Tuesday, 5 April 2016

Earth Day challenge at Anything But Cute

Hello, friends! 
I hope you are safe and well and have a wonderful day!
It's time for a new challenge at Anything But Cute and our lovely Samra has chosen the theme 'Earth Day'!

As soon as I saw Samra's beautiful mood board I was so inspired by those blue and green tones and that awesome butterfly to create my mixed media mini canvas and here is the result:

Now, back to the challenge.

Here is how Samra describes her challenge theme: 
 Create a mixed media project inspired by this mood board and the beauty of our planet. Please tell us what inspired you. Entries for this challenge can be echo friendly, or even recycled/upcycled items; or depiction of the sea, mountain, river, forest, flowery meadow…let’s celebrate our planet!

What a beautiful and inspirational mood board, isn't it?

I started with building the texture on my background by adding some pieces of gauze:

I added some Glass Beads paste and some Art Stones:

I continued to build up my layers by adding some Liquitex Modeling paste randomly and then I went with my white thread all over the canvas.
I used my blue and green Dylusions ink sprays to color the background.

To create my butterfly I used my Tim Holtz Layered butterfly die and cut out 3 lace butterflies. I used my Decoart misters to color them in three different colors. Then I used my Sculpture medium to create a dimension for each layer. I connected all the layers with a brad and added some flatback pearls for the body.

I hope that I have inspired you to celebrate planet Earth with us this month. 
Challenge runs until May 4th - we can't wait to see what you come up with!

Thank you so much for visiting my blog and leaving lovely comments! I read and appreciate each and every one of them!

Hugs! Branka xx

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Moo Mania - Spring
Rhedd's Creative Spirit - April challenge
We Love 2 Create - Anything Creative - Mixed Media Goes


  1. Stunning canvas my dear! Love the texture you created with gauze and the beads! The butterfly is just a perfect touch, cherry on top!! What a feast for the eyes!
    Paper Talk with Samra

  2. Branka, your mixed media canvas is just perfect for Samra's mood board with colors so perfectly matched! I'm loving all the texture you have included on your background, and your fluttering lace butterfly. I'm intrigued by this Sculpture Medium! Is that a DecoArt product? Big hugs, my friend!

  3. Branka, your mixed media canvas is just perfect for Samra's mood board with colors so perfectly matched! I'm loving all the texture you have included on your background, and your fluttering lace butterfly. I'm intrigued by this Sculpture Medium! Is that a DecoArt product? Big hugs, my friend!

    1. Aww, thanks so much, my dear! Decoart has Fabric Stiffener which is the same thing as I used here. Sculpture medium is from Finnabair. Hugs! B xx

    2. Thank you for the info! Very helpful! Hugs!

  4. The string and the art beads are a showstopper here! What a beautiful background and the touches of mesh and lace make this such an amazing project! Wow!!! <3

    1. Thank you so much, Autumn! I am glad you like it! Hugs! B xx

  5. Soooo many beautiful textures - I just want to touch it! :) Love the addition of those big ol' beads!

  6. Oh my gosh, Branka, this is absolutely stunning!! Wow!! The texture is amazing!! I love that butterfly - it's spectacular!! The colors are gorgeous!! I absolutely love, love this!! It's a work of art and a perfect take on the mood board!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  7. This is so pretty. Love all the great texture and the colour palette is wonderful. I always love when you marry hard and soft elements and they blend so beautifully.

  8. Creative Loveliness Branka! Beautiful colors and such a sweet lacy butterfly. Stunning colors for the mood board too. Thanks bunches for your always inspirational project. XXj.

  9. Wow Branka, the colours are my favourite, the textured background with the art stones is so, so beautiful - and the butterfly - what a fantastic idea to use lace to create such a delicate beauty. This is a truly stunning project! Hugs, Anne xx

  10. Very earthy indeed! I am loving those layers of lace and of course the Art Stones. Pretty project!!

  11. B, I love how you added all the yummy and deliscious texture to your canvas. Building up the layers and then adding the string is genius, then you go and add such wonderful colors. Dearie, this is awesome sauce! I was totally wondering how you got the lace to not bend and now after ing reading your lovely process steps, I know. I didn't realize how much texture those art stones give. Those are going on my wish list! Wowzers and stunning design! Hugz to you muffin! ~Niki

  12. what a beautiful canvas! love all the textures, the gauze, stones, sprays and colors - I didn't realize at first the colorful gauze layers were butterflies - then they suddenly jumped out at me! beautiful!

  13. WOW WOW WOW!! Oh Branka, this is just absolutely fantastic!! So glad to finally get to see it up close so I can take in all the wonderful details! Your colours are so dreamy, I do love the pastels, and your art stone texture is just incredible! I love the wrapped string, and that lace butterfly is the cherry on the top of the cake!! Love seeing your process too!! big hugs :)

  14. It is a beautiful indeed. So lovely and well done. Thanks for traveling with us at A Vintage Journey.

  15. This is just gorgeous, thanks for sharing this with us at Country View.xxx

  16. Branka, I love the incredible texture on this and the colors are just so delicious! Not to mention that the lacy butterfly is just stunning :)

  17. I want to enter this challenge, too, as I am always reusing cardboard it seems so appropriate :) Your canvas is fabulous with the layers and love the effect the thread running though it has! Thanks for sharing with us at Rhedd's Creative Spirit this month! Nanette, DT

  18. A wonderful piece! Thank you for joining us at Moo Mania & More!
    Sorry for commenting so late!
    oxo Susi

  19. This is just lovely. Such gorgeous colour. Thank you for entering your project at Rhedd’s Creative Spirit. Sammy-x

  20. Popping back in to say: Thank you for sharing with us at Altered Eclectics this month. Sammy-x

  21. Such vibrant tones and oozing textures...WOW! Branka...this is just BEAUTIFUL!
    Thank you for sharing this with us at Rhedd's Creative Spirit this month. Good Luck, Rupa(DT).

  22. Wow this is gorgeous, love those colours and the texture is fab! Thanks so much for joining us at We Love 2 Create this time
    Claire xx