My first post for Anything But a Card!

I have had another busy and fun week, and also had the nicest surprise when I received an email from Jessica from the Challenge Site Anything But a Card asking if I would like to join their Design Team.

This all stemmed from my canvas entry here on their site a little over a week ago, so I must say it was a wonderful compliment and I am honored to be joining such a wonderful group of talented designers.  And adding to the excitement of me joining the team is finding out that Unity Stamp Co is joining ABAC as a sponsor this month.  I think three quarters of my stamp stash is made up of Unity Stamps.

This all took place on the Friday which didn't leave me much time to create my first project for their Challenge #3 but luckily for me I knew exactly what I wanted to create for my post today.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month so with this in mind I went looking at some of the Cancer Quote Websites for something inspiring I could use on a Canvas and it evolved from there.

The quote reads :-  

Be like the bird that passing on her flight awhile on boughs to slight, 
feels them give way beneath her and yet sings knowing that she hath wings.

This quote really resonated with me.

Taking a 5 x 7 Canvas Board, I started by using pink paint and dry brushing my canvas all over before adding some die cut 1 inch circles and stencilling with some punchinella and gesso.  I dry brushed over the gesso and with painted my circles.  The floral strip was a white die cut piece of felt from Kaiser craft that I have simply painted pink.  The bird and leaves are also die cuts.  I have doodled and outlined everything on the canvas in black even adding the shape of a Cancer Awareness Ribbon to the tail of the bird, before stamping my three words, faith, hope and love (Unity KOTM Oct 2011).  I have then also doodled with some watercolor pencils and gold and green Glitter Liners over my background and around some of the 1 inch circles to add some more interest and color.  The pink pearls and my simply cut out quote finished this off.

I hope you like my inspired piece and if you like to create anything but a card we would really love it if you played along with our Third Challenge this month at Anything But a Card.

The prize for one lucky winner is two beautiful fall themed Stamped Sets from Unity Stamp Co.

Half the Design Team are joining me in showing their creations today, with the rest of the team bringing you their's on the 15th of the month for a little mid month inspiration.  So be sure to visit the Challenge Blog here for all the details and to check out all the wonderful creations from the the Design Team.  You won't be disappointed.


jane stillman said...

Congratulations Danielle. This canvas is stunning, and I love how you have added the Cancer Awareness ribbon on the tail, a lovely touch x

Doreen said...

A beautiful canvas Danielle,love the

Celia Harrington said...

Great canvas Danielle love the colours and saying xxxxxx

Angela D said...

Congrats, I love your canvas
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Tammy said...

Gorgeous canvas and wonderful detail and texture! You're off to a great start with your new team!

Sue - bearhouse said...

This is stunning. I love the colours and the quote is so beautiful.

Big congrats on your well deserved DT place too

Hugs Sue

Lizzyc said...

This is amazing, and such a profound quote to use also!!

Julie Short said...

I love the chosen quote Danie. So terrific to see you mixing the media. Ordering something wonderful for you this evening which I am sure will be seriously played with now!Congratulations on your newest DT Venture or should I say Adventure.

Cumbrianlass said...

Hi Danielle Congrats on your new DT position,
I love your creation, all the colours are so vibrante and the sentiment is so thought provoking.

Dawn said...

congratulations. Stunning work so beautiful. x

sparklingblackrose said...

Stunning Danielle and many congratulations, well deserved! Elaine-xxx-

Kate M said...

Great canvas Danielle - congatulations on making the DT

Zoe said...

Congratulations on your well deserved new position, I love this canvas it's stunning, I love these colours xxx

Lynn McAuley said...

An awesome sentiment on this remarkable design!! Outstanding work, Danie!

Anything But a Card will be so lucky to have you on their team! Congratulations!!

rachel said...

beautiful work Danie - love the colours - thanks for popping over to visit me! Hugs rachel xx

Nancy said...

WOW! This is very cool. I like the colors you used and the quote is wonderful.

MiamiKel said...

OH my!! Danie this is absolutely stunning!! What a fantastic canvas art - hope to see more, this was WAY impressive!! x0x0

The Constant Scrapper said...

I want to congratulation you, Danie, on being INVITED to join this design team. That's such an honor, and your gorgeous first project here proves that you deserved it! Yay!