Friday, 11 November 2016

Stars - canvas board

This is my second DT sample for the Stars challenge running over at Country View Crafts and I chose to use one of the canvas boards I like to play with and an easel to make it a standing card.


Process Steps
1. Scrape white modeling paste with a palette knife over the background and let dry.


2. Choose your colour palette and inks or paints.


3. Create watery washes of the colours you want to create the background with and dip, spritz and dry until you are happy with it, then randomly stamp a background using
a contrasting colour of paint.


4. Use a stencil and distress ink to add another layer to your background and then spray with Americana matte sealer and whilst still wet sprinkle in some glitter, I couldn't get it to show up in the photo but adds a lovely effect for the theme.


Collect together embellishments. I used Picture Star stamps from Artistic Outpost and Wild West by Tim Holtz as well as altering star die-cuts and a wooden frame.


 The frame has a rust finish using the decoart paints and some texture sand paste.


I stamped onto patterned paper as well as add some behind the frame, I love the girls feet hanging out the bottom as a quirky touch.


The gold card easel can be seen behind the canvas board and will lie flat for postage too.


This reminds me of my two young granddaughters who love their ballet and dancing lessons.


To find out more about the challenge please click the link here and see even more inspiration on the challenge blog.

Have a great weekend and keep warm.

hugs Brenda xxx




25 comments:

Craftyfield said...

Love the coulour scheme and the "rusted" frame, sweet picture too!

Monika Gulyas said...

Fabulous canvas board, Brenda! Nice colours and interesting layered background! The little dancer is adorable, indeed! xx

Redanne said...

The starry background is a lovely contrast to the gorgeous rusty frame, her feet look so sweet hanging down below the frame! Hugs, Anne xx

Inky and Quirky Designs said...

Gorgeous creation Brenda with your wonderful rusting effects, love that background too
Hugs
Donna xx

Patty O'Malley said...

Adorable canvas, Brenda!

Jennie Atkinson said...

Such a gorgeous combination with the wonderfully delicate theme and background and the rusty embellishments. A fabulous canvas Brenda. Have a great weekend. Jennie x

Hazel Agnew said...

Loving the colour palette and textures Brenda. It is a very special card. Great combination of elements too! Xx 😊

Mrs.B said...

Fabulous canvas Brenda, great step by stem photos to, thanks. Love the colour palette too.
I love the image you've used, and she looks a darling behind the frame
Have a great weekend.
Avril xx

Sophie said...

Oh, Brenda, das ist so wunderschön geworden.
Der Hintergrund mit den Sternen passt perfekt.
Und so viele verschiedene Techniken, einfach großartig.

Herzliche Grüße von Sophie

Meggymay said...

Its a gorgeous canvas Brenda, love how you framed the little girl. It was a great step by step as well.
Yvonne xx

Gina said...

*Wants my own tu-tu now* Fabulous use of that little image :D XXX

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Lovely canvas Brenda, wonderful layers and I adore your wee dancer, she is a star indeed! Deb xo

A Pink said...

Really lovely canvas board! Brenda Love those blue hues with the browns and rust effect. Great idea to have the ballerinas feet pointing out of the frame and down to the strip of stars .
have a lovely weekend
hugs x

Pamellia Johnson said...

What a fabulous piece Brenda! Loving that background, so much texture and I love the patterns and colours! The ballerina image is such a lovely focal piece and the rusted frame is a perfect way to showcase her. A gorgeous mixed media piece! :)

Sue said...

This is beautiful Brenda, your little girl is so pretty, and I love the background. Have a great weekend xx

Barbara Schiassi said...

I adore this color combo and the rusty effects ! barbara

Astrid Maclean said...

Fabulous effects with those paints Brenda, a wonderful canvas, rustic and elegant at the same time, a great combination of elements!

Suzanne C said...

Well I love that ballerina and your beautiful canvas! The rusty frame is gorgeous. I love seeing AO stamps being used. :)

Paper Profusion said...

Perfect for the star theme!! I always love this AO stamp set!! Gorgeous design and techniques as always. Have a lovely week - Nicola x

Jackie P Neal said...

Absolutely beautiful Brenda! Love those marbled stars! xo

2amscrapper said...

love this, Brenda!

pearshapedcrafting said...

The background had me fascinated before you added that lovely framed image! Hugs, Chrisx

Evelyn Walter said...

Very beautiful canvas board, dear Brenda! I love the layers you made in the background. The little dancer looks so pretty indeed.
xxx Evelyn

Team Clark said...

How very charming and wonderfully combined. I always enjoy and appreciate your step outs. She is a doll and I love the rust/teal combo. Hugs, Autumn

Sara Barker said...

I am having the most amazing time enjoying coffee and all your wonderful creations I've missed! Love this fun canvas, and the rust against that star spangled background is a winner in my book! Great design, as always! Sending hugs!