Secret garden - Mixed media canvas

I've been having fun trying new crafting styles and techniques.  Today I'm sharing my first mixed media project with a stamped image of Sarah Kay.  It's been months since I sat down and color an image, I forget how relaxing and enjoyable it is for me.  I used watercolor on her and added some decoration on her watering can.

Mixed media is so much fun, if you haven't tried it, I encourage you to go for it!  You can't go wrong with this technique, anything goes!  In fact under all that Gesso are bright colorful flowers that I don't use and are in my recycle bin.  Mod podge them down to the canvas and layer on some white Gesso and they turn into shabby flowers.

Thanks so much for reading!  Have fun crafting and enjoy your day.



  1. Gasping............OMG, girl, you never cease to amaze me!!!!
    Your canvas is an exquisite work of art. There is so much to see and admire. I am stunned by its beauty.
    You selected the perfect image for your Secret Garden and the gates are the perfect accent. Loving your use of flower soft. I just can't stop looking at it!!!!!

  2. Oh, utterly gorgeous! You're so good at anything that's shabby chic! Love the fence, the way you incorporated the Sarah Kaye image, all other embellies, sigh, your work of art feels like a dream!
    And yes, colouring is relaxing indeed! Love to do it, wish I had more time to sit down and play with all my stamps, ha, ha, there are just not enough hours in a day I guess.
    Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog! Makes me happy, thanks!
    Have a wonderful day,


  3. this is stunning Chelsea.
    so very beautiful decorated and design.
    fabulous colours.

    gr karin

  4. dziękuję serdecznie za miły komentarz

  5. This is beyond gorgeous, I love it and will print it off so I can try to re-create something like this.

  6. Oh wow!
    You know, I really was thinking about the movie "the secret garden" before I saw that was what was in the frame. Love that movie! Remember we saw it in school when I was a kid, and all the other kids said it was so boring, but not me. Love dreamy things like that. :)
    The wild, beautiful and shabby carden you have created here is just amazing. Love the gates, gorgeous image and love the texture and moss!

    Hope you are well.
    Lots of hugs,

  7. Wow your work is amazing so much beautiful detail. your colouring is perfect. I hope one day i have the courage to try mixed media it looks fab,Julie x

  8. Had to come and visit again. This is just the most enchanting work of art I have ever seen, Chelsea!

  9. It's just magic! Fantastic beauty! Very beautiful color combination and amazing background!!! Chelsea, your first mixed-media project is very successful! Congratulations!

  10. WOW.. This is stunning. I love all the beautiful little details, love how you did the gate too.

  11. Hoooly cow, goodness gracious, wowser, OMGosh, another stellar card. I'm always amazed with all the elements, details, and techniques you use on your jaw-dropping and eye popping cards. Blows me away. Thanks so much for your sweet comment and b/d wishes....do appreciate a LOT. Can't wait to see what you whip up next. Have a great day Chelsea.

  12. Chelsea, this is absolutely priceless, a treasure for you and your family! Honestly, you shouldn't sell it, you should hang it somewhere in your home for all to see. It's so amazing! I've not dabbled in mixed media, but seeing this surely gives me the itch, if only I had the time! I can't tell you which is my favorite part, I love it all. The gate is precious, but then so is the darling little girl, and then there are all those fabulous flowers, the bow, the embellies are so fabulous! Overall, it's a stunning piece of art! Hugs!!!

  13. wooooow! You're so creative Chelsea! Love all details and design is awesome. Great job!

  14. Such a beautiful creation..stunning! And SK can never go wrong.I also love all the pictures of it with all the lovely details you`ve created. Thumbs up! :)

  15. Creating a very beautiful, romantic and delicate, with parts made in an excellent way!
    Congratulations for your work!

  16. wowzer utterly amazing, lovely to see these fabby Sarah Kay images used slightly differently ... love how mixed media can be so soft and pretty, amazing work!!! Hugs Juls