Friday, 5 June 2015

Anything But Cute - Make It Masculine - Challenge #2

Hallo! :)

Ready for challenge #2 at Anything But Cute? We sure are and wow what a month, thank you everyone for playing along - so many beautiful entries!!

Sorry this is going to be such a quickest post. If you have any questions regarding products do ask and I will reply here. We're about a week away from having the builders in to knock down our kitchen and build a new one so it's Crazy-City here :)

This month the theme is:

MAKE IT MASCULINE
Make a mixed media card or other project for a fellow in your life.  It could be for Father's Day, a birthday, an anniversary or just because you want him to know how special he is.

I've done a mini 3D canvas theism month.




I used DIY 'left overs', mainly from IKEA and I had sooo much fun with this piece! My little man was helping pass me bits and bobs from my box of DIY 'junk' :) 'Mummy use this, what about this Mummy?' I swear this thing was about to turn into a Lego tower. 


Scrummy Tim Holtz embellishments and I chose the Muse Token 'Courageous' as that is how my son sees his father, he looks up to him so much, to him he is the bravest person in the world!


I used micro beads to add extra interest, and loads of gorgeous DecoArt Media paints. They are so pigmented and you don't need a lot of colour with these at all.


Going 'off-piste'! :) Love going off the page to create extra interest.



I used Treasure Gold White Fire to create to highlight and accent. Hope you like and hope you feel inspired to try something like this. I feel a slight addiction to these 4x4" canvases :)

Hope you get the chance to play at Anything But Cute.




*** Sorry for the mix match of photos - Google Photos is playing havoc with my upload, but big thanks to Pamellia of My Little Craft Things (you are such a gem :) ) for helping get the photos to match as close as possible to real life, they are the deeper toned ones. Rich deep brown, reddy colour!


Have a lovely lovely day, and YAAAAAYYYYYYY! It's Friday - Whoop whoop!!
Hugs
Georgie xx

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  1. Oh, wooow, Georgie, you are such a fabulous artist! This canvas is out of this world! I am totally blown away, really! A perfect masculine project with fantastic texture and spectacular design! Bravo!
    Have a wonderful weekend, my lovely!
    Huge hugs :)
    Branka xxx

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  2. What a fabulous little canvas Georgie!! I love the deep purple with the golds, what an amazing combination! There are just so fantastic bits and pieces all layered up to make your glorious design, I just got sucked right in!! Your hubby is just going to love this, the courageous token is such the perfect choice here too!! Good luck with the remainder of your move Georgie! hugs :)

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  3. This is so freakintastic!!! Love all the elements you used, they are so beautifully arranged and I love how you went over the edge...it does give it a nice touch!!! I tried painting mine, two tone, did not turn out well...so I just painted everything grey....I have no skill when it comes to mixed media painting...I just sit back and enjoy your work :)

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  4. Wow, Georgie, you have knocked my socks completely off with this stunning (trite word-so sorry!) masculine, steampunk, mixed media canvas! Love all your bits and pieces,and the way you have carried them off the edge--so edgy! the shear metal-ness of this just makes me shout for joy! Just think, when the kitchen comes down, you'll have a perfect excuse for not cooking! Best of luck with the rest of your remodel and take deep breaths! You are doing a fabulous job crafting through all the mess! My thoughts are with you! Big hugs and lots of love!

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  5. Wow, Georgie, you have knocked my socks completely off with this stunning (trite word-so sorry!) masculine, steampunk, mixed media canvas! Love all your bits and pieces,and the way you have carried them off the edge--so edgy! the shear metal-ness of this just makes me shout for joy! Just think, when the kitchen comes down, you'll have a perfect excuse for not cooking! Best of luck with the rest of your remodel and take deep breaths! You are doing a fabulous job crafting through all the mess! My thoughts are with you! Big hugs and lots of love!

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  6. Beautiful! I wouldn't even know where to begin! It's gorgeous and I love all the gears and do-dads!

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  7. Oh this is beautiful Georgie, love the rich purple tones,it really is a mixed media marvel!
    Lovely weekend hugs
    Donna xxx

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  8. Wow this is amazing xx Jan

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  9. Love this deep canvas with all the wonderful metal bits and pieces - so chic and industrial. I can see the Allan keys as leftovers from IKEA because they give you some with everything you buy but if I have screws leftover, I need to revisit the assembly before the piece falls down - LOL.
    Hugs!
    Cec

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  10. Absolutely incredible, love how you used those 'left-overs' on your canvas, the elements work together so beautifully! Fabulous colours too.. Hugs, Anne xx

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  11. Great work Georgie - love how you have embellished this xxx

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  12. So fun that your little man helped make something for your big man. Hehe! So many fantabulous tid bits used and what a genius way to recycle all those little parts. Your use of those microbeads is genius and creates such depth. I see dark brown and gold here. Awesome sauce! Hugz to you muffin! ~Niki

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  13. LOVE this! It is beautiful and I agree with Niki, so nice your little one can say he helped make it for his Dad.

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  14. LOVE this! It is beautiful and I agree with Niki, so nice your little one can say he helped make it for his Dad.

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  15. this is great really gentleman like

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  16. ooohhh! It is amazing project!!! So beautiful!!!

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  17. I have great respect for artists like you, who know how to put pieces like this together. This is just so incredibly cool...my husband for one, would love to receive a gift like this. Really neat!

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  18. This is spectacular in so many facets! The colors, the texture, the incredibly unique design... everything is intriguing! Add to it the fact that your little boy was part of the process adds the indescribable element of HEART that I personally find the most important of all. I have told my sweet friend Pamellia that I often feel like there's a mixed media part of me that is aching to burst out, experiment, and see what happens... projects from both of you reawaken it with every post. Thank you for inspiring me and in many ways emboldening me! Although I do not know when I will have time to dabble into the beauty of mixed media, I am so grateful I can enjoy it in your creations. This is amazing and will be treasured. :o)

    Hugs and blessings,
    Karen

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  19. Hehhehehe - LOVE that your little man was helping make it look like a lego tower - hehehehe - so precious. But hello??? It DOES NOT look like a lego tower - eheheheh... it looks INCREDIBLE. You gals on this DT are soooo FABULOUS. Seriously Georgie - this is just FAB. Love the background. And then... it seems like you put all the little pieces you were handed in just the right place. The COURAGEOUS is my FAV part but those micro beads added so much extra flair too. GREAT WORK! j.

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  20. Wow - this is STUNNING! I guess your little guy has a good eye for design! :) Amazingness!

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  21. Love this amazing canvas, Georgie! Great elements on it. Brilliant!
    Mar xx

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  22. All I can say is WOW!!! It's obvious why you are so many design teams :) Breathtaking!! (oh, and I popping by from Becca's Blog) xo

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  23. What an amazing canvas Georgie, wonderful layers and the addition of the micro beads adds so much interest! Thanks so much for sharing this gorgeous canvas and good luck with the renos!

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  24. Gorgeous tiny delight and looks so yummy.....loving the gilded colours! Hugs Ruth xx

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  25. Absolutely gorgeous, I adore the colour palette and how wonderful that your little man helped too. This really is a gorgeous piece, very striking and very tactile. Tracy x

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  26. I super struggle with Masculine projects but you have a knack for it! It's stunning! The fellow in your life will love it I'm sure!
    ♥ Samantha
    Designs by Sammy

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  27. Totally amazing - the gilded texture in the background is simply wonderful, the perfect setting for all that fabulous steampunk embellishing!
    Alison xx

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  28. Wow !! this is a great stylish canvas !!!

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  29. Wow_ like? I LOVE LOVE LOVE it - everything about it! Absolutely fabulous x

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