Sunday, 1 July 2012

Chunky canvas and some happy news :0)

Hello my crafty friends, Hope you're enjoying the weekend. I've been playing............


 I took a chunky canvas, and book page and tore it up to cover the canvas. That page has disappeared under many layers of paints, sprays, dimensional paste, glitter and tissue paper.


Now it looks like this:0). The butterfly's have been stamped onto tissue and painted then added to the canvas. I love how there was no loss of stamping detail. I'm a little obsessed with chunky canvasses lately and love it when I'm able to take the image around the whole of the canvas. So when it's hanging up on the wall I can see some of the design from any angle! That makes me  happy  LOL!





I do have some brilliant news to share :0) I have been given a month to play with Stampotique stamps, how lucky is that??? A whole month as a Guest Designer , I could hardly believe it when Kim invited me, Yippee, I was so pleased! My first offering will be on Wednesday next week. Then at the Challenge blog for the next week. Hope I don't mess up :{

The Craft Barn Extravaganza was fab yesterday and I hope to be able to go again today. Loads of inspiration and gorgeous crafting. I was really lucky and met up with Giovanna from Scrap in Progress and Sarn from Stamping for pleasure, what fun we had :0)
So thank you for joining me today, I hope you have a great week and enjoy some tennis and maybe some strawberries, Gay xxx

 I used,
Chunky canvas
Crafters workshop mask
Translucent dimensional paste
Fresco paints
Stampendous Butterflies clear stamps

37 comments:

Stamps and Paper said...

Gay this is stunning..love your gorgeous colours and lovely use of stamps

Anne

Suzi B said...

Gorgeous canvas Gay...love it. I should be doing a Steampunk canvas for my local craft shop exhibition...it has to be in by 8th July! nothing done yet! lol but I might pinch your idea covering it first with paper.
Congratulations on the Stampotique guest DT spot...I look forward to seeing your projects... you never mes up!
suzi b xx

Cath Wilson said...

Lovely work, Gay - love those flutterbies and, like you, I love it when designs go 'over the edge' and continue... wonderful. Congratulations on your Guest Designer month, too - look forward to seeing what you create x

Valerie said...

Absolutely stunning Gay! I'm blown away by the dimensional text and those gorgeous butterflies:) Sounds like you're having an amazing crafty weekend!
Val x

Fleur said...

This is gorgeous, so pretty. Congratulations on your guest spot ~ well deserved
HUGZ Fleur xXx

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Morning Gay . . .oh yes! we had a great time yesterday, watching demo's, chatting and a little bit of shopping! The time just flew by.

This canvas is stunning. I absolutely love all the texture and colours. You're so CLEVER and TALENTED, I'm not surprised to hear you've been snapped up as a Guest Designer.

CONGRATULATIONS.

Hugs
Sarn xxx

Sue said...

This is fabulous Gay, a little bit of sunshine (on a very cloudy day lol)

Sasha said...

Fabulous Gay! Those butterflies look amazing! Love the texture, too. Congratulations! on your GD spot...so well deserved x

craftattack said...

Beautiful canvas, and have fun at stampotique! Valerie

Willy said...

Fabulous canvas, Gay! I'm sure you will be a great GD!!

Evil Edna said...

wow! that it is wonderful and huge congrats for the design team.EE

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Gorgeous creation Gay with a romantic feel. The butterflies are so vibrant. I wish I could sit down beside you to see what you did to create it :) Congrats on your DT Guest post, have fun ! Looking forward to seeing your designs, Shirleyx

Anne said...

This looks like you have been having too much fun1 It is such a happy, colourful piece! I love butterflies and you have reall captured the glamour, beuty and movement of them with this! Bravo! Well done on your guest designer role, may your month be full of inky dreams! have fun!

Karin said...

wow i love it! And i can't wait to see what you are going to create for the stampotique blog, i love those stamps!

lisa said...

This is just stunning, Gay. I love the butterflies and how they are flying off the sides and that raised text is amazing. You are so talented.
Congrats on your GD spot, truly well deserved and yesterday sounds lots of fun.
Hugs Lisax

Suze Bain said...

Gay, I am so chuffed for you, I know you love all those quirky Stampotique characters! Gorgeous canvas, loving those butterflies and the textured sentiment. See ya. xx

Mrs.B said...

Gay this is fabulous, love the texture of the script, beautiful colours and images.
Congreats on the GDT spot.
Avril xx

Netty said...

smashing canvas Gay and congratulations on being GD contributor for Stampotique. Annette x

Cheryl said...

oh wow this is just amazing Hun the detail is just fantastic hugs Cherylxxxxxx

Gio said...

Congraaaaats! And you even didn't tell me!!

You and Sandra made my day yesterday :-)

Dotty Jo said...

And my jaw has just hit the deck yet again! Great news about your GDT - what a stampsers dream. This canvas has just blown me away, its just perfect. Could you beam some creative vibes my way please???? My mojo is snoozing... Jo x

Dee said...

Hi Gay, what a lovely design using canvas, I dooo luv butterflies... they're like a magnet to me...
Great news about you joining stampotique as a guest, I'll look forward to popping over during the next couple of weeks.... Dee x

Linda said...

WOW! Congratulations, i'm very happy for you :-)) great news.
And the canvas is super, wow,those vibrant colors of the butterfly's magnificent!

Debbie said...

this is beautiful! I love the dimensional lettering!

Jane said...

Lovely to see you on Saturday Gay!!
Your canvas is beautiful and congratulationss on being Guest Designer!!!

Linda R said...

Oh my stars girly.. I am just loving your canvas. It is gorgeous. Such wonderful texture. And I just love butterflies.. So pretty!!

Hugs~

Zippy said...

Wow this is amazing! Love the colours and butterfly! Congratulations on your guest designer month! Xxx

Samantha Elliott said...

Wow! Gay that canvas is stunning. Well Done. And congratulations on your DT spot. Looking forward to seeing what you will get up to!
xx

Basement Stamper said...

Beautiful canvas piece, love the texture you have added on it.

Silvia(Barnie) said...

You've created a wonderful chunky piece, looks fabulous. Congrats on your GD month, well deserved :)

Carla said...

beautiful canvas

baileyrosy.com said...

What a chunky piece of art, super, love the texture and dimension , great stamping and the tissue paper is a defo must have.\
Marie

Emily Leiphart said...

Wow, you are just amazing, Gay! You can do anything! I love all the muted colours and textures on this block. What a gorgeous piece of art to treasure always!

Carol Q said...

congrats on being guest designer. love your canvas!

Vicky Hayes said...

Sounds like you had a lovely time at the extravaganza Gay and I'm thrilled to bits to hear your news! Have a wonderful time as guest designer! Your canvas today is a real work of art - I really want to touch it! Vicky x

craftimamma said...

What a fabulous canvas. I love the dimensional, textured script and those beautifully coloured butterflies. Gorgeous piece of work that would grace anyone's wall.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Darnell J Knauss said...

Congratulations, Gay! You'll not mess up; they're lucky to have you!!