Good morning folks, Monday morning already (yuk, not my favourite day of the week lol) but before I rush off to earn a crust I'd like to share an inspiration project for our Brown, Beige and Blue challenge over at Vintage Stamping Challeges. Our generous sponsor Leo from Flonzcraft has a fabby prize for our lucky winner so dust off your stamps and inks and join us to be in with a chance of winning.
I've made a little canvas wall hanging for my inspiration project. I have to confess that it nearly ended up in the bin a time or two as it wouldn't transfer from my fuddled little brain cell to the canvas lol. Anyway i managed to bodge it together in the end. I love creating sea and sky effects and decided i wanted to create some dimensional waves using tissue paper. All went well to start off with, I applied various shades of blue distress inks in stripes across my Splodge Away mat and misted with water and then popped a tissue over the top and dragged it along the stripes. I used Maimeri Matte Gel medium to apply the tissue to the canvas (tip - wait until the tissue is dry before you do this or it will totally disintegrate into a soggy blue mess , don't ask how I know this lol). Add another coat of Maimeri Matte Gel and give it a blast with your heatgun. Then grab some more tissues and some dries white pva glue and rip bits off and stick them on to create waves, adding a little sprinkle of glamour dust for some spray. I used a stampscapes stamp to create the island in the distance, again stamped on tissue paper. Next job was to ink all around the canvas with walnut stain distress ink.
The vintage ship battling the waves and the lighthouse are from Flonzcraft, the Sailship Ocean Addicted set. This is a fab set of stamps full of gorgeous nautical images, you can find it here. I've stamped the images on cream card and shaded with distress markers before popping them onto the canvas with a little silicone glue.
I've added some fabby fishermans netting (from Joanna Sheen) some shells, a little brass ships wheel and some twine tied in a nautical knot to finish off, you can see the embellies a bit better in this pic:
I'm entering this project in the following challenges:
Craft a Scene: let you light shine
Crafts and Me: Charmed I'm sure
Craft Room Challenge: something for a man
Crazy for Challenges: texture, texture, texture
Creative Moments: Shades of Blue
Eclectic Ellapu: masculine
Hot Shot Crafts: Anything but a card
Joanna Sheen Challenge: Layer it up
Thanks for popping by today, have a good Monday