Tuesday, 16 October 2018

Guest Design Team at Crafts Dreamy Challenge ...

Hello my lovely friends and visitors, I hope your week is going well. I’m very honoured today to be a Guest Design Team member at the Crafts Dreamy Challenge. My huge thanks to Zowie and the rest of the Design Team – I am very honoured! Anyways I received a photograph of the inspiration board on which to base my project on, if you want to see the board go over to the Crafts Dreamy Challenge. Here is my project …

A 150mm square canvas
It has lots of lovely texture and depth
All the stamped and embellishments details
The boys and embellishments
A final look

Luckily for me I can also enter these Challenges

Frilly & Funkie Challenge Haunted Halloween

Visible Image Stamps Challenge on Facebook share your projects with VI stamps

On the inspiration board I was inspied by the photograph of family members, the pumpkins photograph, and there is a little image of a cobweb on tree branches and that really inspired me to go a bit spooky!

Here’s how I created this canvas:
1. Added a thin layer of gesso to the canvas using a brayer.
2. I used Visible Image Into the Woods stamp set to stamp the first tree line, using acrylic paint as the ink, and stamped the trees midway up the canvas then I dried the paint with my heat tool.
3. I used the second tree line, using darker acrylic paints as the ink, to stamp the next tree line and I used my heat tool to dry the paint.
4. I inked up the bare lone tree with brown acrylic paint and stamped the tree in position. I dried the paint with my heat tool
5. I then coloured the foreground and the sky. I left the paint to dry naturally whilst I got on with other projects.
6. I painted three wooden toadstools with acrylic paint.
7. Once the sky was dry I added more colour using Pebeo Dyna inteference paints to add Northern Lights.
8. I played with the embellishments until I came up with a layout that I was happy with and then stuck them in position.

I have to admit that when I started out with the inspiration board I did not plan to go the Halloween route, lol, I don’t normally create Halloween but for some reason the black and white photograph of people, the pumpkins photograph and the cobweb in branches led me down the Halloween path. I hope the lovely ladies are happy with my take on their challenge and once again my huge thanks to all of you: Zowie, Aditi and Sunila, Zahraa, Henriette, Maryvonne, Christina and Priya. 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:
Visible Image Into the Woods stamp set
Miscellaneous Tools:
MISTI; heat tool; paintbrushes; water pot; paint palette; spray water bottle

Card &/ Paper &/ Substrates:
150mm square canvas
EP Ink/Paint/Pen Colours:
DecoArt Americana Multi Surface Satin Acrylic Paint: Zinc; Night Sky; Milk Chocolate; Espresso; Green Beret; Sand
Pebeo Dyna inteference acrylic paint: Blue Black; Blue Green; Green Yellow
Tim Holtz Idea-Ology: Pumpkins; Quote Chips; Paper Dolls
Wooden toadstools
Pebeo white gesso
Colall purpose glue


cuilliesocks said...

What a fabulous canvas Karen, I love the composition and the texture, great colours too, very creative work, Kate x

Unknown said...

Hi Karen, thank you so much for your beautiful creation and for being our Guest Designer over at Crafts Dreamy. Hugs, Zowie xx

Marci said...

Nice project! Thanks for joining the OCTOBER challenge @ CREATIVE EMBELLISHMENTS!

Shona said...

fun project! Thanks for playing with us at Creative Embellishments :)

Helen Pigott said...

A lovely canvas Karen, the pumpkin is super cute!
Thank you for taking the time to join us at That's Crafty!
Helen x

The Crafty Bat said...

What a beautiful canvas, I love the pumpkin.
Thank you for entering the Mixed Media challenge over at Happy Little Stampers
Kelly (DT) x

Sandi Clarkson said...

Very nicely done! We appreciate your contribution to the Creative Embellishments project!

cheiron said...

Such a fun scene that you have created here! Thank you so much for joining us in the Starry Night Challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog this week :)

ankitag612 said...

Hi Karen! This is a beautiful project. I love all the layering and how you achieved a wonderful dimension with it. Thank you so much for joining us on Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge. xx Ankita

Jenny Marples said...

What a wonderful canvas Karen! It's one of those clever projects that invites you to create a back story and is so full of mystery and intrigue. Thank you for sharing with us at Frilly and Funkie xx

Dana Tatar said...

I love the dimension on this canvas! Thanks for joining the Creative Embellishments October Challenge.

Miriam said...

Lovely card. Thank you for joining in with the Country View Crafts Challenge.

Teresa said...

What a fun canvas. love the dimension. Thanks so much for joining in the challenge at Country View Challenges. Good luck and hope to see you again. Teresa DT

Susan Renshaw said...

Awesome canvas!
Thank you for sharing with Happy Little Stampers!
DT for Mixed Media
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