Monday, 9 April 2012

Take To The Skies

Good morning folks on a wet and windy Monday which I have to say is typical British bank holiday weather. I'm hoping it will improve a bit as we're off on a few days break tomorrow so this will be my last post for the moment.
We have a new challenge for you today over at Make My Monday. We're continuing with our April theme of Men and Boys and this week we would like to see your Vintage creations. I'm sure you can guess how much I loved this one and I've made a canvas instead of a card as my inspiration.

My hubby really loves airships so this was inspired by him and you can probably see that my trusty Oxford Impressions steampunk stamps got inky again.
I first covered the canvas with some 7 Gypsies blueprint tissue paper that has been in my stash for ages and is rather appropriate as my hubby is an architect. I adhered it to the canvas with clear floor polish - a bit smelly but very effective!
I then stamped lots of images from both the steampunk sets together with the Paper Artsy man on white tissue paper with black Archival ink. I added colour by sponging with various shades of Distress ink then cut them out.
I added a little further stamping to the canvas with the black ink and coloured the whole thing with Antique Linen Distress Stain. When it was dry, I added the images with a glue stick and then used Vintage Photo Distress ink to blend all the pieces into the canvas. I have to say I'm quite pleased with the way it turned out as the tissue is slightly transparent still so that all the layers show through.

The Design Team have a real treat in store for you with some fabulous creations to inspire you and don't forget we also have a fantastic prize from Marianne Designs this month too and you have to be in it to win it!

Challenges for my Vintage Canvas:
Gingerloft - Anything But A Card
Craft Us Crazy - Anything But A Card/ Altered Item
Just Keep On Creating - Anything Goes (Brand new challenge blog!)
The Cheerful Stamp Pad - From The Past

Before I go, I'd like to say a huge welcome and thank you to my new followers and it's lovely to see you here.
Bye for now,
Fliss xx


Anonymous said...

hi Fliss, hope you are enjoying your Easter weekend despite the weather. This is fabulous, love the amazing colours and images here . You are right to feel pleased with this and would look fabulous adorning any home. Enjoy your break


Cheryl said...

same here Hun with the weather,
as for your card just love this Hun its perfect love the background so effective,hugs Cherylxxx

Suzi B said...

I like this alot Fliss love the images and how you've put it all together with fabulous colours. Wet and windy here too, yuk!
suzi b xx

Suzanne Brookfield said...

This is an amazing canvas Fliss, I love everything about it! I hope you enjoy your few days break. xx

Ephemera said...

Hi Fliss, gorgeous canvas, love the colours, it is vintage but with a beautiful subtle colour. Hope the weather improves for your holiday. xx

craftattack said...

Lovely canvas Fliss. You have used gorgeous colours and images! Enjoy your Easter break. Hope the weather improves; cold, wet and windy today here, not my thing either! Hugs, Valerie

Dots Dabbles said...

I love it when you create on canvas...and this is no exception! A real masterpiece Fliss!!!
Dot x

Jenn Borjeson said...

This is beautiful! Thank you for joining us at The Cheerful Stamp Pad! :)

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A wonderful card in great colors and with great images.

Ira Huberts said...

Whoa Fliss, that is one cool creation! Love the steampunk theme and colours you chose. Gorgeous work! Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog, have a lovely day, Ira x

suzARTe said...

hi Fliss,

this creation is fanastic and it's good that you made it as a canvas as it should definitely be hung on the wall. I love all the steam punk images and the classic look to the overall project. This must have taken you some time to do but all the hard work was worth it.

Thanks so much for entering your card at Anything goes, Just keep on creating. I hope you will continue to play along ::)

Brenda Brown said...

Lots of gorgeous layers on this one Fliss. Fabulous.
Enjoy your few days away, I hope the weather improves for you.
hugs {brenda} xox

Annie said...

Hi Fliss. What a fabulous canvas. I love the stamps and the way you have put your piece together is wonderful. Great vintage piece. Good luck with all your challenges.........Annie x

Elizabeth Hart said...

Wow - your project on the canvas is truly a work of art - I love it!!Thanks so much for joining us at the Gingerloft Challenge with this wonderful creation!

Sue said...

A canvas full of lovely details and interesting things...enjoy your break!

Joan said...

Wow ! fabulous canvas ,love the theme and the colours


Anonymous said...

WOW - remarkable canvas using some of my favourite stamps. Great colours and perfect stamping.
I see you and I must be using the same floor polish for our crafting lol.
Just so fabulous.

Daniele said...

amazing canvas Fliss, love how you used floor polish to stick down the tissue, love all the layering

PetraB said...

A gorgeous canvas, fabulous stamping. Thank you for joining the Cheerful Stamp Pad challenge.

Netty said...

Loving your terrific canvas Fliss. x

Sharon said...

This is fantastic Fliss - love the male theme & great background! Thanks for joining at the Cheerful Stamp Pad!

Mynnette said...

Fliss, this is amazing! LOVE the fabulous coloring--it's perfect! Hope you had a wonderful Easter! :)

Cazro said...

Wonderful artwork Fliss. I love the idea of how it is a canvas and the colouring is terrific. Caz

Yvonne Garner said...

Hi Fliss! I just cannot stop looking at your canvas! It is truly. Materpiece! I love the hints of color you have added, too! Bravo! Enjoy your time away. Best wishes,Yvonne

Vicky Hayes said...

What a beautiful piece of artwork Fliss. I love the vintage styling and the colours you've used add an extra twist. Hope you're enjoying your break and have managed to find a little bit of sunshine! Vicky x

Vicki Romaine said...

Wow! This canvass is awesome. I am so glad you chose to share this at The Cheerful Stamp Pad.

Val said...

This is seriously fabulous - love all the elements and the colours. An amazing piece of work.