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:

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

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

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

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  4. Absolutely stunning canvas Brenda, beautifully designed, Kate x

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  5. Very beautiful canvas!
    Have a lovely day.
    Hugs
    Sussie

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  6. 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

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

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  8. 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!!

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  9. This is really gorgeous.
    Valerija xx

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  10. love this!
    its so pretty!
    hugs

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

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  12. it a beautiful inspiration on stripes and spots brenda

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

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

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  15. Really lovely creation. Have a great weekend.

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  16. 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

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

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

    luv CHRISSYxx

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

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

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

    Kath x

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  22. Wow this is absolutely beautoful, love it

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

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  24. 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

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

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  26. 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!

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

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

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  29. 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

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  30. 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

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  31. 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!

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

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

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

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

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  36. 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

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