Sunday, January 06, 2013

Snow Fun at Eclectic Ellapu

We had the most amazing entries for our three week Anything Goes Challenge at Eclectic Ellapu. Thanks to all who participated and provided us with so many wonderful blogs to visit. It's time for a new challenge set by Trisha of the Purple Team. The theme is Snow Much Fun and Trisha asks that your project feature any winter activity...easy peasy, right?



I chose to alter another canvas 'cause that makes me happy :) Random shapes were torn from a paper grocery bag, crumpled like I meant it, and then adhered to a gessoed canvas with Decou-Page (like Mod Podge). There was no rhyme or reason to the layering with some areas left blank and other pieces overlapping. Some pieces were brought down over the edges of the canvas. Once this was completely dry, Vintage Photo, Walnut Stain, and Black Soot Distress inks were applied to the entire canvas. Extra Vintage Photo reinker was spread with my finger to the areas where the canvas still showed through. This helped them blend better with the crumpled paper background. A few spritzes of Gold Glimmer Mist were applied over the Distress inks for added shine and texture. Wish I'd taken a photo of the background before I covered so much of it up because it's such a cool effect. (head smack) I'll remember next time.




A chunk of garden burlap was cut, unravelled a little and adhered to the canvas under this fabulous vintage image from Gallery Cat's Etsy shoppe. Distress Inks and Liquid Pearls had been applied to it before popping it up on foam over the burlap. Large and small snowflakes punched from dotty white cardstock were inked with Antique Linen DI and spritzed with Pearl Glimmer Mist before being stacked and adhered to the canvas. The large snowflake punch is Recollections and the smaller one is Martha Stewart. A Bo Bunny chipboard flourish was added to the mix and glittery, as well as shiny, snowflake buttons were glued randomly around the canvas. A small piece of sheer white ribbon was knotted around the flourish...just because.




The letters are Scrabble tiles inked around the edges with Vintage Photo DI. A length of white trim was looped across the canvas on the diagonal and adhered with some extended onto the sides. A wooden clock button was threaded with white ribbon and adhered to the image corner overlapping the trim. Finally two large half pearls decorated the center of the small snowflakes in the bottom right corner and helped them from looking lost.

This canvas makes a nice companion piece to the Vintage altered Santa canvas I created here. If you haven't altered one, give it a go. It's great fun and canvases can be displayed so easily around the home. Be sure to visit the Eclectic Ellapu blog to see the other creations from the Purple Team. Amazing variety and talent...a little something for everyone. Thanks for visiting today and thanks also for the lovely comments you leave. I look forward to visitng your blog and seeing what you create.

I am entering this project in the following challenges:

Eclectic Paperie Get Altered Challenge ~ use canvas
Challenges 4 Everybody ~ Anything Goes
Dream Valley Challenges ~ Anything Goes (48)

Life is good; so is art.
Bonnie


16 comments:

butterfly said...

Gorgeous! I love the rich, textured background and the fabulous central image looks so wonderful against the burlap. Delicious snowflakes, and those scrabble tiles are a wonderful touch! So great to have you play along at eclectic Paperie, Bonnie!
Alison x

Andria said...

Wow Bonnie this canvas is just gorgeous, so much work and detail gone into it. Love the colours and the vintage feel. Beautiful.
x

Carla said...

absolutely gorgeous- love the details and the colors...so pretty!

Kim said...

Beautiful Bonnie! So glad you were able to play along with the eP challenge!! XXOO

Anita Houston said...

Texture city, and oh so fabulous! What a keepsake and decor piece! I love the trailing ribbon, and of course the jute is fab! LOVE this!

ParkNSlide said...

Another fabulous piece of art---so many wonderful elements. Distressing the edges of the scrabble tiles adds so much dimension.

Tracy said...

Beautiful vintage canvas...love it Connie!!
All the textures and distressing is right up my street.
xxxx

Tracy said...

That should have read....Bonnie ..sorry I am using my mobile. xxx

Erin Smetak said...

This is beautiful! I love the vintage feel! You did a fabulous job!

Annette Green said...

So much wonderful texture and deep warm color. I love the paper bag background treatment. Beautiful!

Colleen said...

This is so pretty, love the vintage look. You seem to be an expert at the art of altered canvas. I hope my mine turns out half as good.

Micki said...

Wonderful, love the vintage look and feel and love the wooden letters. Thanks so much for playing along with eP's Get Altered Challenge

Gwen said...

Love this! The paper bag background is great!!

Patricia said...

Oh Bonnie, my fellow teamie, this is gorgeous! I love the sweet little girl and my fave embellies are the tiles. Perfect!

Marjie Kemper said...

Wow, Bonnie, your canvas is just gorgeous! Love all the layering. Thanks so much for joining us at Eclectic Paperie!

MagsB said...

What a fabulous canvas! I love the vintage image and all the gorgeous embellishments, especially the Scrabble tiles for the sentiment! Thanks for joining in at Dream Valley

love Mags B x