Thursday, April 16, 2015


Hellooo Gorgeousess...

Woohoo...thanks for stopping by today...

I'm excited to share with you my first post as a Certifiable Gauche Alchemist...

Wow...did you check out the April mood board over on the Gauceh Alchemy Blog???? If you didn' really need to because it's AWESOME...I freakin love it because I am all about color and I love neon and just...WOW...this hit home for me...

click this linky link and go have a look see...
Gauche Alchemy April Mood Board my take on the mood board...Bright, colorful...POPPIN...

I did my project on a 12x12 chunky canvas.

First thing I did was slather it with black chalkboard paint, 2 coats letting it dry in between coats.

I knew I wanted to incorporate a lot of colors so I got out my Gelli plate...I use this tool all the time and I love it. I love the mixture of colors and patterns and that you never pull the same print twice.

I laid down a few different color palettes and ended up using a couple of them.

The stencil I used (The Crafters Workshop) was given to me a couple of years ago by a friend, and I've never used it before but I knew it would be perfect for this project.

I outlined the shape from the stencil onto my favorite gelli print of the day, then cut it out. I then decided to use the negative as a second element on my project.

Next I cut some of the other gelli prints up into 1 inch strips, folded them in half, and glued them down to the edges of the canvas.

I grabbed my white signo pen, and wrote the lyrics to Taylor Swift's song Shake It Off...

I used pop dots to adhere the girls to the canvas and give some dimension to the piece.

I have had to shake off some bad **it over the past few months, Liars, Haters, Fakers...and how it negatively impacted my life, so this song and this layout were perfect for me to convey a message.

I know how it feels to have people drag you down and suck the life out of you. Try to shake it off...cuz you are so much better than that...

This canvas makes me happy and will be a reminder to SHAKE IF OFF anytime I need to.
This canvas makes me happy and will be a reminder to SHAKE IF OFF anytime I need to.
Now...go put on your tutu and your crazy leggings and dance around the house, cuz I know you've got that song stuck in your head now...HEHE!!!



  1. OMGosh- How fabulous!! Both your canvas and your news!!! Go Monica,Go Monica!!! xoxo

  2. Love love love the colors a pippin' here Monica! Your personal pallette just makes me happy :) color lovers unite!

  3. Yep. Song stuck in my head now. Love the canvas, the colors, and it just MOVES. Also that inspiration board is so fun! I hope I can get some of my other projects done so that I can join it on the fun over there at Gauche Alchemy. "shake it off, shake it off..." la la la!

    1. Hi Dana...thanks for stopping by and leavin me some love...I had fun with this one and yes...get those projects done and head on sure to like the page on mood board each month and I'm pretty sure they are going to be having kits available very soon...awesome stuff...HAVE FUN and GO MAKE SOME ART...