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Tuesday, 5 February 2013

Dream Big

Hello, thanks so much for stopping by today.  I'm offering up a canvas created just for fun today...       And I really did have so much fun with this one!

It's created on a canvas board (10 x 8 inches), so it's a nice hard surface for working on, as well as being inexpensive, so there's no great pressure to "get it right".  So I basically messed around with my favourite paints and inks and stamps and stencils and pastes and tapes, and here's what I ended up with.


All my current usual suspects are here as ingredients...






Fresco paints (mainly the turquoises!) - check.


















Vintage Photo and Gathered Twigs DIs - check.











Texture paste applied through a stencil - check.















Stencilling with paint - check.












Tissue tape - check.  Torn and inked.













The gorgeous wooden flourishes from Crafty Emblies - check.













Stamping - check.  PaperArtsy numbers and letters providing some texture.















Some pale hessian burlap from The Funkie Junkie Boutique.










And there are some new toys and technique try-outs here too...




Finally I've cracked open my WordPlay die - I'm in love!


Music paper, Vintage Photo DI and Versamagic chalk ink.




Had a proper go at trying to make detailed roses with the Tattered Flowers die.














Book pages, Versamagic chalk ink highlights...






... and a couple of coats of spray varnish to protect them slightly.





And my new Inkssentials white gel pen from eclectic Paperie got its first little chance to come out and play, adding detail to the painty stencilling of the Tando Distorted Hive mask.
















Thanks so much for stopping by to play today...  I'm also over at Artistic Outpost with a project today (here's a little sneak peek), so if you've time to hop on by, that would be wonderful!  Happy Tuesday, all...

You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.
C.S. Lewis

The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
Eleanor Roosevelt

I'm entering this in the following:
The Vintage Stamping Challenge, sponsored by Flonzcraft, is playing with Blues, Browns & Beige
Craft-room Challenge would like us to Make Your Own Embellishments - I've made the flowers and the lettering
With the pale burlap coming from The Funkie Junkie Boutique, I'm entering it into the Sunday Share over at Frilly and Funkie
Simon Says Stamp are having an Anything Goes week, so I'm joining the multitudes there too

54 comments:

Netty said...

Beautiful canvas, great colours and design. Loving your quote also. Have a goodly week, hugs Annette x

Francesca said...

Looks great, love the use of the torn out pages, I have loads to use up from my big book effort. have a good day. Francesca

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Hi Alison, isn't it great to create just for fun. I can see you had great fun in making this piece, torn tape, fantastic roses, texture, paste, natural fibres; what more could a girl want. A wonderful mixed media piece that just needs stroking. Tracy x

Lisa M said...

I would love to sit and watch you work! This is beautiful. :)

Sophie said...

Meine Güte, was ist das wieder für eine fantastische Arbeit.
Der Hintergrund beeindruckt mich sehr.
Wunderschön, Alison.

xx

pearshapedcrafting said...

Some mess about you had there!l Looks as though you really enjoyed yourself and what a gorgeous canvas you've created! So many lovely details to look at!
Chrisx

Sarah said...

All ingredients present and accounted for...add a little Alison magic and you get a visual and tactile delight.

Rita said...

What great fun you must have had watching your creation come to life. I love every aspect of it Alison and the vivid colours too. Enjoy your Day. Hugs Rita xx

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wow, such a fantastic card, great use of the colors. Love the shabby look. Thanks for joining us at FlonzCraft Vintage Stamping Challenges.

Suzanne B aka brookfies said...

Such wonderful texture and detailing. To say it is stunning ..is not enough! Wishes, Suzanne

Gio said...

This is so lovely, bright and inspiring, Alison. It looks like you have very fun at doing it!

Annie said...

Stunning canvas with so much to look at and such detail x love the colours too.

That word die is so fab. Gorgeous flowers Alison

TFS and off to have a closer look at your sneak peek

Crafty hugs Annie x

Krisha said...

I absolutly LOVE this Alison!

House of Bears said...

Wow, this looks wonderful, those flowers are something else. Well done. It's maybe one of our favourites of your makes.

Buttons said...

Lots of lovely texture and I adore those newspaper flowers. Another work of art! Hugs, Jenny x

Rosie said...

Oooh, Alison, your canvas is so very beautiful, I love it

sam21ski said...

WOW Gorgeous work Alison xxx

inkypinkycraft said...

Gorgeous colours, gorgeous textures and lovethose flowers!! Another yummy make !
Hugs trace. X
Your AO make was fab too! Trace x

Paper Profusion said...

How fabulous Alison! Stunning artwork. Of all the yummy elements my fave is those gorgeous musical letters. Nicola x

Dorthe said...

A very wonderful piece, in your beautiful favorite colours, and filled with so many things to study. I am in love with your roses, and all the bits of paint and paper added.
So beautiful dear Alison.
xo, Dorthe

May said...

Gorgeous piece Alison...Fabulous background & those flowers are fantastic... Love all the fabby texture... Hugs May x x x

Astrid Maclean said...

Gorgeous canvas Alison, and I have to say, much of what you included certainly belongs to my favourites too! Specially love the roses you made, they look fantastic and so glad you got some time to just play!

Ria Gall said...

What a stunning canvas, this is stunning and for something that was fun for you has turned out to be something beautiful for us to look at. LOVE LOVE LOVE IT
Ria

Redanne said...

