Jan 4, 2016

Dream On!

Hey Hi All,

Officially first post on this New year :)

Dream on!!!

Mini canvas 5"x7' used here.

First primed with Prima Chalkboard paint - Egg blue, as i needed a base blue color for project.

Applied Prima clear crackle paste heavy at the centre followed by thinning out at corners.

Hit heat gun to bring out textures and after which took Prima modelling paste to bring about those frosty spikes at the periphery of the canvas.

Once its all dried up, series of LSG mists, glimmer mists, were sprayed and dried with heat gun at every spray to fix up the colors.

Interesting part is the butterfly and one of my fave too. Stamped that gorgeous big butterfly from Sosuzystamps (new in my stash) on a 300gsm watercolor cs using Black Archival ink. Then used Lsg blue mist, metallic gelatos in purple and blue and black soot distress ink to color the butterfly. And then i smooshed versamark inkpad directly to the butterfly and heatset using UTEE Clear Ep and repeated twice. It just beautifully curved to give natural look.

The florishes is a memory box diecut which is gold heat embossed. Then for those gold around the florishes, sprayed versamark refill ink and added gold Ep and heat embossed it.

Then for all those frosty spikes, applied inkagold - Gold using hands, to bring out the textures.

Dream on - the sentiment is self made using various IBS sentiments. Its stamped on archival ink on watercolor paper, sprayed with blue lsg and distressed using black soot DI.

Hope you like it!

Linking to following challenges

Mixed media monthly challenge  Time flies

Rhedd's creative spirit Jan 2016 challenge

Pennyblack at all sorts challenge - One for girls

Tic-Tac-Toe challenge - Chosen Sparkles- Embossing-New  (for Sparkles used Inka gold Gold, Done Heat embossing Gold Ep, UTEE clear embossing on butterfly, New is Sosuzy stamp- Fancy butterfly)


  1. Wooow ....I have become your biggest mixed media fan.... Loved every bit about this

  2. No wonder the butterfly is your favorite ,It has beautiful finishing ,just like store brought one ! I loved the textures and the color combination !

  3. Sathya, this is so so beautiful !! love all the layers of colors and texture, the butterfly looks magical !!

  4. Love how you have coloured your butterfly. Really lovely colour mix and texture.

  5. Wow!! Now if only you could videotape it while you make.. would be sheer delight to watch.. superb!!

  6. Fabulous...lovely color and the textures are yummy and ofcourse the perfect sentiment. Great make for a year start....way to go..dream on!

    1. Popped back to say...Thanks for sharing this with us at Rhedd's Creative spirit this month, Good Luck. Rupa (DT).

  7. This is absolutely beautiful :) butterfly is epic :)
    Keep rockin.! <3

  8. Such a beautiful canvas..an inspirational start to the year! :)

  9. Wow...superb textures and very very elegant butterfly !! What a fantastic start of this new year !!

  10. Wow, stunning dear:) :) love all that texture & the color combo is brilliant :) and great to read the step by step, this is awesome :)

  11. wow a beautiful dreamy canvas.. i love the color combo and the texture with glue gun.. :)

  12. What a stunning canvas!! Love the textures!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

  13. Wow...it looks stunning...different texture on canvas really stand outs beautifully... Butterfly looks amazing...

  14. Stunning creation. Love the color combo and the gorgeous butterfly.

  15. love love love the textures. The butterfly is just gorgeous

  16. Wow, just gorgeous!! Sathya, your projects are always so beautiful and full of texture! Thank you for the inspiration! I hope you had a wonderful New Years! Here's to another year full of love, laughter and crafting! hugs :)

  17. What a super cute card. I just wanted to let you know about our Anything Goes challenges at Word Art Wednesday. Our sponsor this week is Simon Says Stamp $25. I hope you will stop by to play along with us!
    Karen Letchworth, Owner
    Word Art Wednesday

  18. So lovely, and that butterfly turned out perfect! Thank you for entering your project at Rhedd’s Creative Spirit. Sammy-x

  19. What a perfect incarnation of that inspiration picture. The gold just shimmers and gives the whole thing an elegant, mysterious feel. It's beautiful!

  20. Wow. LOVE the colours and the textures!

  21. This canvas is super-gorgeous Sathya! Just Stunning!

  22. this is a beautiful and creative piece of art! all the gold is so luxurious! thank you so much for playing along with us at penny black and more.

  23. A very pretty canvas Sathya, so much work but lovely to see.

    Many thanks for joining us at Penny Black and More challenge.

    B x

  24. This is such a gorgeous project, I love every last detail!

  25. gorgeous Sathya! especially love the butterfly!

  26. Hello Sathya,

    Thank you for participating in the first Stamping Smiles Designs, Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge. Gorgeous card....that butterfly. Great job!

    Tracie Pond
    Stamping Smiles Designs
    Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge
    Design Team Member

  27. Such a beautiful butterfly and lovely mixed media work Sathya.
    Thank you for sharing your project with us at Penny Black and More and good luck in our prize draw.


  28. Absolutely stunning. Thanks for joining the MMMC challenge.

  29. Very striking canvas, lovely textures and beautiful butterfly.
    Thank you for sharing at Penny Black and more;-))m

  30. gorgeous canvas! i love the butterfly... so pretty! Thank you so much for playing with the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!



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