Dreamer of Dreams: Mixed Media with Shari Carroll

Mixed Medium with Shari Carroll

Welcome everyone and happy Saturday! I hope you’re having a crafty weekend! I’ve created a simple mixed medium project starting with a wood Prima plate, a photos and beautiful colored flowers. This is one of those simple to do projects but it looks like it took hours.

I am so fortunate to have my little Melody in my life, but also her mom Jasmine who takes the most amazing photos. I’m always inspired to use them in my projects. This photo is one of recent favorites where Melody is looking down while wearing light colored sunglasses. I had it printed in black and white and then surround it with colors of Spring.

Mixed Medium, Shari Carroll

I used a Copic marker to color in just the flowers of her headband. The Prima flowers come in a mixture of colors so it was easy to find a coordinating pink.

Mixed Medium, Shari Carroll

I love creating small clusters of items to balance my designs. This Prima Ephemera bird and Quote Chip work together with the few flowers to create that balance.

If you know me, you know that I love texture. I’ve used a StencilGirl swirl stencil with white paste on the book text to obscure it a bit and add a raised area.

Mixed Medium, Shari Carroll

I think this will make an excellent Mothers Day gift for Jasmine. Don’t you?

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

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I hope you have a delightful weekend filled with time to make something special too!!

Prima Marketing 12 INCH WOOD PLATE…
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Prima Marketing WRITE ME SOON Amelia…
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Prima Marketing SWEET MEMORY Amelia…
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Prima Marketing LOVE & LUCK Amelia…
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Prima Marketing AMELIA ROSE Ephemera…
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Prima Marketing AMELIA ROSE Say It In…
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Copic Sketch Marker R20 BLUSH Pink…
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Tim Holtz Idea-ology QUOTE CHIPS…
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Tim Holtz Idea-ology CRINKLE RIBBON…
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Tim Holtz Distress Spray Stain…
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Tim Holtz Distress Spray Stain…
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RESERVE Tim Holtz Distress RESIST…
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StencilGirl SWIRL 4×4 Stencil M197
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Wendy Vecchi Embossing Paste WHITE…
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Dina Wakley Ranger PALETTE KNIFE…
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Dina Wakley Ranger MEDIA BRUSHES…
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Dina Wakley Ranger BUFF 1OZ Media…
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Dina Wakley Ranger WHITE Media Heavy…
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Scor-Tape 1/4 Inch Crafting Tape
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3M Scotch DOUBLE-SIDED FOAM TAPE…
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Ranger US HEAT IT CRAFT TOOL United…
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Surebonder DUAL TEMP MINI GLUE GUN…
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  1. Wow, Shari! This is absolutely beautiful! I love every inch of it! So cool seeing you color directly onto the photo. You’re awesome and so inspirational! ♥

  2. This is absolutely gorgeous–the peach colored flowers in her hair are the perfect touch to combine with the gorgeous florals.

  3. What a charming little girl and a beautiful project – thanks so much for the video! Yes, it will make a lovely gift for Jasmine too!!

  4. I don’t do mixed media in this kind of way, but I really enjoy watching your videos, because I get to see all the bits and pieces you put in that I don’t notice when I’m looking at the whole. It really helps me as a cardmaker to remember to put those details in to help make for a more interesting whole. So thank you for sharing! I think my favorite part was how you colored the flowers on her headband. It was the perfect touch, and I totally thought that the photo had come that way.

  5. The little bit of coloring on the black and white photo really added the most amazing touch to your project. Love all the soft colors and all the added textures. I am sure Jasmine will love it!

  6. So pretty!!! I’d love to do one of these of my baby granddaughter!! Thanks for sharing! I always get inspired watching you create your projects!!

  7. OH WOW! It takes my breath away! What a show stopper. Thanks for sharing I would love to be able to create that type of art for display.

  8. She really looks like a Flower child – I love the soft tones of the pink flowers against that picture, and the set up looks wonderful against the wood base – wonderful!

  9. Love the project, always love Shari’s mixed medium projects! Stunning photo, and such beautiful colours and layout. It sure will be a lovely Mother’s Day Present!

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