Celebrating Milestones: Mixed Medium With Shari Carroll

Mixed Medium with Shari Carroll

Putting together a simple mixed medium collage using a milestone photo or event as your inspiration is rewarding especially when it’s a loved one.

The Tim Holtz Memoranda Paperie papers have printed collage sheets so cutting one to the size of the Tim Holtz clipboard is all I needed to get started. I was was pleasantly surprised when I opened up my pack of Tim Holtz Botanical Layers Ephemera and found flowers and other items that match the colors in my photo. Putting this project together was a breeze and I hope to inspire you to try one of your own.

Mixed Medium, Shari Carroll

Once I had my paper in place I added a flash card and clip along with a Tim Holtz ruler to anchor my photo. I’ve also used a bit of foam tape under the photo and ephemera to give my project dimension and depth. I’ve stacked up a couple different style flowers to frame the photo.

Mixed Medium, Shari Carroll

I used a bit of paint to bring out colors from the papers and also white gesso for a shabby chic look. To finish things up, I’ve incorporated a couple embellishments to celebrate Melody’s third birthday.

Mixed Medium, Shari Carroll

I’ve filmed a video of the process which you can view below or on our YouTube channel HERE.

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Remember a collage can be whatever you want to create, keep it simple and make it fun! Thanks for stopping by today!!

  1. Shari, this piece is so lovely with all those layers. This is going to look great on your gallery wall. Thanks for the inspiration. She’s adorable, btw.

  2. I always look forward to Shari’s mixed media projects. This one is just too sweet and adorable.

  3. I’ve been a huge fan of Shari’s creativity for years … she never ceases to amaze me … this project is so very lovely!!!

  4. This project is darling. The video so helpful for learning how to create a project like this one. Always enjoy what SSS posts. Thanks!

  5. As always, Shari, your work is stunning! My grandson, Oliver, will be three in January. Hmmm … I see a “scraplift” in his future!

    Thanks for sharing.

  6. What a sweet project!! I love the soft colors and shabby chic look. The photo of Melody is adorable!!! Thanks for the inspiration, Shari, showing that a mixed media photo project like this doesn’t have to be complicated!

  7. Very ADORABLE !! I have a bunch of those clip boards around but I can never seem to get any inspiration to do anything with them, this is a really cute idea.

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