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Sunday 1 February 2015

Imagination Crafts "February Challenge - Anything Goes"

Good morning all.

It's time once again for a new challenge at Imagination Crafts.
Our theme is always anything goes and the winner will receive a £40 voucher to spend in the Imagination Crafts Shop.

I've done a canvas this time, although my brain wasn't really in gear when I started!

An 8x8 canvas painted with black gesso, then roughly coated with red acrylic paint. I then used the Time and Motion stencil with white acrylic...if my brain had been in gear I'd have used texture paste!
Next I added the Skateboarder stencil (not yet on the website) using Black Stars Sparkle Medium...I really should have added everything else first! After allowing everything to dry I added lots of bits and pieces...bottle tops, clothing label, buttons, cogs from the inside of a tape roller, tapestry plastic and some wooden embellishments from Prima. These were all painted with white gesso then various acrylic paints. Take Risks sentiment is from Visible Image and I stamped onto tissue paper. After raiding hubby's toolbox I added some silver washers to finish off.

I'm quite happy with the finished results though and eldest is going to hang it on his bedroom wall...so it can't be that bad lol!

Do pop over to the challenge blog to see the inspiration from my team mates, I'm sure you won't be disappointed.

Challenges entered:
Not Just Cards - anything goes
Inspiration Destination - anything goes
Recycle, Re-Purpose & Re-Invent - anything goes but must recycle
Rhedd's Creative Spirit - anything goes
Altered Eclectics - anything goes


  1. This is fabulous Carol, so much to see and loving the colours and dimension you have created.
    Linda xxx

  2. Such great imagination to your card Carol is fantastic xx

  3. Carol, what a fantastic male card, I love this, hugs xxx

  4. this is fabulous carol - you've given me inspiration for another nephews card - thankyou! Hugs rachel xx

  5. This is fabulous Carol, great texture and so many brilliant details.

  6. Fabulous card Carol, love the colours and all the different images, great textures to, hugs Kate x

  7. Great colours and lots to look at here Carol. Love the texture and items used.

  8. Brilliant card Carol, I love the image and all the embellishments.

    Patricia x

  9. This is amazing really love this and the colours xx

  10. This is so cool! Love all the different elements! Thanks for joining us this week at Use Your Stuff!

  11. Great canvas Carol, perfect for your eldest boy.
    Hugs Erika. x

  12. Lovely creation. Great texture and colours.

    Thanks for playing along at Inspiration Destination. Good luck.

    Lynn, IDCB

  13. Awesome canvas! Thanks for playing with us at Rhedd's Creative Spirit this month! ~Nanette, DT member~

  14. That is brilliant Carol!!!!! I am so sorry I've not visited much the last week been a little under the weather, blooming well again!
    I love this - and you must remember (I'm trying to remind myself too) that we are new to this kind of creating and are naughtily harsh on ourselves lol!
    I think that it's worked so well because you just did it instead of thinking about it and planning it. Awesome work Carol, really brilliant Karen xx

  15. Love this - think it looks really good. That skateboarder stencil is bang on for the colours. Thanks for sharing with us at Rhedds Creative Spirit ~ Steffi :o) xx

  16. Love your canvas...very brave using such a dark base...it works a treat for your theme though. I bet it looks great on your sons wall too.
    Thank you for joining us over at Rhedd's Creative Spirit...x


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