Saturday, 6 February 2016

Sunshine Canvas for Happy Little Stampers Mixed Media challenge


Hello everyone and welcome to the new Happy Little Stampers Mixed Media Challenge



Our theme this time is 'paint' and as I am making up a sunshine package to sent to my daughter, I decided to include a canvas.

I'm still finding my way with mixed media and my mainly CAS style, but I  started by painting Gesso onto an 8 by 8 inch canvas and when it was dry, I randomly dotted Folk Art Acrylic paint in sunflower and school bus yellow on it


before using a brayer to spread the paint out. Using the brayer leaves a bit of texture on the canvas which I find pleasing. I then took a sunburst stencil from Glitzcraft and painted the School Buss Yellow paint through it to give my background


Like many people, my daughter goes to work in the dark and comes home in the dark at this time of year, so I wanted to put a phrase on the canvas to cheer her  I chose one I have seen on Pinterest and typed it into my Silhouette Studio software before cutting it from orange vinyl, which I applied over the canvas and burnished it down. I finished off by inking the edges of the canvas with orange zest ink and stamping the sunburst stamp from Happy Little Stampers Mix Mash stamp set to add some more interest.




                                                       This challenge is sponsored by


and the winner will receive a 414 discount to the HLS shop.

We have another treat for you because we have Guest Designer Autumn from Sew Paper Paint joining us this month and you will want to see the fab tag she made for us.

Why not hop over to the Happy Little Stampers blog where you will see lots of inspiration from the Team and also some links to great tutorials on mixed media work. I hope you will join us this month!

I'd like to play along with





Thanks for stopping by.

Hugs
Carol x




19 comments:

  1. As soon as I saw the title I knew it was going to be good and you didn't disappoint!! This is an amazing canvas,and will brighten your daughter's day for sure!! xx

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  2. Oh WOW!! This came out FANTASTIC!! I LOVE the bright, happy colors. Will sure to make your daughter smile!!

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  3. What a brilliant gift for your daughter. Love how you have done this, so bright and full of cheer.

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  4. It's grey and dreary here in Vancouver so I'm really appreciating your burst of sunshine! Love the way you mixed the shades of yellow for the background and added the little sunburst stamps!

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  5. What a thoughtful gift you've made for your daughter to bring some sunshine into her world, Carol! This is brilliant!! Enjoy your day!! Hugs, Darnell

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  6. OHHHHHH, this is fabulous! Like a ray of warm sunshine, just what we need around here.

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  7. Oooooo, so bright and pretty, Carol. I love it!

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  8. Omg, vinyl! seriously? Love! I wish I could reach out and touch it--LOL! very happy canvas!

    Toni

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  9. Love this Cheery Canvas...it would brighten the dullest day..and would look great in my kitchen!
    The background is great, I love the slight texture too.
    Thank you for joining us over at Altered Eclectics...x

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  10. Lovely bright and airy Canvas... Thank you so much for entering our challenge over at Creative Artiste Mixed Media Challenge Blog, we hope to see you join in again...

    Hugs Rhonda DT & Owner
    http://creativeartistemixedmedia.blogspot.co.uk

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  11. A wonderfully cheerful canvas. The gorgeous citrus colours and fabulous sentiment will surely brighten your daughter's days.
    Thank you for joining in with the February challenge "Anything Goes" at Creative Artiste Mixed Media and good luck x

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  12. Your creation is gorgeous, so bright and cheery
    thanks for joining our challenge at
    http://creativeartistemixedmedia.blogspot.co.uk
    Debbie DT

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  13. Great project! Love the awesome sentiment here! So thankful to have joined you all for February's challenge. <3 Autumn

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  14. This is amazing, Carol! What a wonderful piece of art to see on those dark days! I'm sure your daughter will love it!

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  15. OMGosh, I love this Carol!!!
    Hugs, Brenda

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  16. I love your beautiful bright and cheery canvas, thank you for sharing it with us at Altered Eclectics.
    xxx Hazel.

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  17. So bright and happy! I'm sure it'll add a little sunshine to your daughter's day!

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  18. Wow I just loved the way this turned out! Love the effect you achieved with the brayer, too. Thankyou for joining us this month at Craft for the Craic

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