Monday, July 15, 2013

Sweet Stamps- Anything Goes ArtsyfArtsy

The Sweet Stamps Challenge this week is Anything Goes-ArtsyfArtsy.
  I got ArtsyfArtsy by making a Canvas- this is really my first one- not done in a class.......

  There is a new line of stamps that has just been released at Sweet Stamps- Yep- called ArtsyfArtsy. We had a Facebook release all week- partying there today some more- so stop by for a chance to win some HERE.
    The Sweet Stamps Pintrest Boards include an ArtsyfArtsy board with all of the new releases made up into Projects by the DT- you can see that HERE.
Ok- back to the canvas.......
 I started my 6x8 canvas by applying Gesso.  Next, I added an old book page- that had been crumpled up first- by painting Matte Gel Medium on the canvas and over the paper. Once dry, I spritzed on a little moisture and rubbed off the top layer.

  I made an outline stencil of the Eiffel Tower, and put Light Modeling Paste on the canvas.

  I notched out a square in the center of the tower- like the real one.....

  I took Shades Die Inks (Spots) and tapped them on my palate, then added Gesso to make my paints
 These are the colors I used: French Roast- was the base coat- I added water so the text would not be completely covered, and alas- Pink......- cool......, Latte, In the Pink, Nassau Blue, Mediterranean, Gibraltar (looks Gray, but it gave me green tones too) and Nightfall.
  From thre many Blogs, Pintrest posts and You Tube video's, I see it is all about the layers, so I added a little bit at a time and then came back and added more......  I used Nassau Blue and Bubble wrap, then applied Gesso over it to tone it down. I also discovered if I took a very slightly damp paintbrush over the inks- that would also tone them down.
  I added Creative Inspirations Paints- Antique Silver over the Eiffel Tower and Winter Frost over the corner die cuts and down the Dressing Coat front panel.

 I hope you can see the shimmer............
  The image was stamped on Tissue Paper and added to the panel with Matte Gel Medium before I started dabbing all over with paints.
  The corner flourishes are a Flourish Medallion SweetCuts die cut in half- painted with Nassau Blue + Gesso, then I DTP the Spot to the top- and then painted with CI paint.
 I have every intention to make this neutral- starting with Browns...and to stay away from Pink and Blue....Oh well, guess I will have to make another canvas...another day!

Well, I had a Technique Junkies background (Alcohol Ink Blast) sitting on my desk, so I whipped up a quick ATC too- using the same image:

Here are the Sweet Stamps products I used on my card:
AF10 Parisienne Collage HERE
Bohemian Border HERE - I used portions of this in the blue ink
Decorative Elements- the pink flower and brown swirl images HERE
Flourish Medallion SweetCuts Die HERE
Shades Die Ink Spots- colors noted above HERE
Creative Inspirations Paint- Colors noted above HERE
Black Tuxedo Memento Ink HERE

I hope you will join in the challenge!  You cannot win if you don't play!!!  And, if you use a Sweet Stamps image- you will receive an additional chance to win! The winner is chosen by so everyone has a chance to win!

 We also have a monthly challenge as well- you have a chance to WIN - this month we are using Dryer Sheets on our cards.  I  hope you will come join us for the challenge- it runs for an entire month- from 7/15 thru 8/14- so you have plenty of time to join us.

 Stop by the Sweet Stamps Challenge Blog HERE to see what the rest of the DT has created for the Challenge.

Make it Monday- Always Anything Goes- and a fabulous place to discover some great papercrafters!
Created with Love-- Anything Goes
Sparkle and Sprinkle- Anything but a Card
2 Creative Chicks- 3D
Frilly and Funkie-Summertime
The Artistic Stamper- Ladies Day
613 Ave Create- Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by! Hope to see you at the challenge blog!


kiwimeskreations said...

What a pretty canvas - and you have inspired me on another layer I can add to my altered box project :-)

Denise said...

Wow this canvas is to die for! Love your dimension!
Love and Hugs From another Sweetie

Darlene said...

Jaw-dropping inspiration here!! I am so glad that you took the time and effort to chronicle your work on the canvas! Makes a wonderful tutorial. Your ATC and canvas turned our splendidly! Love all the subtle affects of the colors, textures and layers.

You are one talented artist!! Congratulations on your work!

