Monday, 26 August 2013

Someday I'll Fly Away

Good morning folks, hoping you're all still having a good weekend if you live in the UK and I'm back today with news of the new challenge over at Make My Monday today chosen by Jan which has the theme of
Anything But A Card

I decided on another canvas although this one is a canvas board as I find them easier to work with when I want to stamp.

I was inspired to create my canvas by an article in the latest issue of Scrap 365 magazine as I love seeing new ways to use up those scraps of paper from my bits box. Here's what I used for my canvas:

I first covered the 5x7 canvas with a copy of a vintage French construction catalogue which I picked up on my recent visit to Eastbourne. I then cut strips of the decorated paper scraps (made with various techniques including stamping, stenciling and inking by pressing through my Cuttlebug) from my bits box and glued them on with Ranger Glue n Seal. I then brushed Gesso over the top, wiping with a baby wipe to soften the effect and then used the wipe to apply some Crushed Olive and Vintage Photo Distress ink.  

I stamped Addison (Paper Bag Studios) twice with Memories black ink on smooth white card and coloured the wings on one image with a red Promarker. I cut out the whole image from this one and the little boy from the other, layering them up with clear adhesive squares.

I stamped the Arty image (Kaisercraft) with Crushed Olive Distress ink randomly on the canvas and then used a jar lid and Vintage Photo to add circles. I stamped Imagine (Inkylicious) with the Memories black ink directly on the canvas and then added the little boy. I punched out a few circles from my larger grungy dot background (made by stamping with a cork) and inked the edges with Barn Door before adding them to the canvas.

The Design Team has made fabulous and varied creations to inspire you so do hop over for a peek.

Have a lovely day.
Hugs, Fliss xx

Some challenges for my canvas:
Addicted To Stamps Challenge - Shabby/Vintage
Creative Inspirations Paint - Anything Goes
Hobbycutz - Create Your Own Background (All my scraps are papers made by me)
Stamping Sensations - Wings and Things and a Touch of Vintage
Our Creative Corner - Words, Words, Words


Izzwizz said...

Hi Fliss, love the way you've crated your background with all those scraps. The overlay of gesso and ink really brings them all together beautifully. Great project! Thanks for joining in with us at Stamping Sensations. Maddy x

Valerie-Jael said...

Lovely canvas with a wonderful background! Hugs, Valerie

brenda said...

That background looks so effective Fliss, one I need to check out I think.

Thanks so much for sharing with us at Stamping Sensations this month.

B x

Joan said...

Love this Fliss, that background technique is great,lovely canvas

Joan said...

Love this Fliss, that background technique is great,lovely canvas

butterfly said...

Absolutely love that patchwork of paper scraps for the background - it looks sensational. The sentiment is a really great one too, and I love those little baubles of extra colour and pattern. Really delicious make, Fliss. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Our Creative Corner.
Alison x

Buttons said...

Love this Fliss. As someone who has a ton of bits like this you have given me a heap of inspiration. Love that you have toned the whole thing with gesso and the dots then reinvigorate it. Great work. Thanks for joining us at Our Creative Corner too. Hugs, Jenny x

Fandhmum said...

Hi Fliss
This is gorgeous, I love your background
Rosie x

Claire said...

wow Fliss, this is gorgeous - love the colours you've used on that background
Claire xx

Suzi B said...

Great background Fliss... great canvas actually :)
Suzi B xx

Redanne said...

Hi Fliss, your canvas is really beautiful, I love how you layered up the paper for the wonderful background and the sentiment is superb. Thanks so much for joining us at Our Creative Corner this month. Anne x

Janice said...

Beautiful work and a super sentiment on your canvas, Jx

Marlies said...

A beautiful piece of work! You created a beautiful background, lovely colours. I love the whole vintage look. Thanks for joining us at ATSC, Marlies

Sally H said...

what a gorgeous combination of colours, Fliss! Thanks for joining us at Stamping sensations for our Wings and Things and a Touch of Vintage theme. Good Luck!

Terry said...

Love what you did with the paper scraps, which make such a great background for the sweet image! Enjoy!

mags said...

A lovely creation. Thanks for sharing with us at Hobbycutz Challenges and good luck.

michelle hodges said...

Very pretty!
Thank you or joining in on the Creative Inspirations challenge!
Michelle, dt team

Shea said...

Lovely canvas - I LOVE the colors of paper you chose!! Thanks for playing along at CI Paints!

SusanLotus said...

Great artwork!

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