Thursday, May 5, 2016

Anything But Cute May Challenge - Celebrate Your Style


Happy Thursday!! Three posts in three days...that might be a record for me ;) I'm so excited for my first post with the Anything But Cute Design Team!! I have to warn you...this is a picture heavy post!!

As we celebrate our First Anniversary at Anything But Cute, we want you to celebrate what you do best...mixed media!! This is your chance to do it your way, in your favorite style...so pull out those inks and paints and show us what you're made of!! You can make anything you want, in any theme you want and any style you want, just as long as it has some mixed media products on it and no cute images. HAVE FUN!!

We have some special treats for you this month. Along with our design team projects, we have invited our Favorite Artists from last year to come and celebrate with us. You don't want to miss the incredible line up of inspiration they have provided for you!! We also have a wonderful line up of prizes from some amazing sponsors...lots of chances to win some goodies, so don't miss out!!


To celebrate my style, I created a mixed media, shabby chic canvas. For the background, I used one of my very favorite techniques - Andy Skinner's Mega Crackle (you can watch the video HERE).


I added texture paste through stencils in random areas for some added texture. This one is the Art Is stencil. The sentiment is from Dylusions. I stamped it with Jet Black Archival Ink and cut around each line. I then used a Black Distress Marker to outline the words.


The butterflies are Tim Holtz Butterfly Duo dies. I cut the bottom layer in heavyweight cardstock and then stamped a Darkroom Door Script stamp in Victorian Velvet Distress Ink and inked the edges as well. The top layer was cut with Lemoncraft paper and covered with Sparkle N Sprinkle Crystal Ice.


Among the Wild Orchid Crafts blooms are several dies, inked with Shabby Shutters and Peeled Paint Distress ink: Memory Box Chloe Stem, Poppystamps Weeping Willow Branches, Sue Wilson Faux Quilled Leaves, Memory Box Tender Leaves, Poppystams Viola Leaves and Elizabeth Craft Curly Leaves.


The birds are Tim Holtz Paper Punch. They were covered with Wendy Vecchi Crackle Texture paste and then inked with Victorian Velvet Distress Ink. The fence is an Impression Obsession Beach Fence. It was stamped randomly with a Tim Holtz text stamp in Gathered Twigs Distress Ink for a distressed look. The grass is a Poppystams Grassland Border, inked with Shabby SHutters.


The flower and bee, and the sentiment on the bottom corner are Tim Holtz Remnant Rubs. I am entering this in the following challenges:

1) Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Stencil It (TCW Art Is Stencil)
2) Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Home Decor
3) Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes
4) Pause, Dream Enjoy Linky - Anything Goes
5) 2 Creative Chicks - Anything Goes
6) Decorate to Celebrate - Anything Goes
7) Little Scrap Pieces Show it Off Saturday - Anything Goes
8) Emerald Creek Dares - The B's...Buttons, Brads, Etc... (Butterflies)


Now it's your turn!! Head on over to Anything But Cute to see the amazing projects my design team sisters have created for today's challenge!! Then link up your mixed media project showcasing your style!! I can't wait to see what you create :)

74 comments:

  1. So very amazing! I love all of it! So many beautiful elements...the butterflies always a favorite of mine. It would be so fun to play in your craft room. Wish you lived near me. Lots of big hugs for this one, Robin

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  2. Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh, gorgeous shabby chic canvas Lisa! That Memory Box willow die is on my wishlist now :)
    Gorgeous floral arrangement as usual and wonderfully made background for those beautiful butterflies to float around....
    Hugs
    Samra
    Paper Talk with Samra

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  3. Love it! Such a beautiful canvas Lisa. Wish I could pick this up to look at it more closely and then I would get you to show me how you did this. It's such a beautiful piece of dimensional art and I think any one would love to get it as a present. What a fabulous first piece too Karen x

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  4. Your shabby chic canvas is absolutely gorgeous! I love all the details, your butterflies look so delicate and I love all your flowers and the crackle background looks terrific!

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  5. Beautiful card and beautiful butterflies with the pearls - love the background and beautiful flowers - another great creation thanks for sharing my friend!!!

