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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:

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

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  2. 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

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  3. 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

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

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

    xx

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  6. 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

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

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  8. 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

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

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

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

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  12. 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

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  13. I absolutly LOVE this Alison!

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

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

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

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

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

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  19. 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

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

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  21. 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!

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  22. 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

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  23. 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

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  24. 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 :-)

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

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

    Luv CHRISSYxx

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

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  28. 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

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

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

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  31. 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.

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

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

    Shelby

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

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  35. 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

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  36. 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

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  37. 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

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  38. 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!!!

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  39. 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

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

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

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  42. Scrumptious! I love everything about this beautiful canvas.

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

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  44. 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

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  45. 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

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  46. 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

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  47. 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

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  48. 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

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  49. 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

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  50. 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

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

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

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

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Thank so much for taking the time to stop by. It's lovely to hear what you think - every comment is so much appreciated.