Sunday, 27 March 2011

BLUE CANVASS

Had this little 4"x4" canvass for some time and wanted to make it into something 'nice'. I tried hard and came up with this.
You would not believe how long this has taken me.
The base canvass is covered first with Claudine Helmuth's traditional tan paint before being sprayed with Craftynotions walnut and delphinium inks. I used Tim's tissue tape around the edges and then randomly distressed everywhere with walnut stain and frayed burlap inks.

I sprayed and dabbed the flower ribbon with the same inks and left them to dry. The rossettes are the new mini ones cut from Tim's papers and layered on top of a grungepaper cog, again cut using Tim's gadget gears die. The wings are from the heart wings die covered in gold dabber and then rubbed over with pool dabber so that the blue went into the embossed areas which I had done after the gold had dried.









I made the tear drop bead and the pin at the bottom with the round pearl. The swirl is grungepaper cut with the elegant flourished die and then sprayed with delphinium and highlighted with beadazzles. The philosophy tag was covered with pool dabber and wiped over so that the colour only went onto the words.



Before I assembled it all, I stamped some butterflies using DIs but they didn't come out very well. I then went round the edge with a Copic multi liner pen and added some rock candy crackle paint.
Considering I didn't have a clue what I was doing, I reckon it's ok. Another fun time anyway.
I think I will enter it into the Sunday Stampers challenge this week which is to use embossing folders which I did on the wings - Tim's Dot Matrix no less.

6 comments:

wwilloww said...

WOW, you didn't know what you were doing???? I was checking out Hels challenge and saw your link. I thought I would take a look and I am totally blown away!!! It is GORGEOUS!! I can't believe you were just playing around. I love your piece and the colors are just perfect!!! So glad I decided to check your blog out...

ME said...

Beautiful. I love the textures and colors.

Gez said...

Joanne your canvas is STUNNING. Looks like you had great fun with this..love, love, love the colours. Brilliant. Enjoy.xx

Hels Sheridan said...

Thanks for joining in with the Sunday sTamper Joanne... looks like we are on the same page with this kind of design... those rosettes are gorgeous aren't they... I loved how mine just sat perfectly on the large cog... great minds think alike!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Fabulous canvas, love the texture and the colors.

Elaine said...

Beautiful. Love the pale colours and those roses are gorgeous!