Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Anything But Cute July Challenge - Summertime Fun

Happy Tuesday!! It's time for a new challenge at Anything But Cute. The sweet and wonderful Anne of Redanne is our hostess for this month's challenge and she has chosen the theme "Summertime Fun". Here's what she has to say about the theme:


What does Summertime fun mean to you? Spending time by the seaside, foreign travel, camping in the great outdoors or simply enjoying time in the garden? Create a MIXED MEDIA project focusing on how you like to spend your Summertime. Don't forget to tell us how your project relates to our theme.


Summer to me means the beach. I love spending time by the water, whether it be a creek, lake or the ocean. For my summertime project, I created my perfect vacation spot...a cabin by the ocean :)


I started by covering the canvas in super heavy gesso, using a pallete knife to give it texture. I added some crackle glaze to the corners and let it dry.


Next, I started building color. I used sprays and gelatos in colors of yellow, green, blue and tan.


More color, using DecoArt Media Sprays and Dylusions Sprays.


Once the colors dried, I used Paper Artsy Grunge Paste to adhere cheesecloth to the bottom of the canvas, as well as Liquitex Glass Beads gel.


To create the rocks, I cut thin pieces of styrofoam packing material into rock shapes. Then I mixed gray and metallic paint to cover them.


On the part I wanted to be the sandy hill, I dabbed on acrylic paint and while it was wet, I covered it with real sand.


For my shabby beach cottage, I used a Tattered Lace Cabin die. I covered it using Andy Skinner's Mega Crackle technique.


I selected what die cut pieces I wanted to use and cut them in grunge board. I then covered them with gesso. I sanded down the fence for a shabby look and used acrylic paint and distress ink to color the remaining pieces.


Mr. Pelican enjoying the view :)


I used gesso to create the sea foam.


A close-up of the crackle texture.


The sign is a Die-Versions Life is Better at the Beach Cute Cube. I covered it in gesso and then used DecoArt Antiquing Medium. Viva Inca Gold Metallic Rub was randomly brushed over it. I adhered the cube to a piece of double sided tape and then covered it with sand.

I am entering this in the following challenges:

1) Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes
2) Dies R Us - Outdoor Fun
3) Little Scrap Pieces - Show If Off Saturday
4) My Sheri Crafts #185 - Down At The Beach


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 Summertime Fun mixed media project!! I can't wait to see what you create :)

51 comments:

  1. Beach bee-utiful! I like all the detail of the textures, crackling, etc. I grew up on E coast of FL and miss the beach. My master bathroom is done in a sandcastle & beach theme. Have a Bee-utiful day!
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  2. Lisa! I am speechless! Your talent and free-flying spirit know no boundaries! Thank you for explaining and photographing each step. Your textures are not only imaginative, but so interesting and intriguing. I love that you used so many different papers, mediums, textures to create your canvas. Truly remarkable and beautiful in every aspect! PLUS, your masterpiece truly speaks to my soul - with the splashing against the rock, the feel of the salt spray, the wind rushing upwards to the house, it's all amazing. Thank you for sharing, Lisa! I so treasure visiting your blog! hugs, de

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  3. Oh how I wish I could go and live in your little cabin by the ocean!! I do so love our lake, but it remains still always and how I long for the sound of water splashing against the rocks. I can almost hear it as I look at your amazing project! I just love the way you created the waves, and there are so many extra added details that just keep me scrolling back up for more! Excellent idea with the glass beads, your textures are incredible. Love the addition of the birds, no seashore is complete without them. I so enjoyed watching your process Lisa, you have really done an amazing job once again!! Thank you so much. hugs :)

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  4. Love the scene, and how pretty your technique in making it too. Looks a bit time consuming and a bit too messy for me. I can see this hanging on your wall. TFS Lisa you are awesome with making these types of projects...

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  5. WOW Lisa I am blown away....what an amazing amazing creation and sooo kind of you to share such a detailed and fabulous tutorial !!! Rocking!!

    Cheers
    Dr Sonia

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  6. Woooow, Lisa, it's a breathtakingly beautiful piece of art! I am completely blown away! Your sea looks so real with those perfectly created waves! So many amazing ideas and techniques! I adore your rocks and those mega crackles are simply awesome! I love every single inch of this marvelous piece! What a super talented artist you are! Big hugs! Branka xx

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  7. Awesome summertime project. And I love that pelican die!!!

