Wednesday, 17 April 2013

Another Chloe Stem


The challenge at CASology this week is WORD.  My favourite word at home is the last word because it's always mine.


But for this challenge I used a whole field of words.  Just before posting, I was checking through new posts in my blog reader and I saw the Wonder of Watercolour challenge at Moxie Fab World.  Perfect timing.

For the background panel I dragged Peeled Paint and Tumbled Glass distress inks across a piece of watercolour paper, then with a very wet Chinese water brush, spread them over the paper.  Once it had dried, I stamped the script with Versafine Onyx Black ink.

I'm also entering it into Addicted to Stamps and More Anything Goes.

The chloe stem is a by-product from making this mini canvas (70mm x 70mm).  I've been playing with mini canvases in preparation for a workshop tomorrow (which look nothing like this one).  For this one, I attached the die-cut to the canvas with temporary glue then dusted Peeled Paint and Tumbled Glass across the whole thing.  When I peeled off the die-cut it left this lovely silhouette and I had my coloured die-cut to use on my card.  The splodges you can see are where the aerosol fixative decided to blob instead of spray.

To finish, I just added some ribbon around the edge of the canvas.








16 comments:

  1. This is gorgeous Shirley, and I love the mini-canvas too. Do you just use your inks direct onto the canvas or do you use gesso or anything first? Jo x

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  2. Gorgeous card and mini canvas! And I had to laugh about the 'last word'! You've chosen beautiful colours - I love the texture on the panel behind the stem and the fact that the stem extends beyond. As for your "blobs" of fixative, I really like them, but I understand not liking them if that's not what you wanted. Sometimes you want things the way you want them, but I still think this turned out beautifully! Love finishing it with the ribbon, too! Thanks for playing along with CASology this week!

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  3. love both of your gorgeous watercolour creations - the colours are just perfect and the script adds so much interest. You're right playing with canvas is fun! Are you teaching or taking a class?

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  4. Hi Shirley. Fab card and canvas! Love the shades of blue and green you used - so pretty and spring-like. Loll xx

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  5. Gorgeous, Shirley! Thanks so much for playing along at ATSM! xx

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  6. Two more stunning projects Shirley! You have gone to tremendous effort, but it was well worth the time as the end result is gorgeous! I love the mini canvas. My goodness, you can go into business selling these beauties!

    ...the last word tends to be mine at home too (giggle, giggle) cuz girls rock!

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  7. Beautiful card :) And i laughed at your word comment !
    Your canvass is gorgeous too.
    Best wishes,Nessa xx

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  8. Thanks for my morning chuckle, Shirley, your card and canvas are just stunning. The softness of the colours is delightful and on the canvas, I love how the white is so beautifully bright and outstanding! Anita :)

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  9. Cute!!! And I know that the other canvases you've been playing about with are cute too - can't wait to see what the others think tonight.

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  10. A card and a mini canvas! Impressive! I love the Chloe Stem silhouette! So glad you joined in on the fun at CASology this week!

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  11. I love the use of many script words as a background on such a lovely card...your canvas is gorgeous, too! Thanks for joining us at CASology this week!

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  12. Simply outstanding watercolor works Shirley!

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  13. gorgeous card... I really love the direction you went in with the cue word! thanks so much for playing along with CASology this week!

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  14. Beautiful card and the mini canvas is wonderful.

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  15. Hey Shirley! Thanks for linking this up to the Wonder of Watercolor Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

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