Thursday, 19 April 2018

It's a complimentary colour palette ...

Hello my lovely friends and visitors, I hope your week is going well. I wanted to create another non card project and unusually for me I remembered to photograph it before adding the die cuts, anyway here it is before …

A 15cm square panel
Lots of lovely textural details
And here it is after ...
Love the new die cutters!
Lots of lovely texture and depth
Lots of lovely bold bright flowers!
A final look

Created for me and especially for these Challenges
Country View Crafts Challenge Bling it Up
I’ve used a recycled panel 
Creatalicious Challenge #137 Anything Goes optional dies/punches

I am seriously hoping this fits the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge, because I am seriously challenging myself creating these off the page projects incorporating lots of texture and lots of colour. I deliberately created a project with lots of jewel tones by using the following colours: turquoise blue, emerald green, peridot green, garnet, ruby red and a smidge of gold and I also added amethyst coloured die cut butterflies so there is plenty of jewel tone colour in this project.

I’ve been unhappy with some of my older mixed media projects because the acrylic paints look they have a plastic film on top. I was bemoaning this fact to my lovely hubby so he told me to purchase some non plastic like acrylic paints. I wanted to try the PaperArtsy Fresco Finish acrylic paints because I have heard nothing but good things about them so I purchased a couple to try and loved them. Then lovely Hubby purchased me several more, lol, so a huge thank you goes to my lovely hubby! I know I am lucky and spoilt because he encourages my artistic side and I try to not take that for granted.

This is my first proper project with these paints and I have to say they are awesome! Such rich or soft colours that cover beautifully. I love the fact that they are matt paints and that they are opaque or semi opaque or translucent and you can use them to create washes! I should have invested earlier in these awesome paints! 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

Stamp &/ Stencil:
Tim Holtz THS077 Floral Layering Stencil
Die Cutting Machine & Dies:
Sizzix Big Shot Plus die cutting machine
Tim Holtz 661190 Wildflowers Thinlits die set
Crafters Companion Sara Davies Signature Range Butterfly Lullaby Flit & Flutter die set
Miscellaneous Tools:
Heat tool; paintbrushes; water pot; paint palette; palette knife

Card &/ Paper &/ Substrates:
MDF 150mm square plaque
Snippets: velvet paper (butterflies); Sheena stamping card (die cut flowers)
EP Ink/Paint/Pen Colours:
PaperArtsy Fresco Finish acrylic paints: Turquoise; Tinned Peas; London Bus
DoCrafts gold acrylic paint
Spectrum Noir Sparkle 2016 Holiday pen set
Pebeo gesso
Pebeo texture paste
Collall all purpose glue


rachel taylor said...

lovely project thanks for sharing with creatalicious Rachel DT

Sara Barker said...

Karen, I love this stencil, and I've never seen anyone use it this way! How beautiful! I think this may be my favorite of yours! Thank you for sharing this lovely panel with us at Frilly and Funkie, too! Hugs!

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

Wonderful use of texture and color! Those poppies just POP! Thanks so much for joining the fun in the Frilly and Funkie Elegant Jewels Challenge!

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful canvas! Your very own indoor garden in lovely rich colors! Thanks for playing along with us in the Frilly and Funkie Elegant Jewels Challenge!

rachel said...

gorgeous colours Karen - a lovely project! Thanks so much for joining our challenge at Countryview crafts and good luck in the draw! Hugs Rachel x

Deepti Aggarwal said...

Simply Gorgeous!!!Thank you so much for joining us at Happy Little Stampers - Anything goes with dies challenge. Hugs xx Deepti

Melanie said...

A great project!
Thank you soo much for taking part in our "anything goes with optional dies and punches” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

(DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)

(DT Crafty Friends)

(DT The Sketchy Challenges)

PS: Sorry for the late comment, life had been very busy these past weeks…