Saturday, 18 July 2015

Honeycomb garden

I've been working on this canvas (my fourth) all week while I was in Hawkshead in the Lake District.  For those of you that don't know it, it's Beatrix Potter land.  As well as having beautiful scenery and temperamental weather - this is the UK after all :)

I started this canvas by gluing some on Lemoncraft design paper to the canvas.  I wasn't sure at the start how much of the writing I wanted to show through so I fill the canvas.

Added to this are a resin window which I got from Live and Love Crafts and honeycomb pieces from Blue Fern Studios.  Perhaps at the end of it I should have added some bees but I didn't have them with me.  I've also used some modelling paste with a Tim Holtz brick wall stencil.

The leafy boarder edge is from Dusty Attick which was cut to fit the canvas.  I then gave everything a good going over with gesso leaving some of the writing from the design paper showing.

Here I've started to add some colour to the canvas.  At the moment I've a limited selection of acrylics and I couldn't quite get the green I wanted to I started to darken it up as you'll see it the pictures below.

I've painted everything here but the honeycomb, mainly being indecisive about what colour I wanted to paint it.  I then applied some gesso to a lattice fence from I think it was Blue Fern Studios but I threw the packaging out in the Lake District and now I'm home I can't check :)  Over the top of this I've applied some gold paint from DecoArt.

The following photos are some close ups of the completed canvas where I've painted the honeycomb the same colour as the fence.

I've added a selection of flowers from Live and Love Crafts and Wild Orchid Crafts.  The butterflies I found on Amazon as I did with the dragonfly beads.

The resin bird house was also bought from Live and Love Crafts.

Here's a close up of the painted wall and window with a selection of tiny rose buds added to the bottom right corner.

And this is my final canvas - here for you to enjoy :)

Thanks for taking a look
Andrea x

I'd like to enter this canvas into the following challenges
Penny's Challenge - Anything Goes
Fab n Funky - Flower Delights
Create and Inspire - Anything Goes
Anything But a Card - Anything Goes
Creative Craft Cottage - Layer It Up
Mixed Media Monthly Challenge - Summer Days


  1. Wow gorgeous card Andrea, just love it. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at Creative Craft Cottage. We would love to see you again … Anet DTx

  2. hI aNDREa you have captured this work of art it .xx

  3. Wow this is fabulous, stunning texture, love it

  4. Hi Andrea, What a stunning canvas you have created, love the design and the colours are fab. Great attention to detail. Love it and thanks for sharing with us in our challenge Creative Craft Cottage and we sure hope you will join us again soon. Jennifer DT member xx

  5. Gorgeous canvas Andrea! Love all the colour & dimension!
    Dawn xx

  6. All I can say is WOW!!! This is amazing!! Stunning work on the canvas. Such awesome details and textures. Thank you for joining us at Penny's Paper~Crafty Challenge this week! Hope to see you back again real soon :)

  7. Wow...stunning creation Andrea. Wonderful layers and texture. Thank you so much for joining us at Fab'n'Funky this week. hugs, Pat K x

  8. Gorgeous ! Fabulous creation !
    Thanks for joining us at Creative craft Cottage Challenges and Good Luck !
    Maryvonne DT Member

  9. Beautiful card Andrea. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at Penny's Paper-Crafty. We would love to see you again ... Anet DTx

  10. My goodness - what a lovely garden scene! love the bricks, the window, the fence and all the beautiful flowers overflowing it! Julia xx

  11. Wow!! I really love this canvas ... at the first picture I liked it!! And then as I got to 'see' your steps - I loved it even more! The texture, the colors and the garden gate ... LOVE! Thank you for playing with us at The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge Blog!

  12. Really fabulous project and just perfect for our theme at Mixed Media Monthly! Love all the different textures! Thanks so much for adding it to our challenge!