Tuesday 3 September 2013

Guest Designer at Craft Room Challenge

Hi Everyone and a warm welcome to new followers...I am so thrilled to be Guest Designer this month over at Craft Room Challenge Blog.

The lovely Hazel has chosen Trees and /or Leaves for this fortnight's challenge and the sponsor is Crafty Individual's. I do hope you can join in with us x

When Mervi advised me of the challenge theme I immediately thought  of the phrase we have all heard....
' Do you think Money Grows on Trees'?

To view the finished canvas you will have to go to Craft Room Challenge Blog HERE, but I have provided some  photos and details of the recipe below :-)

I began by applying grunge paste through various stencil's that I have from Dyan Reavely and Crafter's Workshop. I then applied some Fresco Finish Paint in yellow's and green's. I then stamped Sheena Douglas's  Majestic Oak Tree, (courtesy of my mum),  on to tissue paper using Green Stazon. Paper napkins depicting pound notes were torn and  were also adhered with  matte Gel medium, then to blend them in to the background I applied paint to the  torn edges. 

Walnut stain was inked around the edges to give an aged look and treasure gold in sapphire and renaissance was applied to the stenciled areas. 

Thank You so much for dropping in and I hope you will manage to view the  fabulous DT makes as well as my finished  project over at the Craft Room Challenge blog,  leaving a comment if you can. 

Crafty Hugs and catch up soon xx

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  1. Wonderful creation. I love it, the design you have chosen is fantastic and one I remember using a lot as you were growing up. Congratulations on your DT spot. Enjoy your Day. Hugs Mum xxxxxx

  2. Just popped over and had a look at the completed canvas which is such a clever take on the theme. Love the combination of colours Annie. Oh by the way my hubby thinks that I believe money grows on trees. lol

    Crafty hugs from Shirl x x

  3. Woohoo!! Thrilled for you on your guest DT spot! Off to see the finished canvas. Hugs, Jenny x

  4. Brilliant take on our current theme Annie, and lovely to have you join us for September as our Guest Designer :-) at Craft Room Challenge Debi x

  5. It looks fabulous Annie!! And big congrats on your GDT post!! I so love the idea of this!

  6. Hi Annie, we are so pleased to have you as GD this month with us at Craft-Room!
    Thank you for these great photos how you made this canvas. Now I got the idea and meaning, we say the same way here too! It's fabulous!
    Hugs and greetings;-))m

  7. But it does grow on trees doesn't it? Lol. My family used to think so... Love your canvas, such a clever idea, your stencilling looks wonderful and the central tree is fabulous. Well done on your GDT post too! Hugs, Anne x

  8. woohoo toot toot...well done on your GD spot...off to see the finished canvas but it's looking great so far and phew for a minute there i thought that was real notes and you had a money tree growing in your garden...hugs kath xxx

  9. great sneaky peaks Annie - must pop over and check out the whole thing xx

  10. Congratulations,Annie, on your DT slot! I love the idea of your canvas. I'm off to see the whole thing!

  11. Annie...your canvas is so pretty! I love it! Congrats on being a guest designer. Your finished piece is beautiful and I'm sure that they were well pleased with all of your efforts! <3 Candy

  12. WOW this is wonderful, wish I'd made it. Thank you for being our Guest Designer this month and sharing your wonderful art with us at Craft-Room Challenge XOXO Zoe

  13. I'm on my way now. Congratulations on your Guest Designer post
    Rosie x

  14. Congrats on being Guest Designer :) I've just taken a look, your canvas looks fantastic.

  15. A fabulous GDT sample Annie and a gorgeous canvas with so much texture and detail. Congrats.
    hugs {brenda} x0x

  16. Congrats on the GDT spot, ans such a great piece. Love your take on this challenge.
    Fab photos in the previous post.
    Avril x

  17. I wish it did grow on trees!!!! FUN canvas! Those paper napkins are a hoot!!!

  18. Gorgeous canvas! Love the money tree! Congrats on the guest designing spot! Hugs, Sandra

  19. Anonymous9/04/2013

    Hi Annie
    This is late for me but don't want to fall any further behind with visitings friends.
    WOW - your interpretation is so unique and so very clever!
    Wonderful Mum stepping in with that majestic tree.
    Congratulations on the GD spot - you so deserve for your art to be recognised in this way.
    P.S. Off for the big reveal!

  20. A fabulous canvas and a brilliant take on the theme. The £20 note looks so realistic. Thank you for being our GD this month and sharing your fabulous creation.
    xxx Hazel.

  21. What a great idea to play with that saying... love seeing the layers starting to build up here, and I'm off to have a look over at CRC... Congratulations on your GD spot with them - how cool!
    Alison xx

  22. Great sneaks! Just went over and left some love. Congrats on your DT spot!

  23. Hi Annie - great to have you with us, and what a fun project - fab colours and layers..Esther xx


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