Friday, April 7, 2017

Challenge 25 Creative Artiste DT post

Hello Crafty Friends and Followers
It is that time again ...
Challenge 25 for

Our Awesome sponsor this month is

and they have kindly donated a box of goodies similar to this.

Garden of love

Well, 2017 is in full swing and these challenges are enticing
the creativeness from within.
As a result I have a layout and a canvas to share with you all.
Being Autumn here and Spring in the north what better
theme to follow than something with flowers.

The "Garden of Love"

Dropping some texture onto the canvas is always a great place to start
and the creation of a wall for the background using the Bricks stencil
was a perfect match for what I envisaged.
Usually I would use modelling paste but I recently acquired some
Deco Art products and among the goodness was some
white crackle paste and what better to try it on than some bricks.

The background colour was created by adding Deco Art's
Media Shimmer Mister to the crackle paste.
Additional colours from the same products were added by mixing
the primaries to get the shades of green.


The central piece was constructed from various layers of distressed
patterned papers, cardstock, calico and muslin.
Atop this I placed a Large Ornate Frame to showcase the flowers
that were to be the focal point.
The Ornate Frame was embossed to give an aged look as were
the butterflies, central flowers, leaves and hearts.
Using the same product on all of these chipboards created both
texture and colour to deliver unity across the canvas.

Little clusters of flowers were distributed, some plain and some sprayed
to compliment the other layers.
The old metal heart along with the numerous smaller chipboard hearts
brings both garden and love together.

CB1009 Butterflies 09
CB1115 Leaves 01
CB6090 Ornate Frames 18
CB1159 Hearts 05
ST5013 Bricks


LSG – Sea Mint Green, Incandescent Copper
Stampendous – Aged Hunter, Aged Teal, Aged Aqua
Shabby Pink, Shabby Blue
Black Ink
Patterned Paper & Cardstock
Muslin & Calico
Metal Heart
Flowers - WOC & 49 & Market St
Distress Stain – Brushed Pewter
Deco Art Media – Shimmer Mister Turquoise, Primary Yellow & Cyan
and White Crackle Paste

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:

Rhedd's Creative Spirit - Altered Art/Mixed media
Creative Embellishments - Inspired by the colours
Crafting by Design - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Double D Challenges - Neons/Brights
Altered Eclectics - Mixed Media/Altered Art

So there you have it, my project for this month...Hope you enjoyed it...

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Keep on Crafting!!!