Dec 13, 2015

Make Your Own Background

Make Your Own Background
is our latest challenge at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.

I had some serious fun with this one!
Shirley (industrious leader at FSC) and I had a rare Skype-crafting session where we just played and got messy.  Good ol' fashioned fun.
And this canvas is the result.  My first one!  
You can see Shirl's project here.

It is so funny when people are creating together and then what they come up with are poles apart.  
We all see this when we do classes or workshops.  And this is exactly what happened this time.
Thanks was so much fun!  It just goes to show that you can work around time zones...that anything is possible if you want it to be.  I can't wait to do it again.

Inspiration for this is from a recent day of workshops with Finnibair who is on tour in Australia and New Zealand at the moment.
Luckily she was touring within a few hours of where I live and couldn't resist the opportunity to go and play.

My canvas has lots of layers in the background, and even more on the top.
Finally the idea of layers is starting to make sense to

The background has dimension from modeling paste, ribbon, paper and hessian.
And the top is just anything I could lay my hands on really.
Maybe I went a little over-board with the shimmer spray...well, why not!  It was sooo much fun!!!

It isn't a work of art, more like a 'work-of-fun'.
All in all, I am more than happy with how my early attempts at working on a canvas has gone and I am keen to give it a go again real soon...especially as I am now on Summer holidays!
I love this stamp set and am keen to experiment some more with it.

The stamps were bought on the day and worked beautifully on this canvas. 
They were stamped onto tissue paper and then placed where I thought they should go.

I have learnt that canvas's aren't that scary after all (most of the time).  

The girls at FSC have come up with some inspiring and very different versions on the theme this time.
Please pop on over and check out the awesomeness of their creativity,
 be inspired, and maybe join in our fun.
Flonzcraft are our sponsors this fortnight and have a generous $20 gift voucher up for grabs,
there are spotlights and a top 3 as well.

Stamping must be the focal point on your project!



Shirley Chillman said...

Love, love, love it. I am definitely getting more spray inks for the next time.

Everything looks all floaty and mystical plus the way the light shines around her is amazing. Going to check out those stamps as well.

Thanks for a brill time and also giving me the confidence to get messy ... lol.

Speak soon x x

Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x

rachel said...

this is awesome Dot - i adore it - texturally beautiful! Hugs rachel x

Mrs.B said...

This is such a fabulous canvas and you can tell you enjoyed the process. Love how you've built up the textures and embellishments - looks like you didn't forget to fly with this one.
Avril xx

Pamellia Johnson said...

Wow Dots, I am blown away by this one!! What a whirlwind of magical colours, textures and elements! So shimmery and gorgeous, I want to reach in and touch it!! hugs :)

Caro´s kreative Welt said...

WOW WOW WOW, this is absolutely beautiful. Great!!!
Greets Carola

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

What a stunning canvas Dot. It sounds like you had a wonderful time Skyping with Shirley and you've both produced such amazing works of art. Thank you for your lovely welcome and for the kind comments that you left on my blog. I'm so happy to be joining your team. x

danisart said...

wow i love your finnibair style!!! It looks fantastic!!!

butterfly said...

Oh my word - what an absolute showstopper of a creation - I'm open-mouthed! Finn style suits you!!
Alison xx

Esther said...

This is stunning Dot - haven't really ever got to grip with this style you've obviously had so much fun with it, Hope you had an enjoyable Christmas and wishing you a Happy New Year..Esther xx

Buttons said...

Absolutely gorgeous Dot!!! You've definitely got the Finnabair techniques nailed here. Huge congratulations on your new DT position too! Happy New Year! Jenny x