Monday, June 6, 2016

Mixed Media Canvas Summer Garden

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Hi, my dear crafty friends, thank you for coming back for the new challenge. This week at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge, we are creating a "SUMMER GARDEN". Summer is a wonderful season to enjoy your garden, the weather is warm enough to sit outside and relax, invite friends over for barbecues and enjoy picnics on the grass. 

We are showcasing products from Paper Artsy, if you have them we would love to see them used but you don’t have to use them to join in with the challenge.
I  created a mixed media canvas with many beautiful flowers and Paper Artsy sentiment stamp.

Meihsia Liu Simply Paper Crafts Mixed Media Canvas Summer Garden
I really enjoy watering flowers and plants in summer, and see all the different colors in the garden. So I decided to create a mixed media canvas with many of my favorite colors on it.

Meihsia Liu Simply Paper Crafts Mixed Media Canvas Summer Garden 2

On this canvas, I made the background colors with Distress Paints, and distressed the edges with ColorBox Inkpad and Art Daubers. The texture was created with Prima Flowers texture paste and a palette knife.

Meihsia Liu Simply Paper Crafts Mixed Media Canvas Summer Garden 4

Some Prima Flowers and Tim Holtz metal embellishments were adhered using Tombow Mono Glue.  I stamped the Paper Artsy sentiment with ColorBox ink pad and pasted it to add more interest.

Meihsia Liu Simply Paper Crafts Mixed Media Canvas Summer Garden 1

I really had fun creating this summer garden piece and can't wait to see what you create. 

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You have until Monday 8am Ohio time. 1pm UK time, 2 pm CET to join in. Have fun!
I really appreciate you stop by my blog and hope you all have a wonderful week.

Meihsia ^_^

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  1. Beautiful canvas, Meihsia! I love the sentiments and beautiful colors.

    Cathie ♥

  2. Gorgeous Summer colours the flowers a clock keys for details and the texture..fabulous.

    luv CHRISSYxx

  3. This just makes me happy - such bright, vivid colours, and fabulous textures and embellishments to fascinate the eyes and the fingers - it's a brilliant mixed media artwork.
    Alison x

  4. Summer is here !!! Fantastic canvas, I agree with Butterfly , your project makes me happy! Especially I love how you altered flowers and metal embellishments! Barbara

  5. Oh, Meihsia, this is brilliant! I love, love the wonderful happy colors on your canvas, and the skate keys are such a fun addition! The white you added over everything is gorgeous!

  6. Beautiful project full of great pastel colors. I love them all, they match so great together. Hugs, Marzena

  7. absolutely stunning project Meishia...beautiful love love it...hugs kath xxx

  8. Very pretty piece, Meihsia! love the gorgeous flowers and the metal embellishments are perfect. Hugs, Sandra

  9. Beautiful project pretty and full of vibrant colours and wonderful detail! Fabulous!!!

  10. This is such a cool piece!! I love how you incorporated those clock keys, which reminded me of water spigots in a garden or something. It's a great tribute to Spring and Summer and everything else that's good about the outdoors!

  11. Fabulous canvas Meihsia!! I love the clock keys, what an original way to use those. Beautiful colours and flowers and sentiments.