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  6. What a treat this is for us Lisa! Three fabulous projects in as many days!! I never tire of looking at your gorgeous creations! As ever, a feast for the eyes, how you never seems to run out of ideas is a wonderful mystery!! Have a very lovely day my friend!! Hazel xx
    My Card Attic

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  7. Wooooow, Lisa, I am completely blown away by this shabby crafting gem! Your flower arrangement is to die for, as always! I don't have enough words to express how much I love this amazingly beautiful piece of art! What a treat for the eyes! It's a glorious mixed media canvas!
    Big hugs! Branka xx

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  8. Oh my word Lisa, drool swoon sigh!!! You have captured the essence of our challenge theme to Celebrate Your Style by creating the most gorgeous shabby chic, mixed media canvas EVER!! I mean, holy cow, look at that contrast of black crackle and erosion as a backdrop for birds and flowers in pastels! WHAT!!! Only you could pull that off and make it look so natural and exquisite! You really knocked it out of the park for your debut my friend!

    Thank you so much for gorgeous project! I am so excited to have you here on the team with us and just in time to celebrate such a great occasion! I'm honoured to craft along side you and look forward to getting to know you better as an artist and a friend! Welcome, and big hugs :)

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  9. Awesome canvas Lisa. I love the sentiment. It would be good for a graduation card too. The crackling adds so much fun texture. Have a great day

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  10. Lisa, I am so excited to have you on the team, and proud to call you my teamie! This canvas is shabby perfection! You have mastered that mega crackle technique, and I love that you have given it a shabby twist--GORGEOUS! (thank you for the link to the video--I've got to check it out!) Your flower spray is ahhhh, so lovely and you must have been a florist in your past, because you make the most awesome arrangements! I'm drooling! Now for that picket fence and delicious butterfly--they are the true icing on this amazing cake! You are one wonderful shabby chic Queen! Big hugs, my friend and WELCOME!

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  11. Wow!!! Stunning project! Love your canvas :)

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  12. I just don't know how you get your flowers to all go together so beautifully!!!! Gorgeous card!!

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  13. Love the crackled background effect giving extra charm to it!

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  14. Such a GORGEOUS and happy creations..beautiful textures combined with pretty colors !

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  15. I absolutely adore Andy's mega crackle technique too, you have made it look so beautifully feminine on your canvas, the butterflies and bird are a delight, and the flowers are simply gorgeous! I just love your style!! I am so looking forward to getting to know you better too and it is a delight to work alongside you, you are such a wonderfully talented lady! Hugs, Anne xx

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  16. Three consecutive posts ! Hats off! This too is a lovely card!

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  17. Yippee! Lisa is in the house! So happy to call you teamie and wowzers! What a fantabulous way to come out swinging for your first design team make! Holy Toledo are those flowers not gorgeous and exquisite! I agree with Sara and you had to have been a flourish because your grouping of the flowers is excellent and so mouthwateringly stunning! Hats off to those wonderful birds and that fence is amazing! What wonderful mega texture, love that it is shabby chic with just a hint of grunge with the black. Awesome sauce details and all of the little bits adds such wonder to this to take Lisa shabby chic and wowzers design! Cheers to having you on the team and huge WELCOME! Hugz to you muffin! ~Niki

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  18. SO beautiful! I love all those gorgeous blooms on here.
    The crackle effect is so pretty.
    Lynn

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  19. This canvas is absolutely gorgeous, Lisa! The flowers are soooooooo beautiful and the crackled background is fabulous. I adore your marvelous butterfly!!!
    Hugs, Mar x

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  20. Oh Boy! You did it again!
    I am absolutely floored Lisa!
    Incredible, a true work of art!!
    How do you do it?!!

