Rustic Charm

Hi everyone,
Today is the start of a new challenge over at A Vintage Journey. Lovely Astrid is hosting this month's challenge and her chosen theme is 'Rustic Charm' and Astrid says 'Rustic describes a design that is natural, rough, aged and casual. We would love to see you create a project using these elements: think nature inspired textures and simple and earthy colours. Just remember to create your project in one of our preferred styles: vintage, shabby, mixed media, art journaling, industrial, timeworn or steampunk.' I'd created a decoration for Astrid's fabulous theme. I hope you like it.

I have added gesso to a piece of chipboard. Let it dry. I sprayed the chipboard with Walnut Stain, ground espresso Distress Spray Stain, and some water. Dried with a heat tool and picked up extra ink from the surface.

I added the Distress Spray Stains and water to a Glass Media Mat, then swiped an old book paper through the inks, picking up a little of color. Let it dry. I tore a piece of corrugated cardboard and applied white gesso in select areas with my finger. I've used a Tim Holts Idea-ology Lace Baseboard Frame to frame my Found Relative as the focal point.

As always thank you for joining me today and don't forget to hop on over to A Vintage Journey to see all the other fabulous makes for this challenge. And of course, I hope you find the time to join us too.

Thanks so much for stopping by & have a nice day!
Until Next Time,
Hugs & Love,


Enter my project to the following challenges:
Simon Says Monday : Make Your Own Background
Creative Artiste Challenge #61 Anything Mixed Media Goes

10 則留言:

  1. A great combination of rustic and delicate textures and embelllishments Ann. A gorgeous panel which really suits the theme. Jennie x

  2. Oh Ann, this is just gorgeous!! I love how you created the background, and the collage elements came together beautifully. A fantastic take on the challenge, love it!

  3. what a lovely framing of that sweet found relative Ann! So pretty with the various laces and corrugated cardboard bit - love how you made your background (even though most of it then got covered!) xx

  4. Such a beautiful rustic decoration! I love the background that you created with the layers of lace - gorgeous 😁. Happy June! Stay safe and well! Hugs, Jo x

  5. What a fabulous inky background, and I love all those shabby chic layers of lace - gorgeous dimension and a wonderful vintage look.
    Alison x

  6. Hi Ann x This is fabulous and right up my street x Wonderful background and great layers of paints followed by the lace trims...full of rustic charm xx

    Huge hugs
    Annie xx

  7. A beautiful balance of colour and texture wrapped up in all that lovely lace, a stunning mixed media vintage creation. Thank you for sharing.
    Creative wishes Tracey x

  8. Thank you for joining us in our DT Call over at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge ! Good luck ! 🍀

  9. Lovely vintage canvas. Lots of wonderful details. Thank you for joining us at Creative Artiste this month. Judy DT

  10. A gorgeous project rich in layers, texture , inky goodness and charm, Ann. Wonderful .


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