Friday, 28 September 2012

Canvas

Hi there folks
I'm sure I'm not the only one who has piles of unfinished stuff lurking around their craft space; or am I? Well, anyway, I had a canvas that I started way back in March that, though I loved the start I ran dry on inspiration to finish so it has been sat there for a while (ok, ok a bit more than a while!) Well, I finally got it finished!
The canvas was covered with a piece of Tim Holtz tissue paper (music) that someone kindly gave me and it was sprayed with an assortment of Moonglow inks (Mardi Gras), so far so good; I was really pleased with it. I used a Tando cogs mask and Dreamweaver pearlescent paste. Again I was really pleased with the result; particularly how the paste picked up some of the colour from the inks. Then it started to go "wrong"....
I tried to add something onto the bottom with tissue and that was an epic fail. I tried to add a balloon with tissue; again epic fail.... so it got shunted to one side!
 Since then; I had acquired a couple more balloon stamps so I revisited it last week and decided the bottom left looked a bit like mountains and by using the balloons stamped separately and layering with 3d foam tape I created the grouping that worked for me. (I've used Tim Holtz, Crafty Individuals and Katzelkraft images)
I added film strip ribbon top and bottom along with the bookplate soar filled with Ranger's crackle accents which finished it off nicely. I may add a bit more stamping but for now I'm pleased with it! At last.....
So, don't give up on your unfinished things as sometimes stepping away allows you to see them in a different light next time.
Hope you all have a blessed and creative day and weekend ahead.

10 comments:

mark gould said...

proof that good things come to those that wait.

scrappymo! said...

This canvas is wonderful...you did a great job on it. I love the little metal frame for "Soar"

Angie said...

Wow that is gorgeous ...I love it ....gives me hope that one day I might finish some of the bits that sit around my space.

Francesca said...

Looks good to me, I have a box full to complete, just need the mojo at the mo. Love Francesca

Julia S-W said...

Good job it was put to one side and not binned! Love your background very much.
Juliax

Karenliz said...

Gorgeous canvas! Love the hot air balloons.

Nan G said...

An epic turned into an epic success! Great colors.

Karen said...

I am so pleased that you decided not to ditch this permenantly Neil. You have ended up with an amazing canvas that could grace any room! x

JoZart said...

Well worth waiting for... it has turned into a gem!
Jo x

Siobhan Fyffe said...

I think you started this canvas at the March retreat at Beamsley!! Anyway I love the finished result. As always your projects are inspiring. We missed you and Susan at the weekend. We had a good time as always, I was batching Christmas cards to take to my Dad this weekend in Ireland, so it was great to get them done. Maybe see you next time!!
Siobhan x