Sunday, April 12, 2015

April Showers!

Hope you all had a fabulous weekend! I have wanted to play along with The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge for awhile and today, I decided I was going to play along with "April Showers" using Mr. Umbrella Guy, Alpha Letters and Speckles texture for that rain effect bringing on those May Flowers!  They have a wonderful DecoArt  prize package for 3 winners and that is very tempting! Most of the products I used are actually from the DecoArt Media line or Americana also DecoArt. Frilly and Funkie's current challenge is "Spring Time Die Cuts" and I have used Mr. Umbrella Guy and Butterflies!

It all began with a 6" x 6" canvas, which was gesseod and then painted with a mix of Phthalo Green-Blue, Ultramarine Blue and Opaque White and blended with a baby white. I also added a little Quinacridone Gold. The brickwork first had a path painted using a mix of Quinacridone, Raw Umber and Carbon Black lightly dry brushed in. The texture bricks was a combination of Quinacridone Gold, Raw Umber and Raisin Alcohol Ink mixed with Modeling Paste. I wanted a rough texture and when dried, Carbon Black was used to highlight. The sun was a bit bright and some of the background colors just did not show up well, so sorry.
The pot was a plastic cap that I saved from our refrigeration water filter and cut it in half, spray primed and then applied black gesso, One Step Crackle and then a mix of QG and Naphtnol Red. The pot was filled some long stem roses, moss and a trellis made with the help of oval dies and thin strips of black card stock. The Butterfly Frenzy were leftovers cut and inked from tissue wrap.
The Umbrella Guy was cut from black chipboard, painted with Black Chalkboard Paint and the umbrella handle was colored with silver metallic paint. I cut and trimmed a second umbrella piece from grunge paper and that was painted with QC.

Thank you very much for stopping by and have a wonderful week!

24 comments:

Valerie-Jael said...

Fantastic canvas! Hugs, Valerie

Sharon said...

OMG this is a fantastic mixed media creation Terry - love it! Always get so inspired visiting your blog!

Astrid Maclean said...

Oh Terry this is totally brilliant! Such an original piece with so many creative ideas all put together so skillfully! That flower pot is genius! Umbrella man has never looked this good!

Oh and thanks of course for adding it to our April challenge at MMM!

Pam said...

Love your canvas, and your plastic flower pot looks amazing!! Great work on that!!

Pamellia Johnson said...

This is just fabulous Terry!! LOVE your 3d flower planter full of rosebuds and the little butterflies are so sweet! Amazing brick texture! What a wonderful scene you built! hugs :)

Juliz Design Post said...

What a fabulous canvas Terry. Your bricks are amazing as is you flower pot. Great composition.
Julie x

Ira Huberts said...

I'm always impressed with the way you create your textures Terry, the stones and flower pot look so real! Superb looking canvas, umbrella man stands out beautifully against that remarkable teal background! Hugs, Ira xox
♥Ira’s Crea Corner♥

Meggymay said...

Fabulous project Terry love the plant pot and all the details.
Yvonne xx

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

Such a nice creation with all the layers Terry!

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

What a wonderful canvas Terry, love how you recycled the cup for your flower pot! Wonderful textures and colours.

Redanne said...

Fabulous use of the DecoArt paints Terry, I love the sky, the rain and also the fantastic brickwork - and as for the pot, it is brilliant - such a clever transformation. Love it - a lot!! Hugs, Anne xx

Beth said...

GF you are so talented I love this piece such an awesome canvas of course not sure of some of the products used never heard of them....but that refurbished caps my friend rocks.
Hugs

Shari Trumbull said...

Such a wonderful canvas, Terry! Love the combos of textures and soooo clever to use the cap from your water filter at the flowerpot! Good luck at the challenge! XOXO-Shari

Donna B. said...

What a great canvas! I just love all the different elements and those bricks are FAB!! Thanks so much for joining us this month at The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge.

Georgie C said...

I am in love with those crackle bricks! They look so real!! This is a great piece Terry, and fab use of the umbrella guy. I can't believe I've never come across you before in blogland, yet we seem to run same circles, as in challenges! Thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie xx

Shirley Chillman said...

This is a beautiful make with so many different elements used. You do mixed media so well sweets. Love it.

Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x
ShirlsCards.

Sue C said...

Great canvas Terry ! Love the flower pot ! Thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie. Sue C x

Mrs.B said...

Fabulous canvas Terry. Love all the textures and that little plant pot is brilliant.
Avril xx

Mrs.B said...

Fabulous canvas Terry. Love all the textures and that little plant pot is brilliant.
Avril xx

Buttons said...

A seriously clever canvas Terry! LOVE the brick wall and that incredibly clever little flower pot. WOW, do you know how to work your magic with those paints! Thank you for joining us at Frilly and Funkie. Jenny x

Debbie said...

Love your canvas. Amazing details and I love the bricks and flower pot. Thanks for joining us at The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!

butterfly said...

This is fabulous, Terry - love that brick wall texture and fab paint effects. Always a fan of Umbrella Man, and he looks wonderful here.
Alison xx

Lynn K said...

Great canvas piece! LOVE all the yummy textures, especially those awesome bricks!! Thanks for joining us in this month's Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!

Melanie said...

this is fantastic! Thanks for playing the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge with us!

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