Monday, January 11, 2016

The Future is Bright

I really love it when things come together creatively. I made a mixed media canvas that was inspired by a combination of three challenges for differing aspects.  The copious amounts of Tim Holtz products comes from the Something New challenge at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog. New and cracked open for the first time for this canvas were the Pocket Cards, the Thinlet distressed background die, and the Gumdrops. The colours and bits of glitter and jewels were inspired by the Get Your Sparkle On gorgeous January mood board at Berry71bleu.  Lastly, the elements of time... clocks, calendars, and the butterfly were inspired from the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge #20 Time Flies.





Supplies: Tim Holtz - Distress Inks, Distress paint, Stickles, Glue N' seal (Ranger), Distressed background die and Garden Greens die (Sizzix), Urban Grunge script stamp, Life's Possiblities clock stamp, Perspectives butterfly stamp (Stampers Anonymous), Symphony text washi tape, Ideology Pocket Cards, Newsprint Alpha Parts, Crinkle Ribbon, Word Bands, Philosophy Tags, Gumdrops (Advantus), Kraft Core Nostalgic Collection 11 (Core'dinations), canvas (MultiCrafts), gesso (Liquitex), clear emboss powder (CTMH), cardstock and staples (misc.)


It is really neat how these all worked together and are realized in this canvas creation. That is one of the things I like about challenges. The push you to go beyond your norm. Here are some close up detail photos.




You can see that there are multiple layers, starting with the gessoed die cut pieces and washi tape. Then, a Distress Inks colour layer and splatters. Next, Distress Ink stamping and lastly, the multi layering of paper and other embellishments.




For oodles of eye candy, check out each of the challenges by clicking on their respective icons.



Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog      


TTFN,


17 comments:

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous canvas Cassandra! the whole design of this is so pretty! LOVE it :-)

thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge
luv
Lols x x x

Barbara Schiassi said...

So beautiful work! I love it, ! Every detail is wonderful! thanks for sharing with us this week on Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge blog! Barbarayaya

Andrea Ockey Parr said...

I had to swing by and tell you how much I enjoyed this project! Your canvas is so full of hope and optimism for the new year. I thought it was so clever of you to include so many references to a new start such as the calendars and the clocks. The color palette is GORGEOUS, too, and I adore the way you added the ribbon as a horizontal visual element. You did an amazing job here and I'm so glad you shared your talents with us here at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!

Monique Liedtke said...

So beautiful!!! You're sooo clever!!

Maura Hibbitts said...

gorgeous canvas!

ßeulah ßee said...

Nice! Really enjoy the sentiments, too.

Cathy said...

Wonderful canvas, Cathy x

Team Clark said...

How very beautiful! Congrats on your spotlight at SSS!

Päivi said...

Beautiful canvas! Thanks for joining us att Berry71Bleu January challenge

Lisa H said...

Beautiful colors and elements! I just love this canvas. Thank you for sharing it with us at Mixed Media Monthly. =)

Karen Crossen said...

Wonderful canvas! Love all the colors and layers! Thank you so much for playing with us at The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!!

Denise van Deventer said...

A gorgeous canvas and I really love that shimmery butterfly! A super sentiment too and I know you will spread your wings and fly! ;-) Thanks ever so much for playing along with us at Berry71Bleu! ;-)

Rachel said...

this is really really beautiful. love your time flies canvas! Thank you so much for playing with the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!

-Rachel
rwkrafts.com

Tusia Lech said...

I love the quote! Wonderful take on. Thank you for playing along with us at Berry71Bleu!

Julia Kissel said...

Very beautiful work!Thank you for playing along with us at Berry71Bleu!

wiosanka said...

Beautiful creation!
Thank You for playing with us at Berry71Bleu this month :-)

Virág Réti said...

Very good colour choice and I love the feeling of the whole layout. Thank you for playing with Berry71Bleu.