Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Anything But Cute Mixed Media Challenge - May "Vintage Garden"

Hello eveyone,

I am thrilled to announce the very first challenge at Anything But Cute Mixed Media Challenge Blog!!!


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.

Well, when I first heard what the theme was, I automatically saw picket fence and home :) So here is what I created for this challenge:


Here are some pics of the creation process:


I created a frame for my shadow box using a heavy cardstock, texture paste applied through Bricked Stencil, and added some color to it with distress inks...


The delicate branches are Sizzix diecuts and flowers are handmade by me using a 5 petal flower punch, flower pearl stamens and some distress ink...


I made the fence from cardboard. I covered it with white paint, then applied clear crackle paint and once that layer was dry I randomly applied distress paints and inks to give it a weathered look...


I added some moss behind the fence to give it more of an old garden look...


The flowers and branches were arranged to give it a look of trailing vine on the wall...


Home Sweet Home sign was mounted on a piece of cardstock covered with crackle paste to give it an illusion of a stucco wall and a wall plaque...


That is all from me....Please head over to Anything But Cute Mixed Media Challenge Blog to check out fabulous makes of my fellow Design Team mates and I sure hope you'll join us in our very first challenge :)

The winner will receive the honor of being our Guest Designer for an upcoming challenge!

Over at Anything But Cute we just love to see all the seasoned and expert mixed media artists, but we also want to encourage those who are just getting their feet wet. Our design team will always be on the lookout for these exceptional projects and artists. You just never know when we might be giving out something special to a talented mixed media newcomer. We all have to start somewhere, right?

Challenge runs until June 4th - we can't wait to see what you come up with!

I hope you enjoyed this post...
Have a great day and thanks for stopping by...

I am entering my card into following challenges:

Country View Challenges May Simply Scenic

BGC#68 Make your own embellishments

The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge #12 May Flowers

Crafty Cardmakers and More...#138 Make Your Own Background

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Anything Goes








05/18/2015 UPDATE:

I am thrilled to announce that my card was one of the Top 5 at Crafty Cardmakers and More... Thank you so very kindly!!!




74 comments:

  1. I think I want to live in your garden Samra!! You have really nailed it with this beauty!! All of those wonderful little flowers and the lush foliage really feel real when accented with authentic moss and the crackled fence!! I could just curl up on a blanket and fall asleep!! It's so amazing to see how you put this together, I love how you did the background for the frame, so effective!! A gorgeous project my teamie!! hugs :)

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    1. Thank you so much my dear :) I am honored to be part of your amazing challenge blog!!!

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    2. Oh my gosh, I just squealed when I saw your thumbnail at Crafty Cardmakers!! Thank you for joining in with my 'Make Your Own Background' challenge! Hugs, Pamellia DT :)

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  2. You've created a stunning card, my dear Samra! I love your perfection in creating art! Beautiful soft spring colours, fabulous flowers perfectly arranged! Your backgroung is amazing with that gorgeous shabby frame! I adore how you created the fence and especially the beautifuly incorporated Spanish moss! Brilliant, my friend! I am thrilled to be your teamie!
    Big hugs :)
    Branka xxx

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    1. Thank you so very kindly my friend!!! You always make my day with your visits :)

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  3. Oh my gosh, stunning!! Wow!! This is a work of art!! I don't know where to start!! First of all, I adore the weathered fence!! It looks amazing!! The flowers, the moss, everything is just perfect!! What a gorgeous piece this is!! I'm in awe!! Have a great day :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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    1. I am honored with your visit Lisa!! And to get such a compliment from such an amazing crafter is a dream come true!!! Thank you sooo much!!!

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  4. Wow, wow, WOW, Samra! You've gone and done it again, my friend! You always surprise me with your ability to make something so soft and shabby, and so realistic at the same time! I love the scene you have created in this shadowbox, from the bricked wall to those yummy flowers! No one makes flowers like you, and while I just knew they HAD to be home made, they are so perfect, I thought they were from a fine craft boutique! The colors are so soft and dreamy. Your picket fence is giving me fence envy--I could never get a crackle that looks like that! Samra, I could sit here all day, and just stare, but I'll just say that you have really made my day with this FABULICIOUS work of art! A bunch of big crafty hugs! I'm so honored to be on this amazing Anything But Cute team with you!

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    1. You are just tooo kind my dear!!! Thank you so very kindly for such a sweet comment :) You should have seen my jaw drop when I saw your project!!! I was pretty much speechless, could not find words to really describe how much I loved your project!

