Thursday, 5 December 2013

'Walk with the Dreamers' Canvas - Lindy's Stamp Gang Colour Challenge - December 2013





Hi everyone!  Phew December has hit hard here - always seems to sneak up on me!!
  Boy is it a busy time on ALL fronts.  Coupled with computer & internet problems 
I have been sparse online - my apologies.  Too much work required in advance
 at the moment for me to be able to relax & blog hop right now sadly...


You can read more about this challenge HERE.  When you are on the blog just click on the image at the top of the sidebar {like the one above} & it will take you straight to the post too.

  There is a linky tool at the bottom of the post & a "Colour Challenge Info" tab at the top with the rules - all very simple!  There are always AWESOME PRIZES too!!


I got this in at the enth hour because...I was stumped!!  It doesn't usually happen to me but I looked and looked at this image for weeks & nothing came to me ;-p  

The problem was - I do not use these colours - ever! Yet once I got going I created something I LOVE!!  That is why I love being on Design Teams & taking part in challenges!!!


I didn't want to create a scrapbook page as I knew it wouldn't match anything else in any of my albums, and I knew if I created an off-the-page project I'd not be able to put it  anywhere as it wouldn't match any of my home decor...


So I decided that I would make a gift for someone who would love these colours!  I started by finding a free background {by Googling "Pink & Blue Free Backgrounds"} {yes it's all very technical you know...} then saving the image, pulling it into Picasa, adding the text {a famous quote that I LOVE} then printing it out on my Canon Selphy!


I used Golden Hard Molding Paste through a few different Prima stencils, then dried it off using my heat gun, then started misting, using mists & water.  I used Starburst Sprays in Time Travel Teal, Magnolia Magenta Gold & Frozen Jack Frost.  The purple colour was created when the Teal & Magenta mixed!!  SCORE!!!


I also used some Lindy's Stamp Gang GLITTERS on the canvas {just rubbed on with my finger to shine things up a bit} as well as on the wooden Prima feathers used in my embellishment cluster here.  I chose Time Travel Teal, Silver Moon, Steel Shimmer & Brocade.  If you don't have any Lindy's Stamp Gang products you are seriously missing out!  I have NEVER heard anyone talk badly about them - you can shop right HERE!


For the very dimensional dots you see above I used an old piece of foam from my Ranger's Pop Dots {the negative sheet} & just LOVE how it created such deep dots!!  I also used a lovely Ingvild Bolme {for Prima} resin bridge, which I rubbed over with glitter too.  I sealed everything except the flowers & peacock feathers with Gel Medium.


To embellish I used some Prima flowers, wood embellishments & clear plastic pebbles.  From my friend Mitra in the States I used a silver doily & some genuine peacock feathers.  I made this canvas for my friend Keren Tamir in Canada because I think the colours are perfect for her {yes a little bright perhaps but she knows that's "me"!} & because I also think that she will LOVE the quote!!  We have been through a lot together 'behind the scenes' & I hope she will ♥ this as much as I ♥ her :)




22 comments:

Keren Tamir said...

Before reading that this was for me, I knew you meant me because I love bright colours especially in the blue hues and because I love the quote of course. it is so true and I'm so happy that we get to walk along each other's paths. I'm truly happy to consider you my friend and I thank you every day not only for this beautiful gift but for the beautify soul that you are and that you chose to walk along with me and hold my hand when I needed you.
xoxox
thank you!! I love it!!

Keren Tamir said...

and I meant beautiful soul not beautify soul. spell correcting device always switches things around lol

Tusia Lech said...

Gorgeous project! And wonderful palette :)

Lynette said...

Wow...such gorgeous texture that I want to reach out and touch it. It is going to make somebody very happy.

Bellaidea said...

I like this color combo a lot and I think you made a beautiful canvas!

Lynn said...

This is such a beautiful gift for such a beautiful lady! Keren is so sweet and true. The quote is something I am going to save, it speaks to the soul. I love that you challenged yourself with these colors. It's beautifully done by a wonderful person!

Linda Eggleton said...

Absolutely beautiful, Helen...the textures & colours look amazing, and the quote you've used is the perfect finishing touch. It is obvious between the words of both yourself & Keren that you have formed a lovely friendship together...which is just one of the things that I love about this crafting hobby we all love so much, the many friendships that are born, even from the other side of the world!. Enjoy your gift Keren!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

How sweet of you to make this for Keren!! I am sure she will love it!! This is gorgeous!! I loveeeeeeeeee the colors and that bridge!!!!!

Wilma Voermans said...

I just love the color combo this month, completly over the top, yes!! You made a beautiful project, a clever idea!!

Sandi Smith said...

So very beautiful helen...you definitely rocked the palette and Keren is lucky to have such a sweet friend!

Lizzy Hill said...

Well, all I can say is I'm glad you were stuck, cost this is one inspiring, original, amazing & all-time fave OTPer for me. Despite those purple tones!!!! STUUUNING:):):)

Val Thorpe said...

Keren is a very lucky lady.:D What a beautiful canvas and I love that quote too. I have just got hold of some of these mists... lets see what I can do with them.

Elaine coustley said...

So beautiful. I truly love it . i will attempt to do what you did & Google free backgrounds & have a play . Thank you for the inspiration.x

Margaret Mifsud said...

Wow!!! Helen this is such a beautiful piece and Keren is a very lucky lady to be receiving it. You obviously share a very special friendship together and I think that is beautiful too. Love the colours, love the texture and that quote really does speak to the soul as Lynn said. This canvas is absolutely stunning!!! oxox

Evgenia Petzer said...

love the texture!!! so gorgeous!

Debbie L Gregory said...

Gorgeous, I just keep saying the same, such beautiful vibrant colors. I love this combination, its jewels on the page. Im positive your friend will adore this.

Sabrina said...

Your layout is exquisite!!

Lynnda said...

Another beautiful piece !! Im 100% sure Keren will love this!!! Shes lucky duck!... hugs..x

sandi said...

Wow!!!!!!!! This is stunning and the texture is fabulous!

yyam said...

It is beautiful. Love the colours and textures. :)

Denise van Deventer said...

Stunning! These cool colours and the stencilling are fabulous! Really awesome!

Eila Sandberg said...

There is just one thing missing from your canvas and it would be more perfect than perfect gets - butterflies! :)) These colours are beautiful and vibrant, just as Keren. Wonderful quote for a wonderful lady! You have such a generous giving heart Helen, bless you. xoxox