Monday, 24 February 2014

Paste ~ Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge

Hope you all had a great weekend and thank you so much for all the lovely comments that you left on my last Simon Says Stamp post, it's always so good to read them all and I appreciate every single word.

Today, is the start of a new challenge over on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge blog and this challenge is all about "PASTE". As you probably noticed, stencils are all the rage and there's an increasing variety of paste mediums to go along with that. So, we challenge you to out your paste or stencils and make some texture on your project and this is what I created, as always...I hope you love it!
I love the look of burlap and the texture that you get with it and decided to make my own "burlap look" canvas...so, to begin with, I took a small box canvas and applied Wendy Vecchi's amazing Embossing Paste through the Burlap Layering stencil from Tim Holtz. I really do love these stencils, they are just the right size to work with on so many different projects. I then painted the whole of the canvas with Frayed Burlap Distress Paint to get exactly the right colour I wanted, and needed.
Once the first layer of paint was dry, I then layered some more colours of Distress Paint over the top to achieve a shabby and distressed base layer of paint to my piece and zapped it with a heat tool to dry it superquick. The next part was to start adding colour to the centre of the canvas and I used Evergreen Bough and Antique Linen before applying some Tissue Tape to give that extra layer and some more interest to the background. And that's my canvas done!!
Now to decorate the canvas and for this I started with that wonderful quote and stamp from Wendy Vecchi. I took a piece of Manila card and painted the surface with the Evergreen Bough and Antique Linen Distress Paints before giving it a light wash of Picket Fence over the top. I then inked through the Dot Fade Layering Stencil before stamping the "I Am My Art" quote with black Archival Ink. I then distressed the edges with Walnut Stain Distress Ink and added the quote to my canvas.
I applied more Distress Paint onto the metal flowers that I had in my stash and allowed them to dry before adding a touch of Treasure Gold over the top. I arranged these onto my canvas, together with some Wooden Gears from Prima and buttons, again painted with Distress Paint.
To complete the front of my "arty canvas", I added a paint brush with vintage ribbon tied around the handle and a few trinkets attached to the ribbon with an Idea-Ology Wire Pin and attached some decorative pins to the flower arrangement.

The canvas was now complete but just needed a few finishing touches...so, I painted some wooden spools, again from my stash and attached these as feet to the bottom and finally, added a Curio Knob to the top.
...and here is the finished piece!
So, I really hope you loved my "arty box canvas" and for more great ideas and inspiration, then look no further than the blog to see all the wonderful creations from my very talented Design Team members. Every week, one lucky random participant has the chance to win a $50 gift voucher from Simon Says Stamp. Good luck....

Products used:

Tim Holtz Layering Stencil ~ Burlap and Dot Fade
Distress Inks ~ Walnut Stain
Metal Flowers, pins, buttons, pearls and twine from my craft stash

Thank you so much for your visits today and I'll see you all very soon!!
Bye for now...love Emma xx

37 comments:

  1. Beautiful project Emma! The textured detail looks awesome and I love the gorgeous blossoms!

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  2. This is gorgeous a s always, love the piece you have created and the colours are beautiful x trace x hugsx

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  3. Wow Emma I adore this project. You've managed to get the burlap look perfectly. Evergreen Bough is becoming one of my favourite colours xxxxx

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  4. Gorgeous project Emma. The spools as feet are inspired ...Think I need to get this stamp quote too. xxxx

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  5. Fabulous project as ever Emma. Adorable xx

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  6. this is truly beautiful Emma - I love it xx

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  7. Gorgeous canvas Emma - love that is is self supporting. Hugs Helen x

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  8. this is beautiful...the color is awesome!
    I love every little detail!
    well done!

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  9. Beautiful Emma! Nowt ore needs to be said!
    xx

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  10. LOVE this, the color, texture, flowers. And I love using the paint brush, especially with the WV art stamp.

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  11. I have many favourite EW projects but this one says so much about you and your art, Emma. I hope you will keep it on your desk and revel in its message every day!

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  12. An exquisite & unique piece of ArT, love all the dimension. STUNNING:-) xxx

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  13. Oh wow, Emma. I absolutely love this and want it on my desk. :)

    Cheers,
    Susan

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  14. An exquisite & unique piece of ArT, love all the dimension. STUNNING:-) xxx

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  15. Love the soft hues and scrummy texture! Fabulous piece! Nicola x

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  16. Really pretty, Emma! I sure love it! So much texture and bulkyness! Fabulous! Hugs, Sandra

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  17. Very beautiful, the texture & embellishments are gorgeous.

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  18. oh Emma you are excelling yourself. so beautiful. wish i could make something like this xx

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  19. Such a beautiful creation, Emma. Those flowers, textures and color scheme are gorgeous! :)

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  20. Wow! Such a cool piece, Emma! I love the soft grays & blues!

    *mwah*
    Steph
    Simon Says Stamp!

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  21. Gorgeous textures and such lovely delicate colours... a theme right up my street, so I hope to make it along to play this week!
    Alison xx

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  22. Fabulous as always Emma and such detail. I love every little piece...and the colour tone is just superb....Jo. X

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  23. Lovely dimensional piece Emma, the colours are divine as are your flowers. Perfect sentiment too, gorgeous design , love the metal and gear touches. Tracy x

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  24. GORGEOUS Emma! I love the neutrals and florals! Great legs on this too!

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  25. I am in love with this piece! Beautifully created!

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  26. Emma this project is stunning. I love how you incorporated the paste. Such a great use of paste for texture. Beautiful!

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  27. Emma the elegance of your work is amazing! I like how you used these colors so soft and how you've mixed embossing paste! wonderful piece! Barbarayaya

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  28. This piece is STUNNING (in capital letters). I adore all those gorgeous layers and this soft yet energetic color palette is one of my all-time favorites. The texture is amazing and I really like how you added the crystal drawer pull to the top and put legs on the bottom. Truly incredible!

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  29. Seriously Emma your work is amazing

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  30. Gorgeous embossed canvas! I love your burlap effect and the flowers are sumptious!

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  31. Emma...your arty box canvas is gorgeous! Love the soft colors and the design. All of the gorgeous texture....love it! I really love the sentiment and the gorgeous flowers, shabby bow and other elements you've added to your canvas. Gorgeous! <3 Candy

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  32. So full of yumminess! Gorgeous!!!

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  33. Gorgeous piece of art, Emma!

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Thank you for all your comments and messages, they are all appreciated.
Please come back and visit again soon...
Emma ~xx

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