Today I am here to introduce you the next member of the Anything But Cute design team. She is a super talented artist and also a sweet dear friend, whom I have had the amazing pleasure of getting to know face to face. I have been an admirer of Cec's since before I started blogging, so it's a real treat for me to work and play along side this talented gal. Please hang around and learn a little bit more about this fabulous lady and see some of her spectacular mixed media work!
I am a retired Director of Finance and live with my wonderful husband of 39 years just outside Toronto, Canada. He is still working to support my crafting habit and I am not encouraging him to retire any time soon. We have one daughter who is married and has blessed us with two fabulous grandchildren. Both my daughter and my granddaughter are very creative so I guess the apple doesn't fall far from the tree.
I have been crafting for as long as I can remember and came by it naturally since my mother was a very creative person. I have done counted cross stitch and dried flower arranging in the past - heck, I even did macrame at one time :) I started card making around 2006 but really just dabbled at it until I lost my job in 2009 and then had lots of time to play. A couple of years ago I started to make more vintage and shabby chic cards and was hooked. In the past year I have started adding more mixed media to my repertoire.
Cec has picked out a few of her favourite mixed media projects to share with us today. She has such a wonderful range of styles and her techniques are definitely on my MUST-LEARN-LIST!
This little sewing tin started as a holder for a gift card and shows how mixed media can transform all sorts of items. I love that the eclectic bits and pieces that I added to the top are all tied together with paint and wax paste.
This masculine card is a favourite because I got to play in the sand and make paper that looks like rust. I also played with metal foil tape from the hardware store - so much fun.
I love this project because I was able to turn something that would have been in the garbage once empty into something pretty and useful when it is filled with something like bath beads.
This project is a favourite because I made my own stencil for the pebbles, molded some of the elements from crafter’s clay and played with more metal foil tape. I also love the colours and despite my inability to draw, I think my mermaid is just so fabulous, even if she is having a bad hair day.
I love this art journal page because it has a nice vintage vibe and it allowed me to pretend I am a very frilly and feminine gal, which I am not really. Getting to Paris is on my bucket list but right now with the exchange rate as it is, all I can do is look at this page and dream.
Well, I think you will agree that Cec is such a talented lady and I for one, can't wait to see what she comes up with for our challenges!
Please come and visit us again on Monday, April 27 when we introduce our next Design Team member, and don't forget to hit that Follow button while you're here!
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