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Thursday, 19 May 2016

Wood.. A Word ... Something Wild ...

Hello Crafty Friends!

A quick post from me today.  The lovely Cheryl at Creative Carte Blanche is challenging
us this month to create something using Wood.... A Word ...and Something Wild.

I was lucky enough recently to attend an Andy Skinner Ministry of Mixology workshop where I created a project you can see HERE, if you missed it first time around.  I loved it so much that I bought another kit from Tando Creative and had another go!  I created a sea themed box for our (fairly new) bathroom (which already has a seaside theme). 

I would not be fair to Andy if I went into detail on all the techniques I used to create  this piece but I can tell you that I used Gesso and lots and lots of DecoArt Media Fluid Paints to create the frame.  The panel inside uses one of Andy's newest stamps - Toxic.


The above is a close-up of the inner frame which has lovely faux rusty bolts added.


And here is a close up of the inner piece on which I used Andy's new stamp and also attached
my lovely metal seahorse.  The seahorse was plain white initially and I just touched him up
with some paint.  I LOVE him!!

I am entering this at Creative Carte Blanche, where they have some wonderful entries
so far, if you want a treat, do pop over and have a look.  The CCB team always provide such
wonderful inspiration for us too.

So, by way of explanation, my Wood is the frame, my Word/Words are' beach and drift' and my Wild is the seahorse - I have this vision of looking through the porthole of a ship and seeing him - a bit far fetched I know, but that's how my mind works - lol.

Edited:  I have just noticed that SanDee & Amelie's challenge is Anything Goes - Steampunk/Industrial - mine is more industrial but I think it fits the theme.

As always, thanks for looking and I hope to see you again soon!

Big hugs, Anne xx

41 comments:

  1. Love this Anne, the weathered box and beautiful seahorse complement each other brilliantly and I bet it looks amazing in your bathroom xxx

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  2. This is wonderful. Beautiful colours and I love your seahorse.
    Toni xx

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  3. Wonderful Anne! I keep meaning to get another kit or make something similar and do it again! My original sits proudly in my craft room. Great idea with the seahorse. Xxx

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  4. This frame must take pride of place in your bathroom Anne it is fabby.

    Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x
    ShirlsCards..

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  5. This looks amazing Anne...... I love the frame, and the little seahorse is the perfect centrepiece .... great job! xx

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  6. I am loving this Anne your Seahorse is framed beautifully in its altered box. Great rusty bolts effects and perfect choice of words for the front, an original piece of home decor that I bet looks stunning in your lovely bathroom. Mo x

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  7. Absolutely stunning frame! I so love the way you look through to the beautiful seahorse - wonderful! Love those faux rusty bolts - they look so cool! xxxxx

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  8. Wow Anne, I am just in love with this project!! I love your interpretation of three 'W's and I love how you pictured it in your mind. As soon as you said that about the porthole, I could totally see it too!! I really love the contrast of the rusted hardware against this soft sea creature just floating in the centre, that's wild too!! An amazing project full of so much texture, and amazing techniques, WELL DONE!! hugs :)

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  9. I think at least another couple of 'w' needs to be added Anne- WICKED ( in a good way of course) and WOWZA! This is a real stunner and I bet looks amazing in your bathroom. I LOVE your seahorse too! An incredible example of crafting at its finest .
    big hugs x

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  10. WOW!!! Anne, this is stunning! I love the texture and of course color, blue is my favorite!
    Just gorgeous!
    Hugs
    Samra
    Paper Talk with Samra

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  11. Anne!! I LOVE THIS! I am so jealous that you guys can get your hands on those really cool frames that Andy used on his tutorial. We're flat out of luck in the US. haha Anyway, your frame is really awesome. I love your techniques and how the frame has such a stoney, rusty, rugged quality about it. Your seahorse in the center is really striking! Thanks so much for sharing your lovely art with all of us at Creative Carte Blanche.

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  12. Oh Anne! This is the coolest project EVER! Your bathroom is going to be a gem with all of these amazing sea themed projects you are rolling out! I love the simplicity of the project, and the complexity of the textures! Fabulous!!! <3

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  13. Oh my gosh, I absolutely adore this box, Anne!! I have a beach/sea themed bathroom too and this would look perfect in there!! The texture is spectacular!! I love the faux rusted bolts!! But that seahorse is the showstopper - stunning!! Wow!! I love, love this!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  14. Love your fabby seahorse and he looks great in his rusty porthole frame. Great project once again! Elaine xx

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  15. This is a wonderful shadowbox effect, and hope you'll share pictures of it hanging in your bathroom. The texture & elements look as though these are recovered sea treasures...you've got those skills you learned in the classroom, well learned. The rust looks so real and fantastic against the blue. Delightful texture on your seahorse too. TFS & Hugs

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  16. Oooooooh, Anne, I LOVE this! What a fantastic rusted piece of art with such amazing textures and stunning colors! You have managed to achieve a perfect rust effect and your sea horse is simply fabulous! It's spectacular! Big hugs to you! Branka xx

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  17. Fabulous! I love the textures here, the weathered wood and the rust, beautiful!

