Wednesday 3 November 2010

Time Canvas

I have been wanting to make a canvas for ages and decided I would have a go at one for the CCC and Simon Says Stamp and Show challenges this week. So I have combined industrial grunge and shabby chic and I'm really pleased with the result.

I prepared the canvas by giving it a coat of gesso and in it I added the most tniest spot of aged mahogany re-inker to give me some splashes of pink. When it was dry I used the TH clock mask and went over it with a mushroom dabber. When that had dried I went over it again with gesson and another tiny spot of aged mahogany. It was then ready to start making my collage.

As you can see my theme is time and I wanted to add as many elements as possible related to the theme. But I also wanted to add things that would make it shabby too.

The bookplate sets the scene. Stamped with a 7 Gypsies rotating stamper and TH flourish. Covered in glossy accents.

Grungeboard hinge given the industrial grunge technique - see P54 of TH book The Compendium of Curiosities. I made the clockface using TH stamp and it reflects the masked clockface (same design), I inked it up and added stickles to the edge. The large cog I stamped with a Paper Artsy stamp then added glossy accents - hence the distressed look. There is another cog edged with walnut stain and some washers from my husbands tool box and a fancy disc I found in my collection of bits.

This is a stamp again from TH -  think you should be able to see what it says. Cut with a Spellbinders Labels 4 die and inked with aged mahogany and walnut stain.

The metal butterflies are from necklaces picked up from car boot sales and I have used alcohol inks on them and glued them together for more of a 3D look. The texture is snowtex spread through a plastic tray from a chinese take-away. Good use of recycling eh? I added some glitter to it whilst it was still wet.

Another metal rose with some small flowers beside it and some added lace. The texture is just tissue paper glued onto the canvas.

Down the side is some textured card and edged with victorian velvet, aged mahogany and walnut stain, then some upholstery braid down it.  I added some dangling pieces - a key on some chain, a fragment tag with part of a clockface added, a clock charm and a bumble bee. I decided as it's my first canvas like this is needed both my signature pieces on it. (Bumblebee and butterfly).

I think I will make some more of these - in fact I can see me making some for presents too.

Challenges to have fun with -

Studio L3 - Industrial Grunge
Simon Says Stamp and Show - Shabby
Craft your passion - Anything Goes
Incy Wincy - Anything Goes
Paper Playtime - Clock, ticket or tag
A Spoonfull of Sugar - Relish to embellish
Aly's Sunday Challenge - Distress
2 sisters challenge - No DP
Saturday Challenge - Anything that flies
Stamp Something - Stamp and use some pink
Inky Impressions - To add flowers
For Fun Challenges - Use metal
Pixie Cottage - Sketch and/or recycle
Paper Players - Anything Goes

Enjoy the rest of your week. Luv B xxx



Gram's Treasures said...

Hi Brenda, great really do come up with some unusual ideas! Uh-oh, you could be hooked on these now....and they take up more space than cards. Sounds like you may need a bigger craft room!!
Joyce xx

Kathyk said...

B, this is tremendous . . . and (if you'll pardon the pun) timeless!!! FAB work, really original


Lisa Jane said...

what afabulous canvas Brenda , a work of art,
LOve the time theme
Lisa ;)

Susan Says (Stupid Stuff) said...

Brenda, this is just stunning, it's absoluely glorious! :D

Netty said...

Wow Brenda you have created a fabulous canvas with so many textures and interest. I keep going back and admiring it as there is so much to see. A masterpiece. Annette x

Adrina said...

What an awesome canvas, you used many lovely elements, I think it's classy!!
Thanks for joining The Pixie Cottage this week.

Unknown said...

Brenda this Canvas is so beautiful your creative talents stand out on this piece of work!!! wonderful detail and the colours are beautiful and you certainly have added the shabby look also chum, it's stunning Hugs
Sarah xx

Unknown said...

