Friday 5 July 2013

Choose a decade or era

The new challenges at ‘Crafts-Too Challenge You’ starts today and they are going to be a lot of fun. The theme for the month is ‘Choose your Decade or Era’ but for the first two weeks there is a twist, but because it’s a brand new challenge blog the twist is ‘Anything Goes’. So we are looking forward to seeing lots of lovely projects that link to some time in history.

I am showcasing a canvas depicting images from the 1950’s and used some stamps from Marianne Designs.

I started by sealing the canvas with gesso then stamped some vintage dressmaking pattern paper and glued it all over. When dry I added distress paints and spritzed over them causing them to bleed and blend together and heat dried.
I glued on the embellishments with tissue tape and stencilled numbers using walnut stain distress ink. When dry I washed over some white gesso making it thicker over the added elements, when this was dry I let some of the watery wash dribble down the canvas.
I stamped the ladies and child onto cream card and again on Marianne Designs patterned paper and paper-pieced the dresses. After cutting them out I inked the edges with walnut stain and glued them to the canvas.
To finish off added some more stencilling, the flowers, sentiment and the butterfly ….

I also watercoloured some vintage photo distress ink around the images to make them stand out a little more.

So if you are doing a project over the next two weeks that links to another era or decade we would love to see it over at ‘Crafts-Too Challenge You’.

Take care and have fun.

hugs {brenda} x0x

Challenges to have fun with -
Bloggers Challenge - create your own background
Crafts 4 eternity - sewing room
Crafts and Me - anything goes
Stampotique - recycle (dressmaking pattern and the sew letters are scrabble pieces)
Creative Card Crew - no designer paper
Try It On Tuesday - metal (scissors, hanger)
Cheerful Stamp Pad - from the past
Imagination Crafts - anything goes
Simon Says Stamp and Show - anything goes