Bloomin’ Art

One night as I was falling asleep, I thought of this layout/composition.  In my latest DT pack from That Craft Place, I got a sun stencil.  Perfect! I also used a cloud stencil for the first time that I bought last summer! 😉

I put Toad & Magictexture paste on the bottom of the heart and scribbled back and forth with a chop stick to add more texture.  I also applied texture paste using the sun stencil.  I painted the grass using two tones of green DecoArt’s Traditions and the sky was done with, surprise! surprise! blue. lol  I really didn’t like the sun when it was just yellow so I added some orange, which was better, but still not quite right.  I ended up putting the stencil back on and spritzing DoCraft’s gold spray on whiToad & Bloomch made it all shimmery and pretty. Then I stenciled white paint through the cloud stencil.  Once that was dry, I put the cloud stencil back in place and painted on some of the crackle glaze from DecoArts.  I also took a very small paintbrush and dotted pink, blue, purple, and red on in a random as possible for me way.  I so struggle with random being a maths girl.  Next came a layer of red oxide antiquing cream which I mostly wiped off when it dried.  I painted the edge of the heart with old gold acrylic and then dry brushed my favourite, quin gold fluid media acrylic, round the edge of the heart and round the sun.  I really like how that defined the sun, so I dry brushed some carbon black from the edge of the grass to define the horizon. I did the same on the little hanging plaque minus the texture paste.  I stamped Art in Bloom twice on it…once in blue to create a shadow and then again in black, both are Archival ink.  I was going to use a PaperArtsy flower stamp (from the same set as the sentiment), but the scale was off and it didn’t quite work.  Then I pulled out one of my zombies from my Walking Dead project.  This one didn’t have to much ‘blood’ so I was able to clean her up and glue her in place.  Lastly, I attached the plaque to the heart with chain and brads.  Did you know you can punch holes in Lisa’s mdf with a Big Bite?  It’s fabulous!

Toad & Magic

Toad & Magic

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35 thoughts on “Bloomin’ Art

  1. Hi sweetie, this is Fab what you have done with Lisa’s MDF!! Aren’t you happy that I recommended the DoCrafts gold spray?? lol It’s amazing isn’t it. Really love the idea to it all!!
    Big hugs Amanda

  2. Wow this is sooooo LOVELY. I am totally laughing though that the little gal is/WAS a zombie – heheheeh – so glad you cleaned her up!!!!! She fits perfectly. Love the design and the colors are WONDERFUL. Thanks bunches for joining the June Challenge at Rhedd’s Creative Spirit. j

  3. Gorgeous project. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at Creative Craft Cottage. We would love to see you again … Anet DTx

  4. WOW, what a beautiful creation!! Thank you for joining us at Paradise of Stamps, good luck and I hope you will join us again!
    Gina xx

  5. A wonderful project Erin. I love the scene you’ve created, including your little ‘zombie’ xx

  6. Oh I love it! The texture on it is fab and the zombie, lol, who would have thought she’d ever been one! Thanks for playing along with us st Sparkles this month.

    Sparkles DT

  7. I love how you have built up on the textures and colour palette, a lot of effort and it shows…a beautiful project,one I’m sure you will treasure…the girl looks “bloodless”, although to me it looks like she has been rolling around in the grass,lol…
    A fab entry for our challenge over at Rhedds Creative Spirit…x

  8. This is fab – love the way you have made the seasons work so well. Thank you for sharing with us over at Rhedd’s Creative Spriit this month and hope to see you again in future challenges.

    Handcrafted by Ellapu
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  9. Gorgeous project..Thank you for joining our ‘Anything Goes’ Challenge #34 at Art by Mi Ran challenge blog.. Hope to see you again in our next challenge and good luck at the draw 😉


  10. Wow, this is just stunning, I love the tiny figure and all the amazing texture. Thanks for joining us at A Gem of a Challenge xx

  11. A Beautiful Creation! I especially love that crackled Cloud! Thank you for entering our Summer/Winter Challenge at Life in Details! Hugs Julie DT xox

  12. Wonderful project… thanks for joining us at Stempelgarten challenge. For our future challenges I like to inform you that we usually only accept up to 8 combined challenges ;-).
    Alex H.

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