ATSM Challenge 96

Hi Everybody,

Thanks so much for your lovely comments. They were all very much appreciated.

It is Wednesday again and time for another challenge at Addicted to Stamps and More …  Challenge #96 – Anything Goes!!!

It is your favourite theme, and I am looking forward to seeing lots of your fabulous creations! Please take the time to check out the full details of the challenges and their rules, which can be found here.

Rick St Dennis is our new sponsor this week! There are some fab images in his shop, you can check them out here.

 

… and given that there is so much choice of fab images in his shop, I pushed the boat out and made …

a canvas using his Gypsy Wagon image.

Gypsy Wagon on canvas

Well I must admit, the canvas happened by accident. Initially I had planned to make a card, but then disaster struck … I had coloured my image with Promarkers and messed up the background wanting to do too much I guess. This meant I needed to cut the wagon out. Luckily this canvas was already painted (since November last year LOL) using some of the famous PapertArtsy Chalk Acrylic Paints and gesso. I dug out some of my Lavinia Stamps and Versafine Inks and stamped the border and sentiment. Once my image was dry, I sprayed it with Crafter’s Companion’s Spray and Shine varnish for protection, I glued it into position, stamped a couple of more leaves around the wheels, edged the canvas with purple pigment ink and added my little glazed heart as a finishing touch … artwork complete.

Hope that you feel inspired to maybe try something different, maybe pick up some unfinished project and to enter this week’s ‘Anything Goes’ challenge at ATSM, please pop over and see all the other creations of the fabulous ATSM DT Team.

 … look forward to seeing your creations … and
Happy Crafting!!!!
🙂

Fairy Canvas

Hi Everybody,

thanks again for your lovely comments. Glad to hear that my DIY Room Freshner has inspired you to up-cycle and create your own too.

Today I want to share with you a project which is still work in progress. I have made a little canvas using the set of stamps by Lavinia Stamps from the current issue of the Papercraft Essentials Magazine. Here it is

Fairy Canvas

Once it’s framed, it will make a lovely birthday gift.

I would like to enter this canvas into the ‘Birthday Girl’ Challenge at the Lavinia Stamps Challenge Blog. Sorry I haven’t been joining in for the last two month, but time just flew by. I haven’t even managed to use my new Lavinia stamps from Hulme Hall yet …

The canvas is one I painted a while ago, but it was a bit too dark in colour to use for what I wanted at the time. This time I simply painted it with some gesso to lighten it, sponged a hint of green hills and a moon before starting to stamp my images using Versafine ink. for the finishing touches so far I added some gilding using waxes by PaperArtsy and some little dots of glitter. The canvas could be used on its own by adding some ribbon and beads as a hanging loop or it could be framed in a larger frame. At the moment I am still on the look out for the larger frame, but who knows …

I can’t leave today without a final reminder about the STAMPlorations Blog Hop. There is still time to join, simply click here and have fun or follow the links below starting at the STAMPlorations Blog. All of the stamps in the new release are on offer as a discounted bundle.

*** The stops in the hop ***
STAMPlorations Blog | Cornelia | Debra | Monika (that’s me)
Nonni | Sandie | Shery | Shirley | Vicki

Back soon with some more projects … until then

Happy Crafting!!! 🙂

 

The World Is Your Canvas

Hello Everyone,

Have you ever felt in need of encouragement when your crafting mojo is low?

Today I might just have the right card for you …

The world is your canvas

well of course it could also be used for travel, exploring etc. Crafting is all about exploring your creativity and going beyond perceived boundaries … I have framed with some embossed lines only rather than matting my canvas on coloured card, I feel it draws the eyes beyond the world into the realms of possibility and creativity.

I basically inked my world map stamp (urban stamp by docrafts) with crumb cake and early espresso ink (Stampin’Up!) and stamped onto printable canvas. My sentiment (Create SAB by STAMPlorations, new May release) is stamped onto white card. To achieve the slightly grungy faded look  i simply didn’t use an acrylic block. I left my stamp on the acetate backing sheet, inked it up and stamped using the uneven pressure from my fingers. I added the stitching (Graphic Squares by STAMPlorations) and assembled my card as shown.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Addicted to CAS – Grunge, hoping that it looks grungy enough without splatters and spray

Less is More – three colours or Three Shades of the same colour, I got the slight cream of the canvas, crumb cake and early espresso

I can’t leave today without another reminder about the STAMPlorations Blog Hop. There is still time to join, simply click here and have fun or follow the links below starting at the STAMPlorations Blog. All of the stamps in the new release are on offer as a discounted bundle.

*** The stops in the hop ***
Nonni | Sandie | Shery | Shirley | Vicki

Back soon with some more projects … until then

Happy Crafting!!! 🙂