    Hugs~

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  21. Hi Lisa,
    Such a gorgeous shabby chic canvas!The background texture is absolutely amazing! I absolutely adore how beautifully you arrange the gorgeous flowers.Awesome job on the stencil technique! Adore the sparkly butterflies and pretty trim.
    This is absolutely gorgeous!! Amazing job my friend!!
    Have a blessed day,
    M'
    Crafting With Creative M

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  22. Beautiful! I love those pretty pale pink flowers! The crackle distressed background looks great as do the sweet delicate butterflies and birds.
    Pam
    scrap-n-sewgranny.blogspot.com

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  23. Lisa, this is utterly beautiful! You really went above and beyond for our debut at Anything But Cute. I am so excited to have you as a teamie and hope your romantic touches will rub off on me. I know I am going to learn so much from you and I can't wait! You are so sweet and encouraging and your art is always wonderfully inspirational. Big hugs, Autumn

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  24. Wow Lisa!!! This shabby chic canvas is just gorgeous! And ooooh!- such a fabulous crackle background!! Thanks for the link to the video, I must try this technique one day! You rock with mixed media!! Love very much the scene you have created and these supersweet butterflies!! The crackle bird looks great in the grass with all these wonderful flowers! Your use of Distress inks is awesome!And how many type of leaves! It feels really as a natural scene, love, love it!

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  25. Lisa, this is amazing. Great job!
    Have a nice day, Valerija xx

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  26. All those flowers are STUNNING Lisa!! Gorgeous, gorgeous card. Brilliantly made. Nicola x

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  27. Wonderful. Like the roses & butterflies. Especially like the crackle look. I entered the challenge and wait to hear if my entry is acceptable as a mixed media anything but cute creation. Have a BEE-utiful day!
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  28. I love it great texture and the flowers and butterflies are so pretty.
    Have a blessed day
    DIANA L.

    DL.ART DESIGN TEAM MEMBER
    DL.ART crinkle ribbon
    http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com
    http://dianamlarson.ctmh.com

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  29. This is just stunning, liking all the multimedia you are doing and the flower/butterfly combo's. Of course I am big into butterflies and flowers. I like to see mixed media that still captures the artists personal style versus the grungy look. you have captured that perfectly!!

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  30. The white crackle looks wonderful over the black - and your array of beautiful florals is just stunning! Julia xx

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  31. Stupendous début project Lisa those flowers are stunning the crackle effect is amazing superb creation
    Hugs
    Lorraine x

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  32. OMGOSH! I just LOVE your Shabby Chic design Lisa! You've ROCKED your first design team post - But that's no surprise to me.... your amazingly talented my friend! LOVE it! Have a great weekend! :)

    Theresa
    Theresa’s Crafty Creations

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  33. Congrats in the DT!! I'm so happy for you!!!! And your card is perfect!!!

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  34. What a gorgeous 1st DT post.Lovely to see your joining the ATBC girls x

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  35. Wow Lisa, this is amazing!!! Hugs, Brenda

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  36. Wow Lisa, this is amazing!!! Hugs, Brenda

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  37. The crackle is just a big WOW! makes one want to touch it. Love the patterning on the top butterfly wings too. Lovely grass for the tiny bird to make some tracks in, and the lovely, lovely flowers in the top corner. Just stunning! TFS

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  38. How gorgeous, Lisa! I'm in love with the butterflies and your techniques used on them! Your gardens are always a pleasure to stroll through. Are you a landscape architect? Beautiful! Hugs, de

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  39. So GORGEOUS!!! LOVE the crackle! Beautiful design!

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  40. What beautiful cards. Those little flowers are adorable and I love the crackle paint background. Have a great day.
    April

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  41. You are rocking the awesome projects this week. I love what you did with the crackle paint background, the butterfly wings look so amazing too! Gorgeous flowers as always, totally loving your project!

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  42. Fabulous, love the colours and gorgeous elements added.x
     {aNNie}

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  43. Very pretty! You do mixed media so well! Really like the sentiment you used too!

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  44. Stunning card Lisa, you're amazing with the projects you make. Hugs, Lori m

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  45. Stunning card Lisa, you're amazing with the projects you make. Hugs, Lori m

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  46. This canvas is GORGEOUS, Lisa!!! I love the pretty flowers, the background and the gorgeous butterflies!!! Beautiful project!!! Have a great day.
    Gerda

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  47. Love the crackled background with the sweet sentiments. Beautiful butterflies, flowers and bird.

