Monday, 2 December 2013

I didn't plan this...

I've had the day off today (yay!)  and was looking round for creative inspiration when I remembered Jo Myhill's home decor canvas on the PaperArtsy blog.  I won't go into the detail as you can see the instructions if you click on the link but I've spent a very happy time mucking around with paint, Grunge paste, distress glitter and Treasure Gold etc.  My canvas was an old project I had started which was blue in colour with some stencil embossing round the edges. It didn't take long to cover it up with the Fresco paints. I didn't have any Liquid Leaf in the right shade so hence the Treasure Gold in White Fire instead. 

I  had to use a wooden heart as I didn't have a papier mache shape. I also added some sparkle to the background with Stampendous Frantage Shaved Ice.  The flourish was embossed onto the heart with gold UTEE which you can also see if you look closely at the texture on the canvas. 

I'm really pleased with the result

I'm also entering it for Simon Says Stamp's Monday Challenge which is "With a Flourish"  (although it is inspired by Jo Myhill!)



Here's a close up of the texture.  You can just see the stencil embossing from my previous project and I like the extra depth it added to the layers.



24 comments:

Heather said...

This is lovely Carol. It's so elegant and the texture really adds to the design.

Alison said...

Love that fabulous texture Carol. A lovely little artwork.
Alison xx

sam21ski said...

Oooh this is gorgeous Carol and well done for actually doing something on your day off and not just wasting it - lol

Sam xx

Chris said...

Oooohh I love this, Carol. Beautiful colour, great texture and the gold embossing detail is lovely.

Julie Ann Lee said...

Just gorgeous, Carol! I love the flourish. It's lovely to see you back in the land of Blog! Julie Ann xx

butterfly said...

Scrumptious gilded texture - a really beautiful creation - so glad you had time to play!!
Alison xx

Etsuko Noguchi said...

This is gorgeous canvas Carol. Embossing and the background texture is great. I love it! Comment, "Arigatoh gozaimasu." Etsuko xx

Adrienne W said...

It has a lovely touchy, feely look!

herminesplace said...

its gorgeous!

Astrid Maclean said...

Oh, this is so gorgeous!! I absolutely adore the background and all those textures, yum!!

Gráinne said...

Wow, how very stunning ... Love the texture and the shiny colors, absolutely beautiful. Suzanne

Sid said...

Lovely texture achieved with the GP !!

Pia said...

wow it's so beautiful, lovely art
hugs Pia

Suzanne C said...

Yummy texture! The heart with the flourish in gold is beautiful! Lovely project.

Sarah Anderson said...

lots of really great texture there Carol, looks like it was great fun to make

Karin said...

This looks fabulous Carol!

Fandhmum said...

Absolutely beautiful
Rosie x

soapHOUSEmama said...

Such a lovely creation! Thanks so much for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog! - Ashli :)

Gio said...

This is gorgeous Carol, I love the texture and the amazing winterish shade of colour!

Heather said...

Thanks for the comment you left on my blog Carol. It isn't that GTA is disbanding - just that I have left. I look forward to seeing future exhibitions myself without the pressure of having to make work for them.

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

Oh woooow. What an outstanding project, Carol. The texture is superb and I love the touch of sparkle. Have a magical Christmas and a fabulous New Year!

Gay Peplow said...

OOOhh that's gorgeous, all that lovely texture :D Happy Christmas to you Carol, I hope you have a wonderful 2014, hugs Gay xxx

Sandy said...

Beautiful!!!!!
Sandy

isisimaginings.com said...

Wow! That is completely stunning. The texture on the background is gorgeous.