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Sunday, 2 November 2014

Altered canvas

Hi all,

I'm having sooooo much fun with the whole mixed media thing at the moment, and when I saw yesterday that the new challenge over at Visible Image was to use your favourite VI stamp, I knew exactly what I wanted to do!

Now, to be completely fair, I can't say I have a real favourite yet, as it's not been long since I discovered them, so my collection is still somewhat meagre, but my most-used is easily the Grunge Harlequin stamp. It's just so perfect for mixed media and distressy kind of projects and though I only bought it this summer, it has already become my most used stamp of all that I own!
But VI have so many gorgeous stamps, and the order I'd placed arrived yesterday too, which meant I also got to use the gorgeous Butterfly INKognito on my canvas.

Speaking of which, I guess I'd better stop waffling and show it to you? lol.



I had a lot of fun making this, though I can definitely tell you that more colours of archival ink are now somewhere at the top of my "must have" list, as try as I might, I couldn't get any other type of ink to cooperate, so both the butterfly and the harlequin elements ended up being stamped in black (the only one I have at the moment!)
Still, I'm so pleased with the finished piece! it's only A6 size, so I may be attaching it to the front of my Visible Image stamps mini ring binder...

The metal sentiment strip is from Making Memories, and has been sitting in my stash for nearly two years! I was always reluctant to use it and wanted to save it for a special project. And this is it!


Unfortunately the fact that I sprayed the entire thing with my glimmer mist refuses to show up in the pictures, so you'll just have to take my word for it that it shimmers beautifully in person, lol.

I'd also love to enter the following challenges:

Altered Eclectics - November challenge
Polkadoodles - Recycle it (the corrugated card was from a cardboard box)
All craft challenge - October/November

Hope you're all having a fabulous weekend. I know I am.

Sammy-x

27 comments:

Sue said...

Oh wow Sammy this is totally gorgeous and I love the colours you have used! huggles Sue xxx

Donna Mosley said...

Gorgeous make Sammy, love the beautiful design.

Donna x

Lea Brawn said...

Stunning work Sammy x

cotnob said...

This is fabulous Sammy, I love all of the texture and details, such a gorgeous colour combiantion.
Pauline
x

Carol said...

Love this yep deserving of the coveted metal strip xx YUMMY X

Mrs A. said...

Wow. This is fabulous. I love the colours and the butterfly. I shall be investigating asap at visible image! Thankyou for sharing with us at Craft My Life. hugs Mrs A. (D.T.)

Elise said...

Oh Sammy! This is simply GORGEOUS! I love the colors and textures! Sooooo BEAUTIFUL!!!

Big Hugs,
Elise

debby4000 said...

Oh I love this its fabulous, beautiful colours and all the great texture.
Thank you for joining us at Simon says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.
Luv
Debby

Christine L said...

Love this Sammy... So much texture and yes I believe the shimmer! Gorgeous!

Hugs
Christine x

aussie aNNie said...

Gorgeous creation Sammy, love this colour combo...awesome fab technique used as well.
aNNie xx


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Judy Corner said...

WOW Sammy this is brilliant! Love this! Oh I must agree to the money tree and mansion scenario. Wouldn't it be lovely, but we both need one! Haha Judy x

Judy Corner said...

ps. I can not get sparkle to show up on myphotos either. If you find a solution please do let me know. It drives me mad, because they always look so much better in real life than in the photos. Judy x

Dawn Lancaster said...

What a great altered canvas Sammy! I love that butterfly! Great little details too!
Hugs
Dawn xxx

MaryH said...

You may not have a lot of stamps (yet!) but you've used your resources to the max on this wonderful project. Loving the colors, the textures & all that dimension. I'm just getting into the mixed media whirl - so this was a terrific inspiration. Well done. TFS & Hugs

Eve's Card Designs said...

Absolutely beautiful, I love it! Thank you for joining in the current theme of 'Recycle It' at Polkadoodles Challenge Blog. Yvonne (DT)

Jane Savage said...

This is stunning, Sammy! Love your gorgeous colour choice! xx

Pop's Cards said...

Hi sweetie, this is gorgeous, I love your creations so much hugs Pops x x x

Remya Sreekanth said...

Very Pretty Canvas :)

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Wow Sammy, this is gorgeous! Just popping in to wave hello and start following my new teamies. Hugs, Wends x

Kat W said...

Wow, another gorgeous piece of art - your work is always so beautifully creative and unique :-)

Big hugs, Kat xx

Darnell J Knauss said...

Breathtaking, Sammy! Oh, I wish glimmer would show up in photos! Then again, I'm pretty sure having that extra layer of gorgeousness on this creation might have caused me to break a hip when I fell out of my chair!!

Do you know Loll of Stamping with Loll? She is having a Mixed Media tag challenge going on right now, if you aren't already partiplaying. You are really rocking this style!! Hugs, Darnell

Sue Joseph said...

beautiful with a capital B :)

Samantha K said...

I know I've said this already, but this truly is wow, stunning hun xxx

Rocky said...

Wow! This is gorgeous. Well done you for using that cherished sentiment strip, I think it's a worthy canvas. Thank you for joining us at All Crafts Challenge.

Carisa said...

This is beautiful-I love mixed media! Thanks for joining us at the Visible Image November challenge!

Pauline Butcher said...

Fabby project, thank you for entering the Visible Image Challenge, and good luck, hugs Pauline DT member xxxx

Scrapbook Lynne said...

BEAUTIFUL! Thanks for joining us for our December challenge over at Altered Eclectics.