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  18. I love him, too, Annie! Wouldn't it be spectacular to look out of a porthole and see this magical creature?! You did a brilliant job of coloring him and with the entire box design! I'll bet it looks a treat in your (fairly new) bathroom!! Love and hugs, Darnell xxoo

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  19. I saw this fantastic make on your blog already yesterday, Anne,

    and am so glad you are sharing it now with us at SanDee&amelie's Steampunk Challenges! It's absolutely brilliant and looks like you had a lot of fun at the workshop!

    Claudia x

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  20. Gorgeous Anne and the seahorse brings the whole thing to life, it's perfect. Have a great weekend my crafty friend, Angela xXx

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  21. Anne, this piece is absolutely Amazing!! Outstanding and gorgeous all at once! You rocked Andy's techniques!!
    hugs,Jackie

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  22. What a delightful 2nd project you created from what you learned at Andy's class Anne! I love the beautiful seahorse framed so wonderfully! I bet this looks marvelous on your ocean themed bathroom wall! Julia xx

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  23. I can totally see why you had to get another kit! This is rusty sea goodness at its best! I would love to see what your bathroom looks like! My only question is-do the DecoArt media paints stand up against the moisture in the bathroom from taking a shower? I would totally do something like this in mine if it does! Gorgeous screws around the frame and that seahorse is a delight! Wowzers and wowzers dearie! I am takin my sewing machine to a sewing store next weekend to see if the ladies can help me out. Hanks for that advice! Hugz to you muffin!~Niki

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    1. And this is totally a perfect fit for our theme at SanDee&Amelie's Steampunk challenge! Thanks for joining us! Hugz!

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  24. Another fabulous creation, Anne! So rich in every way. I adore the rusty bolts on the blue.

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  25. Of course it's a seahorse...LOVE it!!! The grunge and rustiness is fabulous too!

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  26. Anne this work is amazing! I love so much the sea theme! The frame is fabulous, rusty and beautiful! I adore the sehaorse! barbara

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  27. I absolutely LOVE this piece, Anne. So industrial, yet soft and soothing to the eye. A great mix of textures and dimension.

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  28. Magnificent! I can see the Andy influence in the techniques, but I love how you've turned them to your own purposes - the seahorse is a brilliant focal point in the midst of all that fabulous weathered texture. Just wonderful.
    Alison x

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  29. Fabulous beach themed framed artwork, Anne! And I do mean artwork! This should be in a museum! Love all the texture and that wonderful seahorse! Your painting is amazing! My apologies for not getting by sooner! My computer has slowed down to a crawl...and today is a good day! Hugs!

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  30. Gorgeous frame Anne, the colours and techniques look brilliant and I love your seahorse too! Hope you're well. Chris x

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  31. Hey Anne! Me again! Just stopping by to thank you so much for your thoughts about my Mega Crackle art journal pages. I love Andy's technique. Really fun to play and experiment with.

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  32. Your frame is gorgeous and I love all the texture. Really enhances the seahorse. It looks so vintage and perfect for your sea themed bathroom! Hugs Kelly

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  33. You can do no wrong Anne!! This is magnificent! Exceptionally brilliant aging and rusting, please claim a triple gold star from your teacher Andy! The sea horse stands proud (so to speak) and is the perfect centrepiece. Bravo to you for being consistently superb. Ill email you tonight and so sorry for being absent. Nicola x

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  34. Not at all surprised you like the seahorse, he is gorgeous. As is the whole piece - good luck with the bathroom, the best bit is the accessories and this will look great.
    Hugs, Neet xx

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  35. Just fabulous, Anne! Of course I'm a huge AndyFan and you've made me want to jump in to the Mixology class. I got to go to his class and CHA and now have an incurable art crush. This is just awesome, I love the idea of looking through the porthole and spying a seahorse. Give this piece such romance. Every detail, beautiful. Thanks for being wild with us at Creative Carte Blanche!

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  36. Gorgeous Anne, fabulous textures and love your seahorse! Deb xo

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  37. Wow! This really is fabulous Anne! I love those gorgeous textures! Chrisx

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  38. Anne...you never cease to amaze! Love this..love all the texture and LOVE that sea horse...I thought it was a real one! hehehe...Thank you for playing along with us at Creative Carte Blanche!

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  39. What -- I cannot believe I did not leave you a comment. I really must be getting senile. The only thing I can say in my defense is that I had mild surgery about a week and a half ago and I mean to tell you I have been living in another world. This is real splendid Anne - love your rust. I only wish I could bottle up some of my beach and ocean and send it to you!
    Sandy xx

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Thanks so much for visiting, I love reading your comments! Hugs, Anne x

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