Tuesday, 20 July 2010

Hang it all it's a Canvas at Tuesday Taggers

Good Morning! It's Tuesday again and time for Tuesday Taggers. This week it is the turn of my lovely teamie Zoe to choose and she came up with Canvas. My first reaction was AHHHHH! but once I'd calmed down I realised I'd been intending having a go at a canvas for some time as I had everything I needed including a choice of canvases in the house. Really, Zoe, I should be thanking you for giving me a shove in the right direction! Also this week we are lucky to be sponsored by Art From The Heart. Click the logo to have a look at the wonderful goodies you can buy from Dyan.
So, I've shown you the butterfly and I guess you want to see the whole thing. I started off painting it with Adirondack Acrylic Dabbers in pastel colours adding some distress and Adirondack inks round the edges and through a stencil. I then stamped some plain tissue with a range of Elusive Images wild meadow stamps. I used acrylic gel to apply it to the canvas. I sprayed it with some blonde moments pearl pigments in festive gold, mixed with water.
After that I painted another coat of acrylic gel over the whole thing. My only regret at this point was stamping the swirl (Crafty Individuals) in Distress inks in the bottom right corner. It's water based ink and the acrylic gel made it bleed a bit. Believe it or not it isn't so obvious in real life! I stamped  the butterfly (Hero Arts)  onto some card, coloured it with promarkers and used a versa marker over the top to apply clear EP. I did 3 layers so it's very rigid! The swirl around the edge was a freebie from CI with my last order.

I took another photo in sunlight (Yes there was a bit at the weekend) to try and capture the gold sparkle from the pearl pigments - not sure it did though!. Not too bad for a first try, I hope you agree. I think it is rather summery too, so I'm entering it into Allsorts challenge this week, which is summer days. Thanks for looking everyone and please pop over to Tuesday Taggers and have a look what my lovely teamies have created. There are some real beauties!


Clare *Littlebear* said...

Hi Sally,
This is another stunning creation!
Clare x

Cath Wilson said...

Shame about the swirl - we live and learn, lol. It looks really good, though and I love the colours, the butterfly and the flowers. Bet it looks great when you can see the shimmer!

Zoechaos said...

Fabulous canvas love the hazy summer feel and the butterfly is perfect! 'Tis a pity about the bleeding swirl but when any of us want that effect we now know how to achieve it! xx Zoe

lisa said...

You've certainly captured a Summery feel Sally. Those wildflower stamps are gorgeous aren't they, I use them the most of all my stamps.
I can imagine the shimmer you've got, photographs never quite capture it do they.
I shall be passing on this challenge. A canvas is beyond me at the minute but I love seeing what you've all created.
Nearly Summer hols, bet you can't wait.
Hugs Lisax

Viv's Visuals said...

Just beautigful... and some of my fave colours

pinky said...

This is sooo gorgeous Sally, way out of my league!! Stunning work.

PatR said...

Stunning Sally, you'd never guess it was your first attempt. Love the summery feel.

Lynne K said...

Wow, this is great, Sally! The butterfly is wonderful, and the whole thing makes me think of a lovely summer meadow.

As you know, I have several blank canvases lying around here, waiting for some incentive...... ;-)

brenda said...

Beautiful work Freddy, oh sorry Sally. Some of my favourtie stamps there as you might have guessed.

I would really love to have a go at this weeks theme as I did my first canvas last week (advance DT work) but the reality is I doubt I will get time before hols.

B x

Kay Carley said...

This is just fab Sally. xx

chris said...

Hiya Sally, what a stunner, I love it, and its so interesting, truly gorgeous.
hugs chris xx

Lizzybobs said...

this is fab - love the colours you have used - love Liz

Debs said...

Stunning work Sally! I would love to 'have a go' at working on canvas -but as yet haven't been brave enough lol!!!!
Thanks for playing along with my challenge at Allsorts this week.
Take care.
Debs xx

Sue said...

This is lovely Sally, very Summery, and it's not 'bleeding' it's 'blending' and it's what you meant to do :o)
I find canvas very scarey, but yours is beautiful x
ps Happy school hols :o)


Gorgeous project Sally, with beautiful stamped images and fab. colours. Bet you had a great time getting "inky", but the results were so worth it!
Hugs, Sylvia xxx

Jules said...

Hi Sal

A gorgeous creation.

I love all the beautiful stamps you have used and the butterfly is stunning.

So is school finished now and all your stuff moved into your new classroom?

Love Jules xx

Lesley said...

Oh ~WOW Sally this is a stunning canvas! Really gorgeous!
Love those colours.
Lesley x

Crafty Tam said...

Gorgeous canvas, lovely colours and beautifully done.


Tammy xx

craftimamma said...

This is great Sally. You've done a brilliant job even though it's your first canvas. You'll know what trouble I had with the canvas project I chose for our CSQ blog. They ain't easy!!!

Lesley Xx