Paper Issues and Gauche Alchemy

Happy Sunday! Today over on the Paper Issues Blog we are playing along with Gauche Alchemy and we are getting out of our comfort zones! You can participate in all the fun by linking up your projects that have pushed you out of your zone over on the Paper Issues Blog!
Gauche Alchemy sent me a box of goodies to play with - and boy, was some of these items NOT my standard go to! After a little creativity, I ended up making a small canvas to go in my scrapbook room. For the background, I used a bit of modeling paste (something new for me!) and the punchinella as a stencil and ended up with the most fabulous texture! After it dried a bit, I swiped some paint on the top. Instant love! Then, I began laying bits and pieces of the vintage lovies that they had sent me. I even added some lace (that I dyed myself!) to my project.

Everything about this was out of the box for me! The color scheme. The textures. Using multiple pieces of vintage goodness. I had the best time experimenting!

Giveaway and Fun Stuff!

Now, for the fun part! Paper Issues is having a blog hop this week and YOU have a chance to win a fabulous package from Gauche Alchemy! To be entered, all you have to do is become a follower of my blog. You can also head over to the Paper Issues Blog and read about how to get more chances to win!

This is the order for the Blog Hop - in case you've missed some of the other DT's amazing work, you should check them out!
Melissa <<<---- That's me!
Chrissy (Gauche Alchemy co-owner)

AND as if that wasn't enough goodness for one day, I have a coupon code for you to use over at the Paper Issues Store for 20% off your order (use code: JUST ME) , as well as one for 30% off  Gauche Alchemy! To get the Gauche Alchemy discount, go to the Paper Issues blog and link up a project!

Whew! That was a bunch to type! Thanks for sticking with me! Be sure to go link up your projects over on the Paper Issues blog for a chance to win a great kit full of Gauche Alchemy goodness!


  1. Melissa!!! You were worried about how to use the stuff in the box??!! I don't believe you because this is AWESOME!!!! I love the background, the playing card, the paper collage techniques. This project is amazing!!!!!!

  2. Oh my, this is awesome! The coolest and funkiest M, just love what you did!

  3. This is the coolest, funkiest M ever, I just love what you did!

  4. FANTASTIC job, Melissa! This rocks my socks! :)

  5. Fabulous Melissa - am really enjoying checking out the posts with the non-traditional materials!

  6. Love it! Beautiful work of art!

  7. Oh, wow! What a fun little canvas!

  8. Great canvas - love the big M!

  9. love your canvas. Isn't modeling paste awesome! I haven't used it much but everytime I have I loved what happened.


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