Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Mixed Media Monthly Challenge #37- A Year Of Choices

Hello and happy June! Today we're kicking off our June Mixed Media Monthly Challenge #37-A Year Of Choices! This is a fun one since the theme allows you to choose from any of the challenge themes over the past 12 months! Whatever jumps out and inspires you is what we want to see!
Our fabulous sponsor this month is Donna Downey Studio's! One lucky challenge participant will randomly be picked to win a $50 GC to Donna Downey Studio's! How cool is that?!
And for my project, I chose to create something from challenge theme #27-Travel. I did a mixed media canvas with an underwater ocean scene that encourages the idea to "keep on swimming" through the currents of life.
Sometimes the waters can get rough, sometimes they are calm. Amidst it all, my prayer is that we enjoy the journey and explore fearlessly to discover our true selves. Always remember that God, in His perfect timing, calls each of His children out from the shore and into the ocean; where we stand not on ground, but on faith alone. His LOVE surrounds us in the eye of the storm.
A couple close-ups of my under the sea canvas--sprays, paints, stickles and glitter were used. I tried to create the illusion of moving water and sunlight coming through in areas. I also added shimmery accents and gold textures for more interest.
One of the sprays I used accidentally  made the water droplet effect you see in some spots--which I love. No mistakes, only happy accidents, hehe!
And that's all for me! Thanks so much for stopping by today! I really appreciate it and I hope you enjoyed my project! Have a creative and blessed day! xoxo

16 comments:

Sue said...

This is beautiful, very calming xx

Lys Scrap said...

So fresh for this Summer! I love it!

Courtney said...

I love happy accidents! Your piece is beautiful and I love what you share about stormy and calm waters. Thanks for sharing that and this lovely project. :)

Sara Barker said...

Your underwater canvas is stunning, Linsey! I love your happy accident! I have an underwater scene posting tomorrow, and I had so much fun making it, as it looks like you did here! Just gorgeous!

Drea Slee said...

Such a beautiful scene you created! Love the colors too!

catherine said...

This is wonderful Linsey
catherine

KarenB said...

Oh I love sea themes... and those colours and textures are just so wonderful!

Torsa Saha said...

Beautiful creation !! It is really giving the look of underwater .. <3

Julia Aston said...

A beautiful underwater canvas Linsey! Love the starfish and your accidental blue drops! A lovely theme/story told as well! Julia xx

Jean said...

This is so cool!

Shilpa Nagaonkar said...

Gorgeous colors and texture on this sea them canvas, Linsey!! Very inspiring!

Hazel Patterson said...

OMG! This is beautiful! You did a wonderful job!

Maja Rijkers said...

Beautiful summer project! Makes me want to dive in. It's hot in The Netherlands.

Mac Mable said...

Such a clever and creative idea to use the travel theme. Thank you so much for the fabulous inspiration on your fabulous project x

In seven said...

Gorgeous, love the soft colors and texture. Thank you for the inspiration Linsey!!!!

Lilian YF said...

So cool! Lovely Summer project!
Lilian
The Leaf Studio