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Sunday, 2 August 2015

Stencil Sunday #2 August

Good afternoon all.

Yesterday didn't quite go to plan when I was struck down by an almighty migraine! Several doses of pills down the line I rallied round enough to go out and enjoy the meal thankfully. Two out of three kids made it with us but my younger son had to work so my friend joined us instead. It was a very pleasant evening with lovely food.

A month gone and it's time once again to inspire you for our mixed media Stencil Sunday challenge at STAMPlorations. It was great to see so many entries to our first challenge. I have a canvas to share with you today.

This is one of those pieces which went horribly wrong!! I started with a small canvas board which I had painted with black gesso. I then used texture paste through the Happy Flowers stencil and once dried used Mica Powders to add some colour....the result was awful!! I didn't want to waste the canvas so after leaving it for several days I covered the whole canvas with plumbers tape and used various acrylic paints to build up the colour. I used various stamps from the Mixed Media Grunge set to stamp around the edges and background with black archival ink. To finish I used some Metallic Gilding Wax over the stencilled area. It now needs a black frame to finish it off I think!

The theme is always anything mixed media goes except a card and you must use at least one stencil (any brand) in your project. Linky closes at the end of the month.

Prizes: $15 gift certificate OR choice of any 2 ARTplorations stencils to the winner
choice of 1 ARTplorations stencil to the top picks.

 Looking forward to seeing all your creations.

Do pop over to the challenge blog to see what my team mates have produced, you won't be disappointed!

Challenges entered:
The Artistic Stamper - anything goes
Mixed Media Mojo - anything goes
That Craft Place - anything goes mixed media


  1. Oh my! This is lovely, Carol. Awesome texture.
    xxx Asha

  2. Sorry to hear you nearly missed the party with your Migraine. Rotten ailments to suffer from.
    Your finished board is certainly worth the perseverance you spent on it. I love the colour . Hugs Mrs A.

  3. Lovely mixed media work, Carol, beautiful pink!

  4. Glad you managed to get rid of the migraine Carol horrid things they are! fabulous canvas love the colour huggles Sue xx

  5. A beautiful canvas Carol, lovely pink and great details.

  6. Gorgeous , sorry to hear you were unwell on your birthday Carol. Hope you still had a good day xx

  7. Beautiful canvas Carol love the stenciling and the colour a wonderful creation
    lorraine x

  8. Fabulous texture on your canvas Carol, lovely colours and images, it's a terrific make.
    What a bunner about the migrain, but at least you got to your meal, hugs Kate x

  9. love this carol - amazing texture - brilliant xx

  10. Glad you managed to enjoy your meal in the end Carol, migraines are awful.
    Lovely canvas with super texture and details and a pretty colour too.

  11. Carol, if you only knew how you inspire me with your 'pieces gone wrong'. Today's post was strictly published because of some of the special pieces I see here, that you say went wrong. This is another example of something so lovely in the finished product. I LOVE that you added the tape and then started working the canvas again. This is a lovely stencil, and the pink shades are so pretty. I always enjoy reading your processes that end up with something wonderful with gorgeous texturel! TFS & Hugs

  12. Wonderful creation CArol...love this texture showing through.xx
    {aNNie The Journey Is The Start My Personal Blog}

  13. Oh Carol sorry to hear about Saturday, what a pain. I hope the head is much better now.
    I love your canvas, it's something I don't do enough of. Great colour and texture, love the flowers.

    Take care, hugs Erika. x

  14. Gosh I wish my creations that started out "horribly wrong" ended up looking this good! When mine start out horribly wrong they usually end horribly wrong!!! Great creation as always. Michelle x

  15. That's what I love so much about mixed media artists like you Carol - you just keep on going until you make something WONDERFUL. And this project is just that.... WONDERFUL. j.

  16. love all the texture - and nobody will ever know that you didn't like the layers underneath

  17. Well, you'd never know that you had a bit of an issue, as this turned out so beautifully, Carol! I LOVE the color and fabulous texture!

  18. good save - I hate when my projects are nothing like what they are in my head - thanks for sharing with us at Mixed Media Mojo

    Barb Housner (DT)

  19. Another fabulous piece, created from a 'gone wrong' start. You should go wrong more often it appears to inspire you!

    Thank you so much for sharing your talent with us again

    The Mirror Crack'd

  20. Your canvas turned out great! Thank you so much for joining Mixed Media Mojo's August challenge "Anything goes".
    Siv x

  21. This is such a beautiful canvas !Thank you for joining us at the Artistic Stamper
    Titbelsoeur DT xxx

  22. This is beautiful, thank you for sharing it with us at Mixed Media Mojo.
    xxx Hazel.


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