Saturday, 17 November 2012
Stampbord Crafty Individuals' Canvas
I made this canvas using the gorgeous new collage Christmas stamp from Crafty Individuals CI 369. You can see all the new products here. I wanted to create a snowy woods scene where the woman has gone out to pick her Christmas tree. I wanted the main focus to be the stampbord piece, which I embossed in black. I used the main image in the centre and text from CI 257 going in different directions around the edge, masking off as I went. I coloured it with distress inks in Iced Spruce, Festive Berries, and Shabby Shutters and then coloured the woman with a paint brush with a brown hat, Tattered Rose for her face, and Pine Needles for the tree.
I covered the canvas with tissue paper which had a pattern of fir trees and a little girl dancing on a frozen pond, then covered this with Distress Stain in Picket Fence. At this point I had intended to do loads of inking, stamping and embellishing but I was so pleased with the stampbord piece and I liked it against the snowy white background so I kept it quite plain.You can still see the trees peeking through. I am trying not to get carried away, as I know I have that tendency. So I embossed some trees from CI 257 in black ep, and some snowflakes from the Rudolf stamp CI 332, and added them with gel medium.
I did go mad with embellishing the ornament within the collage stamp though, with some pearls and gem stones - well, it would be rude not to!
Posted by Lucy Edmondson at 10:33
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Loving your canvas, you are so right to keep it uncluttered as its perfect as it is Lucy, xxReplyDelete
Beautiful Lucy and I love your idea behind it. Very tempted by the new stamp and really like what you did with it. xReplyDelete
Lucy, Love this canvas! The stampboard with the collaged images is so appealing and I do love the blinged ornament! Have a great weekend!ReplyDelete
Lovely, Christmasy canvas, Lucy--I totally thought you painted those little trees!ReplyDelete
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I adore this Lucy especially that it is not packed to the gunnels with lots of Christmas embellishments and the colouring is perfect - soft and feminine and so originalReplyDelete
I've just been catching up with all of your beautiful projects. Sorry I haven't visited in so long, I hope all is well with you.
Very pretty! Love it!ReplyDelete
Wow this looks great!!ReplyDelete
Oooh pretty, pretty!ReplyDelete