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...

Please be kind and leave me some love,
join in and don't forget to become a follower.

Keep on Crafting!!!


  1. Amazing canvas! Lovely textures and colours!

  2. Amazing canvas! Lovely textures and colours!

  3. I would love to have a rest in your garden! Even if it's Autumn there... Beautiful canvas!

    1. Thank you Lys you can come rest in my garden anytime you like....

      Hugs xxx

  4. Stunning piece. Love it Rhonda. Have a creative week. Judy

    1. Thanks Judy and you have a creatine week as well... Hugs xxx

  5. Love all the different layers and textures on your project Rhonda! That brick work is fab, Jane :) xx

    1. Thank you Jane, yes I love how the brickwork as well.. Hugs xxx

  6. fantastic love all the textures and layers xx

    1. Thank you Sue, I enjoyed creating this canvas... Hugs xxx

  7. A beautiful canvas Rhonda. The colours, textures and wonderful flowers all look amazing xxx

  8. Thank you Sweetie. Hugs xxx

  9. Loving the colors and textures! Thanks for joining us at CRATIVE EMBELLISHMENTS!

  10. beautiful canvas. Love the colors! Thanks for playing with us at Creative Embellishments!

  11. WOW! What a gorgeous canvas! Love your colors and design ... just beautiful and very artsy! Great job! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Neon / Brights’ challenge! We hope you’ll come back often.

    DOUBLE D Challenge Blog
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    1. Darlene I am sure I will be back now that I have found you. Hugs xx

  12. Rhonda, I just love your canvas! Great colors and design! My favorites are the bricks and the ornate frame! Gorgeous!

    1. Thanks Sara, I appreciate you kind words. Hugs xx

  13. Wow Rhonda, this is just stunning! I love the bits of green and the awesome texture you've accomplished. Hugs, Autumn

    1. Thanks Autumn, I love Deco Art so it was easy to create. Hugs xx

  14. Wow! Gorgeous canvas! Thanks for joining us at Creative Embellishments!

    1. Thank you Lisa for your kind words. Hugs xx

  15. I love your colour palette for your's rich and really eye catching..fabulous embellishing..a beautiful canvas.
    Thank you so much for playing along in this months challenge at Rhedds Creative Spirit...

    1. Thank you Sandra for you lovely kind words. Hugs xx

  16. As always Rhonda so much beautiful detail to take in, just lovely.

    1. Thank you Fi I appreciate your kind words. Hugs xx

  17. Beautiful canvas, love the frame, the flowers and the colors, this is just perfect for our Spring challenge. Thanks for joining in on the fun with us at Creative Embellishments

    1. Thank you France or your kind words. Hugs xx

  18. Lovely canvas, love the brickwork. Thanks for joining in our Creative Embellishments challenge this month.

  19. Oh wow.. That is an amazing piece of art.. Thank you for sharing with us ladies over at Creative Embellishments..

  20. Beautiful canvas! Love the sweet flowers, heart piece, and gorgeous colors! Thanks for playing along with the Creative Embellishments April Challenge!

  21. Love the texture!
    Thanks for joining us at Altered Eclectics.
    Lisa - Altered Eclectics DT

  22. Textures and colour are so spring like. Thank you for joining with us at Rhedd's Creative Spirit Challenge this month.

  23. Stunning, absolutely LOVE this! Thank you for playing along with us at Creative Embellishment.
    Nadine - My Scrap n' Stuff

  24. A stunning project, I particularly love the brick texture. Love, Denyse x


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