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  48. This is just about the most wonderful art I have seen this week. Crackle is a fine background for your butterflies and myriad of floral elements. Thank you so much for entering your creative and beautiful art in our challenge here at Word Art Wednesday.
    Blessings, Carole

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  49. WOW, what a spectacular start! I have to say this is the prettiest canvas I've seen. The texture is amazing and the colors are just beautiful!
    Great start for your new DT, I'm so excited to see what's to come!
    Have a super weekend!
    Shelly

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  50. Lisa, I have those same pink shoes too! And a yellow pair on the back porch - great for in the yard...easy to wash off the dirt! Hugs & Happy wkend.

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  51. Wow!!! Stunning! Love the corner cascade of flowers and the fabulous crackling.

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  52. Oh so Gorgeous Lisa!! I love all the texture and the way you put the beautiful flowers around the edges. The colors, distressing all of it just wonderful! Have a wonderful Blessed Weekend :)

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  53. My sweetest friend, this is AMAZING. This is everything I love about mixed media possibilities... to me, there is just nothing lovelier than combining mixed media and shabby. I don't see it often enough. You do it to perfection and I cannot take my eyes off of this masterpiece. I knew you would be a spectacular addition to Anything but Cute and you sure know how to kick off your journey with them. :o) The mega crackle provides an incredible base and I absolutely adore the sentiment. What a lovely theme to build around. The butterflies are so ethereal and I love the just how many blossoms you incorporated into this piece. The variety of foliage dies is just amazing. I love this beyond words, my dearest Lisa. Thank you for the sweet inspiration! And thank you as always for your prayers.. you know how much they mean to me! Wishing you a weekend of endless joy and sparkles. :o)

    Hugs and blessings,
    Karen

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  54. This is gorgeous Lisa!!!
    As always your work is so stunning!!!
    AWESOME job my friend!!
    LOVING the new blog look too :)
    Have a GREAT weekend!!
    Hugs!

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  55. Gorgeous as always. Love the crackle effect, flowers & butterflies.

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  56. Wow! The instructions of how you created your masterpiece is wonderful, but I would love to see you in action!

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  57. Oh Lisa, this so beautiful. Love the crackled background and all the beautiful flowers. The butterflies really add such elegance. Love it.
    Have a creative day.
    Hugs Nana
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  58. Such a stunning shabby chic canvas Lisa! Wow, you rocked this! I love all the fun textures~the crackling looks amazing and I just love all the beautiful flowers! The colors are so beautiful together~such an incredible piece of art work! Your work continues to amaze me! LOVE, love this!
    Sherrie K

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  59. Congrats on your new DT gig! I love your shabby chic canvas...those pretty blooms + crackled effects!

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  60. Such a stunning card.
    I like the crackle and those butterflies are so pretty!!!

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  61. Oh....how gorgeous! That crackle adds so much texture and dimension, it really is fabulous. This is truly a stunning piece of art ♥

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  62. This is absolutely beautiful!! I can't even choose a fave part because all the details come together so wonderfully to make this card! Thanks for sharing with us over at the Emerald Creek Dares Challenge!
    Cathy - Emerald Creek DT Member

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  63. STUNNING!! I love all the 'crackle distressing'...wow...and the flowers are so beautiful...an amazing piece of work my friend!!

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  64. wow! this is gorgeous :) the layers and textures are AWESOME!!!! thank you for playing along with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!!!

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  65. I love that you post all of the design elements and add lots of pictures! Love the crackle background- it ads so much texture to your project. Love the black background as well. Love the double layer butterflies, and really like the subtle pattern- looks like vellum too. Beautiful!

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  66. Stunning canvas, love the fabulous flowers and wonderful crackle texture! TFS

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  67. Wow, the crackled paint with the roses, breathtaking! And Happy Anniversary!

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  68. Beautiful Canvas....love the feeling of springtime!!! Thanks for joining us on the Emerald Creek Dare Challenge.

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  69. Very pretty canvas with great crackle texture and lovely flowers.
    Thanks so much for joining us at Emerald creek dares.

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  70. So romantic and gorgeous! I love the crackle and dreamy butterflies. The flowers are fantastic! Thanks so much for inspiring!~kim

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  71. Just so Pretty sweet love this layout, the mega crackle is superrr
    Gr miranda

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  72. Just so Pretty sweet love this layout, the mega crackle is superrr
    Gr miranda

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  73. I am feeling the summer breezes in a gorgeous victorian garden inspired by your lovely canvas.

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