Friday, 17 October 2014

Secret Garden Memories

Hello Crafters,
Thank you all for your visits and valuable comments on my rustic candle holder! Today I have something just the opposite, a colorful mixed media canvas…a long time on my “to do” list as you can see I mostly do altered projects only!



This is my DT project for Scrapping4Fun  challenge#28 where it is “Anything Goes” and we have this picture inspiration...which means leave it to your imagination and creativity and see where it takes you!

You can create just about anything…
My imagination landed right in my Garden..Lol ! I am a nature lover and spend my first half hour in the morning with my “cuppa” in the garden…it’s an absolute bliss out there…total unwinding and a lot of creative thinking! Do you do that too..I just love sitting by the window and watching the greens…my studio too over looks the garden…I have to thank my husband for that who sacrificed his garage for me to have the “creative space”!
With all that said, I just took all the bright colors from the palette and went ahead with my garden story! Nothing in this planned and I just went with the flow…what ever my heart and soul had to say about my “garden memories”.
Join me in the nature walk…
For once, I have used a real stretched canvas…no hidden box or carton…so no surprises, Lol!
A coat f gesso and my canvas was ready to take the textures I wanted. I painted with acrylic tubes in blue green and yellow and then used a rose stencil and” wiped off” color using a baby wipe! This left a lovely pattern revealing the canvas beneath!

I then took out my granite texture paste and created random textures with the palette knife. Tore out some pages from an old “romantic” novel and edged it with walnut stain, DI and adhered it with gel medium. The stamped image is a cute Micia rubber stamp( my first stamp)! I kept this side in brown tones and the rest of the canvas has all the bright colors. The little girl is in a hammock just reflecting my thought of spending time in the garden, she swings and I just sit, that’s the difference!!! I have created a nest using coconut coir and some hand made flowers completes the look.

I then stenciled a big flower using home made texture paste and colored it too. Stamped randomly on it and also created textures with bubble wrap. I had some red ink running down and rubbed yellow paint all around the canvas with my fingers. Loved the mess..

The TH tattered clock is just an indication of how time flies and with all the hustle and bustle of the every day regime, take time to follow your passion! I have also added some lace beneath the clock and finally added a bling flourish swirl to add that sparkle!

A TH corrugated flower with the quote says it all! My garden is my fav space and the place that kindles my creative soul..so “Dream on”…have colorful memories.

So friends, Thank you so much for joining me in the walk, do let me know what you think of it. Always love reading what you have to say.

Hope this inspires you to play along at Scrapping4Fun…would love to see your take on this.

I am entering my “ Garden Memories” in the following challenges…
Alphabet Challenge –“R” for round or rectangle ( round clock , lots of bling and bubble wrap texture)
Artistic Inspiration- Make your own background
Make my Monday – Numbers (the clock)
Divas by Design

– Texture( Loads of it here…stencils, texture paste, lace, coconut coir, bubble wrap)
Lessology- beautiful scenery(coconut coir, novel pages and bubble wrap are up cycled)

Until then,
Happy Crafting and Re cycling.
Hugs.



46 comments:

  1. very colourful rups, love the textures too

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    1. Thanks Shylaa,you always take the time to stop by. Much Appreciated. Have a great weekend.

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  2. Very pretty rupa after a long time I'm seeing a canvas in your blog....color combination amazing.And love that little girl stamp.

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    1. Thanks Anuja...yes, its been a looong time since a did a "pure" canvas!

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  3. Lovely and colorful canvas Rupa!!!

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  4. Hi Rupa..
    It was really refreshing to see your lovely garden inspired layout.. I keep waiting to see you reveal your works.. Hugs,

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  5. That's such a lovely thing to say, Remya! Thank you so much...have a great weekend. Hugs.

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  6. Thank you for joining us at MMM with this bright, colourful canvas.
    Suzi B x

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  7. Hi Rupa.
    Your canvas is so beautiful and I realy like your colors...this is amazing;)
    Hug, Jana

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  8. Awesome as always. U r inspiring me so much

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  9. Gee whizz! This is gorgeous & I so understand why the garden is one of your fave spaces to relax.....looove how you have combined the different elements here, & that texture is wonderful:):) Thanks for joining in at LESSology:):)

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    1. Thank you so much Lizzy..it's been quite a while since I played along your challenges. Glad I could do so with this one.

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  10. Hi Rupa, what another beautiful piece of Art. I love your textured flowers and shades and stamping. The torn book pages look fabulous the way you have placed them. Lots of interest to drool over.
    Julie x

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    1. Thank you so much Julie..so happy you like it! Have a great weekend, Hugs.

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  11. Stunning DT Creation, love all the detail and the colors.
    Thank you for your DT Creation at Scrapping4funChallenges.
    Have a great weekend
    Hugs
    Rachelle

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    1. Thank you so much Rachelle for this opportunity. Loved playing with the colors! happy weekend to you too. hugs.

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  12. Holy jumpins Rupa! I am just never disappointed when I visit you! This is outstanding! You have done a wonderful job with that tough inspiration photo, that one would have stumped me for sure! So many great elements and textures, just spectacular my friend!

    OK, switching to GDT mode now...Thank you for joining us at Divas By Design! Hugs Pamellia :)

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    1. Loved to hear from you friend and GDT. .you brought a smile to my face. Thanks dear. .happy weekend. Hugs.

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  13. Hi Rupa!
    Great creation!
    Have a nice Weekend.
    Hugs Sandra

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  14. Beautiful, gorgeous colours and lovely designed canvas, thanks for sharing at Alphabet Challenge.

    Pat xx

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  15. Beautiful work Rupa... I like the textures, the yellow flower , the clock and using coconut coir instead of burlap....

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    1. Thanks Remya..I too love the coir..a frequent visiyor in most of my projects now! Have a great weekend. Hugs.

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  16. Wow! This is gorgeous!! Love how you made the nest :)

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    1. Thank you so much, Katy...have a great weekend.

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  17. Thank you Loved those cute peach red roses ...they are like a splash of color!! Love how you are color coordinating these days!

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    1. Thanks Sonia...I myself am surprised at my bold attempt at colors! Glad to know it is appreciated.Had a great time yday. Thanks for the goodies.Hugs.

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  18. Gorgeous as always rupa ..:)

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  19. Your mixed media canvas is gorgeous Rupa, fabulous textures and colors! I love this! Thanks for joining us at Alphabet Challenge Blog!
    Tammy x

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    1. Oh! Tammy thank you so much, I am happy you like this. have a great week.

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  20. Great eclectic mix of materials for an intriguing project. Thank you for joining us at Make My Monday. Marina DT

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  21. Oh wow. Love your beautiful "garden"....loads of yummy textures and the colours are just delightful!

    Thank you for joining us at LESSology.

    P/s: Please note that you can only link up to a maximum of 5 challenges including LESSology in order to be eligible for the prize.

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    1. Thanks Yyam. Will keep that in mind in future.

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  22. Absolutely gorgeous, so many fabulous textures...just perfect for our challenge over at Divas this week thank you for joining us :)
    Wendy xx

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    1. I am so happy to take in your challenge this month. Thanks a bunch, Wendy.

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  23. Another stunning project Rupa! I love the outside too. The colors are warm, the image is cute, and I'm loving all the textures and layers. Always love to see what you create next.
    Big Hugs Tina

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  24. That's so sweet of you, Tina...Thank you so much.

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  25. Fabulous canvas! Thank you for joining in The Artistic Stamper Creative Team challenge this month :)

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