s a little bird escaping into freedom and sunshine from the dark times and captivity. The mesh looking patterns I used try to mimic the cage in a way. The lyrics state that "Today is the day I leave all of this behind. My time here is over, the future starts today - a new beginning somewhere far away. I did my time, it's over, I served my days and swore: the day I walk out through that gate, I'm coming back no more."

Can't wait to see how you interpret the challenge! Thank you for stopping by today!

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Materials: Prima Marketing, Design Memory Craft, Sharpie, Ranger, Talens

1 comment:

  1. How apt...I'm finally going to pick up my pen and do some writing today. Love it.


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