My Lovely Friends,

Thursday, 13 August 2015

Keep Calm And Carry On

Hi guys, I'm back today with a project i made for Tando Creative DT, the theme is 
Use a Stencil or two,
It had a life of its own and finished up being completely different to what I'd thought of, I'll show you first then explain, lol

I first drew around the gorgeous Giovanna profile stencil, coloured her with my copics and cut her out, then placed her on one side of my craft table, while I did the canvas,
I was spraying some of the paints on and when i looked it had gone further than my prepared box with newspaper in to hold excess paint and sprayed a fine mist all over the image,
I didn't know whether to laugh or cry!!!
Not having much time to do another I shouted loudly a little!!! eh hum and then thought come on what can you do with it, so keep calm and carry on it became, !!!!! lol

I used the cogs group steampunk stencil and the sequin waste stencil using grunge paste  on my background, so all together I used three stencils, then some of the chipboard  screws from the
 screws grab bag and cogs from the cogs grab bag, the bottom of the image has one of the
 I also added some metal embellishments, flowers, mulberry bark, dry wall tape, masking tape and some frantage from the encrusted jewel bronze kit all from my stash,
then went to work with my sprays!!! yes you know all about that!! lol

I finished off some of the metal bits with silks paints and Inka Gold waxes,
Then to tie it all in I printed KEEP CALM AND CARRY ON on my computer, this hangs in my craft room as a reminder to always put my stuff away from the spray paints and too see if you can do something else then whats in your head!!!

Remember you can join us in any of the themes this month, using Tando creative products or any other, but if you do use Tando's you get placed in the draw twice,

Altered Electics - Anything Goes
Mixed Media - Get Texty

Have Fun!!


Donna Mosley said...

A gorgeous make Liz, I love all the fab embellies.

Donna x

Karen Crossen said...

Beautiful! I love it when an accidental over-spray makes something even more beautiful, sometimes those are my favorite parts in the end! Glad you kept calm and carried on! Thank you so much for playing with us at The Mixed Media Challenge Blog!

Elaine aka Ellapu said...

WOW I just love your creativity with your piece of art - love it. Thank you for sharing with us over at Altered Eclectics this month and hope to see you again in future challenges.

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Gio said...

The coloration is gorgeous! We can't see any no-wanted splatters. And the necklac and all the detail, just beautiful, Liz! Pinned!

Donna B. said...

Beautiful project I love all the different elements! Please note our new rules as that you include our challenge graphic in your post. Thanks so much for playing at the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge this month.

Mandy said...

You have totally nailed this canvas malarkey hun. Love the colours and textures, it's all just perfect.
I could sit here for hours catching up with your blog but I really should do some housework!
Big hugs

Melanie said...

Great use of the text. Thanks for playing along with the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge Blog!

Rachel said...

happy accident! its gorgeous! glad you kept with it. the metal accents are great. Thank you so much for playing with the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!