Friday, July 1, 2016

Things to Alter~July Challenge Anything Goes~"Practice Kindness"

Happy July!

Today starts a brand new challenge at Things to Alter with a theme of Anything Goes! The lucky winner will receive some awesome MDF by Jac but you have to play to win, hope to see you soon!

This is the project I made as part of Jac's creative team.

The substrate is another dollar store plaque I found and lots of MDF goodness!

Our theme was Shabby Chic until we decided to do Anything Goes to encourage more mixed media players,  so with that theme still in mind, here is my attempt at Shabby Chic.

I really love the softer colors and how well they play with texture!

The canvas is 6 inches by 6 inches. 
My Ingredients:
Things to Alter MDF:

Paperclay flowers coated in gesso and layers of Distress Paint.

Highlights and some shine with Tattered Angels Glimmer Glam and Glimmer Glaze. I really love the Glaze for a 'sealing' layer.

The dollar store substrate is covered with lace from an old not so-old lacey dress. I attached the lace with some mat medium then gesso'd over the drop so the drippy drips would stay put.

I left the nest and sweet heart birds in the natural MDF color :) for POP

"Practice Kindness"

Have a great day and hope to see you play soon!

Happy Weekend!

*just added*

There are some wonderful challenges I would like to play along with, too:

Anything But Cute~Birds and Bees

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Anything Goes

Rhedd's Creative Spirit Mixed Media Anything Goes

Altered Eclectics~Mixed Media Anything Goes

A Vintage Journey~Monochrome
so happy a GDT bit of arty goodness came across my wall
to remind me of this fabulous challenge :)


  1. Stunning make Kim the colors are gorgeous

  2. Oh my goodness, Kim, this is absolutely stunning!! I love the soft colors!! The texture is amazing!! The paper clay flowers are so beautiful!! I love, love this!! What a gorgeous canvas!! Thank you so much for playing along at Anything But Cute for our Birds and Bees Challenge!! Have a great weekend!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  3. Beautiful work! Thanks for sharing at Altered Eclectics!
    Chana, DT

  4. Gorgeous canvas Kim! It's so pretty & the colours and textures look wonderful.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Mandy xx

  5. OOO I love this the nest and birds is so effective hun - thank you for joining in with our challenge over at Rhedd's Creative Spirit this month and hope to see you in our future challenges x

  6. Oh my word, this is absolutely stunning! I love each and every single element you've added, especially the contrasting focal bird. Way cool! We are thrilled that you joined us at Anything But Cute. Big hugs, Autumn

  7. Congratulations on being chosen a DT Favourite at Anything But Cute!! Don't forget to come and grab your winner's badge! hugs :)

  8. This is very pretty! I love all of the texture! Thanks for sharing with us at Rhedd's Creative Spirit challenge!

  9. Beautiful work! Thanks for sharing with us at Altered Eclectics!

  10. Terrific canvas. Love the subject and those beautiful details. Thank you for joining us at Altered Eclectics this month. Hope to see your beautiful art work back here again soon. Judy DT

  11. What a lovely canvas with your sweet nesting love birds and beautiful florals - wonderful texture and color on this pretty box! thanks for joining us in the AVJ monochromatic challenge! Julia xx


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