Saturday, 6 August 2016

Spots and stripes



Good morning to you all, it's time for our new challenge at Allsorts and Mervi would like to see 'Spots and stripes'. Our sponsors are Digistamp Boutique and Crafty Ribbons. Still on scheduled posts but we will soon be home from our travels and back to reality.

My DT piece is a bit of an unconventional take on the theme, I spent hours faffing with papers...........or was that perhaps stroking.......anyhow I seemed unable to find both spots and stripes that I was happy combining........matching papers is something I always spend far too long thinking about.

Then one Saturday afternoon I had a light bulb moment as you do and the above canvas is the result. It's a 5 x 7 hardback canvas which I painted with acrylic paint and some crackle glaze. Once dry I did some stenciling, first the stripes at the top and then tiny spots, I used the same two stencils on the three chipboard Butterflies which I first painted with the same acrylic paint. I also used a floral stencil to add a bit more interest to the base. Some really old paper flowers which got the same paint treatment and Tattered Lace Ivy cut from grunge paper and again painted. I also gave everything a touch of gilding wax and fixed all onto the dry canvas. The sentiment is computer generated.

Hope you all have a good weekend, I will be catching up with you all during next week.

40 comments:

Wendy L said...

So gorgeous Brenda, xxx

Craftyfield said...

Great take on the challenge theme, love the texture and gilding! XX

Lorraine said...

This is gorgeous Brenda, love the design, the colours, the pretty butterflies....love it.
Hope you are keeping well
Lorraine x

D K Crafts said...

This is really gorgeous. Love all the different elements on your canvas. Donna

cuilliesocks said...

Absolutely stunning canvas Brenda, beautifully designed, Kate x

SusanLotus said...

Very beautiful canvas!
Have a lovely day.
Hugs
Sussie

Donna Ellis said...

He, Brenda! So glad your imagination had that light bulb moment, and that your hand reached up to yank the chain to power the light! Gorgeous canvas creation! Love your textured stripes and dots, and the golden hues atop the pink and white. Two shapes of flower "petals" and realistic "seed" centers capture my attention! Love this masterpiece... Hugs, de

Helen said...

looks fabulous Brenda!! your spots and stripes go so well together

scrAPpamondo said...

Bellissimo canvas, Brenda!! L'ho pinnato immediatamete! https://it.pinterest.com/pin/534802524484059376/
Grande idea creare i background "strips and dots" con gli stencil!! Il crackle è favoloso!Bellissimi colori e le farfalle sono stupende!!

Valerija said...

This is really gorgeous.
Valerija xx

Bad Kitty said...

love this!
its so pretty!
hugs

Caro´s kreative Welt said...

Wowww Brenda, this is very beautiful. Great designed.
Hugs Carola

Shylaa Shree said...

it a beautiful inspiration on stripes and spots brenda

Karen P said...

It's gorgeous! Love the colours you have used and the way it just works seamlessly - awesome work Brenda xx

aussie aNNie said...

This is one adorable and pretty creation.Those colours are fabulous as is this design.xx
Enjoy your weekend.xx {aNNie}

Crafting Queen said...

Really lovely creation. Have a great weekend.

Robin said...

It's so beautiful Brenda! I love all the textures and of course the butterflies! Hope you trip is going well and looking forward to your return. Hugs, Robin

KarinsArtScrap said...

what a very beautiful card Brenda and a great design
Gr Karin

Chrissy said...

Absolutely gorgeous Brenda and a fabulous technique and the colours are just gorgeous..love it.

luv CHRISSYxx

ALI said...

Lovely work Brenda!

Stamping Bubbles said...

Brilliant take on this challenge, a real 'out of the box' moment.
Take care
Lesley

cheryl said...

Oh this is fab hun what an amazing card love it hugs cheryl xxx

Kathleen said...

Totally fabulous make , really beautiful. Well my should must be in a pretty bad state as my imagination is pretty poor.

Kath x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Wow this is absolutely beautoful, love it

Deb Bradley said...

Beautiful card glad to see you back hope your feeling better Debbs xxx

crafty-stamper said...

WOW stunning canvas love lightbulb moments lol fabulous texture and love the dies used -papers can be a bit restricting -colours not quite matching no matter how many you have
Carol x

McCrafty's Cards said...

Beautiful canvas Brenda I love the way you have done your spots and stripes, hope you have had a great time
Kevin xx

KT Fit Kitty said...

Your canvas is gorgeous, Brenda! I love how you incorporated the spots and stripes! I've never made a canvas - wouldn't even know where to start -so I am in awe of your project! Well done!

Mervi said...

Welcome back Brenda, hope you enjoyed the holiday!
Gorgeous card for my theme, beautiful;-))m

KandA said...

Beautiful canvas Brenda. I always find it so hard to combine spots and stripes but you've done it perfectly xx

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

I love the colour palette of this canvas. The stencil looks perfect in the background and the die cuts that you've used work perfectly together. The gold on the stripes and around the edges of the die cuts adds a touch of luxury. This is one of my favourites. Sandra X

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

I love the colour palette of this canvas. The stencil looks perfect in the background and the die cuts that you've used work perfectly together. The gold on the stripes and around the edges of the die cuts adds a touch of luxury. This is one of my favourites. Sandra X

Sally H said...

Wow, Brenda! That is a stunner! I have bought some of these hard canvases, but not dome anything with them yet. thanks for reminding me!

Greta said...

What a gorgeous canvas, Brenda--love the stenciling & paint on the flowers!

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Gorgeous mixed media art, love it ! xx

Tinka's paper wonderlland said...

It is so amazing, and so beautiful!!
♥Hugs Valentina♥

susiestacey said...

Beautiful piece Brenda, loving all the details it is so pretty x Susan x

Tracy said...

Hi Brenda
A superb creation with such beautiful details.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

CdeBaca Crafts Gallery said...

So lovely!

Gerrina said...

It is that you say you spent so much time before come up with the idea, but the card looks so beautiful!! (Catching up after our holls...) Hugs, Gerrina