Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Once Upon a Time by Denise van Deventer

Hello Everyone

It's Denise here today with a mixed media page that I created for Mandy's challenge Mix it Up with Mixed Media here.

I created a vintage page of my grandparents. I got this photo from my Aunt at Christmas time and really wanted to use it, as it was so very special! My grandparents were so young here and don't they make a handsome couple!!

I had some embossed papers leftover from my Zeus and Zoe DT kit which I stuck down to the card stock and then added some book page strips across these.  I then gessoed everything and then laid a stencil down and added some spray ink. I added some pen lines and stamping to complete the background.

I had a beautiful, vintage tag from Marivic, which was the inspiration for this page, as the lady in the tag reminded me so much of my Gran when she was young. I also used a gorgeous Molossi chipboard title, a beautiful Manor House flower and the fabulous glass accent flower by Art-i-cake.

Initially I was a bit worried as to the colour combination, but in the end I was thrilled with how the colours all worked so nicely together.  The combination really added to the vintage feel.

The chipboard title from Molossi, I embossed with copper powder and it really did come out beautifully!

Well I hope this has inspired you to play along! We would really love to see your mixed media projects.

1st Prize:
Molossi Gift Pack (Chipboard, Bling and Flowers)

2nd Prize:
7 Dots Studio 6x6 Paper Pads

3rd Prize:
1 Lawn Fawn Clear Stamp Set

Molossi is an Australian retail and wholesale supplier to the scrapbooking and papercraft industry. Molossi strives to bring you an online shopping experience where you can relish in a huge range of scrapbooking supplies to compliment your scrapbooking addiction. Molossi offers thousands of products including: albums, cardstock, flowers, bling, personal die-cutting machines, stickers, embellishments and plenty more! Become a part of our scrapping community and enter the stash giveaways and competitions on our Facebook page and Blog. For a large range of page layout ideas, sign up for our monthly newsletter to stay up-to-date with the scrapbooking world and monthly promotions.

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We're a small company from Southern California that specializes in crafting products that are fun and lively. We began in March 2010 with the release of four stamp sets and are now proud to showcase our entire collection of over 95 sets in our little corner of the web. In 2012, we introduced paper, stickers and twine, and as of 2013 we are happy to feature new dies for some of our most popular stamp sets! At Lawn Fawn, we love crafting products that are truly one of a kind. All of our stamps and paper feature original designs that have been created just for you; even our fonts have been customized! Our products have been seen in the pages of Paper Crafts, CARDS, Take Ten, and Creating Keepsakes magazines with many more publications to come. Here at Lawn Fawn you will find crafting products that are cute, whimsical, and even a bit quirky, but one thing they all have in common is the ability to inspire creativity in everyone. Our products can’t wait to jump start your next craft project!

Visit us anytime to browse our latest products or simply find inspiration! And don't forget to check out our Flickr and Facebook pages, follow us on Twitter and read our blog. We love to feature our customers and give away free stuff!

A special thanks to Molossi for sponsoring our design team this month! Molossi is a permanent sponsor for 2014, so there will be more chances to win Molossi prize packages in the coming months.

Please note that if the winner(s) of this challenge are international they will be responsible for shipping costs.
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Thank you and we hope to see your beautiful creations this month!


  1. Stunning page Denise! I LOVE the vintage photo and the pretty photo corner. Your flower clusters are so pretty. Thanks for the inspiration! :)

  2. Beautiful work my dear friend

  3. So Gorgeous the photos and flower clusters.

  4. BEautiful work Denise, I like the colour combo and what a gorgeous vintage photo. :)

  5. Just loving this special photo and how great you have scrapped it!!! Loving the vintage feel of the page!

  6. Wow!!!!!!!!!!!! This is absolutely gorgeous! Love what you've done with the tag! All the flowers/mix look stunning together!

  7. Denise! What a beautiful "vintage-looking" page! Love that photo!! Thank you!


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