Monday, 19 September 2016

Not a card ...

Hello my lovely friends and visitors, I hope your weekend was good.  Another practice attempt with shabby chic and mixed media to share today and it’s not a card either!  Here it is …

An A5 canvas with loads of lovely details
A final look

Created for me and especially for these Challenges
Craft Stamper Challenge September Take It Make It Anything Goes
Creative Artiste Challenge September Anything Goes
Frilly & Funkie Challenge Things with Wings
I was inspired by the October 2015 board
Simon Says Stamps Monday Challenge Inspired by a Song: Pretty Wings by Maxwell
Southern Ridge Trading Co. Challenge September Your Favourites
Chipboard; Clay; Dies; Ink; Stamps; Watercolour Paints
 (Acrylics aren’t on my list yet because I’m still learning how to use them)
Spectrum Noir Challenge on Facebook Use Kraft: I die cut the leaves from Kraft card then added colour with AquaTints and once dry I stamped them too
Stamps & Stencils Challenge The Colours of Autumn
Sweet Stampin’ Challenge Anything But A Card 
The Ribbon Girl Challenge September Any Image Any Project

I stamped the flowers and their stems onto white card which I then coloured with my Spectrum Noir AquaTints.  The leaves were die cut from Kraft card and then colour was added to parts of them before I stamped the details.  The background I created on white card which I glued onto a piece of chipboard packaging.  I attached a stencil and added texture paste and once it was dry I used my Distress paints to colour it, spraying with water and then lightly heating to get it to dry.  Some of the butterflies were die cut with white card but the purple ones were die cut with Kraft card snippets before I coloured them with AquaTints.  The branch, large bird and smaller birds were created using air dry clay in a mould.  Once they were dry I coloured them with black gesso before adding the final layer of colour which was Pebeo Dyna iridescent paints (love them so very much!), I also added a little of the Pebeo paint to the spiky flowers to give them the look of dew on the petals.

My OH says it reminds him of a Manga type fairyland scene?!  I really don’t get that idea at all, lol, I see a dark deep forest with beautiful autumnal flowers and fall leaves at ground level.  Birds and butterflies are foraging for as much nutrients as possible before we hit winter and the cold winter months ahead, buy hey it’s all subjective lol!  Thank you so much for taking the time to visit and comment.  I really do appreciate it and I hope you get some time to do what you love to do soon  ttfn Karen x

Tim Holtz Flower Garden stamp set
Crafters Companion Inspiration Magazine Issue 11 clear leaf stamps
Die Cutting Machine & Dies:
Cuttlebug die cutting machine
Crafters Companion Inspiration Magazine Issue 11 leaf dies
I don’t know the brand of this as it was a gift from the lovely Carol … blog
Miscellaneous Tools:
MISTI; Martha Stewart large bird and branch silicone mould; Cuddly Buddly little birds silicone mould; paintbrushes; heat tool; palette; palette knife

Card Paper:
Crafters Companion: Sheena Douglass A4 stamping card; Kraft card
Recycled Chipboard
EP Ink/Paint/Pen Colours:
Spectrum Noir AquaTints: Bright & Beautiful
Pebeo Dyna iridescent acrylic paint: orange yellow; violet blue; blue green
Distress IPs: worn lipstick; wild honey; shabby shutters
Distress paints: bronze; platinum; weathered wood; salty ocean; picked raspberry
Prima mini flowers
Air dry clay
Lace from my stash
Ranger Matt Texture Paste; Collall all purpose glue; Washi tape (for stencil); double sided tape; fun foam


Katelyn said...

Great canvas Karen! The colours and elements are fabulous together! Thanks for playing along on the Southern Ridge Trading Company Blog!
-Katelyn DT member at Southern Ridge

Barb said...

A lovely mixed media piece Karen. Barbxx

2amscrapper said...

This is an amazing piece, Karen! So many beautifully executed elements! Helene

Bibi, Rubber Dance Stamps said...

Absolutely fab looking canvas, Karen! Lovely mix of gorgeous autumn colours. I really like the clay in-between the paper - such a nice detail. Thank you for entering your beautiful canvas to our challenge's 2nd anniversary at Rubber Dance! :)

Linda said...

Fabulous canvas .... so much detail. Thank you for playing along with the Craft Stamper Challenge

Kath Stewart said...

such a gorgeous canvas much beautiful texture and details...a feast for the eyes...thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge...enjoy what's left of your weekend...hugs kath xxx

cheiron said...

Such a cool project! Love all the layering and shimmer. Thank you so much for playing along with us in the Inspired by Music Challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog this week :)

Mimi said...

Very cool! I love the way you have the birdie tucked in there!

Debbie Ellis said...

Love your mix media piece, it has turned out fantastic
thanks for joining our challenge over at
Debbie DT

Anne said...

Thanks for entering our September 'Use Any Image' challenge with your lovely card - good luck!

Anne x

Vintagehandmade said...

What a lovely canvas full of wonderful details! Love the colors and the design! Thank you for joining us at Stamps and Stencils this month! Branka DT

ionabunny said...

What a fun and pretty canvas. Thanks for joining the Rubber Dance challenge. Hugz

Susanne Rose said...

Awww! This is soooo beautiful! Thank you for joining us over at Rubber Dance this month. xx Susanne.

Team Clark said...

This is not just an attempt - this is a success! A success indeed! What a beautiful creation with so many layers and pretty colors. I love your clay branch, how cool! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Stamps and Stencils for our Colors of Autumn challenge. Hugs, Autumn