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  8. Life is definitely better at the beach - especially this particular beach, I can almost smell the ocean... I love the way you created those fabulous rocks, the beach hut is amazing with the mega crackle, the fence is fantastic (love that so much) and Mr Pelican looks like he is waiting to catch his next meal... Everything about your scene is magical, I love it to pieces!! Hugs, Anne xx

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  9. Oh my!!!! Lisa, I'm speechless!!! This mixed media is a wonderful piece of art!! I read all the process, how many steps and techniques here!!!!! Thank you for your tutorial on how you have done it, I have learned so many things!! Love any detail, it's a breathtaking scene!! Great gessoing and crackling, and your rocks and the water blow me up! You are really a mermaid! :D Amazing work of art, my friend!! Thanks for sharing!!

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  10. Wowzers! Lisa, this looks AMAZING! You are so creative and are a true artist! Love this! One of these days I am going to try mixed media - thank you so much for detailing the steps and providing photos!

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  11. Wow this is gorgeous I can feel the warm breeze from the ocean ,love the beach anytime of the year .Love all the texture and techniques you used to create this beautiful scene.
    Hugs Marilyn

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  12. Wow my friend absolutely beautiful love the texture you did a fabulous job thanks for sharing.

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  13. Fabulous canvas!! I love the tutorial...I've actually been studying it for the last 20 minutes. Thanks so much for the info!! Hugs, Robin

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  14. Wow Lisa your finished project and tutorial had held me spellbound it is awesome, a very beautiful scene that I would love to be in thank you for sharing
    hugs
    lorraine x

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  15. Ooh! Fabulous background and texture! Really stunning work and project! Have a nice day, Maria ;-)

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  16. WOW,Lisa!!! This is AWESOME!!!! This scene is so beautiful!! Love all the texture!!! TFS!!!! Have a great day, my friend.
    Hugs Gerda

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  17. wow!
    this is amazing!
    love it!
    have a nice day
    hugs

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  18. This is so beautiful and such a relaxing scene. Great job, Lisa. I love all the elements you added and it comes together to make a fantastic work of art.

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  19. My sweetest friend, this is an absolute work of ART. Given the theme, I'll change that to work of heart. :o) We all know your love of the beach and what a joy to see you create your perfect summer retreat. I don't even know what to say! The textures, techniques, mediums... the combination creates the most magical beach scene. Your rocks and sandy hill are spectacular and I am awestruck by the sky and water. Your use of dies is perfection. I can see this lighting up your beautiful heart all year long. Thank you for the inspiration and for sharing your creative process, my dearest Lisa! Have a sparkly day. :o)

    Hugs and blessings,
    Karen

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  20. OMG Lisa this is AMAZING and absolutely BEAUTIFUL! Thanks for all the tips & tricks! Your colors are fabulous ... LOVE this canvas! GREAT JOB! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘OUTDOOR FUN’ challenge at Dies R Us! Please come back again soon!

    Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)
    DIES R US CHALLENGE BLOG
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please come for a visit.

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  21. What a gorgeous canvas Lisa! I love all the different textures you put on it! It looks amazing! I love Mr. Pelican standing on a piling! I wouldn't mind staying in that beach cabin either!!

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  22. WOWZERS...what a great masterpiece! I really love how you created this scene and the step bu step tutorial is awesome! All the textures and the way you did the waves and the cabin...so cool! I wish I could come hide away in this perfect setting near the beach! LOVE everything about it Lisa and once again, your outdid yourself~outstanding creation my friend!
    Hope you are enjoying your day!
    Sherrie K

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  23. OMHECK!!!! LISA! That looks AWESOME! I simply LOOOVE that scene..... it looks so serene.... and your tutorial is perfect! Have a fabulous day!

    Theresa

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  24. Oh my goodness, what an amazing summer scene, Lisa - I love it! Thank you so much for sharing it with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

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  25. OH MY GOSH! Lisa, this is incredible! What a piece of art you have created, my friend - love it!!!

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  26. Wow... Lisa! This canvas is sooooooooo wonderful! You've created a fabulous scene!!! Love all the textures and elements on it. A super work!!!
    Hugs, Mar

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  27. Such a beautiful piece of work!!!
    I love all of the texture...and of course I agree, life is better at the beach :)

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  28. OMG! Your mixed media canvas is just so fabulous. Absolutely LOVE all the fabulous textures there and thank you so much for sharing the step by step tutorial for it. I love all that crackle on the cottage and the glimmer on the background. Stunning work! :)

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  29. Lisa, this is the most unexpected and fabulous mixed media canvas depicting the coast! This takes me to the rocky coastline of the northeast, and I can almost smell the salt air and hear the waves crashing on the rocks! There are so many details to look at, all of them so realistic! I am really taken by your frothy sea and those rocks! And your crackle is super yummy; I never can get mine to look like that! Beautiful scene and fantabulous mixed media techniques all explained so perfectly in your post! Thank you for your inspiration! Sorry I'm late; I came over yesterday early, and could not find your post. But then I see I've missed others, so perhaps it is Blogger who is playing tricks on me! Big hugs!

