Thursday, March 16, 2017

He Is Always With Us - Stamping on Canvas Paper

Foliage and leaves fascinate me.  I love the various shapes and types of leaves and trees.  They make interesting subjects for art of any kind.  I find them especially suitable for card making, as they can be used for almost any type of card, and for male, as well as female, recipients.

I chose to make a general card today, using an old leaf branch stamp from my stash.  I knew immediately what I wanted to do with it.  Don't you love when that happens....a stamp just sparks an idea?  It doesn't happen often enough for me, but when it does, I just go with it.

Close up to show texture from canvas and details
Stamps:  Leaf - A Stamp In The Hand (old one from stash)
               Verse - Simon Says Stamp  Blessed clear set
Stencil - The Crafter's Workshop Mini Believe Script
Other:  Tim Holtz distress inks and markers, Brilliance galaxy gold ink pad, ink blending tool, cotton swab, India Ink pad, Misty tool, Canson Canva-Paper

To create the card, I sponged some distress inks onto a panel of canvas paper, in the general shape of the stamp.  Then I used the script stencil to apply distress ink, and some gold ink here and there.  I used my heat tool to dry the panel, then inked the stamp with my mini ink pads in various greens, and stamped it onto the panel.  

I used distress markers in the same colors to create shading and depth to the leaves.  I used a cotton swab to add some gold directly from the ink pad, and also added some dots to the background with the used swab and gold.  

I stamped the verse, using my Misty so that I could stamp it enough times to get all the detail, as the paper is quite textured, and I knew it would need to be restamped.  A few black spatters of ink, and a swipe of gold and green around the outer edges finish off the panel, which I attached to a green A2 card base.
I thought this stamp was a great candidate for stamping on canvas. 

I am adding this card to The Daily Marker 30 Day Challenge, and also to these challenges:

Simply Less Is More  - One layer/leaves

Cards In Envy - Keep it simple

ColorThrowDown Challenge -

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge  -Bit O'Green

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  1. Oh WOW! Such beautiful and elegant texture here. Love the added splatters and your colouring to the foliage stem is perfection!Thanks for playing along with us at Less is More this week. x

  2. Lynda, I love this card! I, too, am drawn to leaves and botanicals, and I adore how this one looks against that paper! Thanks so much for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

  3. Breathtaking. What a glorious card. Love it. Thank you so much for sharing this with us at Cards in Envy for our Keep it simple challenge. Really appreciate the eye candy.

  4. LOVE this leafy design with the artsy background! Thanks so much for joining us at Color Throwdown!

  5. How gorgeous! I love the textured card which really gives the feel of an art canvas. Such a fab design too with the muted inking and splatters. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Less is More :)

  6. Fun stamping on canvas!! So glad you joined us at CTD!

  7. I love the artsy look you have created, Lynda! That canvas paper adds amazing texture and the leaf looks so organic. The touches of gold are just lovely. Thank you for playing along with us at Less is More :)

  8. This is such amazing coloring and such an artsy design! Love the foliage stamp! Thanks so much for joining us at Color Throwdown!

  9. Wow, this is beautiful! Thank you for playing along with us at CTD!

  10. Your card is simply stunning! The canvas paper makes it really look like a painting. Thanks for playing with us over at Cards in Envy!


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