Thursday, May 09, 2013

Movie Star

Mini canvas day today instead of a card.  (It's also a fridge magnet.)  I've used the colour scheme from Less is More's colour wheel:

It's actually yellow-green and violet-red, although in the photo it's tending more towards yellow and violet, but whatever, it's opposite.

The challenge at The Paper Players this week is Mother's Day, which has already been and gone in the UK.  However, I got my very own Mother's Day last Sunday - my boys, who live in Australia, got the date wrong so I got my gifts last weekend instead of this weekend. 
Awww :)

As it's a fridge magnet, I'm entering it into the gift challenge at Moxie Fab World to celebrate the latest issue of 350 Cards & Gifts.

I stamped the complete image (Paper Artsy Mini 37 Move Star) onto tissue paper with Versafine Onyx Black ink, and stamped the words at the top so that they would align on the edges of the mini canvas.  I also stamped the words either side of the image.  I painted the canvas with a watered down solution of PVA, then stuck the tissue paper down onto the canvas.

Once dry, I coloured the image with Tombow markers and added some glitter, so I'm entering it into A Blog Named Hero's challenge, All That Glitters:

I added some strips of Woodware self-adhesive magnetic sheet to the back of the canvas, and Hey Presto, a fridge magnet!


  1. This looks really retro Shirley!
    Good job!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  2. Very different for you - you are so versatile! I love the colours and the retro, grunge look!
    ps: It's Mother's Day here this weekend - oops I missed my MILs mothers day!

  3. This is a very unique finished project with a slightly unusual method of creating it. Nice job.

  4. Seriously retro fab! Maybe even Moxie Fab.Have a great weekend!

  5. Fabulous!!

  6. Fab colours, Shirley, (whatever we call them!), super retro and totally gorgeous luscious red lips! Anita :)

  7. Yes, totally retro and I love the texture! Thanks for sharing your beautiful creation with us at The Paper Players!

  8. Very cool mini-canvas! This will be a great gift.

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