Monday, 28 March 2016

Canvas board recycled for CVC

Bank Holiday Monday here in the UK and the last day of the long Easter weekend, but what a fabulous few days it has been - Easter egg hunt, chocolate and family around - what could be better?


I am sharing this project over at the Country View Crafts project Blog and have recycled a canvas board. All the full details are on the CVC page, particularly how I created the background but having got a colourful mixed media backdrop I decided to add elements so I could enter the Creative Carte Blanche Creative Adventure - Triple Trouble - to use metal. corrugated card and lace.

Starting with the metals - some were gessoed and painted with decoart media acrylics, others were given the rusting treatment again using decoart media acrylics.


Here we have lace, wooden pieces and a corrugated heart.


The arch piece has a transfer waiting to be finished but I rubbed too hard and spoiled it so had to turn over and started again.


I layered up the pieces then added the final embellishments and the pretty girl on the arch.


Really rather pleased with this and reminds me of Finnabair's style. I will put an easel on the back and use it as one of my special cards.


Thanks for stopping by. I hope you are having a fabulous Easter weekend, even with the horrible rain and high winds we managed  a break in the clouds yesterday afternoon which was enough to do the Easter egg hunt and later had dinner with all the family - 9 of us this time.

Take care and enjoy the week ahead.

hugs Brenda xxx



Update - copied over from CVC

HI Everyone, Brenda here. For today's make I took a canvas board I had made for another project and set about altering it. I really liked it like this but the finished article was not something I thought I would use so I took off the embellishments and set to work.


I took out my distress crayons and started smudging colours over the top ...


.... and then blended over picket fence distress paint and spritzed it with water.


I added more coloured crayons as well as white ...


... then dipped it into spritzed picket fence paint again before drying it and blending over squeezed lemonade, evergreen bough, mustard seed and picked raspberry distress inks.


Now it's completely changed we are ready to rock and roll.
Starting with the metals - some were gessoed and painted with decoart media acrylics, others were given the rusting treatment again using decoart media acrylics.


Here we have lace, wooden pieces and a corrugated heart.


The arch piece has a transfer waiting to be finished but I rubbed too hard and spoiled it so had to turn over and started again.


I layered up the pieces and began adhering them to the board using matte medium.


The sprayed with some misters and a glitz spray from my supplies.


Then added the final embellishments and the pretty girl on the arch.


Really rather pleased with this and reminds me of Finnabair's style. I will put an easel on the back and use it as one of my special cards.




21 comments:

Nikki Acton said...

Yes this really is gorgeous! Stunning tones and depth, wonderful layout. Belated Easter greeting to you and the family. Quiet one here! Xx

pearshapedcrafting said...

This really is beautiful Brenda - I love the colours you have used! It will make a fabulous card! I think we have both been lucky in spending time with our families! Hope today's storm doesn't cause too much damage! Hugs, Chrisx

rachel said...

absolutely beautiful Brenda - I adore this piece Brenda - the colours are fabulous and I love that little girl - she looks incredibly like my mum as a girl! Big hugs rachel xx

Sue said...

Wow Brenda this is gorgeous, the colours really glow xx

Corrie Herriman said...

Love those vibrant colours ! Lovely piece !
Corrie x

Meggymay said...

This is gorgeous Brenda, it will be a very special card for someone.
Yvonne xx

Patty O'Malley said...

Beautiful canvas, Brenda! Love the pretty colors--perfect for spring.

Angela Radford said...

Gorgeous colour scheme Brenda. Love it. Hope you had a good Easter with the family. Angela x

Cheryl Grigsby said...

Eye. Candy. Love every bit of this, Brenda!!

Lynn Price said...

Oh my! LOVE these colors, and all the bits and pieces!! That background, per usual, is stunning!! xxx Lynn

Gio said...

OMG, this is so beautiful and colourful! Maybe it chased a little bit the rain from UK.. :-)

Anita Houston said...

Brilliant and glorious colors and elements. I LOVE this...PINNED!!!

Yvonne said...

ACK....your colors are singing to me! It is so vibrant and fun...all the texture, the composition...a feast for the eyes! I am telling you....this one made my heart sing! Thank you for sharing and joining in with us at Creative Carte Blanche!

Suzanne C said...

Stunning! Beautiful colors and very spring/Easter!

Team Clark said...

This project has inspired me so much to break out the brighter colors, so hard for me! Love the pinks and all the layered colors. Amazing design! Hugs, Autumn

Chary Deiling said...

This is really cute!! love the colors and textures

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Beautiful Brenda, wonderful colour palette and love all the layered embellishments, a lovely canvas! Deb xo

Laura said...

fabulous creation and thanks for all the details.

Annette Green said...

Brenda, this is such an incredibly pretty piece! I adore the photo of the little girl and the cluster of embellishment around her is perfect. My absolute favorite thing about this is your use of color! So bright and pleasing and happy. Beautifully done!

Barbara Schiassi said...

This piece is totally stunning! love love love the colors! Amazing! barbara

Candy C said...

Brenda, this is a totally stunning piece! I so love the bright colors mixed with the sepia tones. Brilliant make! Thanks so much for joining us at Creative Carte Blanche.