Brenda, this is just fab, you are so artistic. I love it. x

MarleneMAZ said...

Your canvas is just fabulous! Love all of the elements you have on there, great job!

Juls said...

gorgeous!!! Just so many fabulous and perfect elements in this creation, I love the soft colours!! Just LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!! HUgs juls

Helen Dooley said...

this is awesome! thanks for playing along on For Fun.

cheryl said...

oh wow hun this is really amazing wow just adore what you have created,here so much too see and just love all the,added elements,hugs cheryl xxxx

CuddlyBunny said...

Stellar mix of "ingredients" and a great theme!

Michelle VP said...

What an amazing canvas! I love all the thought and detail you put into it. Those recycled butterflies are genius! :) Thanks for joining us at Flutterby Wednesday this week. :)

Davi said...

Beautiful use of the recycled objects!! Thanks for joining us at the Pixie Cottage. ;)

Patti J said...

Wow! Lots of amazing awesomeness on this canvas! Love your header too! Thanks for joining us this week at Flutter By Wednesday! Hope to see you back next week!

CraftinGranny said...

What a unique and creative canvas Brenda. So much detail and beautifully planned out. I love everything about it. Thanks so much for joining us at For Fun this week. "Hugs" Carol

Curly said...

Wow this is an amazing work of art , thanks for joining us at Secret Crafter:107 Anything that Flies, Good luck, Hugs Bridget ;) x. SCSC DT

Suzi Mac said...

What a fantastic array of techniques you have used on this beautiful canvas. Stunning work. Thank you for joining us at The Pixie Cottage this week, look forward to seeing more of your gorgeous creations.
Suzi x

The Crafty Goat Girl said...

This is fabulous Brenda, love the colours and hinges, great layout xx

donna said...

Wonderful collage!

Terry said...

What a beautifully detailed canvas! Love your collage of elements!

Jodi said...

Beautiful work! I love the vintage look of this! Thanks for joining us at FBW!
Jodi =)

Laney said...

WOW!!! Brenda..awesome hun!!!
loving it!!

Nicecrane Designs said...

amazing canvas Brenda,,,,it take me some time to discover all elements....wowwww....

Sue West said...

What a fabulous canvas Brenda. There's so much to look at. Lovely.
Sue xx

Heather "Hev" said...

What a terrific canvas :) Goes together perfectly :)

I have tried to make a couple but dont seem to trust my ideas lol!!

Thank you for playing along at Incy Wincy this week .
Hope to see you again

Heather my blog Vanilla Hevn
And the DT

Terry said...

Hiya Brenda thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show with your fabulous project. Totally in love with your butterfly wwowzersss she is georgous. And offcourse all of your beautifull assecoires. Hugs Terry xxxx

Helen Dooley said...

What an awesome decoration! Thanks so much for playing along on For Fun.

Tracey said...

Absolutely stunning Brenda - a work of Art!


Helen said...

Thanks for joining us at the SCSC!
Helen x

sammi said...

A gorgeous work of art! Thanks so much for playing in our "anything goes" challenge at Craft Your Passion.

Kym Weber said...

Wow! Stunning! Love all the detailing and effects! Such fabulous embellishments! Thanks so much for playing along with us at For Fun Challenges. Hope you’ll be joining us for the next challenge.


Shelley said...

Wow this looks amazing, I love all the detail.
Thanks for joining in this weeks Incy Wincy Challenge. Hugs Shelley xx

Linda Ledbetter said...

Brenda, I'd hang this on my wall in a heartbeat! What a beautiful work of art you've come up with here. Not only did you completely ace the Industrial Grunge, you created a really elegant and feminine take on Steampunk! The little clocks and gears and metallic pieces look awesome, and the soft colors and sweet sentiment compliment the design perfectly. The butterfly and roses and ribbons just add to its elegance. Great, great job!

Lisa said...

Oh wow....I'm in love with this! Just so cool! Thanks so much for joining us at For Fun!