SPRING CROP 2012 - CHALLENGE 12 - GARDEN CITY

SPRING CROP 2012 - CHALLENGE 12 - GARDEN CITY

Postby MandyK » Apr 28th, '12, 3:59 pm

This Awesome challenge is by Denise. Posting it for her while she is at her son's game.

The beauty of urban street art is that sometimes it's the only color around the buildings and asphalt. One of my favorite places to take my boys when we lived in CT. was a "graffiti garden" in New Haven. It was always so inspiring with it's bright and colorful art form and right there in the heart of a major city. Every few months artists would paint over the creations with something new.

One of the coolest things I noticed is how weeds, grass and even little flowers would sometimes grow up along the walls and cracks. Green things trying to eek an existence out of nothing. It's so hopeful and I really enjoy the juxtaposition of the urban/modern with something soft and growing.
Here's some great examples. The first one is Conner at 10 years old

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So ladies for this challenge I want to see that juxtaposition I was talking about. Urban funk with soft and pretty. What's prettier than flowers?

You will need:

some misting or painting with stencils (or not) that gives you an urban art/graffiti feel. I did a class for the fall crop that you could refer to for ideas viewtopic.php?f=32&t=7952

and some flowers. Paper, Prima, Chipboard, whatever. You have the stash, use them!

Here's what I've done.
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Anna's
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Emily's
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All Entries must be new creations to be eligible for the prize. Make sure you upload your creation to the Cocoa Daisy Gallery with GARDEN CITY CHALLENGE 12 in the title. After you have uploaded your project, please link your creation to this Challenge thread, so we know you've completed the challenge.

You have until MAY 6TH, 8pm Eastern to complete the challenges you wish to participate in. Challenge Winners will be announced later that week!
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Re: SPRING CROP 2012 - CHALLENGE 12 - GARDEN CITY

Postby AmberCA » Apr 28th, '12, 4:03 pm

Totally awesome challenge! Love the idea of graffiti on my page. Can't wait to give this a try.
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Re: SPRING CROP 2012 - CHALLENGE 12 - GARDEN CITY

Postby scrapnatya » Apr 28th, '12, 4:10 pm

Great challenge Denise! Great looking layouts too!
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Re: SPRING CROP 2012 - CHALLENGE 12 - GARDEN CITY

Postby audreykit » Apr 28th, '12, 4:18 pm

I absolutely LOVE this challenge!!! Your layouts are all so amazing! I love the way the hard geometric shapes and the soft flowers just seem to go together!
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Re: SPRING CROP 2012 - CHALLENGE 12 - GARDEN CITY

Postby mlepitts » Apr 28th, '12, 5:41 pm

i don't do graffiti, but really enjoyed this once i got over the fact that i had graffiti of the sort on my page. the flowers really balanced it out and softened the feel.
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Re: SPRING CROP 2012 - CHALLENGE 12 - GARDEN CITY

Postby Ginger3036 » Apr 28th, '12, 6:12 pm

great challenge denise..would love to have a go! :)
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Re: SPRING CROP 2012 - CHALLENGE 12 - GARDEN CITY

Postby DeniseM » Apr 28th, '12, 6:14 pm

omg I love what Emily and Anna have done!!!!! so, so beautiful. wow.
thanks ladies and thanks Mandy for posting this.
yeah Gina, can't wait to see what you create :) always love your stuff.
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Re: SPRING CROP 2012 - CHALLENGE 12 - GARDEN CITY

Postby Sherry C » Apr 28th, '12, 7:55 pm

Really fun inspiration and wonderful, artsy layouts!
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Re: SPRING CROP 2012 - CHALLENGE 12 - GARDEN CITY

Postby hernandm1 » Apr 28th, '12, 10:07 pm

OOO! OO! I have TONS of graffiti shots- it's my favorite thing to shoot (other than my daughter) when I'm walking around Brooklyn! I'm making a page- this is awesome!
Flying by the seat of my pants and loving every minute!
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Re: SPRING CROP 2012 - CHALLENGE 12 - GARDEN CITY

Postby Marja Seidemo » Apr 29th, '12, 12:57 am

ahhh..this one´s for me, beautiful work Denise and the rest of the team ;D I´m on an dogtraining education this weekend but i´ll create some stuff later on 8)
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Re: SPRING CROP 2012 - CHALLENGE 12 - GARDEN CITY

Postby Jeany » Apr 29th, '12, 3:52 am

Wow, this one I love. I will give it a try! The inspiration LO:s are awsome!
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Re: SPRING CROP 2012 - CHALLENGE 12 - GARDEN CITY

Postby Funky Fairy » Apr 29th, '12, 6:55 am

This is wicked!!

Those LO's are so amazing.
I love all that contrasting colour.

Can't wait to see what happends in this thread.
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Re: SPRING CROP 2012 - CHALLENGE 12 - GARDEN CITY

Postby AnnaB » Apr 29th, '12, 8:57 am

I loved this challenge so much!!!! And I agree with Lisa, I can't wait to see what you all will do for this challenge!
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Re: SPRING CROP 2012 - CHALLENGE 12 - GARDEN CITY

Postby ellen s » Apr 29th, '12, 9:23 am

those photos are so cool. what an amazing place to go and experience. i love looking at the graffiti and the city on the train....this reminds me of that. Love the inspiration layouts!
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Re: SPRING CROP 2012 - CHALLENGE 12 - GARDEN CITY

Postby Funky Fairy » Apr 29th, '12, 11:05 am

I found this old photo of Hollie.
And made this.

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I used the Cocoa Daisy leaf stampf for the first time and love it.
I covered it in paint.

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Love this challenge.
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Re: SPRING CROP 2012 - CHALLENGE 12 - GARDEN CITY

Postby mison » Apr 29th, '12, 12:49 pm

LOVE this challenge!!

This is what I made.

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Re: SPRING CROP 2012 - CHALLENGE 12 - GARDEN CITY

Postby Jeany » Apr 29th, '12, 2:09 pm

Hi here is my project. Fun challenge! :) Keep em coming! :)

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Re: SPRING CROP 2012 - CHALLENGE 12 - GARDEN CITY

Postby mlepitts » Apr 29th, '12, 2:13 pm

ladies! these are gorgeous! wow, i think the thing i love about graffiti is how colorful it is, and these layouts are so reflective of that! well done :)
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Re: SPRING CROP 2012 - CHALLENGE 12 - GARDEN CITY

Postby Funky Fairy » Apr 29th, '12, 3:15 pm

Lovely work :)
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Re: SPRING CROP 2012 - CHALLENGE 12 - GARDEN CITY

Postby DeniseM » Apr 29th, '12, 3:46 pm

Marie I love how you added the type in the background.

Jeany your alpha background is great and I love the "throwy" lettering that is so graffiti!!
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