Today I am here to introduce you to the final member of the Anything But Cute design team, and that would be me!! I am also the owner and designer so if anyone ever has a question, please feel free to leave a comment or click the "Send us an email" button in the sidebar. A little bit about me...
Hello Everyone! My name is Pamellia Johnson and I live in Toronto, Ontario, Canada with my wonderful husband and our two little girls, Scully (a teacup Maltese) and Pebbles (a teacup black Pomeranian).
When I was just a kid, I spent several weeks dumping the cereal and crackers out of every box I could find, so that I could build a doll house, complete with pots and pans in the kitchen and throw cushions on the couch. It took up half of the attic and I got in so much trouble, but oh what fun I had! Not much has changed since then. I still dump the cereal out so I can use the box and I still have so much fun crafting, I just don't get in trouble any more! lol
I think what I enjoy making the most is handmade cards. In the past I have mostly created in a shabby chic style but I have recently discovered the messy and oh so fun world of mixed media and it has stolen my heart. Whenever possible, I try and make every aspect of my projects by hand. I prefer to make my own backgrounds and flowers, I dye my own ribbons, I even make some of my embellishments out of clay. I find such a sense of accomplishment in knowing that I made it myself.
***I have chosen a few of my favourite mixed media projects so you can get an idea of my style.
First up two of my favourite cards on opposite ends of the style spectrum, but both represent first experiences with mixed media. I really enjoy the soft pastels and spring theme of the first one, this was my first time playing with using 3d elements to create texture. The second card was my first ever attempt at steampunk, and I thoroughly enjoyed the grungy feel.
This next project I called my Bunk-Bed Button Box. It was so much fun to make and it still sits on my desk full of fancy gold buttons. I made this out of pizza boxes and drew the template myself.
This is my very first mixed media canvas and also my first time giving mixed media flowers a try, something I'm completely hooked on now. I really love the contrast with the colours and playing with crackle paint is always fun!
My dragonfly trinket box was my first time ever altering a wooden piece. I made so many mistakes with this project and learned so much! This was also my first mixed media project using the ink sprays, oh what fun!
This was a very recent project that I made and, once again, I had to eat a lot of pizzas in order to build it. It was my first time ever creating something with a fantasy theme and I really enjoyed the whimsy feel to this.
This is my biggest and baddest project to date. I had no idea when I pulled out those first pizza boxes last year, what a huge task I was about to undertake. I also had no idea how much fun I was going to have building it!
5 trips to the dollar store, 4 pizza boxes, 3 weeks of my life, 2 containers of black paint and a partridge in a pear tree...it's my favourite creation ever! If you would like to check out a billion close-up pictures of my Halloween House CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE FULL POST
I would like to send a special thank you to the lovely and talented ladies who have come on board with me for this next leg of my crafty adventure. I also want to thank all of you for your wonderful support. I am really looking forward to seeing what you all come up with for our challenges!!
Don't forget, here at ANYTHING BUT CUTE, we love to see all the seasoned and expert mixed media artists, but we also want to encourage those who are just getting their feet wet. Our design team will always be on the lookout for these exceptional projects and artists. You just never know when we might be giving out something special to a talented mixed media newcomer. We all have to start somewhere, right?
Make sure to mention in your post that you are new to the mixed media arts.
OUR FIRST CHALLENGE STARTS IN JUST 5 DAYS!!
See you on May 5th!
Happy Crafting! Pamellia :)