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  5. Wow, wow, WOW, Samra! You've gone and done it again, my friend! You always surprise me with your ability to make something so soft and shabby, and so realistic at the same time! I love the scene you have created in this shadowbox, from the bricked wall to those yummy flowers! No one makes flowers like you, and while I just knew they HAD to be home made, they are so perfect, I thought they were from a fine craft boutique! The colors are so soft and dreamy. Your picket fence is giving me fence envy--I could never get a crackle that looks like that! Samra, I could sit here all day, and just stare, but I'll just say that you have really made my day with this FABULICIOUS work of art! A bunch of big crafty hugs! I'm so honored to be on this amazing Anything But Cute team with you!

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  6. Beautiful! So soft and gentle and inviting!

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    1. Thank you so much Marci :) You are soo sweet :)

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  7. You made that fence?!? Wowzers! I thought it was pre-made! Lol! Wowzers! I just love that you made the flowers, the fence, the frame, Amazeballs! I would love to play in your vintage garden and take in all these wonderfuk details first hand! Wonderful design, my teamie! Hugz to you muffin! ~Niki

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    1. Thank you so much Niki :) I love making flowers, the fence was just something I learned to make for this particular project...lots of time involved but worth it considering how nice it looks on this project...

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  8. This is super pretty and very much in keeping with your gorgeous shabby style. I love the abundance of flowers trailing up and down the wall and the fence you created is terrific.
    Hugs!
    Cec

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  9. This is wonderful Samra. It reminds me of my Grammie's house/garden because... you are right... for me - that was HOME. Until you said that a garden reminded you of home... I hadn't even thought of that! I can't grow anything - inside or out - so my family wouldn't think of "home" that way at all - eheheheheh!! But yes... Grammie had an entire acre of land that was nothing but her garden and when I was there... I was HOME. Your project really warmed my heart and it's just beautiful. Thanks bunches. j.

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    1. Thank you so very kindly :) I am glad you like what I made :)

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  10. I can only come up with one thing; stunning!

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  11. Super stunning my friend!! I love the softness you create with your pieces... and how do get that soft glow across your photos, every time I try something like that it just looks like a blurry white border rather than something elegant. Hope you got my email Samra - if not let me know and I'll send again :) Hugs, Georgie xx

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    1. Thank you my dear! It doesn't turn out well every time, the glow...but I like to add it anyways :) I did get the email, just replied to it...sorry for the delay!

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  12. Gorgeous project! Thanks so much for joining us at The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge.

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  13. Wow! This is super gorgeous!! Stunning!!

    Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!

    hugs...
    Melissa

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  14. I can just imagine sitting in this garden and day-dreaming. What a perfect day that would be! You totally rocked this first challenge. I can't wait to see what else you'll come up with. This is amazing!
    Hugs! xx

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    1. Thank you so much Maja :) Good to see you visit :)

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  15. Hi, Samra! What a great idea with the fencing in cardboard! Thanks for showing the components of your Beauty, and how it was all put together! Such wonderful artwork! hugs, de

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    1. Thank you so much Donna! I truly appreciate you taking time to stop by and leave me such sweet comment every time!

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  16. Oooooo... so beautiful! Love your soft colors and the gorgeous crackles on the picket fence! Just too pretty!

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  17. Absolutely beautiful!

    Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers and More!

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  18. That is so lovely Samra, love your picket fence and the flowers are just gorgeous!

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  19. This is so pretty Samra, I love your crackled picked fence. Thank you for joining in with our scenic challenge at Country View Crafts, and enjoy your weekend. Sue xx

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  20. Wow! what a gorgeous framed garden Samra - I can't believe you punched all those flowers, colored and layered them! Beautiful! love the crooked fencing and the moss is the perfect vintage touch! just lovely!! have a great weekend! Julia xx

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  21. wow I am drooling over this beautiful creation .... wow wow wow !!! perfection plus x

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    1. Oh My!!! I am so honored by your visit Heather!!! Thank you so much!!!!

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  22. This is so special. Wish I had a garden just like it. Angela x

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  23. So very creative!!! Love the fence and all the pretty flowers in soft colors!

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  24. Another romantic project! I adore your garden, especially the picket fence!

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  25. Wow! that is like real vintage..Loved the calm and soothing selection of colours. The flowers are adorable - a definite must try for me :)

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  26. Absolutely beautiful and love how you made the fence
    Carol x

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  27. Wow Incredible!!! I am stunned by this beauty :)

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  28. This is just beautiful! Love the dreamy look!

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  29. OMG!!! This is drop down gorgeous!!! Love everything about it...absolutely awesome card :))
    Thank you so much for playing along with us at BGC :)

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  30. 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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  31. Beautiful! Love the pastel colors. Thanks for joining us at The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!

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  32. I adore your beautiful soft colors, and your rickety picket fence!

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  33. Stunning creation! So soft and well-designed!
    Thank you for playing along at BGC!

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  34. That is just so beautiful Samara !!!
    very well done
    thanks for playing with us at BGC

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