Monday, February 18, 2013

All that glitters...

Hello again blog land! I cannot believe Monday is almost over already and I have not shared with you this week's Craft Your Passion challenge yet! This week's task is "All that Glitters" so take out your favorite stickles and (gasp) powdered glitters and get sparkly with it!

I chose to make an altered canvas ala Donna Downey who recently taught a mixed media class at Scrap-A-Doodle Doo and totally jump started my slacking mojo! On this one I stamped on the four tags in the background, then gessoed over them and added modeling paste...Then I added some silver and teal acrylic paint as accents. Then I glittered up the Tim Holtz gems with Glossy Accents and powder glitter in silver, blue and pink (gasp... I HATE dry glitter. It gets everywhere... it IS everywhere, still!) :). So I reverted to stickles for the Prima embellishment in the upper left hand corner and on the fairy's wings. But I still used dry glitter on the roses... OH and I stickled all the pink words in the phrase with Pink Lemonade stickles. THEN I used bubble wrap to stamp on the final pink, teal and black paint before I added the rosette ribbon on the bottom. Phew. That list makes it sound so easy peasy, but it took me like four days to make! :) I can't lie though... I'm in love with the way this one turned out...
 Our sponsor this week is Stamp Fairy and I played with Molly Fairy printed at 6", colored in with copics and stardust stickles. But since I had the "Angels" theme going on with the sentiment from Psalm 91:11, I chose to  hide her fairy wand and replace it with a bunch of white roses dipped in pink glitter.

Originally I was going to give this canvas to my principal's newest addition as a baby gift (which I have yet to buy!) but as I added the washi tape to the sentiment, the colors got a bit "older girl" and I couldn't picture it in a nursery. Throw in the bubble wrap paint job in pink, black and teal and,  well, now my almost ten year old wants it in her room. :)

I'm submitting this one to Word Art Wednesday, The Cheerful Stamp Pad (Anything but a card), Daisy Doodles' Anything Goes, Love to Create (Glitter), Melonheadz Friends (child), Glitter and Sparkle (anything but a card), Ooh La la (sparkle and shine), and The Crazy Challenge (Pink and Gems).

Thanks so much for stopping by...Hope you have a wonderful week! :)


  1. What an AWESOME project. This is SO pretty, and I thank you so much for sharing it in our challenge with us this week. What a blessing to have you play along. Thank you so much for sharing!
    Have a blessed week, and please do come back real soon. We love seeing your wonderful art shared wtih us!
    Word Art Wednesday

  2. Such a sweet image. Thank you for joining us this week at Love to Create Challenge.
    Laine xx

  3. Wow this is a great canvas. Lovely way to use a digistamp.
    xxx Michelle

  4. WOw a fabulous Canvas, hun, thank you so much for joining us at Glitter N Sparkle this week, good luck xxxx

  5. Gorgeous canvas! The colors and details are out standing! Thanks for joining The Cheerful Stamp Pad challenge.

  6. Wow! 4 days! What a project with so many details to investigate! Glad you outlined your process for us Adina. nicely done!
    CYP DT

  7. such a cute canvas! thank you for joining our "anything but a card" challenge at the cheerful stamp pad! xo

  8. Wow this is beautiful , love the colours too. Thanks for sharing with us at glitternsparkle hugs trisha x

  9. How cool is that ...your daughter has claimed this for her room! I can certainly see why. The background is so richly textured and interesting. The angel turned out so the flowers she is holding. Great job, Adina!

  10. Just beautiful, Love the background and the image is so cute. Thank you for joining us at Glitter n Sparkle this week. Abbie DT x

  11. Great work, Adina. Love the collage look and how distressed it appears. I also love that glittery bouquet you added. Fabulous!

  12. This looks really great! Thanks for joining us at The Crazy Challenge.

    groetjes, Ellen

  13. This is a great entry for my "Anything But a Card". Thanks for sharing at The Cheerful Stamp Pad.

  14. LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS!! cool use of Washi Tape too!! You ROCK!!


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