Monday, January 14, 2013

Island Girl Canvas

Hello everyone, I hope you enjoyed your weekend.    We had mild weather with rain, fog and most of our snow melted away.    It's strange to see green grass in January here. 

I recently had a chance to play around with another canvas piece, which was a lot of fun.   I used images from a sheet of Graphic 45 - 'Tropical Traveloque', to create this textured 8 x 10 inch piece.   I think I was dreaming about escaping winter and being in a tropical paradise while creating this.

I'm going to link in with the Take a Word Challenge - Fantasy at Anja's suggestion.



Materials used to layer (in order of use):  Gesso, TCW stencils with molding paste, drywall tape, pieces of lace curtain (picked up at a 2nd hand store), glossy gel used to adhere pieces,  Silks Acrylic paints & chunky gold embossing powder.  The Graphic 45 images were cut from a 12 x 12 page.

The flowers are coloured sheer plastic to which I added a little paint.   I had to be careful when using the heat gun for the embossing powder that I didn't melt them ! 

Also, I'm late but here is a photo of the hand made cards I received at Christmas.  It's a little difficult to see them all clearly, but a couple of these are from blogger friends.  Top right hand card is from Ellen in Alberta, Canada  and the bottom centre is from Maria in Belgium.    A few of these came from my family in the Netherlands and a couple from crafty friends here !   Thank you I love receiving your beautiful creations ! 



Thanks for your visit & have a great day !
Shirley

32 comments:

  1. wow this looks great! The colors and textures are gorgeous! Greetings karin

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  2. Meine Güte! Shirley...
    das ist ein Meisterwerk!
    Die Farben sind so exellent, die ganze Szenerie ist fantastisch.
    So viele feine Arbeitsgänge...
    Ich bin voller Bewunderung.

    Herzliche Grüße von Sophie

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  3. Wow wow love this Shirley!!! colours are gorgeous, we have snow here lol and lots of it!!! hugs hun xxx

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  4. Wow, Shirley, your Canvas is gorgous, love the colors and every detail on it.

    There are a lot of beautiful postcards from your friends, wonderful.

    Have a great week.

    Greetings from Germany

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  5. This is stunning Shirley, I love the colours and the added Graphic 45 image. It doen't hurt to dream a little, especially of warmer weather. We had snow when we got up this morning, it's just about gone now, but they forcast freezing weather to follow. Love your crafty Christmas cards too.

    Sue x

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  6. Hi Shirley.
    Beautiful card with all kinds of material. Did you have a tropical d.....ylusion? This card has so much colors and is so vibrant. Wonderfull. "lieve groetjes" Saakje.

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  7. This is one lovely canvas piece...Great vibrant colors, perfect image and love those blooms...

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  8. Your Canvas is so stunning Shirley,really beautiful.I love the colour combination.
    Greetings
    Felicie

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  9. This is THE most fabulous mixed-media canvas I have ever seen Shirley. I could sit and look at it all day long. Absolutely love everything about it!
    Hugs, Sylvia xxx


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  10. Really stunning dear Shirsley. Very great canvas.Love the combination and struxtures. Beautiful.
    my lovely greet
    Marja

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  11. WOW Shirley, your tropical fanatasy is really a masterpiece! Colors texture and the inset of the beauty is awesome, I'm really excited again.
    It is perfect matching to the Take a word challenge: "Fantasy"
    xox Anja

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  12. Was für eine traumhaft schöne Arbeit, die Textur und die Farben unglaublich schön!

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  13. Hi Shirley, I am in awe! It's such a beautiful piece with gorgeous colours! They must reflect your warm personality! Supersssss, warm greet Mirandax

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  14. What an eye catcher Shirley...it looks so gorgeous, the layers, the colours...everything!!! Big compliment!

    greetings, Alie :-)

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  15. The teal and rust combination is exquisite, and the textures are wonderful. Thank you so much for sharing this piece, and for telling us about its creation!

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  16. WOW, stunning canvas, Shirley, love your colours!

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  17. Shirley, magnificent canvas! Is it a self-portrait? All the richness of the gold - like your heart (smile). Truly beautiful, Shirley. So glad you shared it. I pinned it to my "shirley canvas class" board LOL You're a celebrity with me for sure. Amazing how you create beautiful textures with lively colors!

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  18. Wowie Shirley!! This is Soo Gorgeous!! Love all the Wonderful texture shimmer and Beautiful Vibrant colors too! Wow! Love this! -)

    Hugs
    Shannon

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  19. a gorgeous creation! i love the colours and fantastic texture. beautiful holiday cards from your friends too.

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  20. Wow, beautiful artwork !
    Pozdrawiam
    Greglis

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  21. beautiful canvas, love the colour combinations and textures you achieve. Snow has more or less melted here this morning (UK) but the pavements were like an ice rink today. How I got back home from the school run without falling over I don`t know Lol x Lavinia

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  22. Cor.... what a stunner ... love all of this ! Clever stuff and those plastic flowers are fantastic.
    Eileen xx

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  23. Great textures! Love the colors you used! At the moment here it's cold and white outside and these colors take me to warm Summerdays... Hugs, Gerrina

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  24. Mmmm.... your link from me was not 'live' ... sorry ... it is now ! xxx

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  25. Gorgeous colours on this canvas - good to have warm tropical thoughts in the depths of winter.

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  26. Wow Shirley this a real piece of ART I really love it in all his details, so beautifull the lady looks happy in her special invirement!!

    Greetings
    Maria

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  27. I love the texture that the canvas adds and of course that beautiful background!

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  28. This is truly awesome Shirley!

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  29. Ein wunderbares Bild, die Textur des Hintergrundes ist großartig und die Farben sind so schön, perfekt gestaltet!

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  30. Hi Shirley! Wow this is really stunning, just beautiful! A real work of art! Love the texture very much, and the colours are so nice, the blues and oranges. The neat flowers in there are such a nice touch, and I like the lady's face, she is pretty!
    And nice Xmas card collection there! They look great! :)
    Warm greetings! Marlene :)

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