Thursday, 15 June 2017

Hearts #2 for CVC

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


25 comments:

Monika Gulyas said...

Oh my god!!! This is so beautiful!! I love it!!! Big hugs

hazel said...

Your heart is so beautiful Brenda, I love everything about it.
xxx Hazel.

Deb Riddell ~ Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Beautiful Brenda, lovely colour palette and fabulous depth with the layered stenciled and die cut wildflowers! Deb xo

butterfly said...

Lovely, lovely, lovely.... oh, how I'd love to go for a walk in this beautiful summer garden.
Alison x

Theresa said...

I ADORE THIS!!! It is so beautiful!! It makes me think of a warm summer day....in the woods. Thank you for sharing!

Annie said...

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
Annie xx

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Simply AMAZING!!!! What a fantastic hanger!

Paper Profusion said...

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

Clare Lloyd said...

It's lovely

Redanne said...

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

Meggymay said...

This looks beautiful, lovely colours and design images.
Yvonne xx

Inky and Quirky Designs said...

Ooooh absolutely stunning Brenda, gives a really lovely foliage effect. Hope you're continuing to recover well too :)
Hugs
Donna xx

Mrs.B said...

This is gorgeous, love everything about it.
Avril xx

Angela Radford said...

Gorgeous Brenda. Great layering. Happy crafting, Angela xXx

Sue said...

Really lovely Brenda, like an English country garden xx

Lisa said...

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 :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Astrid Maclean said...

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!

Gina said...

Totally love the colour blends you use. They always look so "natural" to me. I would love to walk in that meadow XXX

A Pink said...

Fabulous! Brenda . Wonderful colour palette and layering of those lovely wild flowers, both stenciled and die cut .
Hope you are doing ok
Hugs x

Sara Barker said...

Just beautiful, Brenda! Your color choices are lovely and the scene just makes me feel peaceful! Hope things are improving with the ankle! Hugs!

Patty O'Malley said...

I love this, Brenda--hearts, butterflies, and flowers--what a beautiful combination!

Team Clark said...

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

Barbara Schiassi said...

I love this work! love the shades of colors you used and the textures you've added! fab as always! barbara

Juls said...

Beautiful xx

Jackie P Neal said...

Absolutely Gorgeous!! Another new favorite of mine!
Jackie xx