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Sunday, 1 May 2016

Stencil Sunday #44 + May Mixed Media Challenge

Good evening all.

My second post today, click here if you'd like to see my Christmas Card Club post.

As it's the first Sunday of the month we have a new Stencil Sunday mixed media challenge over at STAMPlorations. Remember it's anything goes except cards and you must use a stencil.

I've got a 12x12 canvas to show you this time....it's been a work in progress for a while now and isn't quite finished as I couldn't print off the photo I want to use and I might change the colours  before using it in the new house.

I started by covering the canvas with one layer of a serviette which was then dry brushed with white gesso before overstamping with various stamps from the Mixed Media Grunge set. I used embossing paste through the following stencils: FoiledGridlocked and Shutters to create some dimension. Once dry I added more white gesso. The embossing was then drybrushed with Abandoned Coral Distress Paint....as I was a bit heavy handed in places I painted over the whole canvas with clear gesso and once dry dry brushed with white gesso again. 

The frame and wooden components are all from my stash and will be stuck in place once I get my photo printed.

I hope you can pop over to the challenge to see my teamies projects this month, you won't be disappointed.


Would you like to join our Mixed Media Design Team? Shery is having a DT call, you'll find all the details here.


  1. A lovely canvas Carol. You've used lots of great techniques and I was interested to read how you did it. Barbxx

  2. Beautiful canvas, love the texture and love to read how you created this.
    Linda xxx

  3. Carol this is stunning love the textures you have used. Love Alison xx

  4. Looks fabulous. Hope the house is coming along nicely xx

  5. Looking fab Carol.....I'm a sucker for hearts so this is definitely a winner!
    hugs Jo x

  6. A super canvas Carol, I can't wait to see it when it is completely finished.

  7. Your canvas is going to be wonderful when the pictures are added--love this!

  8. Stunning work of art, lovely coloured image and beautiful design.xx{aNNie}

  9. I'd love to do more mixed media Carol, I always find it a bit scary to start something even though I do know a few of the techniques.
    Your background looks super and the wooden bits are great too.

    Hugs Erika. x

  10. Looks brillaint Carol! Can't wait to see it with the photo in place!
    Dawn xx

  11. Awesome sauce canvas and textures with the chippies and stencil. Fantabulous! I bet the picture will complete this design wonderfully. ~Niki

  12. A brilliant canvas Carol, I just love your background and the embellishments you have added. Look forward to seeing it when completely finished. Hope you had a great Bank Holiday. Thanks for stopping by my blog, much appreciated.
    Hugs Jennifer xx.

  13. Looks beautiful already Carol. I am also happy to hear that someone else's projects may start out one way and then change 100%, lol, thought that was just my issue lol, hope you are well and you can probably guess I am trying to catch up Karen x


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