Sunday, September 8, 2013

Reverse Confetti {September Release Blog Hop}

We’ve been counting down the days, and it’s finally here—a new release from REVERSE CONFETTI!  

It’s the 8th of the month (Reverse Confetti blog hop day) and this time we are looking forward to those fall days and the spooky treats that come our way for Halloween.  Come and hop along with the Confetti Crew as we share some creative ideas using September’s five new trendy stamp sets.  Along with the Confetti Crew (our fabulous design team), we’ve also invited some extra friends to join in on the action!  



The hop started over on the Reverse Confetti blog, and you should have made it here from Laurie’s blog. It would be worth your while to start at the beginning of the hop, so you don’t miss a thing. We have tons of inspiration for you to see using all the new Reverse Confetti stamp sets!

I am so glad you made it. I have a pretty festive fall mixed media canvas for you today. I am over the moon excited to show this to you. I LOVE how it turned out. 


It always surprises me when a crafty project ends up differently than how I envisioned it.

 I have learned that mixed media takes time. Yes, days, even. I spent three days on this, walking away from it and then coming back to it with a fresh eye. As much as it annoys me to wait for things to dry, I've learned it's a good thing. 

I thought I wanted to do a Halloween canvas, but in the end I went with a more general fall theme. Let me show you how I got this started.


I used a bunch of scraps from an older Halloween paper pack, Mischievous by My Minds Eye. I used some Matte Medium to adhere it to my blank canvas. 



After adding lots of gesso, modeling paste (for texture with the hexagon stencil), paints, I ended up with this  decorated canvas ready for stamping and my handmade embellishments. I love the rich colors and how they all came together. 


I knew I wanted to add a banner across the top, so the new Lighthearted Letters stamp set was a great way for me to add some personalization to my canvas. 

I stamped the letters onto some white card stock and punched them out with a small circle punch. 


I sponged the edges with Walnut stain distress ink and gave it a coating of Rock Candy Crackle paint. 

Here's a detailed shot. 


Next I pulled out the Forever Fall set and stamped that gorgeous wood grain heart onto a die cut heart that was just a bit larger.


 I got the multi-inked colors by inking the heart up with my Tim Holtz Distress Markers. I also covered this with a coat of crackle paint. I added some felt leaves that I die cut and stitched with my machine. A navy button completed my cluster. I adhered them all to my canvas with some hot glue.

Hey, check out those sweet little bird silhouettes.  I stamped them randomly here and there on my painted canvas. They are actually pumpkin top stamp from Forever Fall. If you turn them a bit, they looked like birds to me. Love that! 



This beautiful sentiment is also from the Forever Fall set. I cut a fishtail flag banner piece and added some paint to it. When the paint dried, I gave it a quick coating of gesso and let it dry. Once it was dried (I used my heat gun to speed up the process) I stamped the words with my black archival ink. When that dried, I gave the whole tag a coating of my Matte Medium for extra protection. 


One last detail shot of the edges of my canvas. I wanted to show you that I covered all the edges of my canvas with paint for a finished, polished look. 





I hope you’ve enjoyed hopping with us today. Be sure and hop with us on the 8th of EVERY MONTH for more REVERSE CONFETTI inspiration!

A few things before you hop along though, just to keep you “in the know”…
  • SKETCH FOR YOU TO TRY (SFYTT)—Play along with us each month for your chance to win the ENTIRE NEXT RELEASE and to be invited to play along with the Confetti Crew as we sneak peek and hop with all the new stamps.  Click HERE for more details and link list.


  • ‘FETTI FINDS—Link your REVERSE CONFETTI creations to the link list posted on the Reverse Confetti blog each Monday.  (Note:  Reverse Confetti stamps are required for ‘Fetti Finds.)  A ‘Fetti Fave will be announced on the Reverse Confetti Blog from that months’ entries.  The ‘FETTI FAVE will receive the ENTIRE NEXT STAMP RELEASE and be invited to play along with the Confetti Crew as we sneak peek and hop with all the new stamps.  Click HERE for more details and link list.

Now it’s time to hop on over to one of our recent SFYTT Winners, Nancy Thomas. She did a great job creating some beautiful samples for this release. Check out her blog. 


 If you get lost along the way, you can find the hop order and list of all the participating designers over on the Reverse Confetti blog.



Celebrate the creative side of you!


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17 comments:

  1. Fabulous, Lisa! I love how it started out with a Halloween theme and turned into a fall project. The paint colors look amazing. :)

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  2. wow...this is a treat for sore eyes. beautiful!!!

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  3. This is just simply GORGEOUS Lisa! I could stare at it for hours soaking in the depth and details you've created! So gorgeous!

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  4. Wow - a really gorgeous and creative mixed media project. I can see where it would take time but the result is so worth it. Beautifully done. (Psst...I thought that pumpkin stem was a bird at first! Duh).

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  5. What a lovely piece you made...the colors and detail on it are spectacular.

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  6. Just WOW, Lisa. This is fantastic. I'm completely intimidated by the thought of even attempting a mixed media piece like this, but you knocked it out of the park!! So gorgeous!

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  7. Lisa, this turned out wonderful!

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  8. I love the rich colours on this Lisa!

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  9. Great canvas.

    craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

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  10. I love this project so much! There is so much to take in and appreciate!

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  11. THIS IS SO COOL!! Such awesome details and such a fun way to use the stamps!

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  12. So cool, Lisa, and I love seeing how you put it all together! Whoo hoo!

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  13. Very cool Lisa- You're so brave to try all this new and messy stuff....I am still a pretty big wimp when it comes to mixed media.....Inspiring :D

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  14. This is beautiful. Love all the layers.
    isoscia@aol.com

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  15. Very, very cool! LOVE all the colors!

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Thanks so much for your kind and supportive words. I appreciate each of you taking the time to leave some love. Have a great day!