Friday 8 April 2016

Another shabby canvas board birthday card

Hi, it's my turn to post a project over at the Country View Crafts project blog and I am sharing another birthday card canvas board in a shabby timeworn design. I made this one especially for my sis who had her birthday recently.

Do you remember me making these antique enamelled number plates last year - please find the post and tutorial here if you missed it, but I found one in a box and knew I could create a design around it.

If you'd like to find out more then please pop over to the Country View Project Blog to see more details.

For now enjoy your creative time and listen to your heART.

hugs Brenda xxx

Update - copied over from CVC

Hi it's Brenda here and I am sharing a birthday canvas board card with you today. Making these for special birthdays this year has become a bit of a passion at the moment and I think this is my fourth or fifth one. Anyway it went to someone very special I can tell you that.

I started with a 5 x 7 canvas board and decoart primary magenta mister, water spritzer and titan buff media acrylic. Having spritzed and dripped, dabbed with kitchen roll and dried the first layer of the background was very soft and pastel in tone.

I then stamped and clear heat embossed to create a resist effect before the next layers of colour were laid down.

Then I used one of the new Tim Holtz mini stencils and applied decoart modelling paste to create more texture.

I left this to dry (while I had lunch!) and came back to add the next layers. I sprayed tiny amounts of the primary magenta mister with the white shimmer mister and added a little titan buff into the mix, spritzed it all with water and let the combination of colours blend and drip and to create a more mottle effect I dabbed lots off with a piece of kitchen roll.This was left to dry again whilst I got the embellishments together. A chipboard frame had been covered with gesso and also painted with white crackle paint; I found one of my antique enamelled number plates I had made for a CVC challenge last year which you can find here with a tutorial if you missed it and I die-cut a couple of the 'wildflowers' from one of the new Tim Holtz sets of thinlits using a piece of left over rusted card. A black shabby bow, an artful arrow and some natural foliage more or less finished it off.

I used bought flowers and just added some touches of gesso to the pink ones but 'rusted' what were lilac ones by also adding the gesso and then I made a spray of burnt umber media acrylic and when dry added some touches of quinacridone gold.

Now back to the background and taking scattered straw distress ink I rubbed some over with the blending tool. To take the ink away from the embossed surfaces I used a piece of kitchen roll but oh no - help - the modelling paste was rubbing off and looking horrendous. The only thing I could do was keep rubbing to see what happened. Well -  happy accident? I think so as it all rubbed of to reveal the stencilled design underneath. Not wishing to push my luck I left it it as it was.

Here you can see the embossed resist of the stamped flowers that look beautifully subtle in the background and also the much more prominent resist area of the stencilled design.

 The enamelled number was mounted over some chipboard and nestled beautifully into the frame ....

.... and the rusty wildflowers peaked their heads above the more natural foliage and became a fabulous aged and worn addition to the unison of timeworn and contemporary elements.

The addition of the Tim Holtz easel die-cut enables this to stand on display on it's own or with a collection of birthday cards.

So there we have a pretty shabby vintage design for you. I hope you have enjoyed scrolling through ....

.... thank you for stopping by.


Astrid Maclean said...

Over I go, it looks wonderful from here already... lucky Chris :o)

Redanne said...

I have been over, and oh yes indeed, lucky Chris! I could wax lyrical for hours on this beauty but at the risk of you falling asleep, I will just say this is one of THE most stunning birthday cards I think I have ever seen!! Hugs, Anne xx

Pamellia said...

Gorgeous Brenda!! I love the subtle designs in the background, and all the pretty pink tones are delicious!! Your flowers are really incredible, wowzers!! A stunning shabby piece! hugs :)

Doreen said...

This is so pretty,love all the

A Pink said...

Gorgeous! Brenda Wonderful feminine colour tones used on your canvas and love the result of the 'happy accident' . Wish my accidents wer so happy . lol
have a lovely weekend
hugs x

rachel said...

This is so very pretty brenda ... gorgeous work and i am sure your sister loved it xx

SewPaperPaint said...

Oh Brenda, that's it! I'm leaving work right now to go home and make numbered plates and crackled frames!!! What a delight!

Inky and Quirky Designs said...

Wow,this is stunning Brenda, I love the rusting effect on those wonderful wildflower die cuts. Love that enamel technique too,very clever ;)
Donna xxx

Annie said...

liking what I see Brenda and so I am off to CVC blog

Have a lovely weekend
Annie xx

ps give my best wishes to Chris too xx

Corrie Herriman said...

Another beauty, Brenda !
Corrie x

Meggymay said...

Just seen this canvas board card Brenda, it is stunning.
Yvonne xx

Patty O'Malley said...

Beautiful canvas card! Your "happy accident" looks wonderful.

Barbara said...

The whole project is amazing! love it! thanks to remind your tutorial to create number, it's wonderful and so interesting!! Barbara

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Hi Brenda looks lovely, off to have a better look. Happy crafting, Angela x

Words and Pictures said...

Definitely need to see the rest of this stunner!
Alison x