Welcome everyone - I have an altered mdf heart to share today and one which had the background painted on quite a while ago and got put away in a box for ages, but it serves my purpose well for this month's challenge at Country View Crafts as the substrate on which to create a summer garden. It reminds me of one of those darker corners where it's lush and green but very has very little colour mainly due to the lack of light.
Here's the background, I believe it was originally created using household paints.
I used DecoArt media acrylic paints using sap green, prussian blue hue, titanium white and titan buff to mix blends as well as adding the two darker colours neat with blending foam ........
..... and Tim's mini stencil to blend and bump the flower images
I had lots of the wildflowers die-cuts in a bag and chose these to go together and gave the whole background a coat of matte medium as I was adhering them on.
When it was dry I dribbled some of the paints inbetween the flowers to create more depth and then splattered a little white to create more interest.
Her you can see the layers in more detail.
I have a small box of butterflies either free digital downloads or cut from designer paper pads and chose three to flutter around my garden.
So that's my second heart project for the month. Have you had a chance to join in the challenge yet? We'd love to see you.
Thanks for stopping by.
hugs Brenda xxx
Oh my god!!! This is so beautiful!! I love it!!! Big hugs
Your heart is so beautiful Brenda, I love everything about it.
Beautiful Brenda, lovely colour palette and fabulous depth with the layered stenciled and die cut wildflowers! Deb xo
Lovely, lovely, lovely.... oh, how I'd love to go for a walk in this beautiful summer garden.
I ADORE THIS!!! It is so beautiful!! It makes me think of a warm summer day....in the woods. Thank you for sharing!
This is so beautiful Brenda x Love the colours and the fabulous details of the background and flowers...now complete with those gorgeous butterflies xxx
Sending healing hugs to you
Simply AMAZING!!!! What a fantastic hanger!
It's absolutely gorgeous Brenda!! Love your colours and the whole design. Hope your leg continuing to heal well, you must be weary of the cast at this stage. Nicola x
Brenda, your shaded garden corner is absolutely delightful, the colours of the flowers are so beautiful against the pale background. The butterflies are delicately beautiful! Big hugs, Anne xx
This looks beautiful, lovely colours and design images.
Ooooh absolutely stunning Brenda, gives a really lovely foliage effect. Hope you're continuing to recover well too :)
This is gorgeous, love everything about it.
Gorgeous Brenda. Great layering. Happy crafting, Angela xXx
Really lovely Brenda, like an English country garden xx
Oh wow, it's so stunning, Brenda!! The background looks amazing!! I love how you've layered the foliage!! The colors are fabulous!! The butterfly is gorgeous!! Love, love this!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)
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Absolutely stunning Brenda and such a wonderful palette!! The background looked amazing already, but then the flowers and butterflies really bring it to lofe, - just beautiful!
Totally love the colour blends you use. They always look so "natural" to me. I would love to walk in that meadow XXX
Fabulous! Brenda . Wonderful colour palette and layering of those lovely wild flowers, both stenciled and die cut .
Hope you are doing ok
Just beautiful, Brenda! Your color choices are lovely and the scene just makes me feel peaceful! Hope things are improving with the ankle! Hugs!
I love this, Brenda--hearts, butterflies, and flowers--what a beautiful combination!
This is a dark corner of a garden I could live in forever! This is truly amazing! I adore the background, stenciling, and gorgeous treatment of the die cuts! Wow! You've made me want to make a painty mess right away. Hugs, Autumn
I love this work! love the shades of colors you used and the textures you've added! fab as always! barbara
Absolutely Gorgeous!! Another new favorite of mine!
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