Wednesday, 8 May 2013

Grungy canvas gardens

After the 3UP fun, this week, the new Paperartsy Guest Designers - well the first one - start their term in office. The first designer is the lovely, talented Sue Carrington and she has made a beautiful canvas, do check it out if you haven't seen it

This is my 'inspired by', version.


 I used  a 5x7 canvas frame, and more or less followed the same method as Sue did, with different stencils and stamps along the way, apart from the tulip as my main image. I die cut the tulip from some black card painted with blood orange fresco paint, and then over-stamping with the tulip stamp. The leave is cut from card treated in the same way, painted with tinned peas. (this isn't a die)
I haven't photographed the sides, but I can report that it was very fiddly getting the grunge paste through the wall stencil!!!

The paints I used were Nougat, Brown Shed, Irish Cream, Stone  and then Bora Bora /Stone for my bumping. (as far as I can remember... I did this yesterday before craft club!)

The stencilling of the leafy vine was Hyde Park.


24 comments:

Sarah Dunkley said...

Looks Fab hunni! Love the texture. X

sam21ski said...

Oooh wow, great texture to the background and love the way you've done the flower - fabulous

Sam xxx

inkypinkycraft said...

this is gorgeous, love the colours and how you have created the textures x hugs trace x

Fandhmum said...

Oh I do love your canvas, fab background texture,
Rosie x

Julie Ann Lee said...

This background looks so much fun, although I can imagine doing the sides would be fiddly! The tulip looks great - Blood Orange is such a lovely colour - I need it! I also need Grunge Paste! I'd better take the time tomorrow to invest in some. Oh dear, will my bank balance recover? x

Carol Q said...

nice one Helen!

Leandra Franich said...

Very nice, love how the 3 layers on the tulip work so beautifully!

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Lin said...

Lovely canvas Helen..great colours and texture..love the tulip!!!

Queenie Jeannie said...

LOVE the colors and textures!! Bravo!!

Happy Crafting!
Jeannie #15

brenda said...

Wow Helen, such wonderful texture and depth of colour.

B x

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ionabunny said...

Great job. Love your textures and colours

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Lovely textural canvas, the tulip is very eye catching particularly the colour. Tracy x

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butterfly said...

Oh, yum... the brickwork looks so cool! And great pops of turquoise...
Alison x

butterfly said...

Oh, also - if you want to, you can stop the nonsense like the one above by forbidding anonymous comments in your blog settings... worth a try?
Alison x

isisimaginings.com said...

That is lovely. The flower & the swirly leaves are gorgeous.

Trish said...

Beautiful! I love the single tulip, it's perfect. Wonderful colours and texture.

Craftyfield said...

Great textures, love the stencilled leaves too.

craftytrog said...

It's gorgeous Helen! x

Gillian .... said...

Love the dimension you have created in the tulip, nice one Helen. Thanks as always for joining in our GD challenge. x

Minxy said...

Terrific xo