It's that time of the year again when the fabulous Darnell shames us all into having a play with our NBUS and as usual I look in the cupboard and wonder which route to take up the mountain of unused goodies? So in the end I decided to go along the mixed media road and as well as being able to pack in no less than THREE NBUS goodies, I also took along a few snippets and some very old crafty stash for the ride. I even managed to do a bit of recycling along the way to come up with this.......
So here's what I did ~
I painted a piece of card with Aquamarkers, used my NBUS Noor stencil 'wavy stripes' with Gesso then added more colour with the Aquamarkers before sticking to a piece of cardboard packaging. I cut a frame from foam padding (also recycled packaging) and then made the scene.
I used a snippet of vellum and Memento ink to stamp the Design By Ryn 'leafy branch' which I stuck with some tiny glue dots. Then, using Glossy Accents, I added the very old stash - pearls, stamens and leaves. The other two items of NBUS are the Memory Box dies 'elegant jellyfish' and 'swimming seahorses' cut from snippets of card. I used a Zig metallic marker to colour the seahorses and Tattered Angels glimmer glaze for the jellyfish.
Not my usual sort of thing but I must admit I did have fun making this AND as I managed to use three things from my NBUS pile I won't feel quite so guilty about the 2 parcels of goodies I ordered the other day!!
As well as heading up Mount NBUS to join in with Darnell's challenge I'm also heading over to see the playmates in Pixie's Snippets Playground and joining in with these other challenges
Crafty Cardmakers challenge 'by or under the sea'
The Craft Barn challenge 'blue or blues'
Love to Create challenge 'anything creative / mixed media goes'
Thanks for popping by and I hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend (and the extra day for those in the UK)