Tuesday, 1 December 2015

Silver and Gold for Mixed Media Monthly with Indigo Blu

Hello dear visitors and Mixed Media Monthly friends. Happy December first of all!
At Mixed Media Monthly we are being sponsored for the second month by Indigo Blu, and our theme this month is Silver and Gold.

I made a little textured canvas, using some of their papers, stamps and awesome Megaflakes, in gold.


I went on quite a journey with this canvas and it landed up in a very different place from my original idea, but as these are busy times, I will keep my post as short as possible.
I started with one of Indigo Blu's super mixed media ephemera papers  and sanded it down for a shabby effect:
I stamped my stamp in Flitterglue and then used the gold flakes, then tore around the edges and adhered it to my canvas..
Next I added various textures, using Tim Holtz Layering Stencils, going over my paper as shown. I then started to add colour and background stamping to my canvas, and that's where it all started to go wrong really. The delicate image on the paper got completely lost on the background....
So here is where I then changed tack. I stamped the image in the same way again, but this time on black card stock and carefully fussy cut around it. Now at least it was clearly visible. Not the delicate shabby chic canvas I had originally in mind, but at least I had a focal point....
Below are some close ups of the background still.
I  added background stamping using one of my favourite Indigo Blu background stamps.
A couple of large word stickers finished it all off.
I added a tiny bit of detail to my stamped image still with a fine line black pen. The girl is not exactly the subtle delicate lady I had in mind, but at least she can be seen and like me (and you I hope) she is full of happy thoughts!

Hope you will hop over to our challenge blog to see the inspiration pieces my team mates have created, and of course we all hope you will play along with our challenge even though this is going to be a busy month....
Thank you so much for visiting. My earlier project for today can be seen here

38 comments:

  1. Hi Astrid, Love your little canvas. I also think that the Megaflakes are awesome!!

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  2. Gorgeous Astrid!! Love the contrast of the black and gold together and that image is just fabulous!! What a wonderful canvas! hugs :)

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  3. Beautiful, beautiful canvas Astrid! I love the contrast of the image with that soft and textured background. Jenny x

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  4. I think I just deleted my comment and I really love the happy thoughts you passed on to me! This really is beautiful Astrid! Chrisx

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  5. Fantastic background for this terrific project

    Love Chrissie xx

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  6. gorgeous texture Astrid - my you have been busy!!! Hugs rachel x

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  7. Stunning canvas, Astrid! I love the texture and added pink color with the touches of gold! Hugs!

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  8. Gorgeous texture! LOVE the gilded gold!

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  9. Beautiful canvas, Astrid. I have yet to try the Indigo Blu gilding - but it is lovely.
    P.S. I so loved using the Christmas paper you designed for C'est Magnifique - it is gorgeous!

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  10. Very very beautiful canvas here Astrid. I love the effect of the flakes and the golden look is really fantastic here with the rest. Amazing work here as usual hun. Have a great day dear friend.

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  11. Astrid you succeeded in creating a fabulous little canvas. I love that background. It really looks textured and makes a great impact. Thank you for sharing.
    Hugs from Monica..... Spain

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  12. Gorgeous gilding and texture - it's really lovely!
    Alison xx

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  13. Love yuor work. Thank you for sharing it.

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  14. Beautiful canvas!! Love your work!

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  15. Lovely project. The textured background and layering is amazing. I've yet to try Mega Flakes, but I do love the results I've seen.

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  16. Beautiful textured canvas and the lovely lady in gold just pops on the black background Astrid. Even though it ended up at a different destination than you had intended, it is wonderful and thank you for sharing it! Deb xo

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  17. A beautiful project again Astrid! It never ceases to amaze me how skilful you are!
    oxo
    Susi

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  18. I love that background <3 and the colors. very nice <3
    Linda

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  19. A gorgeous little canvas and I love the gold against the black, it really stands out.

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  20. what wonderful texture and colors on this pretty canvas Astrid! Julia xx

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  21. Nice canvas work. Thank you for the tutorial.

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  22. Love this unique little work of art Astrid, the gold and black is stunning on it xxx

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  23. Great take on theme Astrid a lovely little canvas hugs Debs xx

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  24. A beautiful little textured canvas!! Love the gold lady .. she is gorgeous, even if it is not exactly as you envisioned her. This is stunning!! hugs xx

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  25. Love the contrast of the black and gold , Gorgeous texture !
    Thank you for the tutorial
    corinne de france

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  26. I love the layers on this canvas Astrid. And I love how you often show things step by step. The beauty of doing what you love is to be able to change your mind whenever you want and go with the flow. A gorgeous piece.
    Dot x

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  27. Beautiful creation ! thank you for the tuto.
    Coutureuse

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  28. A lovely canvas ! Astrid The subtle tones of the canvas background allow for the golden girl to shine, especially by retaining some of her black surround x

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  29. Love the texture, excellent canvas x

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  30. Beautiful canvas,love the textures on it

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  31. What a nice save! That image definitely needs to be seen and the black sets it off. Thanks for being to honest about your oops because the end result is fantabulous! Awesome sauce design!

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  32. That is a lovely canvas ,...love the gold embossed image against black cs and the bg colors with textures.

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  33. Gorgeous, gorgeous canvas, Astrid! Great combination of that beautiful image and soft, perfectly blended and textured background! Simply stunning!
    Huge hugs! Branka xxx

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  34. Wonderful! I like the dimensional pattern - great job!
    best wishes, irmgard

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  35. An artsy creation, unique textures and beautiful image, love it!

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