Friday, 24 August 2012

Sunday Stamper 219 - Steampunk

Apart from entering the Sunday Stampers challenge I set myself another challenge: to decorate a canvas.   I got a couple of canvas boards from The Range,  opted for them as its easier to stamp on something solid.   I'd been toying with entering the Steampunk challenge,  and had a couple of practice runs.   But today was the day!   

First I laid everything out on a piece of copy paper cut to the same size as the canvas (10x8),   then I added some stuff and took away other bits.  Crafts Beautiful came to my rescue, their freebie was some metal sheets,  exactly what I wanted.   I cut some more shapes,  used the metal sheet,  chose my stamps. Then wondered how to colour the canvas,  I could use the sponge,  or paint,  I would have used dylusions if I had any,  so settled for the brayer and some Frayed Burlap from the TH distress ink range.  It worked perfectly,  got exactly the effect I wanted,  which was a splodge in the middle of the canvas. 

In this pic you can see the plain white canvas,  plus some flowers I made, and the embossed metal sheet,  plust some stamping,  which was one long stamp simply cut in half,   well sort of half!  In the end I abandoned the flowers I made and went for the roses,  which a friend kindly sent me (have to get those flower dies.)

So this is how it all came together, used the two silhouette dies of the man and woman,   stamped the lamp post,  also cut the car die.  Then it was a case of arranging everything,  I also used two metal leaves tucked under the roses,  which were versamarked and dunk in perfect pearls.   And there it is,  my first ever craft canvas. 

It was a really enjoyable afternoon,  the time just flew by.  I've got another canvas to fill with something,   and we're in for a rainy bank holiday weekend!     I also started to rearrange things in my bedroom,  I do have a large computer desk,  but never got round to using it for crafting, just need to rearrange things.   Right best get this published and entered.


BJ said...

It is beautiful Cassidy (dare I say not strictly your first canvas as we did the mini canvas SWAP - remember? but the first canvas board I have to agree) The layout is super and the 3D flowers give it depth too. Love it all and well done to enter the challenges. BJ

Candy C said...

This is a very sweet mini canvas. Silhouettes are really in right now...and you've done a nice job with these! Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

Terry said...

Hey there thank you so much for entering the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge with your georgous mini canvas it is a fabulous creation,thank you for sharing, hugs terry xxxx

Hels Sheridan said...

Fab canvas art Cass... great idea to lay it all out on a piece of paper first... mm, never thought of doing that lol Thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper x

Julia S-W said...

Wow, your canvas looks wonderful Cassidy!! I love the way you laid it all out first - what a good tip. I'm more of a plonk it on as and when girl myself (with a little thought!) I hope this will be the first of many pieces you are going to show on challenge blogs - IT BETTER HAD BE OR ELSE I'LL START NAGGING AGAIN!!!!!