Wednesday, 25 September 2013

Fly Free altered canvas

Happy Wednesday everyone and lovely to see you here. Today I am sharing a little canvas with you, created for Sin City Stamps

Today will be the last time for a while that I will be featuring these two beautiful stamp sets:
I started with a little 6 x 6" canvas and covered it with random strips of paper

Next I painted it with two colours of acrylic paint, I used Distress Paints in Salty Ocean and Chipped Sapphire.
Then I knocked the colour back a bit by going over it with white acrylic paint mixed with Golden brand glazing liquid.
As you can see, I also added a bit more interest by painting some colour back through a couple of stencils, I used two of the new Tim Holtz tag stencils. I also did some background stamping with the journaling stamps and some white paint.

Now for the vocal image, - I created a background with Squeezed Lemonade, Salty Ocean and Chipped Sapphire Distress Inks and Stamped the largest of the Butterflies in Cobalt Blue Archival ink and then I cut it out.
Time to put it all together: I added a filigree piece and flower to the centre of the butterfly, die cut some letters (I used the new Spellbinders ones) to spell Fly Free. I then added some more background stamping with Cobalt Archival straight onto the canvas. I added a piece of butterfly trim and positioned it all on the canvas until I was happy with the composition.

The final touch was to add a bit of shading with a black charcoal pencil to make the letters pop a bit more.

Before I sign off: on the 12th of October we will have a fabulous blog hop, make sure you don't miss it!! There will be an awesome prize!!!

Well, hope you like my project, quick, easy and fun to do. Thank you for visiting and see you next time!


inkypinkycraft said...

This is gorgeous, love that butterfly and the stamps look fab! The colours here are gorgeous and layered with your what seems effortless style! hugs trace x

Maryann Laursen said...

Oh Astrid, sometimes I think you just make certain things just for my eyes, as you just use all my favorits and also here today. I love blue shades and I love butterflies, and this just have it all, soooooo gorgeous work. But then I thought maybe you just happened to love the same things as me ha ha ha. You´re such a talented girl, and everything you do always turns out like a million $ project, and also this one is over the top gorgeous hun. I just love it.

Paula Whittaker said...

wonderful background on the canvas and those stamp sets look fab.

Sylvia Blum said...

Beautiful canvas in wonderful colours, Astrid!
Wishing you a wonderful week!

Redanne said...

Gorgeous canvas Astrid, love the delicious colours and the butterflies are just! Hugs, Anne x

Stamps and Paper said...

Beautiful creation Astrid, lovely colours and love all the embellishemts and textures you've used


Fandhmum said...

This is beautiful, I love your large butterfly and such wonderful colours
Rosie x

Ros Crawford said...

My this is so beautiful ... I adore the blues! The butterfly is gorgeous!

Ros Crawford said...

My this is so beautiful ... I adore the blues! The butterfly is gorgeous!

Ros Crawford said...

My this is so beautiful ... I adore the blues! The butterfly is gorgeous!

Marilyn J. Rock said...

Oh; the soft blues and love your use of those gorgeous stamps!

Tracie Dean said...

Amazing! I love the butterfly!! The way you textured your background is something I have to try.

I have not thought of using my charcoal pencils on anything I do not just I think I miss the point of "Mixed Media"!!!

Happy Crafting

Brenda Brown said...

A wonderful canvas Astrid, the background has great texture and I love the blues and the butterfly.
hugs {brenda} x0x

Anonymous said...

That butterfly stamp is glorious! I so like the fact it dominates this canvas as it deserves to be star attraction and the butterfly trim is a beautiful detail.

Caroline said...

Wow! How many times do my comments here start with that word??
All my favourites, canvas, blues & butterflies!! The stamp set looks very expensive so won't even go there, lol...
You say it's an easy make? Ummm - for you perhaps! Amazing as always Astrid.... :))

Maryanne said...

Fabulous, as usual, Astrid! I love those stamps from Sin City and your colors really enhance the butterfly stamp. Just beautiful!

May said...

Gorgeous creation Astrid, Love the background & fabulous butterfly...Those stamps are beautiful...The colours are perfect...Hugs May x x x

Terry said...

Astrid, this is a gorgeous canvas! Love the blue colors and that stunning butterfly really pops with the touch of yellow! Great finish with the pretty flower! Thank you for sharing the process! Hugs!

Vintage Crab Jewelry said...

I love how you made the background and the final piece is very pretty.

Daniella said...

Beautiful work as always my friend!! Your art always inspires me!

Marisa Job said...

Wow! Love the colors, just beautiful project!!

Marianne said...

What a great stamp sets and you aren't using them any longer???? You made a beautifull canvas with it. I get so inspired by your artwork and looking at this canvas makes me wanna go create something right away :-)
Stunning make and thanks for the photo's!
xxx Marianne

Lorraine said...

Gorgeous Astrid. I love seeing how you bring your pieces together.

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

WOW what a wonderful art work, love your canvas very much, wonderful decorated and colored.
Thanks for sharing the progress.
Big hugs Anja

Meggymay said...

Fabulous canvas, loving the colours and the beautiful images. The background looks amazing, Thanks for showing all the super photos.

Annie said...

Stunning Canvas AStrid. Love the background and the butterfly stamp is beautiful..........gorgeous stamp sets..............more for the wishlist :-)

Crafty Hugs

Annie x

Margaret Mifsud said...

Hi Astrid, I've been a bit slack with my blog visits lately and I nearly missed this one. I love it, of course, I always love your work but this one even more so. I've been pondering over how to do a butterfly to go onto an Art Journal page I'm working on and now I have the answer!! Thank you so much, again, for the inspiration. Stunning piece!! oxox

marda said...

This is just beautiful.. oh my the colors and that wonderful butterfly. Will have to get that butterfly stamp for sure. Thanks for showing it off.

Sandie Edwards said...

I've now had a colour fix ... how wonderful, you work with colour .. and those stamps are gorgeous Astrid and how you showcased them. Adore your magical creations ... each is always so beautiful and unique.

Netty said...

Beautiful blues and loving the fab butterfly stamp set. Annette x

Bärbel said...

Eine wunderbar gestaltete Leinwand und sehr schöne Stempel!

butterfly said...

Another lovely make, Astrid... I think you've probably single-handedly put that Butterfly set on my Christmas list! Beautiful work again.
Alison x

Dianne said...

Hello Miss Astrid, I know I haven't been here forever, I've been so busy sorry. Your canvas is fabulous, the background you created is beautiful, that butterfly, GORGEOUS, love the flower and the ribbon butterfly is fabulous, gorgeous piece of art my dear, thanks for sharing..

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