In the summertime

Hey everyone! Something a little different from me - there's a FB challenge page called Mix Up That Song! and I'm a DT! It's different because each month, there's a different song and your challenge is to make a mixed media project based off it! Interesting, huh?

This inaugural month is based on the song In the Summertime by Mungo Jerry! I did a 45 record using part of the lyrics - "You can stretch right up and touch the sky"

I covered my record with a grungy background that had some vibrant summery colors. I then stenciled a hand that's reaching up. It's one of my favorite stencils from StencilGirl.

I then stenciled my phrase and some retro-looking sun rays and worked on my funky sun! It's an acrylic circle (ATC size) that's colored with alcohol ink pearls and then heat set - got the gun close to get some bubbling.  It's so shimmery!

Then I just added some alcohol ink splotches and did some outlining in black! I really love using records as a base and have a few done for some other DTs that I can't show yet 😎

I hope you'll join the group! It's a good way to meet like-minded artists, pick up some ideas and techniques, and get your brain moving while listening to some tunes! 

I'm entering this at Try It On Tuesday and Classic Design Team Challenge


  1. Gosh, this takes me back to when we were all hunting out old LPs and singles to heat up and play with...a LONG time ago, lol. Altered CDs and records (discs) were all the rage at the time... your stencilling is great but I love the hand made marks best of all and the gorgeous colours in your background. Good luck with the new group - sounds like fun ;-)
    Thanks for joining us at Try it on Tuesday.
    Cath x

  2. Absolutele beautiful and a great idea

    Thank you for joining us at TRY IT ON TUESDAY

  3. What a fab little project!
    Thank you for joining us at TRY IT ON TUESDAY! Happy Sunday!

  4. A wonderful project and alteration of the record.
    Thank you for sharing this with us at Try it on Tuesdays.

  5. Amazing Art piece. Great idea to use an old record , so wonderful decoration. I like that much.
    Dear Greetings

  6. Thank you so much for joining us at Try It On Tuesday with this fabulous transformation! This song brings back memories of a happy summer! Chrisx

  7. Thank you for joining us at TRy It On Tuesday with you altered record, what a brilliant idea



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