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May 24, 2015

Playing in the Garden

It's been a bit dreary here the past few days so I needed something to remind me of springtime sunshine and nature. I created this mixed media canvas with a whole different intention, but like many things I work on, they have a mind of their own and I'm fine with that.

Using old florals I had for years, covered them with gesso and then gave them new life with Lindy's Stamp Gang sprays. 
The addition of the seed beads as well as texture provided by Art Basics White Crackle Modeling Paste gave wonderful interest.
I am entering these wonderful challenge blogs: 

Scrap Around The World with the following mood board, inspired by the flowers, the sprinkles on the martini glass, the colors and shapes on the ice cream cone. 
Anything But Cute - Vintage Garden
Frilly and Funky - Happy Happy Happy.... (Flowers, Inks, & Modeling Paste)
Flying Unicorn - Made With Love 

Please enjoy my Snapguide tutorial below for my journey with this project. 
Check out How to Make 3D Mixed Media Canvas by Toni Burks-Grijalva on Snapguide.

19 comments:

langeatheart said...

Great take on our Mood Board! Love the colors and the texture! All the best from SATW! :)

Pawsitively Creative said...

Luscious textural layers and bits in the awesome sauce piece Toni! LSG sprays can really enhance a wonderful design and yours is stunning! Love the flowers and the seed beads! Bravo!

Thanks for joining in our first challenge, "Vintage Garden", at Anything But Cute. Hugz. ~Niki DT

jelissa mei said...

wow, the textures are amazing!! love how you blended those colors - how clever! Thanks for playing along at SATW!

Sanderijn de Bruin said...

It's really lovely!

Pamellia Johnson said...

Wow, what an amazing art piece! Your texture is just incredible, so much dimension and definition! Dreamy colours, everything blends so well together! I love the microbeads and your wonderful flowers and butterflies!! LOVE IT!!

Thank you so much for joining us at Anything But Cute for our 'Vintage Garden' challenge! Hugs, Pamellia DT :)

Fiona Paltridge said...

Awesome texture!! Thank you for joining us over at SATW for our epic May challenge xx

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

This is just beautiful! Thanks for sharing with us at CCCB!

Stella said...

This is breathtaking; a stunning mixed media project/canvas. Great idea to cover some old flowers with spray paint!Thanks so much for joining us at CCCB this week!

Ros Crawford said...

This s amazing!! Beautiful canvas! Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB!!

Sara Barker said...

Toni, such a lovely vintage canvas, with soft colors and amazing texture! You are so right, the Lindy's sparkle bits (can't recall the name from your tutorial) really give this great depth, and the Andy Skinner stamps give a lovely peeled paint look in addition to the tearing of the background paper. I love that technique and am so going to borrow that! You have added so many wonderful details to this project, there simply is not enough room to touch on each one, but you really rocked this! Thank you so much for providing the tutorial! I LOVE this canvas!

I'm so happy you joined us for our Vintage Garden Challenge at Anything But Cute! Hugs! Sara Emily DT

Татьяна said...

Magnificent project!Thank you for joining us over at SATW!

Pascale B. said...

Your canvas is stunning with all its detail and textures! Thank you for joining the SATW challenge!

LookBeyondTheObvious said...

i keep coming back to look at this trying to figure out how its done. it has a real eclectic ethereal feel to it. Thank you for the inspiration

Tanya Dudkina said...

Oh wow! This is amazing!! So inspiring!

Samra Leshinski said...

What an amazing piece of art! Love the dimension and texture of it! Thank you for joining Vintage Garden at Anything But Cute!
Samra DT

Nicole Doiron said...

WOW! Very impressive! Thank you for celebrating our May Epic Event with us at Scrap Around the World!

Helen Tilbury said...

What a project!! Thanks so much for celebrating our Epic event with us at SATW!!

Buttons said...

LOVE the way the paste has been moulded with the flowers and coloured with the Lindy's. Thank you for joining us at Frilly and Funkie. Jenny x

Deborah Wainwright said...

Wow a stunning canvas, so many beautiful elements, fantastic texture and scrumptious colours. Love it Thanks for playing along with MMW hugs Debs xx

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