Wednesday, July 1

Mixed Media Monthly Challenge #14 Reveal | Summer Days

 
Hey Everyone! I've been under the weather for the past few days but I'm on the mend. Not sure what I had ? virus - the standard response when I don't have a clue! Thanks to my co-workers for putting up with me and helping me out! I now have the next week off so I'm glad I'm better. July first means a new challenge over on the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge Blog. The theme is "Summer Days"!! How fun, right?! The possibilities are endless - like I wish the summer was. I decided to create a canvas to feature a photo taken by a great friend, photographer Heather Chick. The photo is of her adorable kids who I have used ALOT in my scrapbook pages over the years. I printed the photo on white Sticky Back Canvas to give the photo some texture. I also printed it in black and white to contrast the colors of ink sprays I chose. Here's my canvas ...
 
I love all the yummy texture on this canvas. Instead of gesso, I prepped the canvas with Golden's Fiber Paste - this adds luscious texture. I then added various items (lace, punchinella, cheese cloth, washi tape) for more texture - the more you add the more the inks will pool in all the "nooks and crannies" of the canvas. The lines were created by using Tim Holtz "Stripes" Layering stencil and Ranger's Texture paste. I then added some ink sprays by painting the ink on and letting it drip down the stenciled lines. Here's some close-ups ...
 

I used ink sprays to color the flowers and the resin pieces as well ...
 

 
Aren't Heather's kids the absolute cutest?!?!
 
Our sponsor this month is Butterfly Reflections Ink. 
 
 
Please check out the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge Blog to follow the few rules we have to participate - it's not much and we love to see all your work!! I'll be back tomorrow to share my new design team news!! Thanks for stopping by!!!
 
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33 comments:

Phyllis said...

beautiful, I see a doily, great job

Paper Therapy Ponderings said...

gorgeous colors - good idea to paint the spray inks on - a little more control - love all the layers
thanks for sharing

Barb Housner

jenn shurkus said...

this is fabulous!! i love the photo on the sticky back canvas :) awesome!!

Erin Smetak said...

Your background is so eye catching! LOVE IT!!!! And w/ your gorgeous b/w picture, your canvas is PERFECT!!!!

TaborTooth said...

fabulou, Lynn! Definitely the colors of Summer! and that texture is wowzer!

Ann Chuang said...

I love all the yummy texture on this canvas too. It's so bright!!

Lynn K said...

Thanks everyone for the lovely comments!!

Team Clark said...

Yes, I would say Heather's kids are the cutest! Adorable canvas! Love the colors and the photo on canvas paper, and the flowers are amazing! TFS!

Mona Pendleton said...

Beautiful project Lynn! Love the pretty color palette and all the texture!

Kim Faucher said...

I love this!!! The texture in the background is amazing!!!

Perrycraft said...

WOW I totally love the texture in the background. Im so trying this out (although I need to buy some more modelling paste). Im thinking maybe I will try getting a similar effect by dragging a folk through the paste since I don't own that stencil. Inspired me to use photographs more in my canvases too.

Ruby Craft said...

Heather's children are definitely adorable. Love all the layers of texture and bright colors on your canvas. Tim's stencil and texture paste with the colorful colors you used is beautiful. Wonderful how the picture of Heather's kids remains the focal point. Beautiful canvas.

crafty creations said...

Love all that gorgeous texture Lynn

Hope you are much better now

MARCH said...

gorgeous texture !
Get well soon, take care of yourself
corinne de france

Crafting Queen said...

Love the colours and textures in this creation.

Sandee Setliff said...

love, love, love that background! Awesome texture!

Sara Barker said...

Gosh, Lynn! What wonderful texture on your canvas! This is so darn inspiring!

nichtniedlich said...

What a wonderful rich decoration - yes, that's summer!
best wishes, Irmgard

Julia Aston said...

Wonderful thick brightly colored stenciled background - a bright and bold way to highlight this lovely photo!

melania scalfaro said...

Wonderful colors :D

Suzanne C said...

Striking colors and gorgeous canvas!

Candy said...

I love the brightly stencilled background..... so summery!! So much texture... it all works beautifully together to complement the sweet photo!

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Fabulous background and colours, this just shouts summer! Hope you are feeling much better and are over your bug, being sick in the summertime is no fun at all!

Shona said...

Absolutely amazing! This is a beautiful piece of art, and thank-you so much for explaining how you made it. As someone just starting out with mixed media, it helps so much to have the process explained. I love the idea of printing the photo on the canvas, that's something I really want to try. The effect is wonderful!

TangledBlueRose said...

I adore your color and texture Lynn! Always such an inspiration! Love the colors today. Wonderful fun!~kim

Lisa said...

This is SO stunning! The rainbow colors contrasting with black and white photograph is scrumptious. The level of depth in your texture is so beautiful. Love how you created the 'streaking' technique. Thank you so much for the inspiration on this challenge.
Hugs,
Lisa x

Lilian YF said...

The kids are adorable, but how you framed the photo is fabulous!!!
I love it!!!
Lilian
The Leaf Studio

Brenda Morgan said...

what a fun, creative way to add lots of colour into your creation, love it

Joi at RR said...

Ohhhhhh - this is FABULOUS Lynn. Love the way you used Tim's stencil and made the colors in sections too. And all that texture is just WONDERFUL. I would never have thought to use the doily on a summer creation but it makes perfect sense. My mind immediately went back to Mama serving lemonade in the summer and there were always doilies (back before air conditioning!!!). Lemonade - always made from scratch - never tasted so good!!! Thanks bunches for the memories and the FUN inspiration you created. j.

Suman Pandit said...

wonderful texture on your canvas Lynn !! I love your idea of printing the pic on canvas and keeping it in black and white to really make it pop on that colorful background, also the yummy stitching on the edges !!
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marie-christine denis said...

Oh, i always wanted to make something like that!!!
Love the colors, beautiful layout!!!

pearshapedcrafting said...

Fabulous texture and I love the colours!! Chris

Dawn Louise said...

Wow stunning and really stands out. Looks wonderful. X