Monday, 23 January 2017

the purpose of life...

Every night for the past few nights I have been 
telling myself I must go to bed early, yeah, right,
early in the morning.  I get carried away with some
mixed media work and finished it off tonight.

Using an image freebie from Art by Miran facebook
challenge, I coloured her with pan pastels, only have a  few
and never used them before so at least I tried.
Mixed media products using almost everything I have,
 including chip board. Several different stencils
were used as well.

Love to Create...anything mixed media
Art by Miran progressive challenge
Stamplorations...mixed media

Try it on Tuesday....any thing but square


Carol L said...

Live it indeed! And you are living one exceptional colorful life with this creation! It's amazing!

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Beautiful and colourful journal page Annie, I always seem to be more creative in the evening and could go on until the early hours too.

chrissie said...

A great page with such amazing colours Annie

Love Chrissie xx

KarinsArtScrap said...

wonderful Annie
Gr Karin

scrAPpamondo said...

Awww.... Your nights are well used!! :D Fab sentiment! This mixed media page of your AJ is delightful, amazing splashes of vibrant colours and textures! Love the dandellions with your hand-coloured paper and the lovely image is coloured very well as you always do!

Valerija said...

Wonderful page! Love the colours.
Valerija xx

Migdalia said...

Beautifully done my friend!!It took alot of work but it was worth it!!Stunning!
Have a wonderful day,
Crafting with Creative M

Chris said...

Wow, so much to look at here Annie! The background looks amazing with all the texture, those vibrant colours and goodness-know's-how-many techniques! Good for you trying something new too- the image looks really sweet coloured with the Pan Pastels, you got a great result with them, I've tried it myself and didn't find it easy!
I often don't go to bed until really late, I'm a bit of a night owl and come awake at the end of the day! If I do go to bed early I end up being awake until the night is is nearly over because I get too engrossed in a book!

Linda Simpson said...

This is fabulous Annie, love the background and the sentiment is so true. The image is fabulous, I can't believe you coloured with Pan Pastels it looks awesome.
Linda xxx

KraftyKoolKat said...

Gorgeous Annie, well worth the late nights or should I say early mornings.

cuilliesocks said...

Fabulous work Annie, gorgeous colours and design, Kate x

Brenda's Card Corner said...

So gorgeous! Love the bright colored background!


Claire said...

Hi Annie, wow gorgeous background and beautiful work with your PanPastels too! Thanks so much for joining us at We Love 2 Create this time
Claire xx

Chrissy said...

Gorgeous array of colours and techniques Annie, love the cute image and have never used pan pastels myself, she looks terrific..FABulous page.


Lisa Lynn said...

Annie, this is beautiful. Love all your colors. I know what you mean about going to bed early....when I go back to work it will be an issue.

Wies said...

Yes it's difficult to stop when you are creating something. :) You have used a lovely combination of colours and techniques on your page.

Laine said...

Such a fabulous mixed media project Annie. Love the depth and texture you have created!

Lisa said...

This is stunning, Annie!! The texture and the colors are amazing!! The image is so sweet!! Love this!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

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Glennis said...

Fantastic card - the colours are incredible

Sarah said...

This is really brilliant Annie, great colours and worth staying up late for!! xx

Margreet said...

Love your colorful project!
xxx Margreet

Laurel Kerr said...

Fantastic page Annie and I Love the background..loz

cotnob said...

This is gorgeous Annie, such lovely bright colours.

Veerle said...

So very colourful Annie, looks wonderful.
Hugs Veerle x

Rosina said...

What a beautiful colors on your card Annie .... Brilliant !!!
greetings Rosina

Carol S. said...

Like you Annie, I love working at night and have to force myself to go to bed before 2.30am. Love all the colours and textures and a pretty image. I find mixed media very addictive and knowing when to stop is difficult. Great fun though. Big hugs, Carol

Valerie-Jael said...

Lovely piece Anne, and I know what you mean, my early night yesterday was all of a sudden 3 am! Hugs, Valerie

Bunny said...

Just beautiful. I love the colors. Mixed media looks great when other people do it. When I do it, it looks like a blob of something, well............blobby.

Also, congratulations on your awesome grand prize win over'll find it soon, my friend.

Kathleen said...

Fantastic background and a really gorgeous image and you have coloured her beautifully with the P.P.'s.
I have some and gosh they do seem to make a mess but maybe that is just me!

Kath x

coldwaters2 said...

Wow what an amazing array of vibrant colours you have used Annie it looks fantastic, superb project
lorraine x

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Annie
Wow! This is marvellous. A true work of beautifully coloured art!
Best wishes.
Ang x

Meggymay said...

Its a fabulous mixed media page Annie, when we get engrossed, we just have to complete the art we began earlier.
Yvonne xx

Fiki said...

wow! its gorgeous!
love colors and image!
hugs, Ŧĭƙĭ

Maxine D said...

Looks like you really had fun with this page Annie - the results are stunning.

chrissie said...

Thank you for adding this to Try it on Tuesday Annie

Love Chrissie xx

Meggymay said...

Thank you for adding this to the TioT's Challenge, its good to see you there.
Yvonne xx

Lisa Andersson said...

Love that colorful background. It looks like you had a lot of fun.
Hugs, Lisa

Mrs.B said...

A lovely colourful page Annie, no wonder you didn't want to go to bed until you finished it.
Thanks for sharing with us at TioT
Avril x

*Vicki* said...

Wow Annie, this is such an awesome AJ page!! I love the colors in this so much! I get this way sometimes when you get started on a project (especially AJ), it's really hard to stop in the middle of it!! :) Thanks for sharing! HUGS

Tanja said...

love all the vibrant colors on your fabulous Art Journal Page - thanks for joining us at the STAMPlorations Mixed Media Challenge