The Magic of Black and White

Hi Everyone! I hope you all have had a wonderful weekend. We have had a busy one. On Saturday we picked up our new Foster Child and all his belongings as he will now be with us permanently and on Saturday night we had Rod's Work Christmas Party which was a lovely evening having dinner at one of the local pubs. There is only one week left of school and then the six weeks holidays so I now have my thinking cap on of how to entertain a teenager over this time.

Anyway I have a little Christmas Canvas Wall Plaque to share with you all today for my DT Post for The Robin's Nest.





Last week I had received some wonderful coloring products in the form of mists and powders from Lindy's Stamp Gang, which I haven't used before so I decided to play with them and incorporate them into my project. I love adding color to create something unique or to coordinate with other items and its a perfect way to use some of the wonderful patterned Black and White or lighter colored Papers from the Robin's Nest particularly their glittered or thermal iced ranges as they create a wonderful resist.




I started with a small Canvas Board which is 5.5 x 7.5 inches and a piece of the Glitter Black and White Swirl Border Paper (which I cut the flourishes out of and placed along the top and bottom of my Canvas). To this I coated it all with some Gesso and rubbed back in some parts to reveal the flourish of my paper more clearly. From a scrap piece of the Damask Black and White Paper I punched some circles using a one and three quarter inch circle punch to create my hanging ornaments with some Ric Rac and Gold Metallic Dew Drops. Other items I have used included some Tim Holtz Tissue Tape with a Music Score Design, A Christmas Sentiment Stamp from Stampin' Up's Many Merry Messages Set, and a Maya Road Chipboard Corner Flourish which I got from Altered Pages which I painted black and then added a touch of Gold Viva Decor Inka Gold.


The coloring of my projects background was done with a combination of Rudolph's Red Nose Star Burst Spray, and Medieval Gold Glitz Spritz whilst the the ornaments were colored with some Rudolph's Red Nose Magicals Powder all from Lindy's Stamp Gang. In finishing I inked some edges and did a few doodles here and there with a Black Pitt Big Brush Stampers Pen. This picture doesn't do the wonderful shimmer effect of the mists justice and it is something a little different for me, so I am now thinking this would work great as a Christmas Card Design also.

Until next time Happy Crafting!

I am entering this into the following challenges:-

Anything But A Card - #8 Celebrating the Light or Seasonal Holiday
Crafty Mess - #23 Vintage Christmas
Stamptacular Sunday - #93 Anything But a Card

20 comments:

Sue - bearhouse said...

WOW!! This is amazing. I love the design with those wonderful colours and gorgeous textures too.
Sue

Julie Short said...

What a fabulous colour combo Danie. I like the strenght that the black adds. Sounds like your parenting is about to kick into high gear. Enjoy the adventure.

Tammy said...

Gorgeous card! Love how the black brings dramatics to everything!

Dawn Mercedes said...

OH@ what an adventure you will be on with a new one in your home! Is he little, middle or big? wow...wow wow...I'm so excited for you and your family!!

Penny said...

This is a stunning canvas! I love that background, the wonderful colors, the die cuts, the ric rac, stamping, & embellies! Fabulous artistic piece! Thank you for sharing this with us at Stamptacular Sunday Challenge. Hope to see you again next week! :^)
Hugs, Penny

Karen said...

This is beautiful Danie. I love the red and the black really makes it pop.

Jessica said...

What a beautiful canvas! Love the colours and the fabolous design!
Thank you for playing along with us at Stamptacular sunday challenge, hope you´ll join us again next week!

Hugs Jessica

Lexie said...

This canvas is so beautiful!
xx

Doreen said...

Beautiful ,love the colours.xxx

Kate M said...

Great colour combo - beautiful card
Kate
xx

Linda Simpson said...

Hi Danni this is stunning! I love everything about it. Good look with your addition to the family and I am sure you will come up with great ideas on keeping him entertained.

Hugs
Linda xxx

Joan Macdonald said...

This is gorgeous i love the colours.

Joan x

Craftylollea said...

This is a gorgeous canvass Danielle and I love the colours you've used chick
huge hugs, Lorraine xXx

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Wow! This is so beautiful, I love those gorgeous colours just so stunning
Lindsay xx

Laurie LaRiviere said...

very nice card Dani, love the colors, very pretty :)!

Barbara said...

This is fabulous Dani....had to keep reading back to the explanation to see how you'd done all the different effects. Love it! xx

Julie Short said...

Hi Danie Thank you for joining us at Anything But A Card Challenge this time. Your canvas is lush!

Kathryn said...

A stunning make x thanks for joining us at Crafty Mess xx

Christy said...

Great colors and I loooove the misting! Thanks for joining us at Anything But a Card this challenge!

Mandi said...

Love it. Thanks for joining us over at ABAC.