Thursday, 3 September 2015

Julia Spiri~ Gnome Canvas

Happy Thursday Crafty Friends! 
I'm so excited to be able to share with you my make for the new challenge for

There will be a new challenge every second Thursday and it is an Anything Goes Challenge with a twist! Please check the rules here.

Now, onto our first challenge and the twist is:


So that could be a new die, technique, Embossing Folder Etc!

Here's a Mixed Media 8x10 Canvas I made using Little Gnome. As soon as I saw this image, I knew I had to make a magical little forest for her. 

 I used a lot of NEW and different mediums on the canvas- torn vintage papers, acrylic paints, Dylusions Mists, stencils and texture paste. 

I colored this little cutie with SN Markers and glued her onto chipboard and fussycut her out:

Isn't she sweet???

I made the tree by using cheese cloth and gel medium. After drying, I painted it with brown acrylic paint and glue on the tiny punched leaves...let me tell you I had a blister on my thumb from punching out so many. lol. I finished the tree with little Berries I had, as I thought they looked like "Magic" apples. lol Added a little metal birdcage charm

I stamped Sunny & Bright from So Suzy Stamps onto a wooden tag I gesso'd and inked with Frayed Burlap Distress ink. The little butterfly finished the tree.:o)

Next, I glued 4 "Leafy Border" Die cuts from MB to look like a meadow and used little Wooden Picket fences (gesso'd and Inked). Finished with some clay leaves I made and painted green.
And what's a magic forest without some Magic Mushrooms?? lol.I die cut these Lifestyle Crafts dies and then embossed them in Clear and Transparent (Sparkle) Embossing Powders.

I finished by layering Dragonfly and Fancy Butterfly 
from So Suzy Stamps which were stamped with Stazon Midi's in Blue Hawaii and Cactus Green

I hope I've inspired you to join in our New Challenge and I look forward to seeing your beautiful makes. 

I'd like to enter the following challenges:
Altered Eclectics September Challenge 

Artistic Stamper Challenge- Things with Wings 

Crafts Galore Challenge- Anything Goes 

Crafty Time Challenges- Anything But a Card 

Digistamps4Joy Challenge #116- Anything Goes 

Our Creative Corner Challenge- Shades of Autumn (the tree and leaves) 

Rhedd's Creative Spirit Septemeber Challenge 

World Wide Open Monthly Challenge- September 

Creative Moments Challenge #76- Anything Goes with a Sentiment

Wonderful Wednesday Challenge- Sept 2

Happy Craftin'!


Fikreta said...

very sweet card

Julia Spiri said...

Your card is fabulous! One of the best! I love this!
Hugs, Julia.

pauline said...

It's fabby love it xx

Brawny x said...

Wow fab design. Great card x

McCrafty's Cards said...

Beautiful I like the image and the scene you have created, Thanks for playing along with us at the World wide DT Challenge, Good Luck
Kevin xx

Sharon Smith said...

Your card is stunning Hun, like Julia says one of the best!!!!!!

Annettes Hobby Rosettes said...

Love it.
Thank you for entering the World Wide Open Design Team Challenge #03 and best of luck with your entry.
Don't forget, we will be holding in March 2016 the "Champion of Champions" DT Challenge for all the winners from all categories from these challenges throughout the year. So hope to see you keep entering your projects.
Annette DT Leader

Unknown said...

Too cute. Thanks for joining the WWODTC
Heather DT

Andrea Beecroft said...

Wow what a gorgeous card so detailed, you have done a wonderful job of it. Thank you for sharing it with us over at World Wide Open DT Challenge Blog, good luck. Hugs Andrea DT

Pink Unicorn said...

I love your little forest scene, the amount of detail is just stunning! Thank you for entering the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge, “Anything Goes”. We hope to see you back again soon! Karola, DT, InvisiblePinkCards

Keen Crafter's Hand Made Goodies said...

This is so cute thank you for joining us at the WWODTC
Michelle DT

Christine Harrop said...

Thank you for sharing your great artwork with us at Crafty Time Challenges. Good luck and please join us again. Christine DT Member

Sammy said...

What a fab canvas! I adore the book print papers peeking through the background! Thank you for entering your project at Rhedd’s Creative Spirit. Sammy-x

KarinsArtScrap said...

Amy gorgeous card
Thanks for join us at
{Digistamps4Joy DT Member}


Tina Goodwin said...

This canvas is gorgeous! I love all the details you added to make the perfect setting for your gnome. That tree is amazing! Thank you so much for entering our challenge at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge Blog Looking forward to see you again soon.
Toadally Love To Craft {My Blog}

Notations of a Crafter said...

Lovely canvas Amy thanks for joining in the challenge Things with wings over at The Artistic Stamper. Debs DT

Unknown said...

Oh this is so wonderful! Love the layout and scene of your card. Thank you for entering the WWODT challenge. Good luck with your entry.
Vicki, DT Member

Desire Fourie said...

Amy this is a beautiful project with wonderful attention to detail and perfect for our THIRD challenge. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
{World Wide Open Design Team Challenge DT Member}
{Doing Life – my personal blog} said...

I bet there are little ( and big) girls all lined up with their hands up to become the owner of your charming is joyful!
Thank you for joining in with us at Rhedd's Creative Spirit this month.

Judy McKay said...

Wonderful colourful canvas. Beautiful project. Thank you for joining us at Altered Eclectics this month. Hope to see you back here again son. Judy DT

Unknown said...

Wow! such fabulous detail. I love the little tree and those gorgeous mushrooms/toadstools. Thank you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore August - Anything Goes Challenge and Good Luck! xx

Linette said...

You made a beautiful card. I really love it!
Thanks for joining the World Wide Open Design Team Challenge.
Good luck.

Greetz Linette

Julia S-W said...

Absolutely super cute with wonderful colour work and textures! Thanks so much for joining my challenge at Our Creative Corner. Julia x

Vickie Y said...

Adorable canvas. Thank you for sharing with us at Altered Eclectics September Challenge.