Friday, 23 April 2010

Play Date Cafe Challenge

Over on the Play Date Cafe the challenge this week is one of my favourite colour combinations. 

On this occasion I have used a very small canvas approx. 4" x 4", which I love working with and make a great alternative to a card.

I have spritzed the canvas with water and then applied Distress Inks, Rusty Hinge and Tumbled glass directly to the canvas, rubbing a little charcoal pencil along the edges to grunge it up a little.

Using Tim Holtz Alterations cut out Heart Wings from Grungepaper, using the aperture (stencil) of the heart sponge the Rusty Hinge through the aperture.  With the stencil still in place stamp text onto the heart shadow.

Colour the Grungepaper heart, wings and crown with DI inks.  Add text to the hearts and wing and stitch around the heart.  Adhere to the canvas and to complete add the text ART.

Happy crafting, Tracy x

27 comments:

Suzanne C said...

Now that is beautiful! Love the layers of goodness mixed together. The heart and the scripted wings are a really lovely touch. Love the painted heart and the background. Thanks for playing along with us at the PDCC this week!

Lisa Somerville said...

Wonderful Altered Canvas, great vintage feel! The stitching around your heart is a great touch. Thanks for playing along at the PDCC.

Toucan Scraps said...

that is superb

Nancy said...

Brilliant project....it's absolutely wonderful!

Tenia Nelson said...

Awesomeness!!

Stephanie Kraft said...

Wonderful altered canvas, Tracy! It definitely shows that you love this color combination.. Thanks for playing with the Play Date Cafe!!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

This is unique! nice project!

Julie Ranae said...

Tracy...not only do I thank you for supporting our challenge but for all the lovely visits you make to other entrants...leaving a little love goes a long way : )

This is really outstanding and I am SO glad to hear someone besides me say they LOVE this combination ; )

Ruby said...

Love your canvas Tracy!! You've made the colours work so well together. I love crowns, so this is fab!! Great to see you playing along with us at the Play Date Cafe this week!

TinaB said...

Stunning work!! Love your blog! Thank you for your lovely comments on my blog xx

Helen said...

That is sooo darn gorgeous!!

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Beautiful canvas Tracey, love the colour combo :)
Anne xx

Crissi Harvey said...

Oh this is gorgeous Tracey, thanks for stopping by my blog sorry it made you part with your money but a girls gotta have her stash (thats my excuse and im sticking to it LOL) so yes blame me hehe ;-)

Gez said...

Oooh beautiful canvas. The colours look great & so inspirational. Gez.xx

JeanFB said...

Gorgeous mixed media piece! Love your colors and all the wonderful design elements.

Juls said...

this is fab!! Love your combo of images and the stitching detail!! gorgeous! Hugs Juls

Wendy said...

Hearts Tracy, its just sooooo you. Nice to see you playing again and hope the free time is to our advantage as you blog lots of art.

Chriss Rollins said...

Hello Tracy,

Wow what a great take on this lovely challenge.

Thank you for popping onto the papergirls blog and leaving a comment.

Have a fun filled arty week.

chriss x

Chriss Rollins said...

Tracy would you like to join in with us over at the ATC swap club our addy is

chriss-rollins.blogspot.com

you would be most welcome just email me if you would care to join in.

Chriss x

Vicky said...

Gorgeous job here Tracy, this is something I have never tried as yet though I do have a couple of blank canvas's to have a go at...it's just making the time that's a prob at the moment, I shouldn't really be blogging as I have ton's of painting to be getting on with in the house...
Oh well back to it...see you again soon
x
Vicky

The Inky Minx said...

Thank you for the lovely message on my blog, you have a fab blog too, i love your ickle canvas.. i haven't got that timmy die YET lol

Sue Lelli said...

I can tell this is one of your FAV color combos - there is so much love in this canvas! LOVE the heart with wings and how you put this all together! Would look AWESOME on somebody's wall.

Michele said...

Wow, what a fab canvas - I love it!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

Great canvas project! Love the way you made the colors work together--and that heart with wings is super cute:) Thanks for joining in the fun at the PDCC!

JaN's ArTy AtC JouRneY said...

Thanks for the kind comments on my blog :)
As for the dresses, I made my own template, so that my dresses could be thse same size each month.
Fab little canvas, lovely colouring! Love those Tim Holtz alterations :)
Hope you do decide to join in with the atc swaps over at Chriss's 'swap til you drop' blog.
Jan x

Dawn said...

Oh Tracy this is yummy I have to buy some more canvas as I did a tiny one last week and aching to do another yours is very lush!

Love Dawn xx

Hels Sheridan said...

Fabby art hun, thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper again :O))