Tuesday, 5 May 2015

Anything But Cute - Vintage Garden - Challenge #1

Hellloooooo!

Wow, the first challenge is kicking off at Anything But Cute and it's a great one to start us on our road to some serious creative thinking...

VINTAGE GARDEN

What do you think of when you hear the word Garden? Is it flowers, birds, butterflies, dragonflies, bees, lattice, vines, fences? Whatever garden vision you have, we want to see it. But make sure it's in a vintage style.

Please come and play along, we'd love to see your entries and we welcome every ability. 

For my inspiration piece this month I decided to do a 3D canvas:


I pictured an old vintage secret garden when hearing this challenge and felt so inspired to capture the magic of those words.



The fine crackle on the bridge was pure fluke but boy was I happy with how it turned out! I sprayed Lindy's first and then went over in a light coat of gesso.


I used some amazingly bright colours from Lindy's (sadly I forget which ones they were) but I wanted the garden to have a sparkle and a brightness to it to show that even though it is vintage, the magic still remained - can you tell I get lost in a fairytale when I create :)


My go-to texture maker ingredients include:
  • Dry Wall Tape
  • Die Cuts (intricate works best for catching paint and other bits)
  • Glass Beads from Galleria
  • Fibres (something floristy)
  • Texture Paste
  • Crackle Paint (Used through a brick stencil this time)



After inking, spring etc. I love to hit back the areas with gesso, even the really bright areas as it tones it down and keeps the piece more harmonious. 


And here's how it started before all the messy fun began, although getting to this stage was quite messy. I applied all the resin bits first and then gesso'd the hell out of it :) pure, blank, white canvas, then the flowers were added in and around to fill the space. I took a pic at this stage because I was so tempted to leave it, but my sprays were just itching to be played with!!



Hope you enjoyed today's post, please go and check out this amazing new challenge blog for mixed media and the pieces from the rest of the DT, they are truly amazing!

Hugs
Georgie xx


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30 comments

  1. Fabulous Georgie - stunning even before the spraying! Gorgeous textures and colours - a perfect secret garden. Love it! Good luck with the new challenge - it all sounds wonderful and what an amazing DT. Really looking forward to joining in too! Jennie x

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  2. This is absolutely magically stunning Georgie!!! You truly captured the vision of secret garden! Love all the beautiful details and such a great design!!! BRAVO!!

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  3. AMAZING Georgie!! Love the before shot, really shows all the wonderful colours you used to make such an incredible garden!! What a wonderful accident to have your bridge crack like that!! The brick background is really fabulous, I am loving the addition of the cheesecloth!! Such a beautiful piece my teamie, a real work of art! hugs :)

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  4. This is stunning Georgie! I just adored it before you painted it but must say it looks so fantastic painted! Love how you got that texture going!! I'd step back in time any day to visit your Secret garden!! Hugs, Chrisx

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  5. Good Golly, Georgie!!!! I love what you've done with the place! I really could have used this tutorial on your amazing background before I got started on mine! I love the crackle on those bricks, and what an amazing crackling result you achieved on the bridge. I would have loved it just as it is in the last shot, because your composition is just spot on! A wonderful sight to see, and a big crafty hug to you, my friend!

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  6. Good Golly, Georgie!!!! I love what you've done with the place! I really could have used this tutorial on your amazing background before I got started on mine! I love the crackle on those bricks, and what an amazing crackling result you achieved on the bridge. I would have loved it just as it is in the last shot, because your composition is just spot on! A wonderful sight to see, and a big crafty hug to you, my friend!

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  7. Wooow, what an amazing vision of vintage garden, Georgie! Breathtaking creation, my friend! This is a real piece of art! Love the fabulous texture and your fantastic choice of colours! You've created a brilliant scene and most of all I LOVE that absolutely stunning bridge! Bravo!
    Hugs :)
    Branka xxx

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  8. So pretty! I like the white version you showed, too.

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  9. The before and after versions are both stunning Georgie! So many wonderful textures and colours, a feast for the eyes and soul. WOW on your first post as DT member for your new challenge blog. Loads of fab inspiration, thank you Georgie:-) xxx

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  10. Dear me... I just want to walk over the bridge and go thru your door Georgie. I DO, I do. Out side the door is so spectacular.... I just can totally imagine what it looks like behind the door! Can't you?!!! And before you go through the door.... I mean seriously - it literally looks like there is ivy vines climbing all over your brick walls too. A quaint bridge, gorgeous flowers, a rippling brook perhaps?!.... ENCHANTING. j.

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  11. You had me at Secret Garden Gee! I don't know where you got that bridge but please share! Hehe. This really is a secret garden come to life and every time I look at it, I see more Amazeballs pieces! Fantabulous creation and your use of colors and gesso is so inspiring. Lovely design, my teamie! Hugz to you muffin! ~Niki

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  12. Fantastic canvas and chock full of wonderful texture. Love the colours and the scene you created - I am wondering what I will find once I cross the bridge and go through the doorway. Thank you for sharing the before shot so I can envision how you went from start to finish.
    Hugs!
    Cec

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  13. I liked it before you coloured it up but oh boy does it ever look fabulous afterwards!! The crackle on the bridge is amazing, the lady looks so beautiful amongst the flowers - and now I want to go through the doorway to see what delights are behind it.... Gorgeous work. Hugs, Anne xx

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  14. Oh my, this really is a work of art! I can hear the fairies in that lovely garden you created. Magical and Gorgeous!
    Have a wonderful evening.
    ♥ Lena
    Lena’s Creations

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  15. Such a pretty canvas Georgie with a beautiful layout. I love how my eye is drawn to look through the arch way, magical.
    Julie x

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  16. Oh, I love your before picture of this spectacular garden scene Georgie! So many wonderful blooms in this enchanting creation! Thank you for bringing this lovely canvas over to my April Showers Bring May Flowers challenge at Our Creative Corner this month! XOXO-Shari

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  17. Hello Georgie,
    This looks wonderful; full of texture and gorgeous embellishments, all makes for a beautiful garden scene.
    Thank you so much for joining us this month at Country View Crafts.
    Smiles:)
    Sue

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  18. Beautiful Georgie, amazing textures and details, love your secret garden!

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  19. This is really wonderful Georgie, and I love your crackle on your bridge. Thank you for joining in with our scenic challenge at Country View Crafts, and enjoy your weekend. Sue xx

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  20. This is absolutely stunning - so magical :)

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  21. Wow....how gorgeous.
    I love the bridge taking you to your door,all the elements of this piece and all the textures are stunning...x
    Thank you for joining in with our challenge...http://rheddscreativespirit.blogspot.co.uk/

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  22. Love the use of the resin figures, I have already learnt a bit just reading your post.
    Amazing work of art and colour, this is a really beautiful piece of artistic pleasure. I have joined as a new follower...to learn and admire.
    {aNNie My Personal Blog}

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  23. Wow! What a terrific project. A Secret Garden is one of my favorite books, and your piece really captures the essence of it! Very inspiring!

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  24. Gorgeous! Utterly stunning work. Thank you for entering your project at Rhedd’s Creative Spirit. Sammy-x

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  25. Gorgeous canvas! Love those flowers. Thanks so much for joining us at The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge.

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  26. LOVE the texture!! Your flowers are Amazing!! Thank you so much for playing along with us at The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!

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  27. Beautiful! Love the crackle background. Thanks for joining us at The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!

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  28. Lovely project! Thank you so much for joining in with us at Our Creative Corner this month!

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  29. Beautiful - actually, simply stunning! xx

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