Wow Alison, this is fabulous. I thought you would love your Word Play die (love mine too). The colour, the hessian, the stamping - so many gorgeous things to look at. I really love this piece..... A x

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

It shows your fun, making this canvas, Alison...great colours,layering...it is fun to see, but also sooooo creative.
Nice nice nice!

greetings, Alie :-)

Kjersti said...

A great canvas Alison, you must have had fun with it - all those beautiful techniques!
Have a wonderful week!
Hugs Kjersti:)

Chrissy said...

Another Masterpiece Alison, imagine the whole hallway lined with your beautiful canvases...love the turquoise and textures...gorgeous.

Luv CHRISSYxx

Debi said...

Alison, you never cease to amaze me, your stunning creations just keep coming! Debi x

Samantha Elliott said...

Gorgeous canvas Alison. Lovely roses and I do like the font!
Was thinking of you earlier - my Funkie Junkie order arrived today. Quandrey though - three stamp sets only enough sticky foam for one! Decisions Decisions! Hope the craft shop have some tomorrow!
xx

Keren Tamir said...

fantastic texture on this project and those are my favourite colors!!

Kate said...

The texture, roses and color is all beautiful! I become more and more inspired by every piece you create. So lovely!

Nan G said...

Oh my! Love it! One can tell you had fun creating this piece. The details are amazing and so beautiful! Have to look into getting the wordplay die those letters are fab. I'm off to AO to see what you've posted there.

Lisa S. said...

This is fantastic Alison! I love the design and the burlap is a really neat backdrop for your sentiment. Super inspiration!

Shelby said...

As always, your creativity just rocks. Love all of the combination of textures and colors. Beautiful

Shelby

Anke said...

WOW WOW WOW Alison absolutely stunning, I love your canvas.

chrissies said...

A beautiful canvas Alison and so nice that you have done it just for fun and the colours you love so much. The book page flowers look amazing.

Best Wishes Chrissie xxx

brenda said...

A craft after my own heart Alison, when it doesn't go quite right it makes a piece even better.

You have a created fabulous texture an infusion of colours is a fabulous.

Thanks so much sharing with us. This had FlonzCraft Vintage Stamping challenges.

B x

die amelie said...

Had to hop over from my skiing holiday so to not miss anything on your blog... this is absolutely lovely, Alison. And totally YOU in every little bit that is to find in that awesome canvas full of gorgeous tender detail!

Hugs,

Claudia xx

Anita Houston said...

Fabulous Canvas!!! I don't know how you manage the time! Love the texture and the added element, especially the sentiment bits! LOVED the AA piece...stunning and so so vintage...oh the corrugated gets me every time!!!

Claire said...

What a stunning canvas, I love the colours and all the depth you've created with so many different techniques. All the details are stunning, those roses are so beautiful and I love your new dies. Thanks so much for joining us at Flonzcraft Vintage Stamping Challenges this month
Claire xx

Kelly Foster said...

Wow, what an amazing canvas!!! Gorgeous!!

Janny Jager 't Hooft said...

Amazing canvas Alison .
Great colors and texture
Love every detail very very much.
Greetings Janny

Marjie Kemper said...

Scrumptious! I love everything about this beautiful canvas.

Bärbel said...

Ein sehr beeindruckendes Projekt, Alison, diese Leinwand mit ihrer wunderbaren Gestaltung und den schönen Farben gefällt mir sehr gut!
Liebe Grüße.

toni said...

Gorgeous canvas Alison,lovely colours and textures and your fine eye for detail! I'm having a very lucky day, with a fabulous win at EP and a random draw win over at Happy Daze, that old box has done me proud, look out for the postman x

Julia S-W said...

Beautiful tactile canvas Alison. I too love my wordplay and tattered floral dies. Now that I've started to make flowers, I simply can't stop! I do love your flowers made from the text and the spray is a great idea to seal them - must remember that one.
Juliaxx

Maria said...

I love this! So many different textures and elements, your tattered floral flowers are beautiful, and I love what you've done with the letters, not to mention the fabulous background. You look like you've had a lot of fun with this, I love your style. Thanks for sharing such a lovely creation with us in our Handmade Embellishments challenge over at the Craft-Room. Maria xxxxx

Chris said...

Gorgeous Alison and iI know its refreshing to create with no agenda and just see what happens.

I love your colours and all the wonderful textures and details, the letters and flowers are so pretty. X

Zoe Sanderson said...

Sensational Canvas board is great to work on isn't it? Your creativity just flows of it. Thank you for sharing with us at Craft-Room Challenge XOXO Zoe

Shirl said...

Oh my if that's messing around with your fave inks then I am going to have to practise more. Your canvas is stunning Alison.

Thank you for sharing with us at Vintage Stamping Challenges.

Hugs Shirley x x

craftimamma said...

Oh my Alison, you've done it again! Another stunning piece of art with pretty colours and beautiful elements all combined perfectly. Love those flourishes and all the texture. Great roses you made ..... one of my favourite things to do!

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Yvonne Garner said...

What a joy to savor your joy in creating! Thank you for sharing Alison. Best wishes, Yvonne

craft-roomjulia said...

Simply stunning, I adore this. Thank you so much for joining us at Craft Room Challenge and good luck with the draw. Julia xxx

hazel said...

A wonderful canvas, I love the colours and the flowers are fab. Thank you for joining us at Craft-Room Challenge.
xxx Hazel.