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:

Craftyfield said...

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

Helen said...

so pretty Brenda!

Wendy L said...

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

Marianne's Craftroom said...

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.

Barb said...

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

Lorraine said...

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

Pen Sunshinepen said...

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

Crafty hugs Pen x

Bad Kitty said...

so pretty card!
Bad Kitty's Craftroom

rachel said...

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

Pat said...

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

Pat xx

Pamellia Johnson said...

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

Kath said...

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

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

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

Jane said...

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

Robin said...

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

scrAPpamondo said...

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! :)

Stamping Bubbles said...

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

Desire Fourie said...

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}

Ellibelle said...

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!

ALI said...

Stunning piece of work "B", gorgeous colours.

Anonymous said...

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

cuilliesocks said...

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

Sarah said...

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

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

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

Astrid Maclean said...

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

Mervi said...

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

Marjut said...

A beautful canvas.

Liz said...

Just stunning! Love the colours. xx

coldwaters2 said...

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

Donna Ellis said...

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

Gerrina said...

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

McCrafty's Cards said...

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

Rhonda Miller said...

Lovely card. I love the colors and pretty flowers.

aussie aNNie said...

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

hellerlittle said...

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

Chantal said...

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

Stamps and Paper said...

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


Anne

Leanne said...

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

KarinsArtScrap said...

this is gorgeous Brenda and fab colours
Gr Karin

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

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

Lau W said...

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

Mrs.B said...

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

SusanLotus said...

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

Shirley Chillman said...

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.

Tracy said...

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

crafty-stamper said...

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

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

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

Linby said...

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

Greta said...

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

Marjeta said...

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

Marjeta

Sara Barker said...

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!

Liz Maitland said...

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

Ulrike Ewert said...

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

nnalorac said...

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

KandA said...

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

Tinka's paper wonderlland said...

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

ellyscard creatief said...

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

Berina RGA said...

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

Rainey's Craft Room said...

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

Tina Z. said...

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

~@ngie~ said...

WOW the canvas is gorgeous... so much detail & I love the colours :) xXx
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Kathleen said...

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

Kath x

Magda Wo said...

wspaniała, przepiekne tło i kolorki

SARN said...

WOW - HAPPY 7th BIRTHDAY! Beautiful canvas.

xxx

Craftnut said...

Lovely card Bx

butterfly said...

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

Jan Ltc said...

I love the colour tones and the xx Jan

Merry said...

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

Wynn Walton said...

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