Mixed Media Moods Challenge with DeeDee and Jenn


At home with Bee Sew Whimsical

Hi Craftin’ Friends… it’s been awhile, hasn’t it!!   Seriously, I’m so bad at this blogging business… but I will try to pull myself away from work, playing with supplies and designing new creations – just so I can spend some time with you and you can see what I’ve been up too…

I love Mixed Media and especially getting to mix my quilting fabrics and adding them to the mixed media palette.  Recently, I found talented artists  » DeeDee Catron and  » Jennifer Engle – they’ve inspired my artsy soul.  Gotta say… they both love using my favourite colour palette – clotted creams, dusty blues and chocolate browns (sepia, coffee stained, grungy style browns)… what’s not to love on when using these colours – RIGHT! Having said that… I really need to stretch my wings a little and play with other colours.  I believe, that their MIXED MEDIA MOODS Challenge each month will definitely inspire the creative mojo. (it just might also give me a little courage and start back to videoing again.) I also need to let go and just play… I tend to be too fixated on everything going together and being perfect… mixed media isn’t always perfect, it just is what it is and allows you to experiment, have fun creating.

Isn’t this the most GORGEOUS mood board… totally inspires my artsy soul to bring out the supplies and play, play, PLAY!! Those girls are seriously talented – you need to buzz over and see what they created.  It’s amazing what one’s inspired mind comes up with – you can have the same supplies, same colour palette and yet we all bring our own interpretation to the mix.  YOU HAVE TO JOIN IN… Don’t forget to buzz over to DeeDee and Jenn’s blogs to get your creative mojo flowing… that gorgeous mood board below will take you there…

August Mood Board


  1. Warm and Cosy – these colours just screamed out to surround myself with my favourite things- quilting(stitching), reading and a hot cuppa tea… and this is what happened…warm and cosy
  2. Dreamer – this was an older piece that suited the colour palette – look at all that beautiful shimmer.  It’s now in the hands of a lovely lady when we exchanged swap mixed media pieces…

An artist is a dreamer consenting to dream of the actual world

– George Santayana

3. Hope – this itty, bitty 4″ x 4″ canvas board was so quick to make… just a gorgeous background paper, some dimensional embellishments (flowers,brads, pearls & a stinkin’ cute butterfly), lace piece (coffee dyed), stamping in the background, distressed ink on the edges and my earring from my wedding – easy,, peasy – you’ve just created a tots adorable mixed media piece…


What have you been stitching or creating today?


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take care – have a fantabulous day filled with creativity and inspiration