Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Mixed Media Monday- It's not all Black and White

I have chosen to participate in my first online challenge. This week's Mixed Media Monday challenge was to create something black and white with just a hint of colour. For my project I made an art journal page. First I painted the page all black and then made some white lollipop flowers. To add in the hint of colour, I sponged the edges of the circles in purple ink and used a purple button for the center. To make the leaves, I tied some white ribbon in a knot. For added interest I cut out some stamped butterflies and adhered them with a glue dot. To make the butterflies look like they are flying I bent up the wings. The flowers looked a little boring just flat so I used foam tape to give some dimension.


  1. This is lovely! The purple is a great accent color, and the decision to use black as the background definitely strengthens the impact of your flowers. Very nice! Welcome to MMM.

  2. Great flower design. The ribbon for "leaves" is a nice touch.

  3. Hi Erica - I'm so glad you decided to take a challenge with us. I love your spread and hope we get to enjoy a lot more of your art! Diane