Thursday, July 21, 2011

Smeared and Smudged Member Hop

Each month the Smeared and Smudged forum does a member hop.  I participate whenever I am able to work it in and was SOOOOOOOOOOOOO glad to be able to do so for July.  This month the theme was to Alter Something and to follow the S&S rule to stamp something, somewhere, someplace.  I decided to alter a canvas.




I will admit that I have never worked on a canvas before and this was a bit of an experiment when it began.  However, I will also tell you it is not going to be the LAST time I work on a canvas.  This was a complete joy to create.
I began by using a stencil and some Glimmermist in purple and black to create the design on the canvas.  I then stamped the head of Rosie from the Sweet Meets Sassy 2 Collection at SCACD because she made me think most of me, and colored it with markers.  Since purple is my favorite color, you can see the theme I am sure.  The dress was cut free hand, and took several reworks and the paper is Kaisercraft Utopia.  I tore the bottom edge and then stamped the swirls on the dress and flower using some Prima stamps.   The butterfly is a Maya Road chipboard covered in some scrap paper and stamped again with the Prima stamps.  I hand wrote the words and the rubons on the side are an unknown source AKA 'my stash'.

I think I am going to create a series of these canvases that have the words I need to remember.  Then I will periodically change out which on is on display.  I have found that sometimes I don't actually see things that are in front of me all the time, but periodic reminders are powerful.

I hope you take the time to hop around to some of the other member blogs to see what they have created.  This is a circular hop so please visit in any order.  We are from all over the globe so may post at different times.  Please let them all some love :)


Terra- http://www.moresmearedink.blogspot.com
Alex- http://www.paperandstring.blogspot.com/
Black Dragon- http://lynsblogger.blogspot.com/
Kapree- http://kc-consultant.blogspot.com/
Jane- http://jcocraft.blogspot.com/
Steph- http://stephscreativechaos.blogspot.com/
Heather- http://stampdetails.blogspot.com/
Madeleine- http://craftylittlewoman.blogspot.com/
Helen- http://cromscubbyhole.blogspot.com/
Ike- http://suzy-ikesworld.blogspot.com/
Fiona- http://idontdostraight.blogspot.com
Lady Brayton- www.ladybrayton71.blogspot.com

Get Inky!
Alex

11 comments:

ike said...

Oh WOW ... this is really cool. I love what you did with the dress. Really great idea to do a series of them - can't wait for another one. :-D
Hugz
Ike xx

~Lady B~ said...

Elegant and Beautiful! I adore the layers and textures you've created and the color scheme is divine. Simply Gorgeous! I cannot wait to see more!

Lady B

Laura B said...

This is really gorgeous! I've just recently started to play around with canvases and I think it's a lot of fun.:)

hugs,
Laura

I Don't Do Straignt said...

You cut that dress out freehand! WOW Alex you are one talented lady!!!! you have created a beautiful canvas :)

Fiona. x

Heather said...

Love it- the background with the glimmer mists is great. So often people go over the top with mists- you used control. The dress is awesome too.

Croms' Cubby Hole said...

A beautiful canvas Alex. Love all th e little details and that it was modeled on you.
Hugs
Helen

Jane said...

Love your canvase a series of them sounds a great idea
Luv Jane xxx

blackdragon said...

Wow Alex... your 1st play with canvas is incredible.. you are such an inspiration!
The dress is adorable.
Wonderful work as always.
love lynx

Sara said...

Wow, Alex! This is absolutely awesome! I am so like you, I don't always see what is right in front of me! I need to have the same type of reminders! I love this idea, using a canvas is new to me and I have some of them sitting on my shelf... collecting dust! LOL! Thanks for sharing! Happy Creating! Sara

Miranda said...

fabulous canvas Alex , love the dress and other details they look cool
hugs
Miranda

Susan said...

LOVE this, great job on the dress :)
Susan