Thursday, 1 August 2013

Postcard Canvas

Good morning everyone, so nice to have your company here for a while.
Can you believe it is August already? The first of the month always means a challenge over at The Artistic Stamper and this month the theme is Postcards, Travel and Holidays.
Well, I have just returned from my holiday in France so decided to make another little French Themed canvas. This is the companion piece to a canvas I made earlier in the month.
I painted the background with a variety of different acrylic paints. Added some background stamping with some of the Artistic Stampers Ephemera stamps and then added a wonderful piece of textured fabric which was a fantastic gift from the lovely Annie. I then layered various elements from the Graphics 45 French Country collection, including a stamped image of one of the post card stamps. A die cut ribbon slider and some string finishes it all off.
Here are some close ups:

Hope you like it, and please hop over to the Design Team blog to see what my lovely teamies have created for the challenge. And of course if you decide to play, you are in with a chance to win one of the fab stamp sets from the Artistic Stamper.


Maryann Laursen said...

WAUW this is just as gorgeous as the other one was. Stunning colors you´ve used and all fits soooo perfect together on this too. I love it.

Aquarius said...

That Graphic 45 collection is so right for the challenge and this is a wonderful canvas.

Marianne said...

Another great piece. I love these old looks and you made a beautiful canvas.
Thanks for sharing! xxx Marianne

Suzi B said...

Like it?! I love it :)
Suzi B xx

Heather Rogers said...

Welcome back Astrid I hope you aren't too tired after your long journey and that you have found the sun here at home.

This canvas is delightful I love the Le Jardin card it makes a perfect centrepiece to your work. Really beautiful.

Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

Dots Dabbles said...

Hi Astrid...I love how the colours look so natural and go together effortlessly. So beautiful.
Dot x

Maryanne said...

This is a beautiful companion piece to the first. I love the background colors and how they blend with the Graphic45 papers.

Ros Crawford said...

Beautiful ... love the elements of the postcards and the stamping

Valerie-Jael said...

Beautiful canvas! Valerie

Meggymay said...

Wow, a beautiful canvas, love the background and you know I am a fan of those super papers.
Yvonne x

Fanciful Ponderings said...

Gorgeous and soulful, love.

Marisa Job said...

Amazing!! Beautiful and very creative!!

Rosie Schirrmeister said...

So gorgeous, Astrid, love every detail of your canvas

Anonymous said...

This is so beautiful! Do you have an Etsy shop, and if not, are you considering one?

PetraB said...

Great canvas, love all the images you used.

Sandy said...

Really gorgeous art - I love it!

Redanne said...

The postcard art looks amazing on your wonderful canvas Astrid - love the beautiful tonal background you created too. Hugs, Anne x

Margaret Mifsud said...

Can't believe I missed this one, it's beautiful!! Love the postcards and, of course, your background stamping. Love those earthy tones too, just gorgeous Astrid. ox

inkypinkycraft said...

A really beautiful canvas! Love it! Hugs trace x

Brenda Brown said...

Fantastic Astrid, another gorgeous canvas with wonderful colouring and images and the slider is a perfect touch.
Hugs Brenda xox

Buttons said...

I do love this Astrid. You can really tell how much you've been immersed in the French countryside recently. Hugs, Jenny x

butterfly said...

So gorgeous, and I agree with Jenny - the French influence is clearly still very strong! Wonderful rustic feel to the background, and beautiful use of those G45 papers again. Just lovely.
Alison x

Laurart said...

Amazing - Your creations are always so breathtaking and you have done it again - beautiful. Lots of love Laura xxxxxxx

Anonymous said...

Such a canvas will surely be a lovely way of keeping your holiday memories alive - bringing France into your home all year round.
It is a beautiful, nostalgic creation.

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