Hello again. I'm getting lax it seems. Today I have a canvas on offer. The idea had been going on in my head for a while and finally I decided to get it down on canvas.
I got these canvas boards from Claritystamp. They have them in a varied range of sizes and they are brilliant as they are hard so it is easier to stamp on them. And they are already primed.
I started by adding grunge paste through some stencils. I used the petal stencil in the centre, the stripes in 2 opposing corners and the honeycomb in the other 2 corners.
After it dried I sanded it down somewhat as i wanted it to be relatively smooth. Then I applied acrylic paints with a mini blending tool. I used yellow for centre and different shades of lilac and amethyst on the outside.
I ripped some Tim Holtz tissue and attached some pieces with mod podge to background.
Using a purple archival ink I stamped randomly using several stamps from the journaling set.
I added some more stamping with black archival.
I flicked distress paint randomly in brushed pewter, black soot and dusty concord. The white is stampendous chunky white embossing enamel which i sprinkled gingerly over the background.
I added some treasured gold gilding wax in lilac, amethyst and silver to highlight certain areas. I gave same treatment to corner and key.
The rose I created from 3 layers of the big flower from tattered rose die by Tim Holtz, and the foliage is also from his range. Once cut they all got the meltpot treatment. I then arranged them in a corner to which i had already added some burlap.
The sentiment is from the word chains.
I finished it off with some micro beads, seed beads and drops.
All stencils and stamps used here are from Claritystamp.
I really hope you like my offering. I know the recipient did, Theresa xx
I would like to enter this canvas in the following challenges:
Claritystamp blog challenge - floral
Simon says stamp Monday challenge - H is for Helen, the recipient of this canvas
Simon says stamp Wednesday challenge - all things bright and beautiful
Fan-Tastic Tuesday challenge - anything goes with a twist, let's see some purple
TTCRD - anything goes