Stef H said...

holy moly! this is beeeeeee utiful!!! wow. sure doesn't look easy, and i'd never do it, but it's gorgeous!

hugs :)

Anonymous said...

This is so great! Love the background and the simplicity of the stamp.

Chris Hanselman said...

What an unique card. Love it. Thanks for joining our Anything Goes Challenge at Created with Love Challenges.


craftin-dawn said...

Gorgeous canvas! Lovely card! Thanks for joining us this week at Created With Love Challenges for our ANYTHING GOES Challenge!

Roxie said...

Lovely card and the colors on the ATC is outstanding!

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

WOW! This is VERY impressive!

Anne Temple said...

Wow, your canvas is so cool. Love the bright background of the atc too.

Nana said...

Such a lovely canvas. Thanks for linking up over at 2 Creative Chicks

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NanaConnie said...

WOW, Shelly -- absolutely stunning! You nailed that background. Gorgeous.

*Vicki* said...

Hello my friend! :) So happy that you have stopped by to say hello!! are always the queen of techniques!! I love your ideas here and how you've combined them all beautiful for your creation!! Love the french design! HUGS

simply monica said...

Love you stuff especially the ATC love the colors and how it all blends awesome job!

Barbara Bruder said...

What a great and so creative canvas. Your project is awesome!!!Thanks for joining us this month at the Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenges
Barbara - SNSCC Coordinator

Laura said...

SHelly This is STUNNING!! LOOOOVE IT!! You got some beautiful Talent there. TFS

K8 said...

Stunning project you have created!! Lovely colors!! Thank you for join us at Created With Love Challenges this week, hugs Kate (DT)

jimlynn said...

Very artsy indeed!!! Love this canvas. SO LOVELY!

Sandy Fredrick said...

Wow these are stunning. I love the softness of the first card it looks like Parisian painting. The second one is such a contrast with the bright colored background. Two awesome designs!!

Stacey Adams, said...

Ooh-la-la these are FABULOUS!!! I LOVE the colors on the canvas and the pastel watercolor look you created! The bright alcohol ink colors look great too! 2 different looks and both are awesome!

Penny said...

Shelly, this is just a gorgeous canvas--lovely artistic piece. And your card is just as beautiful! Really fun to peruse! :^)
Hugs, Penny

Lady Bug Stampers said...

What a great canvas this is. Love your colors and your design. I just got into altered art and love it. thanks so much for joining us this week at Created with Love Challenges.
Linda D. Dt.
come on over and take a look at the one or two I have on my blog that I did. Thanks for sharing.

Migdalia said...

Vey Beautiful!!!

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Bon Bob’s Delights said...

I absolutely love your canvas!! What a terrific work of art! Great colors!! Beautiful!!

Michele said...

a truly beautiful work of art and a most impressive first canvas! xo

Darlene said...

Awesome job on the canvas Shelly! Love the colors and images used! Thanks for the tutorial ... well done!

~ Kendra ~ said...

What an amazing canvas!! Stunning!!

loz said...

Hello shelly.. Fabulous canvas. Popped over from MIM for a look..Loz

CarlaKH said...

oh my word- totally lvoe this...sooo gorgeous and detailed. Fabulous!

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

What a beautiful canvas you have created here, Shelly. The colors are lovely and the textures are amazing. Your Eiffel Tower came out perfect and that is a gorgeous stamp! It is all totally evocative of summer! So happy to have you joining in the fun with us for our Summertime challenge at Frilly and Funkie!


Margaret said...

Wow!!!!!!!!! This is absolutely stunning! I had no idea you were such an artist. Love seeing how you put it together. You've just blown me away!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

These are amazing!!! You have done wonderful work this week! LOVE them both so much!

Unknown said...

So elegant! Thanks for joining us at Created With Love Challenges this week.

Annette said...

OMG! Your are truly an artist! I really LOVE your work on the canvas! Beautiful!
Hugs Annette

CuteNCrafty Mommy said...

Great project. Always so happy to see everyone having fun in crafting.
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Jacqueline L. Challiss Hill said...

Amazing! You are so ambitious and creative. Love the colors and how you used the newspaper. Wow.

Jennie -The Artistic Stamper said...

Gorgeous! and thank you for joining in The Artistic Stamper Challenge this month :)

Marilyn said...

What a fab canvas Shelly! I haven't been by for awhile so was flipping through to see what you have been doing and I came across this gorgeous piece. Wowsa... !