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Saturday, 5 November 2016

Rustic Glam at Anything But Cute

Hello Friends

It is time for a new challenge at Anything But Cute and the wonderful Niki is hosting the November challenge which is Rustic Glam!

Here is what Niki had to say - 'think of Southern charm meeting some Bling Bling.  Create a mixed media design featuring rustic elements such as whitewashed wood, chicken wire, burlap, soft subtle tones and lots of neutrals.  Don't forget to add the GLAM part with some sparkle and Bling!

I decided to challenge myself and use everything that Niki asks for in her fabulous challenge. Here's what I created:


I wanted to create a weathered wood look, like the design paper on the left.  I covered some Kraft card with DecoArt Crackle Paint and when it was dry I chipped a few areas off.
I coated the piece with a wash of Distress Paint in Tumbled Glass and I coloured the 'chips' with a Distress Marker in Tea Dye.
I then covered the whole piece with DecoArt Antiquing Cream and then wiped it back with a wet baby wipe to remove most of it.

I cut the piece into 'wood' planks and went around the edges with Raw Umber Antiquing Cream.
 I didn't like the darkness of it and so I painted over all of the pieces with some watered down white gesso, you will see this better in the picture below.  

I didn't have any chicken wire so I stamped and embossed some heat resistant acetate and cut this up into strips.
To make the flowers I used Tim Holtz's Tattered Florals die.  I also cut some leaves, a piece of cheesecloth, some string, a piece of hessian and a die cut word - friend.
To create the flower centres I used some Christmas 'berries', coated them with Multi Medium and then dipped them into Ranger Vintage Platinum Distress Glitter Dust.
Once I layered up all the pieces I attached the piece to a metal hanger (a gift from a friend) which I painted with cream chalky paint.

Thanks Niki for a great challenge, I really enjoyed making this project!

We very much hope you will join in with us for our Rustic Glam challenge at
Anything But Cute!

I would like to add this to Frilly and Funkie's 'What a Mesh' challenge - (my mesh pieces are the burlap and the cheesecloth).

Thanks so much for your visit!

Hugs,  Anne xx


34 comments:

  1. Absolutely beautiful! Anne . So rustically charming with a real touch of elegance and class. Love and adore greatly .
    hugs x

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  2. Stunning work! Love the colors and the rustic wood background!
    Hugs
    Samra
    Paper Talk with Samra

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  3. So very lovely and ohhh sooo clever! I thought this was real wood at first!And those centers for the flowers are perfect,anne!
    hugs,Jackie xx

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  4. Just fabulous! I love the shabby crackled wood background and the flower centres are just stunning! Such creativity! Have a great weekend. Jennie x

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  5. This is BEAUTIFUL Rustic Glam Anne. You used so many fun things to make it rustic. And those flowers are GORGEOUS and have very GLAM CENTERS!!! And your hanger is the perfect accent for Rustic Glam. Xj.

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  6. Well I'll be tickled pink and happier than a cat in a room full of rocking chairs because this is exquisite! I love the way you created your own distressed wood on paper! Genius and something I may need to borrow. I adore all of the eclectic elements you have brought together in perfect harmony to create this stunning design! Clever and so Rustic Glam! I would hang this in my house in a heartbeat dearie! Gorgeous and fantabulous and oh so awesome sauce! Wowzers! Hugz to you muffin! ~Niki

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  7. Very nice. Love how you weathered the paper to look like wood.
    Hugs,

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  8. Oh, Anne, this is such a brilliant rustic glam piece! You created your weathered wood on paper in such a spectacular way! Your flowers are super gorgeous with those awesome centers and that vintage hanger is fabulous! I am so in love with your really exquisite creation, my friend! Big hugs! Branka xx

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  9. this is beautiful Anne - I wasn't too sure about what rustic glam was but you have done brilliantly in explaining the term! I love the panels with the crackle especially - a beautiful idea to cut it up like a fence - love it!!!!

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  10. A great collection of bits and pieces and I too love your weathered wood panelled background. Elaine x

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  11. You are something else Anne - you know more techniques than anyone I know!!! Rustic glam - gee, go to any small town in the deep South and you will see lots of rustic glam!!!!
    Love everything you do sugar!!
    Sandy xx

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  12. Stunning. Such a beautiful shabby chic piece with a sprinkling of glam about it - fabulous piece Anne.
    Toni xx

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  13. I love the rustic look to this Anne. That 'wood' background looks real and I like all the different textures from the fabric pieces ..... gorgeous!! xx

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  14. Brilliant piece Anne, and you certainly did justice to the theme!! Love how you did the background already, and then all the other elements have just been put together so well! A super make!

