Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Possibility begins with imagination

Hello my friend and welcome to Scrapy Land challenge #39 and for this bi-weekly challenge ends on April 17 and the theme is everybody's favorite "Anything Goes". Here is all the normal information you need to remember for each challenge. Scrapy Land has over 40 brands of dies.  You can see them all here.   Please link your project back to this Scrapy Land Challenge Blog.  It would also be extremely helpful if you would list the brands of dies used in your project.
You have a chance to win a $15.00 gift card from Scrapy Land store.

I thought I would try doing a Mixed Media project and this is what I came up with. It is an 8" by 10" piece of canvas. The first coat is some Gesso and after that dried used some of Martha Steward multi surface acrylic craft paint. Added some Tattered Angel glimmer mists colors twilight, gold and meadow green. Perfect Pearls mists colors perfect pearl, deco art glamour dust on the flowers and in different areas of the canvas. Ranger distress crackle paint.
The frame you see in the background is from Ten Second Studios. If you click on the picture you will see the link to Ten Seconds Studios, these are different frames they makes and I got them for a fantastic price, but this is how they look in the package.
 For coloring the sunflowers used distress inks fossilized amber, dried marigold, wild honey and rusty hinge. I stamped the sunflowers with Fun Stamper journey true fusion black licorice ink.

These are the dies I used. Heartfelt Creations Classic Sunflower stamp HCPC-3626
Heartfelt Creations Classic Sunflower die HCD1-753
The center of the faux quilled blooms is pearl pen color gold. The paper I used for the holiday greens is all from my scraps. You will see some finding I found and added to the project. Triple thick crystal clear glaze, glass bead glitter gel and some nail art stones. I was having so much fun.

My friend Marie gave me a gift and I wanted to surprise her and add some quilled flowers to the canvas. I started to run out of time so I only made a few. She gave me this wonderful gift not for any reason just because and I need to tell her how much I love it and how wonderful it works. For any one that has problems with their hands or has arthritis and loves to quill this is for you. I have not done any quilling in years but it felt really good doing it again.
I took a picture of what I call Earth Elements Texture. This is something that I make. I do make several different mixtures that look like different textures of the earth but this one I use for centers of the flowers. It is a mixture of pencil shavings, saw dust, browns, tans glitter, shades of rust, tan and brown ink refills want to be careful on adding the dark colors. This is how mind turned out.

The sentiment is from Tim Holtz and so is the lock and key.

I made some ladybugs with pearl pen red and black. If you look at the full picture you will see several. What I do is save some of my mounting paper and used that add a dot of red and black and after it is dry add some tiny black dots on the red.
I do hope I gave you so new ideas and you liked my project. Thanks so much for stopping by. If you have any questions just ask.
hugs and smiles,


Donna Hanley said...

Wow Pat, this is gorgeous and you put a boat load of work into this one. It would look great on a living room wall. Have a wonderful day.

Olga Jewell said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!

Samra Leshinski said...

Stunning work Pat!!!
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Dr Sonia S V said...

wow such a beautiful project and so glad to hear the tool is good...i was curious about it
Dr Sonia

Lisa said...

Oh wow, Pat, this is spectacular!! All of the details are amazing!! Those quilled flowers are stunning!! Wow!! What a gorgeous project this is!! I absolutely love, love it!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

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Lori Kobular said...

Pat this canvas is amazing! I love all the details and layers you created! Your ladybugs are adorable and the colors you used are so rich! Just gorgeous!!

*Vicki* said...

Wow Pat! his looks like it took some time to do, but your design is absolutely breath taking!! Really love your flowers and dimension on this! HUGS

Darcy Schroeder said...

Pat, I think this is just stunning!! You have such a great eye for combining elements to create a fabulous design. I could mention how much I love every single thing you did, but that would be a super long list! But I think everything you did and the combination of everything is just gorgeous!!

Sara Barker said...

Pat, brilliant work on this mixed media canvas! Love all those dies and how you made them all work together so well here! I'm loving your Earth Elements; I'd swear you just went out in the garden and dug this up! All you need is a worm! Hugs!

Anne Temple said...

WOW, this looks amazing! Love all the details and the quilling is gorgeous. I absolutely love your Earth Elements texture - how creative!

Sandy said...

This has been one delightful post - I hardly know where to begin! Your mixed media piece is out of this world good! Mixed media give one a chance to play and experiment. I love the quilling of any kind. I sure do need to practice!!!! Pat - this is really a remarkable make - BRAVO!!!
Sandy xx
ps -what a grea idea to make your own Earth Elements Testure - another Bravo!!
sandy xx

Nancy Hill said...

Lots of gorgeous details and layers. Beautiful card.

Kathy Krug said...

Love all the pretty flowers and details.

Donna Ellis said...

Such fabulously lush colors, and beautifully made flowers, Pat! Love the coffee-rich centers and pretty trellis design! Very beautiful card! Hugs, de

Pia S said...

Studied this canvas to take in all the details and getting inspired. It looks nothing less than amazing, Pat, I so love it!!

Patricia Chalas said...

OMG Pat your card is amazing... the combination of color, texture, layers, everything!!! very cute!

Desire Fourie said...

Oh wow Pat this is amazing colouring and design. The blue and purple works so well and I adore the flowers.
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