Saturday, December 29, 2012

HIMCR #78 - Freestyle Baby!

For our last challenge of 2012 you get to choose!  Lets see what you love and where your talents lie :) Its a freestyle challenge so use any supplies you want to create anything you want!

This week I finished a small mixed media canvas I've been planning for awhile.  It of course took on a life of its own when I actually got started.

To begin I used an old sewing pattern.  I tore a piece slightly larger than my canvas then glued it down letting it bunch and gather to create dimension.  After it dried (a few weeks later when I got back to it!) I painted the background a shade of blue and then looked at it some more and realized the pattern formed what looked like a tree trunk to me so off I went with it!

I sprayed the background with some shimmery mist made with the Create-a-Shade paint from Close to My Heart.  This stuff is fabulous!  You use the spray pen with a little water, a few drops of the paint and any re-inker ink to make your own glimmer mist.  I love it! (if  you'd like these fun tools for your very own click on the link for each and you can order them from my website!)


Once that all dried I used some craft white stamp ink from Stampin Up and a sponge to dab some white along the top and sides for 'clouds'. I used brown paint to define the tree branches and some green for grass.  I also used a grass stamp with two different shades of green ink to stamp over the paint when it dried.  Next I cut the leaves, ran them through my Xyron and then grouped them on the tree.  

I found this great sentiment in the Fall for You kit from Unity Stamp Co. It reads "laugh with your eyes hug with your soul and smile with your heart".  Using some more paint I painted the stamp and applied it to the canvas.  I really like how this came out and now I need to figure out where and how to display it!

Don't forget to head over to Hiding in My Craft Room to link us up with your creations!

Supplies used: Making Memories paints, create a shade paint from Close to My Heart, Cosmo Cricket butterfly stickers, Unity Stamp Co - sentiment, various green papers I had in my stash cut from the Plantin Schoolbook with my Cricut.

20 comments:

Jenscrapstoo said...

Amazing canvas, just love the butterflies!! Cheers Jennie

JPScraps said...

Wonderful canvas! The sentiment is perfect.

Jen said...

Oh this is pretty!

Meredith Adolf said...

Wow, this is great! I love how you went with your inspiration!

Diana Fernandez said...

Wow really beautiful!

Ruby said...

Your canvas is very pretty.

Noelle Reese said...

That is so AWESOME! Hang it where everyone who enters the house can see it!!

Paula-Scrap Addict said...

AWEsomeness :-) love love love

Angel said...

Wow! The details are amazing .. Love it!!

Kary said...

Simply Gorgeous!! Love the tree.

Julie Odil said...

Beautiful canvas! Love the tree and the sentiment.

Cynthia said...

Wow, great mixed media canvas art! This is on my "to-do" list.

sue morris said...

Absolutely beautiful!! and I love the texture!

Amber S said...

What a fun canvas. I love that sentiment. I just looked up the kit to see if I have it and I don't :( I guess it's going on my wish list now!

Gwen said...

Great canvas, aren't they just so much fun!? Love your scene and colors!

Sue D said...

Fabulous--I like your tree and all the butterflies.

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

This would be so calming to have near a resting/reading area. Lovely!

Emily Keaton said...

What an awesome freestyle creation! I adore the look of all of those different leaves.

Scrapper Myra said...

Nice project. Have a nice weekend.

jennifer mitten said...

Wow, this is fantastic! I love your leaning tree!