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Thursday, August 1, 2013

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Greetings! For some time, I have wanted to give working with a canvas a try.  I finally decided to jump in today.  This canvas was prepared for a new challenge over at Our Creative Corner where Alison has challenged us to create a project around "Words, words, words."  I began smooshing various shades of Distress Paint on my craft mat, spritzed with water and pressed my canvas into the paint. Gold embossing paste by Wendy Vecchi was stenciled using Wendy Vecchi stencils.  The boy and girl, a stencil by Andy Skinner, were painted with Distress Paint.  The buttons were covered with Tarnished Brass DP and the words are rub-ons by 7 Gypsies.  I am still traveling and may have been tempted to add more to my canvas if I were back home, but I am very happy with my first attempt. Thanks so much for stopping by today.  Hugs, Yvonne

11 comments:

Sandie said...

Loving your canvas Yvonne, such a great colour choice to,its fab.
Just adore the little people holding hands.

Hugs
Sandie x

butterfly said...

I love the hot sunshine colours, and the Tarnished Brass embellishments are a great touch... dramatic suspense in the wording too! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Our Creative Corner.
Alison x

Buttons said...

Cannot believe this is your first canvas Yvonne! And you say you are not even at home to complete it! So thrilled you chose the Our Creative Corner challenge to debut the first of what I hope will be many works of art. Hugs, Jenny x

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

Wonderful tropical colours and I like the stencil set against those colours - works so well.
Wishes
Lynne

Meggymay said...

Love the bright summer colours. Its a fantastic canvas.
Yvonne

Sandy said...

You should be pleased with your canvas is wonderful. I love your use of buttons too. Neat embellishments.
Sandy

Redanne said...

Your canvas is so beautiful Yvonne, I love the warm colours and your stencilling is brilliant - love that Andy Skinner one. Thanks so much for joining in at Our Creative Corner this months. Anne x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

So cool, love the colors.

MichelleZ said...

Wow! The colors are fabulous! And I love your stencil work. I'm not very good with stencils, but I'll keep trying. :) And I really, really like how you used that gold embossing paste. So rich looking!

Pia S said...

I would never have guessed this was your first time using canvas! I love the colors of this little piece of art, they blend together so beautifully, and the golden touches look fabulous! I love this!

Berni Cuttino said...

Fab colors, must try using the canvas,
Hugs