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Friday, 13 March 2015

Madeline

Hello again. Today I have an 8x8 canvas for you. I seem to be in a phase of wanting to decorate and paint things other than a card


I started by colouring the background with a variety of lilac/purple hues mainly from paperartsy fresco paints. I wanted to add some text so out with the wordchains and hydrangea archival ink. I stamped on tissue paper and mod podged it to canvas. Interestingly the words appeared purple even though I stamped in blue.
Then I used the smaller swirly leaves stencil and sponged metallic lilac acrylic paint through it. I think this one was by Cosmic Shimmer.


Once dry, out came 2 more stencils, Madeline and honeycomb. I used grunge paste which I let dry before adding any colour.
I decided that I was only going to add colour to the flowers in her hair, lips and eyelid.




Above you can see the flower in detail. I added 2 shades of treasure gold gilding wax to flower and distress glitter on the 3 areas on stalk.
I added a hint of colour to the rest of the face with spectrum noir pencils which i smudged with my finger.
I coloured the honey comb areas and added more treasure gold to them and along all 4 edges of canvas.


I really hope you like my offering as much as the recipient did, Theresa xx

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:

Claritystamp challenge - anything but a card
TTCRD - anything goes
Simon says stamp Monday challenge - B is for ..... beautiful lady (i think this lady is beautiful)



35 comments:

  1. This is gorgeous Theresa. I love the colours you've used and the way you've finished Madeline off. Thanks for entering the Clarity challenge. Good luck! xx

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  2. Lovely canvas, what a lovely gift too! She almost looks like the moon against that fab metallic purple/silver background, beautiful! Xx

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    1. aww Wendy, thanks so much. i did gift it to my husband's cousin who is a lovely girl. so i made it in her favourite hues, hugs xx

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  3. Lovely canvas and colours its beautiful. Thank you for entering the challenge and good luck. Xx

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  4. Very nice love your canvas the background is impressive and the Madeline stencil sets it off great work good luck in Clarity challenge x

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  5. Wow, yours is so lovely but so different to mine, its so amazing how we all look at things x

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    1. thank you Elaine. exactly my thoughts xx

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  6. What a fantastic canvas Theresa, and with just the right amount of colour...I love it...hope you and all the family have a great weekend...hugs..xxxx

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    1. thanks Jo and likewise i hope you have a great mother's day, hugs xx

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  7. So lovely! Thanks for sharing your work with us at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog! - Ashli :)

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  8. Theresa your canvas reminds me of Art Deco wall plaques, those which command serious sums of money! The contrast between the background and delicate face shading is so complementary. Thank you for taking the time to enter the challenge and good luck. ;~}

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    1. Oh SHelagh this is a serious compliment. thank you xx

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  9. I love the blues and purples you've chosen Theresa. Beautiful work with the grunge paste: and so delicately coloured too. Xxx

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  10. Gorgeous Canvas! I'm in the same non card mode right now. lol! Your project is awesome. Thank you so much for sharing it with us this week at TTCRD. Please join us again tomorrow with Another Anything goes challenge. Visit me at ialwayslovetomakecards.blogspot.com

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    1. thanks Deonna. will try to visit xx

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  11. I think a lot of us are going down the non card route at the moment which is fun. I have done a couple of canvasses instead of birthday cards. I love what you have done with Madeleine, really lovely. Thank you for your visit to my blog and for what you said about my box. Good luck in the challenge. I am determined to enter something each month this year. xxx Maggie

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    1. thanks Maggie. i meant every word about your box xx

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  12. Oh Theresa this is fabulous I love the touch of silver too which goes so well with the blues and purples . Good luck and thanks for entering xx

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    1. thank you Linda. i didn't used any silver but a metallic lilac which probably looks silver in pic xx

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  13. This is beautiful Therasa. Just love the way that you have coloured in Madeine, so subtle. Good luck in the Clarity challenge x

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  14. Another masterpiece Theresa. Well planned and executed. I was really drawn to this piece, it reminds me of the work of Alphonse Mucha. So much detail. My favourite colours too. Love it. Best of luck in the challenge. X

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    1. thanks so much. now i need to google this man xx

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    2. and now i have learnt something new. i can see why you said that. thank s Emma xx

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  15. This is a great piece of art Theresa, so well executed. Love the colours you've chosen for this and Madeleine stands out a treat from the moody background.
    Good luck with your entry.
    Carole x

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