Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Inspired by the great artists!

This is my first make as a visiting artist at Gingersnap Creations.
The Chestnut Theme Challenge this month is famous painters. A few months back I bought a rubberstamp plate from Creative Expressions called Vintage Artist. The Michelangelo sentiment from this plate is my inspiration for the canvas I've made for the challenge. 
First I had white Gesso on my canvas, then added molding paste to create texture, this had to dry before I added one vintage crocheted dolie from my findings the other day. I covered most of this with Claudine Hellmuth multi-medium - matte. I left it to dry overnight. The next day I added different blue Distress Ink with minimister. When this was dry I added all my elements with the same multi medium. I've used vintage bookpage, images from Crafty Individuals and Alphastamps, Vintage ephemera from Hot off the press. I've also used some gold leaf and white Basic Grey transfers. And of course my stamped sentiment from Michelangelo.
This is my first Canvas and it was great fun. 
For me paper challenges is all about having fun and try out new things, this way I learn and develop my skills, hopefully getting better. 
For me Gingersnap Challenges is a great place to play, please join the fun.


  1. Utrolig stilig lerret! Digger den tøybiten eller hva det er, ga en knallflott tekstur! Herlig med alle småbildene og så stilig farge!

    Ha en flott dag!

  2. This is absolutely gorgeous!! I had to come for a visit to see how you put this beautiful canvas together.... It's amazing that this is your first one ever. I'm so glad you are our visiting artist this month at Gingersnap!

  3. This is gorgeous hun, love that blue and the images are fab! Jo x

  4. WOW!!! - dette var jo råstilig!!!
    Så moro det må ha vært å kreere dette!

    Ha en flott onsdag!

  5. What a wonderful canvas. I love the way you put all the details together and the colours are amamzing, so fibrant.

  6. Your canvas is breathtaking - thanks so much for joining us this month!

  7. What a gorgeous canvas!!!! It a work of art! I love the colors, the images, the textures. Fabulous!!!

  8. i love the color and texture -- you've done a fantastic job!!

  9. oh WOW♥WOW♥WOW!!!!!!!!!!

    ok, i *think* i might be speechless. first time in 46 years. YIKES!

    this is quite literally breath-taking and completely fabulous; the only thing that slightly worries me is now i desperately want to make something for this challenge and i don't know if i will have time ...ARRRGGH! but seriously i want to get all my messy supplies out RIGHT NOW and it's all because of ♥YOU♥ amazing missus!!!


I want to thank every single one of you for taking the time to comment on my work, it's much appreciated!!

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