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Thursday, 23 June 2016

'Garden' with Julia Spiri Challenge

Good morning Crafty Friends, who's up for a new challenge? Well we have a new challenge that has started over at Julia Spiri Challenge, and as always the theme is 'Anything Goes',  but we do have twists too and this fortnight it is anything 'Garden' related, for example adding trees, flowers etc. For my inspiration, this fortnight, I decided to do something a little different and upcycled this little wooden flower shaped holder that I had, whilst incorporating the gorgeous image The Flower Girl. Please follow the links at the bottom of the page, for more wonderful images and challenge details etc!! And so here is what I created:-
My Project
Products Used
Julia Spiri - 'The Flower Girl' image
Promarkers - Almond, Blush, Sandstone, Tan, Pale Pink, Blossom, Baby Pink, Antique Pink, Tea Green, Pastel Blue, Powder Blue, Meadow Green and Pear Green
Crafter's Companion - Watercolour card
Creata - Green silky card and Purple and White flower backing card
Docrafts - Artiste Iris acrylic paint, X-Cut Family Tree die and Purple fabric flowers
Britannia - Rose Leaf die
Creative Expressions - Cosmic Shimmer Gold Lime shimmer paint
Imagination Crafts - Sparkle Medium Welsh Gold
Woodware - Pink paper flowers
Petaloo - Velvet butterfly
From My Stash - Green patterned paper, Brown mulberry paper, Pink glitter paper, Wooden ladybird, Fabric bee, brads and gems

First of all, I coated the holder, inside and out, with the Iris acrylic paint. Once dry I painted over the front side using the Gold Lime shimmer paint, then after this, I coated with some Welsh Gold sparkle medium. The image I printed, coloured and carefully cut out. I die cut the tree using brown mulberry paper, which has the look of bark! Then cut the tree leaves and flowers and gluing all together. I attached the tree to the inside of the holder, then finished off by attaching the image, flowers, die cut rose leaves, butterfly, bee, ladybird, brads and gems... A fitting holder for my watercolour pencils!!

Close Ups

More Photos

Well, thanks so much again, for stopping by and hope you have enjoyed my post and join in with our new challenge, if you need more inspiration, then hop over to our blog and see all of the fabulous creations by my fellow DT girls ...why not leave them some love too!!

Looking forward to your next visit, so until then
'Happy Crafting'
Hugs Donna (DT)
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  1. Oh my gosh this is totally AWESOME.
    Thank you for sharing with us over here at Classic Design Team Open Challenge and best of luck with your entry.
    [Annette Registered Owner/Admin for Classic Design Team Challenge]

  2. This is stunning Donna, I adore the design and gorgeous image.
    Linda xxx

  3. Wow Donna what a beautiful pen holder you have created, its stunning. Hugs Jennifer xx

  4. Stunning! Fantastic design! Adore this!
    Hugs, Julia xx

  5. Hi Donna this is amazing it is just so pretty and such a good idea. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  6. Beautiful project Donna, such a great idea. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at Penny's Paper-Crafty. We would love to see you again ... Anet DTx

  7. What a beautiful dimensional project Donna...fantastic..
    Thank you so much for sharing your project with us at Classic Design Team Open Challenge..
    Luv CHRISSYxx
    [Chrissy DT for Classic Design Team Challenge]

  8. Gorgeous project and love the detail on this one

  9. This is stunning, what a great why to recycle. Lovely image and beautiful colours.
    Thanks For joining us over at Penny's Paper Craft Challenge. Jean DT xxx

  10. Back again, and again nice work.

    Thank you for sharing with us here today at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Annette DT Registered Owners/Admin for World Wide Open Design Team Challenge

  11. Lovely card
    Thank you for joining us at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge
    Sue DT

  12. wonderful creation love all the detail... thanku for joining us @classic design team open challenge #3
    DT - Kristyn - mystitchbackintwine4.blogspot.com

  13. What a beutiful project and so pretty! Thanks for join us at Creative Moments this time, good luck and hope to see you next time. Hugs Beatriz. DT

  14. Wow! Lovely details!
    Thanks for joining, good luck and hope to see you next time as well!
    [Jacqueline DT for World Wide Open DT Challenge]

  15. What a great idea! Nice project.

    Thanks for joining us @ Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge!
    We hope to see you back again soon:)