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  30. This canvas reminded me of a visit we made to San Diego (It was the first time we had ever seen a pelican in real life and were fascinated by them and how they would steal the fishermen's bait on the jetty!). We only have seagulls. I just can't stop looking at all the different details, and all explained so clearly! Thank you so much for all the inspiration! Have a wonderful day Lisa my friend! Hazel xx
    My Card Attic

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  31. Love the rugged look of this card. It is not your usual style, but it is amazing and it is fun to see you step outside your style zone. This reminds me of the work you do on the Tim Holtz tags. Love it.

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  32. This is so wonderfully beachy, down to the peeled finishes, so reminiscent of old restaurants on the boardwalk. I loved seeing how you built up your layers. Thanks so much for another great challenge. Hugs, Autumn

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  33. Wow! Such an amazing project, love the scene you created on the canvas! The way you created the rocks and the rest of the scene looks stunning! I love your take on the challenge! Such an inspirational project too!

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  34. Oh my! Love the blues on this piece! Ah..mazing textures you've created! And what fabulous use of those diecuts!

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  35. Geez! Super cute! Love the step by step instructions. It always helps to see how people create their masterpieces!

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  36. WOW Lisa this is a fantastic and beautiful canvas!!! And I must admit that Life is way better at the beach!!! I speak that with truth, as I live at the beach and I love it! I love everything you did to make this canvas come to life! Great job my friend!!!!
    Thank you so much for linking up to our challenge at Dies R Us! I hope you have a wonderful day and hope to see you in the next challenge!
    Hugs,
    Jo-DT
    ♥ Dies R Us Challenges ♥
    ♥ Jo's Scrap Shack ♥

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  37. WOW! What an amazing canvas Lisa! Love the textures, and such beautiful blues.
    Hugs
    Samra
    Paper Talk with Samra

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  38. Oh my goodnesss...This is AMAZING!! I am not a summer person and its due to my allergies but I would love to be at that beach and fishing.I would love to learn how to fish first..lol. WOW! The background is so Beautiful!!I love the cute sail boat and wonderful waves. Super fun textures.WOW! This left me sort of speechless...
    Thank you for sharing your FABULOUS creation with us my friend!!
    Have a blessed day,
    M'
    Crafting With Creative M

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  39. Wonderful!! This project showed your other side of creativity, different from your shabby chic ones and it is amazing! Textures in the background is just fabulous! Beautiful beach scene, love the idea of using styrofoam for making rocks, thank you so much for sharing the tutorial!
    Big Hugs,
    Priyanka

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  40. WOW Lisa, your mixed media art work is just beautiful! I love the colors and texture!
    Pam
    scrap-n-sewgranny.blogspot.com

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  41. Wow this is awesome! Thank you for the step by step progression of your awesome creation! This is definitely a keeper

    Thanks for sharing with My Sheri Crafts

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  42. Gorgeous work of art Lisa! Love the stunning scene that you created! All the texture looks amazing!

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  43. I'm speechless, this is a masterpiece! What a stunning piece of artwork!

    Have a fabulous evening.
    Shelly

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  44. Beautiful! Love all the textures and the scene! Thanks for sharing with us at My Sheri Crafts!

    Glenda's Cards

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  45. Wow..this was quite a process. And, soooo worth the work and time you put into it. What a beautiful, tranquil scene you've created. The textures and colors are so amazing and so soothing. This piece of art is the next best thing when you can't make it to the water...I love it!

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  46. Oooo this is a dreamful mixed-media project, the scene you created is utterly adorable!!!
    Loving your Pelican looking at the sea, your little crackled cabin and everything.
    I have loved reading you and your process, thank you!!!
    Hugs,
    Coco xxx

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  47. Wonderful Lisa, amazing textures and love the seaside colour palette, just a gorgeous canvas! Deb xo

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  48. Brilliant mix of textures! I can almost feel the texture in your gorgeous sea side scene!

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  49. Wow!! This is so cool!! The texture and color are awesome!!

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  50. This is even more spectacular now that I know the process! Wowzers on the many mixed media techniques used and that crackle on the house is mega awesome sauce! Your Oceanside colors are breathtaking, I can feel the sea spray on my face and hear the gulls in the air. This design needs to be touched! Hugz to you muffin! ~Niki

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