Friday, 21 June 2013

Land of the Midnight Crafter

Greetings friends.  Sorry I haven't been around for a few days but the sun has been shining and it's light til..... well, it's light.  We don't get midnight sun as such, being here in the south of Norway, but at the moment midnight is more like dusk and the sun sticks it's beaming face up not too long after.  They keep saying we are going to be getting some serious rain, so I'm weeding and planting like a good un but it remains desert like.  That's dry and dusty rather than Peach Melba......   What do you mean Peach Melba is a double 's'.  Ah well, it is after midnight........

Over at PaperArtsy Carol Quance is back with some amazing projects.  I decided to have a go at a canvas Carol style.  



I started with a 10 x 10cm flat canvas and used texture paste through Crafters Workshop Alpha mask.  This is a new one for me and the first time I have used it.  Very pleased.  Then I splashed around with some red, yellow and orange acrylic to get some summer feeling going on.  Don't you love those hot colours.  I highlighted the letters with silver ink.  I stamped Lady With a Ship on Her Head from LPC001 on white card and cut her out.  I am rubbish at colouring so after a few aborted attempts I decided B&W worked for me.   And for the project of course.  I used another stamp from the same set on  clear shrink plastic and then painted the back with white paint.  A couple of silver charms from Korthobby with a few seed beads and the Lady is ready to set sail.  

You know, or maybe not, that I am not really a sentiment person, but if the shops were open I would have been there spending an obscene amount of money on some witty sentiment stamps or rubdowns.  Alas, or maybe luckily, the stores are all closed so I resorted to one of my favourite saying courtesy of Crafty Individuals Seaside background papers.  The colours were perfect for the scheme as well.  I think I may have to get a black frame for this to really set off those hot summer colours.  

Joining the fun at
PaperArtsy
Korthobby Utfordring - Sommerinspirert 
Stampotique Designers Challenge 105 - Anything But a Card 
Fashionable Stamping Challenges - Something New (new mask)

 It's starting to get light outside, definitely time for bed!  Thanks for dropping by.

16 comments:

  1. Beautiful and such a wonderful colours! Thanks for joining the Stampotique DC

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  2. Love those co,ours and the script is fabulous. A really fab background with gorgeous stamped images and sentiment.

    Have a lovely weekend

    Annie x

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  3. Ha! Black'n'white seems to work best for me, too, Gail! The background acrylics are such vibrant and strong colors, that I actually think the b'n'w stamp works best, anyway! Well done! Love it!

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  4. Looks great ! nice warm summery colours.

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  5. Wonderful background, love the vibrant colours with the stamped image.

    Sylv xx

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  6. Ciao Gail, I love your interpretation, so bright in colours and summerish!

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  7. Gorgeous, love the colors. Thanks for joining us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges this fortnight.

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  8. This is stunning! I love the added charms, & the images you used Gail!
    Alison xx

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  9. Gorgeous Gail. Isn't that a great, warm colour combo? The sentiment is a great match to the image. I know what you mean about colouring and I'm certainly no expert but it does get easier! Lovely creation.

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  10. Beautiful canvas! Thanks for joining us at Stampotique. XOXO

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  11. Takk for at du deltar i utfordringen hos Korthobby.no denne måneden :) Flott bidrag!!!
    DT-Kjersti :)

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  12. Your canvas is the only piece of summer I have seen today. Here it's not rain we need, we've had too much of that ! Black and White works for me too, why risk a disaster...

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  13. Wow, these colours are amazing ... so warm and vibrant and summery ... and a super sentiment! Thanks so much for popping over to my blog and for your sweet comment ... so appreciated! Anita :)

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  14. Wow gorgeous amazing canvas, the colours are awesome, I have to admit I fell in love with the colours Carol used. :-) Kezzy xxx

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  15. Beautiful colours, great canvas! Thanks for joining us at the Stampotique Designer's Challenge. Magda :)

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  16. Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful craftwork us at FSC this fortnight. Just love the colour palette and delicious stamping. Xx

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