Monday, October 6, 2014

Oldie Moldie Monday, Unity Stamps and SRM Stickers

Boom - they all collide and out of the dust comes a little fall canvas.  It is a very whimsical canvas because there are no leaves - just dots of paper to give the allusion of leaves.  That is why I say it is whimsical.

It is oldie moldie because the canvas is a $1 canvas that had an image on it for kids to paint.  I always picked them up because hey - it was a cheap 5 x 5 canvas.  I have had the stamp for awhile.  The SRM Sticker has been hanging out in my crafting area for a couple years.  You get so many stickers on a sheet it is hard to use them all up.

I covered the canvas with a page from a dictionary.  I used gel medium to adhere it to the canvas.  I then applied a layer of gesso.  I stamped the tree with VersaMark and used brown embossing powder.  The background was painted with distress paints.  The sentiment strip was painted with three colors of distress ink.


I am going to enter this into the monthly challenge at Unity Stamps.  You have a choice:  a picture to inspire your color selection or a sketch.  I chose the colors. I used different pieces of paper to coordinate with the colors in the inspiration picture.  I get so much use out of my little hand punch.


I am also entering it into the SRM Monthly challenge.  This time my project is inspired by the picture in the challenge.  The colors and the leaves.  (I used whimsical leaves.)


I am also going to enter this in the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge which is "falling love with...".  I really am falling in love with mixed media.  I guess I just like to get my hands all goopy but I sure am having lots of fun.

It was kinda fun for me to be able to actually have my oldie moldie Monday creation work itself into a couple challenges.

Enjoy your Monday.  One day closer to the week end.

18 comments:

Angeline Choo said...

That's just so pretty! Love those colors ;)

Thanks for joining us at Unity {be inspired} challenge.

-Angeline DT

Joanna Wright said...

Lovely canvas and I like the idea of using distress inks to colour the sentiment.

ionabunny said...

Great bargain with the canvas. Love the stamp and colours. Hugz

Ruby said...

Lovely project.

Crystal said...

I love the colored dots to represent leaves!

nancy y said...

Great use of your canvas! The dots are cool on it!

Tracy said...

Gorgeous, in love with you dotty dots! xoxoxo

JPScraps said...

Wonderful canvas! It great finding a new use for old supplies.

Janis said...

Love the whimsical leaves!! So colorful and wonderful!!!
<3 J

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Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Eek! I love all of the bright polka dots! What fun!

Sue D said...

What a fun fall canvas!

Kris B said...

What a fun fall card! Love the whimsical little tree!

Scrapper Myra said...

Cool fun project.

Suzanne C said...

Those polka dot leaves are so fun and make such a happy background to your pretty card! Glad you could play along with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

Miwa said...

What a great canvas art piece!

Jennie said...

Love your canvas!! Beautiful job and the colors are perfect :)

Shelly said...

This is so sweet! Thanks again, for joining us at The SRM Challenge!

June Houck said...

Barb, i love this fun fall project! Thank you for joining us (again) at The SRM Challenge :)