Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Anything But Cute April Challenge - Earth Day

Hello everyone,

I am hosting my last challenge over at Anything But Cute challenge blog as a part of their Design Team and I chose the theme of Earth Day. We have a gorgeous mood board to give you inspiration and design team creations to accompany it.

Here is my creation:

and here is the wonderful Earth Day mood board:

Please create a mixed media project inspired by the mood board and beauty of our planet. Please tell us what inspired you. Entries for this challenge can be echo friendly, or even recycled/upcycled items; or depiction of the sea, mountain, river, forest, flowery meadow...let's celebrate our planet!

Here are some of the process pictures:

 This is what I used to create the flowers. The flowers were cut with Cricut Flower Shoppe and I actually ended up using hot glue instead of glossy accent since hot glue dries faster. The flower centers are just a hot glue covered with glitter.

Little house was treated with black paint and white crackle paint to give it the rustic look...

I used egg carton to simulate rock texture around the lake, which was made using a crinkled piece of blue cardstock and covered with glossy accent to get that shiny water-like look...

The starry sky background....

You can see the texture of the house and lake...

The shabby bow in multiple colors...

I would like to share a beautiful video from two talented musicians from Croatia - 2CELLOS that is showcasing the beauty of National Park Plitvica Lakes in Croatia...

....and couple pics of nature from my native country Bosnia & Herzegovina...

 River Neretva running through town Mostar

 Bosnian Pyramid :)
Mountain Jahorina

Well, I hope you get inspired and join my last challenge at Anything But Cute! Please check out what my team mates created for this challenge also!

I would like to enter my card into following challenges:

Craft Stamper Take it Make it April Challenge Spring Flowers

Creative Artiste Challenge #13 Anything Goes

Eclectic Ellapu challenge Spring Flowers / April Showers

Love to Create Anything Goes Mixed Media

I hope you enjoyed this post...
Have a wonderful day and thanks for stopping by...


  1. Samra, where do I start to comment on this amazing and beautiful piece of art??! I will start on your background; the colors are brilliant and your shading is spot on to add your elements. The tiny house with it's peeling paint just stole my heart at first, and then you added that (genius) lake, those amazing flowers, and fuffy coordinating bow to complete a lovely Earth Day scene! Your friend is going to cry when she sees this card...so full of beauty and thoughtful representations! Love it! We sure are going to miss you at Anything But Cute! Hugs!

  2. This is absolutely gorgeous! I love the colors you used and your background turned out beautiful! Love those beautiful blue flowers!

  3. Gorgeousness, Samra! Beautifully detailed, and such rich, lush, incredible colors! Thank you for showing your creative process and your wonderful photographs. Hope you are enjoying a great week! hugs, de

  4. Samra, I love seeing the background of your project because I didn't quite notice it as well in the main pic. So pretty and I love the stars! This is one beautiful composition, what a great challenge theme!

  5. Woooooow, my dear, you have outdone yourself with this fantastic piece of art! What a stunning card for your last challenge at Anuthing But Cute! You are going to be missed! Oh my, Samra, what a genius way to create a lake and I love how you used those egg cartoon pieces! A spectacular card, my friend! I am so glad you posted that fabulous video since I love Plitvicka jezera and 2Cellos, what a fantastic combination of beautiful music and that miracle of nature! Thank you so much, my friend, for sharing those awesome photos of your beautiful native country I also love! I am so touched by the beauty of your card! Lots of love to you! Branka xx

  6. Oh wow, Samra, this is absolutely amazing!! I love, love the scene you've created!! It's a perfect celebration of the earth!! I love the texture and the colors!! The flowers are so beautiful!! The lake is so fabulous!! The background colors are fabulous!! I love the house, too!! This is stunning my friend!! I adore the mood board, too!! Beautiful!! And what gorgeous photos of your native country!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  7. Gorgeous project Samra. I love the process photos. The little house reminds me of many of the cottages that I saw in the English countryside. Love the idea for the centres of your flowers and the multi-coloured bow pulls all of the colours together in such a nice way.

    The photos from your country look like postcards - absolutely gorgeous. Wishing you all the best as you move away from the DT and I will continue to check out your lovely creations.


  8. The LUSCIOUSNESS of our beautiful earth truly shows through in your WONDERFUL project Samra. Your piece perfectly matches your GORGEOUS mood board too. Your tiny house is so precious and your lake is just precious. Such a quaint and lovely setting you have created for the MARVELOUS birthday card. I will miss you dear Samra but will be watching for you to pop up elsewhere!! XXj.

  9. I love your pretty little stuccoed house nestled in the beautiful flowers and greenery! What a lovely creation for your Earth Day challenge Samra! thanks for sharing the photos and video of your homeland as well! Julia xx

  10. Samra, your Earth Day project is absolutely stunning, I love that you used egg cartons for texture, the little house is so beautiful and your bow, as always, is gorgeous! Truly, truly beautiful.

    Thank you so much for sharing the video of the beautiful music and the wonderful setting, I really enjoyed it very much. The photos of your homeland make me wish I could visit there tomorrow, what a stunning place!

    Wishing you all the very best with your new adventures, you will be missed at Anything But Cute. Hugs, Anne xx

  11. Samra, I am so happy to have met you through our art. You taught me more about shabby chic and flower techniques than I ever thought I would learn. You are a stupendously awesome sauce artists and will be greatly missed as a teamie. But I will definitely see you in Blogland and hopefully IRL one day. I hear there's a huge dirt playground in your neck of the woods that's lets people play with bulldozers and such, so a trip is in order!

    Now for this gorgeous and cozy design-your background is magnificent and so textural. Your house is so cozy and I can just feel the warm Fire in the hearth. The greenery frames the house beautifully and adds an air of wonder. Fantabulous and Wowzers design dearie! Hugz to you muffin! ~Niki

  12. WOW this is BEAUTIFUL! I love the rich blues!

  13. So luscious! All that lumpy-bumpy stuff gives me goosebumps, and the colours just sing together. Thanks for sharing with us at Eclectic Ellapu.

  14. Wow Samra, I am so in love with your luscious country cottage on the lake!! If I were a few inches tall, this is where I would want to live! The lake turned out fabulous, and I love the stars you added to the sky! Great texture on the house and stones, and the added moss really brings the earthy feel to your gorgeous card! I love the images of your home area, what a stunning view in all seasons! You sure will be missed at Anything But Cute, but I wish you all the best with whatever crafty adventures may come your way! Big hugs :)

  15. Wow just stunning, the colours and texture is just stunning
    thanks for joining our challenge over at
    Debbie Dt

  16. Oh, oh, OHHHHH my goodness!!!! I am nearly speechless with this amazing card. Seriously, a river and rocks and the sky and the greenery and the amazingness, all in one little space of incredible beauty and texture...YOU ROCK!!! This is stunning and so completely over the top fantastic. What a way to end a run! The photos are breathtaking too.
    Big hugs!!
    Lisa x

  17. Fabulous card and even more fabulous bow-love the flowers and all the texture -great step by step and ingenious idea to use egg cartons
    Carol x

  18. Just Gorgeous Samra... Very beautifully executed and designed theme. The colors, texture and small hut , just love it..

  19. Oh wow, what a very extraordinary,amazing card, made with love. I like it so much. Must be a card for a very special dear friend.
    Dear Greetings

  20. Beautiful work. Thanks for joining us at Eclectic Ellapu this month. Carol DT x

  21. Gorgeous! Thank you for the inspiration and the fabulous mood board!

  22. The layers on this card are amazing!