Saturday, May 24, 2014

Creative Canvas for Molossi

Hello there! I am a bit late to the game for the May Mood Board Challenge, but I wanted to share what I have created. There are a few days left in May, so get going on your projects and link-up to our challenge!


I am making my debut today on the Molossi blog with this project:


This is a small 6x6 inch canvas. I gave it a coat of paint to match that wonderful door on the Mood Board.  I also liked how the details were painted the same color as the door. I painted the Dusty Attic Swirly Vines to match the canvas. Next I stenciled the alphabet onto the canvas with Viva 3D Stamp-Paint. 

The tag on my canvas was made using the Graphic 45 Typography collection.  The edges of the papers were colored with Distress Inks in Black Soot and Tumbled Glass, and each layer was mounted with plenty of room in between to tuck in the feathers and other pieces of chipboard. The butterflies are Dusty Attic Flutterbies.  I painted them different colors and gave them different finishing treatments to set them off. Some of the detail work of the butterflies was done with Kaisercraft paint in black. The green butterfly was given a coat of Viva Glitter Paste for some sparkle. The red butterfly's edges were rubbed with Viva Inka-Gold in gold. I also accented some other areas of the canvas with the gold.  

The second vine chipboard, ribbon, fiber, metal bits and vacuum tube were added to the tag.  On the bottom of the canvas I added the quote "Creativity takes courage," by Henri Matisse.  Go be brave and creative! 








 Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!



16 comments:

Lindsey said...

Wow, Lee, this is gorgeous! It channels the inspiration board, yet looks completely original. And that peacock feather is awesome!

Christy Butters said...

Gorgeous! I love the colors you used as well as your embellishment choices. The mix of metal and peacock feathers…LOVE.
Thanks for sharing with us at Craft Hoarders Anon :)

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

What a fun mixture of glass and metal elements! Beautiful color palette, too! Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge #8: Metal or Glass!

Donna Idlet said...

Love the combination of glass and metal you added to your project. Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

Pammejo said...

Gorgeous, oh my I am in love....glad you are sharing with us on the Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog

Jan Marie said...

Oh my, this is so beautiful! Love the iridescence and all of the fabulous accent down to the smallest detail! That peacock feather is the perfect topper and the metal and glass bits. . .over the top! Thanks so much for sharing your style with us at Craft Hoarders' Anonymous!

Jessi Fogan said...

The feather! I am just in love with that feather - and the teensy jar - the butterflies - all the TEXTURE! SUCH a stunning canvas!!

glendabrooks.blogspot.com said...

This is so beautiful! Love all the pops of color and the attention to detail! Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

Gloria Stengel said...

Oh, gasp. That lightbulb thingie is so amazing! Love the colors and the feather! Oh, my this is just awesome! Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

lost coast scrapper said...

Gorgeous work!! Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

lost coast scrapper said...

Lee, this is just amazing...those colors are some of my faves!!! xoxo

pollyspaper said...

Great take on the Metal of Glass Challenge. Thanks for playing along with us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog. Hugs from Ginny at Polly's Paper : )

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

Congrats on being chosen as the winner for challenge #8! Your project is just wonderful!

tocovya said...

Anything with bright colours I am naturally attracted to so I love this. Whats a vacuum tube? xx

Shilpa Nagaonkar said...

Gorgeous project, Lee, this is something beautiful and unique , love it!!

Violent Kittie said...

A vacuum tube is an antique that was used to control electrical currents. :)