Sunday, 2 March 2014

Back again - a Linda Cain inspired Canvas for Paperartsy

Morning all.  Here I am again, with a canvas inspired by the lovely uber-talented Linda Cain for Paperartsy.
She wowed us with an 8x8 canvas on Friday with some gorgeously bright Fresco's and Lynne Perella stamps - and I couldn't wait to have a go.

I didn't have any 8x8 canvasses left, so went for the smaller version - just under 6x6. So I had to change my stencils - I would have loved to use the same leafy one of Lin's that Linda did - but went for a wildflower one I just bought from Crafter's Workshop.


 I got a bit carried away - and covered in paint - so didn't take any step by steps of the paint layers - but largely I've used the same ones Linda did, because I loved the vibrancy and combination.
 I also used the little splats mini stamp, and my favourite script (from Clocks 1) randomly and without a block
Focal image is this beauty by Lynne Perella from LPC001 stamped on Paperartsy smoothy paper (not the heavyweight one) and painted with a fine brush using Beach Hut, Tango and Inky Pool, with a hint of Blood Orange, to match the background. Fussy cut round her, leaving a tiny white trim, and stuck to black card and fussy cut again.
Have used 3d foam pads to stick to the canvas, hoping they stay put if  not I'll add some glue later!
LOVED doing this, Linda - thanks for another inspirational work of art.
Entering it to the Paperartsy challenge here 

18 comments:

Deborah Wainwright said...

Oh my Halen this gorgeous. Love the vibrant colours and the way you have mounted the centre piece looks fabxx

Jo said...

Wow, this really sings with those colours, lovely. Jo xx

Miriam said...

Gorgeous work Helen

Julie Ann Lee said...

Wow, Helen! I love the way you've used the colours here! The canvas vibrates with life and colour. I love your central focal image too. That's an LP that I don't have yet! One of the few!!! Great work! Julie Ann xxx

Linda M. Cain said...

Fantastic!!!!!!

PaperArtsy Rubber Stamps said...

How much fun it is to have the option to use bright colours, those frescos look amazing Helen! Love the LP stamp.

Hazel Agnew said...

This is a triumph Helen, certainly on a winning streak!

butterfly said...

What scrumptious depth of colour and so vivid - a fantastic take on Linda's inspiration. Love the stencils you've used (eek, more for the wishlist...). Hope you're having a lovely Sunday.
Alison xx

Jacqui Chimes said...

Gorgeous

Krisha said...

Such an eye catching piece, the colors are beautiful.

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Gorgeous Helen, I love those rich, warm vibrant colours. Fantastic focal image and texture too. Tracy x

sam21ski said...

This looks fabulous, love the colours xxx

Craftyfield said...

Love your take on Linda's canvas, the central image works perfectly and the background colours are scrumptious.

craftytrog said...

Absolutely beautiful! x

isisimaginings.com said...

Helen, it's gorgeous. I love the combination of colours & the stencilling is fab. Love the image too.

massofhair said...

Stunning!!! :-) xxx

Julie Bell said...

Fantastic piece x

craftimamma said...

Wow Helen, this is wonderful! Those colours are fast becoming my current combination and I love how you used them on your background. Lovely colouring of the image too. Totally love the whole piece.

Hugs
Lesley Xx