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Thursday, June 20, 2013

Time To Shine


Today's project isn't a card.  I'm taking a tiny break from cards because the urge to put stuff to other surfaces is too much to ignore.  There is SO much inspiration out there in blogland, so I thought I'd try my hand at it.  And here is the result - a 5x7 canvas board that I thought might make a nice, colorful decoration somewhere.

And colorful it is.  I love color, and lots of it.  I've only used three acrylic colors on the base, but I more than made up for it with the decorations.  Every single flower started out another color but was painted with Creative Inspirations shimmer paints to suit my tastes.  And the frame...well, I'll get to that in a bit.  And I'll let the pics do most of the talking this time.

Bits of gold embossing sprinkled about.
The stamps are from the Inspired By Stamping store, Paris for the clock with Eiffel Tower, and French Country Backgrounds for the faint bits of chicken wire pattern that you can see here and there.  I embossed the clock with black embossing powder to make it stand out.

Lots of color and texture.  The small clock is wood.

A tiny prize in a Christmas cracker.

This little frame started out bright silver.  I think it was the prize in an English Christmas cracker several years ago and has been floating around the house ever since, too small to use but too cute to discard.  So glad I didn't.

I gessoed it and then coated it with several layers of shimmer paints.  The flowers and leaves were colored with Copics then accented with more shimmer paints.  Black ink was sponged over all, then wiped off, leaving the colors dulled down a bit.

Sweet little birdie.

Thank you for stopping by today, and I hope you, too, take a notion to do some crafting.  I have to let the smell of E6000 filter out of my craft room before I go back in, but I can hardly wait to try the next project!

Happy crafting!

Challenges entered:

Stampotique Designers Challenge #105 - Anything But a Card
Oozak #16 - Anything Goes w/a Sentiment
Creative Card Crew #38 - Metal
Divas By Design - Distressing
Sugar Creek Hollow #63 - Mixed Media
Eclectic Ellapu - Summer Sunshine


Sue B said...

Oh Wow! this is gorgeous Shea… what pretty colours … you've used the acrylic paints and shimmer paints so beautifully!… and I love the way you've altered the little silver frame and made it look so antique… it's perfect! :-)
Thanks for joining us at Divas by Design this week!
Hugs Sue xx

Laurian said...

What a beautiful project Shea! That would look like summer any day of the year!
Thanks for joining us at Eclectic ELlapu and I hope we see you again soon!



Anonymous said...

Amazing canvas and I love the colours! Thanks for joining the Stampotique DC

Kristie Goulet said...

This is a beautiful canvas, Shea! You are so stinkin' creative. :) Mwah!

Donna Ellis said...

Oh Shea! You have outdone yourself - and this is the first one? Now I am inspired, too! Beautiful colors and wonderful dimensional elements on top, which have also been beautifully colored and created. It looks like you had a lot of fun putting it together. Did you have to apply anything on the canvas before apply the acrylic paints? Did you use an "embossing buddy / anti static bag" before embossing with the black powder? JUST BEAUTIFUL. I am enamored with your creation, Shea, and have pinned it to share with others, and to remind me where to look when making one myself. Thank you for the explanation! hugs, de

Cec said...

Wonderful Mixed Media creation. Love all the bright summery colours and the shimmer. Thanks for joining us at Sugar Creek Hollow.

Jess said...

This is absolutely stunning! I hope you found somewhere prominent to place this canvas for all to enjoy :) Thanks for joining us at Creative Card Crew this fortnight!

Rose said...

beautiful :) i love all the detail and those bright colors :)

Cathi ONeill said...

Gorgeous mixed media piece love all the shimmer and colors! So glad you joined us at Sugar Creek Hollow!

Amelia Breytenbach said...

A really stunning creation! Every element is beautiful and the colors are gorgeous. Thanks for sharing with us at Sugar Creek Hollow.
Amelia (DT Sugar Creek Hollow)

Donna Mosley said...

Beautiful canvas Shea, love the design & pretty colours.

Donna x

Reflective Art Studio said...

Nicely Done.... Thank you for sharing your creations for this weeks Stampotique Designer's Challenge. xx Sarinda

Kay Wallace said...

What an accomplished canvas. Love all the texture and interest your have added to "the flat"! You have certainly met the requirements of this week's Stampotique challenge!!

Kaz said...

Such a pretty canvas. Thanks for linking it to Stampotique.

Meggymay said...

A beautiful canvas, love the bright colours and details you added. Thank you for joining us at SCH this time.

Samantha Casey said...

WOW this is a piece of art! Amazing job, thank you for joining the Oozak Challenge!


Ann said...

Very beautiful and vibrant! Thanks so much for joining us for the Oozak Challenge. :)

Shilpa Nagaonkar said...

Beautiful ! loved all embellishments

Cheryl Wright said...

This is gorgeous, Shea! I am just starting to get into 'altered arts' so I can appreciate your urge to do something other than cards.

Love your work - you're very talented.