Good morning all.
A new month and a year older...wonder what this year has in store for me!
With the new month comes a new challenge at Eclectic Ellapu. Yvonne has picked the theme of "By the Sea" for the Pink Team this time.
I started with a canvas board which hadn't turned out as planned and covered it with a napkin before painting with white gesso. The texture paste stencilling was still evident so I positioned the canvas with this in the bottom right corner to give the sand some texture. Once dry I used antique linen crackled paint and two shades of blue chalk frescoes from Paper Artsy to paint my background. My image is a Paintbox Poppet decoupage from Crafter's Companion which I've framed with my die from Wplus9; the sentiment, cloud and sunshine die are also from the same set. The seagull and compass stamps are from Kanban and I've stamped onto tissue paper. I've used some dark blue ink to stamp around the edges with a stamp from The Mixed Media set from STAMPlorations.
This was one of those pieces which had no plan and just evolved as I went along...I love how it turned out....and my canvas didn't go to waste :)
Do pop over to the challenge blog to see the inspiration from the other girls, you won't be disappointed. The Purple Team have a recipe for this month - 3 dies, 2 stencils and 1 sentiment.
Stamps and Stencils - happy holidays
Simon Says Stamp - anything goes
Die Cuttin Divas - the great outdoors
Crafty Cardmakers - anything but a card
Simon says Stamp - not ordinary paper (used a napkin)
Altered Eclectics - anything MM goes
Rhedd's Creative Challenge - anything MM goes
Sparkles Monthly - sun, sea and sand
The Mirror Crack'd - canvas
Anything but a Card - anything goes