Monday, 6 June 2016

Small mixed media canvas - The Hands of Time

Just a quick, small canvas today - no steps I am afraid as this is a mock up for another project for another day.


Colours used are DecoArt media acrylics - dioxazine purple, phthalo blue, pyrrole red and titanium white media paints and primary cyan, red, white and violet media misters. Mediums are also DecoArt white gesso, modeling paste and crackle glaze. Stamps are from my oddments box and Andy Skinner's Antique collection (that I have had in my supplies for years lol).

A mixed media background ...


... with lots of layers and texture which fits in beautifully with the challenge at A Vintage Journey ....


... and a few embellishments ....

 
... don't you just love the crackle on the clock? Don't forget if you are using crackle there's a challenge with that theme over at Country View Crafts ....


... stamped hands using Andy's old, clear stamp set ....


 ... and quote found on the internet ......


I thought I would add this to Andy's Time Challenge which is open until midnight on the 19th June. If you enter you stand a chance of winning one of two prizes, how about a free on-line class of Andy's or a bundle of Tando Creative goodies plus the top 3 receive a badge for their blog. Just follow the rules and you'll be ok. Hope to see you there. I'm just gonna hop over and link up now.

Have a great week and follow the quote, I seem to be at the moment ......

hugs Brenda xx



27 comments:

Monika Gulyas said...

This is fantastic, Brenda! I love the layers, the crackles and your chosen colours! And what a brilliant idea using the pointed hands to indicate the time - you really created a clock hand :-)

Gina said...

Fabulous textures...and that quote...my goodness how true XXX

Astrid Maclean said...

Fantastic piece Brenda, love how you did the background!! (Had to smile at your oddments box of stamps (I have about 5 of those)....
The crackled clock looks indeed brilliant, - a wonderful canvas altogether! If only we could learn to control those hands of time....

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Just AWESOME! What a fantastic project Brenda!
Happy new week!

Granmargaret said...

Lovely work. You should add it to the challenge at More Mixed Media.
http://moremixedmediachallenge.blogspot.com.au/2016/06/more-mixed-media-challenge-anything.html

Angela Radford said...

Gorgeous Brenda, love all the texture and colours. Have a great crafty week, Angela xXx

Patty O'Malley said...

Beautiful canvas, Brenda! I love the stamped hands you used in place of the usual clock hands.

Annie said...

Absolutely fabulous Brenda x love the layers of textures and paints, but the hands on the clock are such a great idea..love it !
Tfs and hugs
Annie x

Pamellia Johnson said...

Wow Brenda, this is just breathtaking!! I am just the loving the combination of having a highly textured piece mixed with the soft pastel palette! What a wonderful contrast and it just sucked me right in! Top shelf work Brenda, love what you do! hugs :)

rachel said...

Absolutely stunning brenda....i adore this. So very pretty. Big hugs rachel x

Meggymay said...

A great quote to go with your fabulous canvas.
Yvonne xx

Matilde said...

What a great idea! It looks fabulous!

Corrie Herriman said...

So pretty !
Corrie x

Inkypinkycraft said...

love those drippy painty layers and a real shabby chic feel x

A Pink said...

Gorgeous colours . fab texture ,crackle and detail . Just love how you've used those stamped hands and a very befitting quote.
x

Paper Profusion said...

Wonderful canvas Brenda with fantastic elements as always. Nicola x

Sue said...

I love this Brenda, beautiful colours choices xx

Mary Elizabeth said...

Oh what a great canvas Brenda! This is perfect for Andy's challenge. Such a gorgeous crackle finish on the clock ... Amazing! And that mixed media background is just a piece of art in and of itself. Love it! Thanks so much for dropping by my blog. I have missed you all terribly and I'm glad to be back. Hugs -- Mary Elizabeth

Ellie Knol said...

Such a lovely project - again, always!

Gio said...

Love this combo and all the messiness and texture! Brilliant idea to use the hands as clock hands...!

Julia Aston said...

What a wonderful, colorful, textured background on this Brenda - love that sentiment - I'm living by that as well. Julia xx

butterfly said...

Wowzer - amazing colour combining, and the crackle and layers of texture are sublime... happy sigh!
Alison x

Juls said...

Fab, love the soft colours and all the layers xx

pearshapedcrafting said...

What an amazing combination of colours! Love that crackle of course! The quote made me smile! Chrisx

Sara Barker said...

Yum, Yum! Love that texture/crackle on the clock--well I just love that clock-period! The colors on this piece are just brilliant as is the design! Love this! Hugs!

Lynn Price said...

Gorgeous all round, Brenda!! I adore your clock - that crackle is absolutely amazing!! And as always, your colors and layering are so beautiful! I am way behind in visiting, but catching up - and thanks for your time at my place as well! xxx Lynn

Kaz Hall said...

A fabulous canvas Brenda love it xxx