Saturday, 21 May 2016

Happy 7th Birthday Allsorts and a super special prize



Good morning to you all, it's time for our new challenge at Allsorts and it's a rather special week as it's our 7th Birthday, I find it hard to believe as that time seems to have just flown by and here we are seven years on and the challenge is as popular as ever. 

We are not having a blog hop, we are just celebrating with a rather special prize......................a whopping £50 store voucher from Tattered Lace, how splendid is that !! And there are more Tattered Lace goodies to be won on my own blog, link above this post or here. Winners for both Allsorts and my own blog will be drawn on Friday.



Obviously as I design for Tattered Lace I wanted to use their dies on my piece but I didn't want to make a Birthday card, so I decided on a canvas. It's an 8x8 canvas and I started by giving it a coat of Gesso, it did come ready prepared but though I would give it another coat.

While that was drying I cut TL Rose Garden Panel from 300gsm cardstock, TL Birthday word which I cut four times and stuck together so I had a dimensional piece and several of the silhouette layers of TL Lacy Daisy.

Once the gesso was dry and I had decided roughly how I wanted the canvas to end up I used the Rose Panel as a stencil and applied a thick coat of Grunge Paste to one side of the canvas and also on the top right corner. At this stage I covered the flowers with gesso and layered them up when dry and did the same with the Birthday sentiment.

Next I fixed everything in place, some lace down the right hand side, a torn piece of corrugated, three little chipboard Butterflies, the Birthday sentiment and flowers, then applied another coat of gesso over the whole piece. I then painted everything with an aqua coloured acylic paint, followed by some pink which I only applied here and there.

Then came the gilding wax, again adding randomly. I wasn't altogether happy with the colouring so laid post it notes over sections so I could control where the pink landed and gave a few spritzes of Dylusions........... the only pink I have is bubblegum pink which is pretty strong so after spraying I spritzed with water and dabbed off the excess until the colour toned down. Finally some ribbon and little bows to hang it.

I really hope you will join our Birthday celebrations..............with that fabulous prize why not and don't forget you can enter up to three times.

Happy weekend all.

69 comments:

  1. Brilliant use of die-cuts on a Mixed Media piece. And very nice it is too... Congratulations on your Allsorts Birthday! xx

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  2. Your canvas looks fantastic Brenda, some great effects there, xxx

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  3. This is beautiful, the colours are so pretty and such wonderful dimension. would love to give one of these a go some time, not enough hours ina day! Have a good weekend.

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  4. A stunning canvas Brenda. It looks fantastic in those lovely pastels with the gilding. I love the idea of using the die waste to put texture through. Just rushing off to a workshop now. I want to read full details of your piece when I'm home again. Barbxx

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  5. A beautiful card Brenda, love all the texture and pretty flowers
    Have a lovely weekend
    Lorraine x

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  6. A beautiful card and just love Tattered Lace dies...so useful.

    Crafty hugs Pen x

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  7. wow Brenda - your canvas is stunning - such beautiful colours - so delicate - love it! Big hugs rachel x

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  8. Absolutely stunning canvas Brenda, the flowers are beautiful and the pastel colours are awesome, a really fabulous make.

    Pat xx

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  9. Wow, just gorgeous Brenda!! Love all the amazing techniques you used and the colours are completely dreamy! hugs :)

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  10. This is a fabulous creation Brenda - the colours and gilding are beautiful.
    Kath x

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  11. Gorgeous mixed media canvas, the textures and soft colours are wonderful. Happy 7th Anniversary to the Allsorts challenge site :) Take good care, Shirleyxx

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  12. Wow 7 years Brenda, I have seen the last 4 of them! What a super card you made, gorgeous dies and colours. Happy Birthday to Allsorts xx

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  13. This is STUNNING! All the elements you put together work so well. What a lovely canvas...the entire project is so beautiful. Hope you are doing well. Hugs, Robin

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  14. Brenda, mi sono resa conto soltanto adesso che il favoloso header con i papaveri, in alto nel tuo blog, è un paesaggio italiano!!! Ooooppss... :D I monti Sibillini, certo!! .... Quel piccolo pease sulla collina mi sembrava familiare, ma non l'avevo capito!...
    Tornando al tuo post: Il canvas è strabiliante!!! Hai ottenuto dei colori così lunari, dolci e delicati!!! E tutto l'oro del gilding wax lo rende prezioso e molto raffinato! Bellissimo, è proprio un incanto, una delizia per gli occhi!
    Pinnato! :D
    Grandi Congratulazioni per i 7 anni di Allsort!! Happy Anniversary al Challenge! :)

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  15. Wow this is stunning Brenda. I love all the texture you have created.
    Congratulations on Allsort's 7th birthday, it certainly is a fantastic prize.
    Enjoy your weekend
    Lesley

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  16. This is just stunning Brenda. Adore the textures on monochromatic colouring on this. Wishing you a lovely weekend.
    Hugs
    Desíre
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

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  17. What an amazing art work, Brenda. And thank you for explaining so well how you did it. Hope you're having good weekend with lots of sunshine!

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  18. Stunning piece of work "B", gorgeous colours.

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  19. Stunning work, love the colours!!!
    Hugsss, Gaby

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  20. Fabulously gorgeous Brenda, the colours are wonderful and the texture amazing, love all the details, and Happy Birthday to All Sorts, Kate x

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  21. This is such a beautiful canvas Brenda, love the pretty colours and the gilding wax adds just the right amount of opulence xx

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  22. This is absolutely stunning Brenda. I love the soft pastel colours and the touches of gold are just perfect. Happy Birthday to Allsorts. It's a fabulous challenge blog with such a talented DT, and I hope to find time tomorrow to join in this special birthday week X X

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  23. STUNNING!!! The textures and colours are just amazing and such super clever use of those dies, love this!!!

