Apr 26, 2015

Spring Mood MM Canvas

Here again with a 8x8 Canvas, depicting my current mood..."Happy ".

Oh yeah, Spring is one such season which brings such happiness to our mind and soul. Though am residing in an arab country, must say, best days are 4 years of my new wedded life at Taiwan, a wonderful country in Pacific ocean, those memories are still etched in heart. The pic is from a photoshoot taken there.

Took a primed canvas, misted liberally with Gorguss green, sunny yellow, emerald green mists - Mistries brand of Diecuts and more. And i heat set at every application to fix the color.

After misting, took TCW mini stencil of birds and feather and using texture paste applied at top corner. Then i stamped trellis kind IBS background stamp using archival ink Sepia randomly on corners. Then using TCW microbial stencil applied texture paste and misted again with topaz yellow mist. Doily frame and on top of it pic is matted on cardstocks.

Made a floral spray, using all store bought flowers here, which i was hoarding for many months. It incudes teeny tiny acrylic flowers which i pollen centred and used as an infloresence here, few prima flowers too with Cheerylynn designs ivy florish diecut leaves.

Used mdf birds, primarily gessoed and followed by that misted with pearlescent topaz yellow mist. Few paperpieced butterflies and a IBS butterfly stamped using teal colorbox pigment ink.

Few ink splatters in white and black inks to create interest and a Happy diecut is added to finish off the canvas.

Hope you like it! Thanks much for all the encouraging comments for my previous canvas and it drives me to improvise well :)


8x8 primed canvas
Misteries - emerald green, sunny yellow, topaz yellow, pearlescent of topaz yellow, emerald green, gorguss green mists
CS, paper pieced butterflies-  DCWV Mariposa matstack
Flowers, swirls, tendrils are store bought
Happy Die from Mama elephant, CLD ivy florish die
Stencil - TCW - birds and feathers, microbial

Challenges entered:

BGC - Spring color with spring elements - (used color green, birds, flowers, butterflies)
CheerLynnDesigns - Anything goes (used CLD ivy florish die)
Artful crafting - #1 Stenciling (used TCW birds of feather and microbial stencils)

Apr 23, 2015

Beachy Theme Canvas

After almost a month, am back to crafting and blogging today.

Today's post is about a Beachy theme Mixed media canvas of size 9"x12". Its my 3rd canvas and this is the larger one so far of what i did. Am just a newbie in this area of art and all your comments are much appreciated to improvise me :)

This is created using a wonderful moodboard at Scrap Around The World blog. Its my ever first time participating in their challenge :)

Its filled with such mesmerising colors and elements.

The things which caught my heart is the lovely shades of blue colors, rope, natural elements, and the quote. And so made Lost in Love canvas.

Following moodboard from 13arts is also my inspiration for the canvas, Teal, Turquoise are my fav colors and roses, dewdrops, beads are my elements in moodbaord, which caught my eyes. First time participating here :)

Took a primed canvas and applied texture paste using TimHoltz Bubble stencil and misted generously with Electric blue Mist and heat set it. Stamped the waves from Kaisercraft Offshore stamp set on to a thick white cardstock and fussy cut out that. Matted these on the stenciled area and so the focal point is the pic of us taken in Amping Beach, Taiwan. Made a Raffia knotted heart and kept in the pic to add little focus.

Added MDF flourishes which are primed with acrylic white and few flowers and swirls for bit interest.Sprayed Glimmer Mist Blue sheen around the focal image. Added a bottle cap filled with teeny tiny natural elements and sealed it with glossy accents.

Added blue microbeads at few places and flicked black soot distress ink. Added a wood veneer on a heart diceut at a corner of the canvas.

Finally a computer generated quote - Lost in Love added.

Hope you like it! Leave some comments as it means a lot to me.

Challenges entered:

Scrap around the world  - Moodboard

13arts - Moodboard - Challenge #29 Favorite color