Trending Tuesdays - Time Flies Canvas

Hi Everyone!  I hope you are having a great start to your week so far. Today is a Trending Tuesday over at Altered Pages.  Trending Tuesday is where the whole design team takes up the challenge to use a a particular product which is available from the Altered Pages Store to create a project.  It is designed to inspire our readers with various ways to use that particular product.

This months Trending Tuesday Theme was to create a project using a Stencil.  Altered Pages sells a range of stencils from a variety of manufacturers including the Crafter's Workshop and Andy Skinner.

I decided to make a canvas as I love using stencils to create texture and interest on them.

For my background (seen below) I started by layering some torn pieces of paper and sprayed on color with my Dylusions Inks.  I then took some texture paste and my Cubist Stencil from the Crafter's Workshop to add some texture and detail.  Once this was dry I rubbed over the top of the raised texture with some red and yellow Gelatos, stamped some more detail on the background using the Altered Pages Basketweave Art Stamp and added more torn paper and some washi tape.

A close up of my finished background.

I had a large red butterfly from an Altered Pages Collage Sheet which was cut out and left over sitting on my desk and I liked how it complimented the colors of my background so this was my starting point for my finished canvas.  On my desk were a few other bits and pieces left from other projects, such as the pink punched flowers (from the Robin's Nest Sorbet Glitter Papers) and the time flies wording.  I printed out some more butterflies, and on the computer generated the words Make Every Moment Count.  Then using some other paper scraps I punched and die cut out some leaves and grabbed a few of the Robin's Nest Dew Drops and stuck everything down to end up with the finished piece below.

My finished Canvas

I really loved how it turned out my quote is a reminder - something I am trying to do each and every day. My timing for creating this canvas was perfect as I was in need of something to pretty up and girl-ify the spare bedroom this past weekend when we did respite care for a young girl and it did the trick wonderfully.  She loved butterflies and in-fact we made her her very own butterfly canvas to take home after her stay.

11 comments:

Zoe said...

Wow! Truly stunning Danie xx Zoe xx

Julie Ann Lee said...

This is beautiful, Danie. How lovely that you were able to use it in the way you did and that you introduced this young girl to the fabulous world of craft! That is probably the first step on a really rewarding path, I adore butterflies too! Julie Ann xx

Lizzyc said...

That back ground is awesome and love the end result of your canvas, and what a lovely thing to do to make your special guest a canvas for her to take with her...

Lynn McAuley said...

What an amazing background you have created for your bright butterflies! Beautiful work, Danie!

Dayle said...

This is lovely. I am going to try using joint compound to make a raised base too. Thanks for this lovely inspiration.

Becky said...

wow, what a fabulous background. Gorgeous rich colors and textures and love those butterflies.

Ink Stained Roni said...

Lovely Danie ~ all of the layers work beautifully together.

Robin Horasanian said...

Beautiful artwork! I'm sure your houseguest loved it. I love butterflies, too!

2amscrapper said...

your background layers turned out fabulous. I love the finished project with the pops of red, especially the butterflies.

Kitty van den Heuvel said...

I love your canvas Danie!

Barbara Rankin said...

Your canvas piece is awesome. I love the textures of the background, and really love your color combo.