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  15. Absolutely gorgeous Anne! Your background planks are incredible, the texture is so natural looking and I love the soft blue tones! Your luscious blooms are fantastic and the platinum bling berries was quite a genius idea. I really love the colour combo of the blue with the platinum and the touches of natural fibres, you really captured the spirit of the rustic glam theme with this! Your 'chicken wire' turned out amazing, wouldn't have know that was stamped on acetate if you hadn't said, it looks very real!! Seems you have knocked it out of the park again my friend, thank you so much for the inspiration! hugs :)

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  16. Anne, I'm not sure I can add anything to what has already been said about your lovely Rustic/Glam wall hanging. But I have to say, I am in shabby Heaven with those lovely crackled "boards"! I am going to pin this to my Wood Planks board so I can try it out for myself sometime in the future. GORGEOUS, GORGEOUS, GORGEOUS! The added elements compliment this wood panel so well and fit perfectly into Niki's theme. I really love that simple but effective strip of burlap to show off the sentiment. This really is perfect in every way, my friend! Big hugs!

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  17. Love, love, LOVE those 'planks'!!! And I adore your solution for the 'chicken wire' and those sparkly ball flower centres. Gorgeous!!! xx

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  18. I am just loving your shabby chic designs Anne. Your wooden planks look so real and I adore your pretty flowers.
    Hugs, Julie x

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  19. This is STUNNING! So many fantastic elements - love it! Chrisxx

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  20. As always, I find it fascinating to read through the creative processes you think of, to meet the challenge project. How clever to think of stamping to create the chicken wire (just over at Lisa's and read her story of looking for 'real' chickenwire!). And I love the way you've made the old planking. Totally enjoyed the finished project, and the 'glam' you've added with the pretty flowers and texture of the burlap. What a lovely hanger you've made to enjoy somewhere in your home! TFS & Hugs

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  21. WOW! This is stunning. Your design is so beautiful, I love the textures and the flowers are gorgeous.
    hugs Sue xx

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  22. Super sophisticated work Anne! Love this mix of rustic and shabby! beautiful! Barbara

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  23. Ooh Anne, this is divine! So many textures and such a beautiful soft look. It's wonderful on the fabulous hanger your friend gave you! xxx

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  24. So so clever with the chicken wire Anne! A really beautiful make, rustic and beautiful. Perfect take on the challenge theme. Your flowers are fab and I especially love how you did their centres. Nicola x

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  25. Oh my gosh Anne, I could kiss those gorgeous blue planks! Ha! How very cool and perfectly rustic! The hanger is the perfect way to display this treasure. Those glittered flower centers rock, what an awesome way to glam it up. Love your interpretation of this theme. Hugs, Autumn

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  26. This is true rustic charm Anne and I love everything about it, gorgeous! Happy crafty week, Angela x

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  27. Beautiful Anne, the whole idea of rustic and glam together got me thinking at first as to how you could amalgamate the two, but you have done precisely that so cleverly. I love the sparkle, the touch of hessian and the acetate wire effect with the pretty flowers, you nailed that one perfectly xxx

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  28. It was genius of you to use Nikki's words to make your work of art, Annie, but even so, there are so many ways this could have gone. For you to use these elements in this charming and feminine way is unexpected and divine! I think your range is just phenomenal!! Love and hugs, Darnell xxoo

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  29. Oh love that background Anne...so wonderful! What a wonderful make...any friend will love it!

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  30. what a wonderful wall hanging Anne! love the soft colors, the pretty wire frame hanger, your gorgeous crackle and beautiful flowers! this will look SO lovely on a wall! Julia xx

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  31. This is fantastic Anne! I LOVE LOVE LOVE the cracked weathered background panels. I am going to try these, thanks for the inspiration. Beautiful project. Thanks for joining us for the "What a Mesh" challenge over at Frilly & Funkie.

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  32. Wonderful Anne, love the combination of the crackled wood and burlap with those lovely flowers and vintage platinum glam centers! Deb xo

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  33. I just love those scrumptious crackled planks - what a brilliant background for your delicately blinged up glamorous flowers!
    Alison x

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  34. Charming! Love the fence background with that lovely crackle and then the beautiful strip of burlap to showcase your sentiment. Thank you for playing along with us at the Frilly and Funkie challenge this week!

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Your comments are much appreciated! Hugs, Anne x

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