Saturday, 21 December 2013

'Be Glad of Life' Canvas - Lindy's Stamp Gang CHA 2014 Canvas

Hi there everyone!  I completed this canvas a while ago & it is winging it's way to the USA
 at the moment! It is my first CHA project ever!!  Being an international designer means
 one doesn't have the same opportunities to create for CHA as one would in the States unfortunately.  The postage time usually means that new product can't get to me then
 back again in time to show off timeously.  Lindy's Stamp Gang is so efficient however, 
that the new releases are sent to me the very day they are completed so I get to
 create with smoking hot new product - it is a dream come true!

I got to create with the VICTORIAN BOUQUET 
set, available for purchase HERE.

Lindy's Stamp Gang has a Christmas Sale on right now too!
20% off - watch the video below for details!!

LSG also have an awesome PINTEREST competition
running at the moment, see their Facebook Page for details!

I created an 8 x 12 inch canvas for one of my oldest online friends Agnieszka Bellaidea.
{Once it has been displayed at CHA of course!  Sorry my friend you have to wait a bit!!}

I used the gorgeous 11 inch Florabella frame from 2Crafty Chipboard,
as well as the Cherry Blossom, which I have cut up & placed at both
the top & bottom of the Florabella frame.

I embossed the chipboard with LSG Embossing Powder in 
Geranium Coral Blush after first painted the chipboard with 
Glass Bead Gel from Golden.  Lastly I rubbed over with gesso.

For the centre I used a vintage doily mask from my sweet friend
Mitra in the States, together with Hydrangea Blue Mauve Magical
mixed in with some Molding Paste from Golden.

I also used a 6" Prima Damask Mask as well as various Prima
flowers & alphas {all sealed with gel medium so they don't 
fall off!} plus metal & bling embellishments from PaperVine.

The sentiment I chose for my canvas for Agnieszka is a quote
from Henry Van Dyke, which I think really suits her personality!

"Be Glad of Life for it gives you the chance to Love 
and to Work and to Play and to Look up at the Stars"

Her pragmatic nature is often my voice of reason


Desire Fourie said...

A stunning piece of art Helen. The vibrant colouring is eye catching and I love the inspirational wording.
Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

Sue Marrazzo said...

Nice work,
Thanks for sharing...experimenting is fun!

Lizzy Hill said...

Congrats on the CHA gig!!! Lucky you being able to play with such wonderful goodies:):) Such vibrance - amazing, Helen:):)

Val Thorpe said...

CHA huhh? How cool is that... This is a beautiful canvas and I like these mists... much more vibrant than the moonshadows I got.

Evgenia Petzer said...

Gorgeous one!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

YAY for it heading to CHA!! I love love love this!! LOVING the colors!!!!!!!

Bellaidea said...

First -congratulations on your CHA show!!!I know people will love it there!
Second - I can not believe I will have this wonderful canvas at home!
I also can not believe you made it for me!
Thank you so much!

Margaret Mifsud said...

Woot!! Woot!! Congrats on your fisrt CHA show!! How exciting for you!! Everyone is going to love this project Helen!! Absolutley gorgeous!! Loooove the colours, totally stunning!! You do these canvases so well!! ox

Chantal Vandenberg said...

So awesome! This is such a great project, worthy to be displayed proudly! :)

Lynnda said...

Beautiful piece of Art Helen!... Congrats its heading to CHA!!! you are amazing! Merry Christmas and Happy new year to you and family Helen!... hugs...x

Denise van Deventer said...

Gorgeous canvas and so super that it's on it's way to CHA! Congrats and definitely so awesome! ;-)

Marjie Kemper said...

Wow, this is one I would so love to see in person... incredible texture, Helen!

sandi said...

What a neat looking canvas Helen! So much texture!

Eila Sandberg said...

Hope you've asked Keren to photograph this masterpiece in the LSG booth at CHA! These colours are like jewels, so so very beautiful. Love the quote! so perfectly capturing Ags. Me thinks this canvas is absolutely G-O-R-G-E-O-U-S!! XOXO