Thursday, September 1, 2016

Mixed Media Monthly Challenge #28 - Rustic

It's time for a new Mixed Media Monthly Challenge. Our theme for this month is "Rustic." Just create a project with a rustic feel. Our sponsor is the awesome company CanvasCorpBrands. They are offering our random winner a $25 gift certificate!! They very generously sent each member of our design team a box of amazing crafty goodness and asked that we each create a mood board. They picked the products they sent us based on our mood boards.

Here is my mood board. I challenge you to make your own rustic mood board to inspire your project. It's not required at all, but if you do be sure to put it in your blog post. 


Here's the box of crafty items I received from CanvasCorpBrands. 


The first thing I made was this little banner. I used their Canvas Mini Triangles and the pink, yellow and green colored sheets of burlap. I cut the burlap into little circles, folded them twice and sewed four of them by hand onto another burlap circle in a contrasting color. There are lots of tutorials on the Internet that show how to make fabric flowers. Use the cute little pink, green and natural clothes pins to hang the mini triangles on a pieces of twine. 




I also altered this small clipboard. I started off by using the Tattered Angels Naturally Aged Paint System. I just followed the instructions and added the paints and sprays like it said and it made this beautiful finish on the clip board. Then I cut a piece of the natural colored burlap and glued it to the sides since I didn't do the paint treatment on the sides. Then I cut a piece of the pink burlap and cut out some words from one of the pieces of 12 x 12 paper they sent me and glued them on. I wanted to be able to use this clip board so the pink burlap piece is removable and I didn't really add anything else. Also, I wanted to be able to see and enjoy the aged paint effect. 


This is how it started. 



And here's how it ended up!





14 comments:

  1. Fabulous! I love your use of fabric.

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  2. GREAT projects Donna!! Thanks bunches for sharing your lovely creations withus!

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  3. Love the burlap on both banner and clipboard! very creative projects! Julia xx

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  4. What a yummy box of goodies! Super sweet banner and what a gorgeous transformation of the clipboard. I would definitely want to see it too.
    Hugs, Dangina

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  5. The banner is so great, and I love the transformation you made with the clipboard: simple design but very effective!

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  6. The banner is fantastic, could make one for all seasons.

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  7. What a cool idea to create the rustic mood board this round--the burlap is wonderful--love the texture!

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  8. Love all the things you created with the burlap, that clipboard is fantastic.

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  9. So very creative - love your color palette. Thanks for the inspiration for Rustic Challenge.

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  10. Creative ways to use the goodies you received! I love the banner and the clipboard alteration is simple yet a great effect!

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  11. Love both of your rustic projects for this challenge Donna xx

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I appreciate your comments.

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