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  24. Divine canvas, love it, very special!
    Happy Birthday week;-))m

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  25. Just stunning! Love the colours. xx

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  26. Beautiful creation Brenda the texture and the mix of colours as well as the flowers are perfection
    hugs
    lorraine x

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  27. the gilding wax is simply amazing on your beautiful canvas, Brenda (congratulations on 7 years!) I love the soft, serene color palette and those cute little butterflies making their way heaven bound! I like the frosty texture and the pretty layers a lot, Brenda, and hope someday to be able to make such loveliness! hugs, de (PS I bought a wig because of my "baldness" issue LOL. Turns out my hair is so soft, it does not want to stay in my wig. The wig is the same color as my hair, so you cannot really notice if it is my hair or wig. So now I've decided that pink hair color is going to remain in my imagination LOL) xoxox

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  28. Just WOW! Love the colours. texture...what's not to like? Hope you have a good weekend!

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  29. This looks absolutely fabulous Brenda I love all the detail
    Kevin xx

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  30. Lovely card. I love the colors and pretty flowers.

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  31. Love this amazing card, the dies, the gliding wax and the awesome colours...congrats on the 7yrs...hugs.xxx

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  32. Absolutely stunning canvas Brenda, the flowers and butterflies are beautiful and the pastel colours are awesome.
    A really art work with many dimensions
    CU hellerlittle

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  33. This canvas looks stunning. Love the details.
    Hugs, Chantal S

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  34. Absolutely stunning Brenda..just love your beautiful colours..fabulous canvas


    Anne

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  35. A fabulous canvas!! Love the colours, the shimmer & flowers

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  36. this is gorgeous Brenda and fab colours
    Gr Karin

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  37. A fabulous canvas Brenda, so beautiful and a super step-by-step tutorial. Saw the photos of your wonderful garden in the previous post, enjoy!

    Love and hugs
    Maarit

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  38. OMG Brenda ! This canvas is just perfect, beautiful, just WOW !!!
    Hope you're well ! Here the weather is grey pfff, rain is here, all the day pfff !!! But yesterday was a good day, without sun but warm :-)
    Big hugs !
    xxx

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  39. A stunning canvas Brenda, love the colour and textures. The extra dimension using the die cuts looks fabulous.
    Avril xx

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  40. Your canvas is georgeous!
    Have a wonderful start on the new week.
    Hugs
    Sussie

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  41. What an amazing canvas Brenda. Lots of dimension and loads to look at which is how it should be. Wow who would believe 7 years where has the time gone. Congrats sweets you do an amazing job.

    Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x
    ShirlsCards.

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  42. Wow this is a fabulous, creative piece, I love everything about it, the colours are amazing.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

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  43. fabulous canvas love the texture great colouring and the gilding wax looks brilliant
    Carol x

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  44. Brenda that is stunning, in every way, absolutely stunning! A real multimedia beauty. Hugs, Wends x

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  45. Very pretty and I love the colour tones. Congrats to you and the team at Allsorts.
    Lynn x

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  46. Happy, happy birthday! What a stunning canvas--so gorgeous! Wow--what an amazing prize!

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  47. Beautiful canvas. Love the colors and texture. Flowers suits perfectly.

    Marjeta

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  48. Whenever I need inspiration, I know just where to come! Your canvas work here is so inspiring and full of wonderful techniques, but then so are all your cards! Love the way you used your die cuts as a stencil and the colors are beautiful! Hugs!

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  49. This is beautiful, Brenda! I love the soft colours - just gorgeous!!
    all the best,
    Liz M x

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  50. Wow liebe Brenda,
    was für eine tolle Karte einfach wunderschön ich bin hin und weg,
    glg ulrike

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  51. So beautiful Brenda, thanks for the step by step, something new to me and have one on the go on my desk at the mo, just haven't had time to get back to it. Had better weather here this past week so the garden pots were calling for attention! Carol xx

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  52. This is beautiful Brenda. Love the texture and dies and wonderful shimmery colours xx

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  53. Wow, thise one is amazing!! so beautifull!!
    ♥Hugs Valentina♥

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  54. Beautiful us of colors on your canvas Brenda,love it.

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  55. Beautiful canvas!! Love the soft pastel colors you have used. Gorgeous!!

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  56. Wow! What a beautifully textured canvas. the subtle colours and gilding look fabulous.
    Thanks for your sweet comments regarding my mums op too. She is doing very well and I am home now.
    Lorraine

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  57. wow, this is incredible creation, I love all the dimensions.

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  58. WOW the canvas is gorgeous... so much detail & I love the colours :) xXx
    My Blog Angie's Craft Hideaway

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  59. Totally stunning card, love the touch of gold on the gorgeous pastel shades, gorgeous flowers too.

    Kath x

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  60. wspaniała, przepiekne tło i kolorki

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  61. WOW - HAPPY 7th BIRTHDAY! Beautiful canvas.

    xxx

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  62. So pretty - gorgeous colours over the texture. Congratulations on the 7th anniversary - what a journey.
    Alison x

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  63. I love the colour tones and the xx Jan

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  64. This is so pretty, beautiful colour combo and then to finish off with the gold…brilliant.

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  65. I love your canvas. So very very pretty. You've inspired me ......going to have a go at a canvas. Not sure if it'll be as pretty as yours but fingers crossed lol Hugs Wynn xx

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