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Montag, 15. Januar 2018

Canvas "Music" for the CCB January Crew Challenge

Hello everybody, a warm welcome to my blog!
This time I have a canvas to share with you. I made it for the Canvas Corp Brands Crew Challenge.

Kein automatischer Alternativtext verfügbar.This is what we cooked up:

*Your inspiration is MUSIC
* Your project can be anything connected to music - make a instument, art journal, book cover, layout about your fav singer, or be inspired by a record cover. The imagination is your limits there.

*Use any technique/material you want but it must be 75% CCB products

Here is my submission:

For the story, that tells this canvas I have to go a little bit further to explain.
In my church community in Kochel am See we have a wonderful little church, which became 100 years old in 2014.
Bildergebnis für kirche kochel evangelisch
On christmas in 2013 the organ in the church broke down and we needed a new one - which is very expensive you can imagine. We collected donations - and, how exciting, last year we could buy a new organ! The inauguration was at the first Advent 2017, and Oh! How incredibly gorgeous the new organ sounds! 
If you want to see more pictures you can find them here.
The old organ was dismantled and we decided to sell the old organ pipes, the proceeds are for our church.
Well, I took some of them, having in mind to do something beautiful with them - and this is the result!

Here is what I did:

First I gathered some of the organ pipes, a picture from our little church and some of my CCB goodies (well, I didn´t use them all, but nearly).

I primed the organ pipes with white Gesso to get some grip for the paint. Then I took 
Glimmer Glaze Paint - Saffron and painted them several times until I was satisfied.  

After this I gave them a random coat with metalic wax and polished them.

I took a canvas, some old music sheets and one of the gorgeous Mixed Media Origins - Hoot .
I thought, I would use paper from the Achitextures paper pad, but I didn´t.

I tore the papers and glued them down onto the canvas using Matte Medium.

I added the distressed photo of our little church and glued it down too. When dry, I toned everything down with whit Gesso.

Through a stencil I added Texture Paste.
Then I colored the background with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists and Base Board Mist Paint Cardboard.

These GM I used:

Imperial Blue
Jack Frost
Tattered Leather

With another stencil I added some more color. I sprayed GM Dragonfly and when dry I took DI Peacock feather for a crispier image.

I arranged my organ pipes and glued them down. The biggest one I secured with some wire additionally.

Now I mixed Art Stones and Mini Art Stones with Matte Medium and High Impact Paint Light Gold and Tattered Angels Glimmer Glam Turquoise and put it beside the pipes for more interest.

When everything was dry I added some colored flowers, some leaves, did some stamping, added some Gold here and there and dry brushed parts with white Gesso. At last I added some specks with white Gesso and I was done.

Now I hope you liked my "Music" Canvas!
Thank you for your visit today and don´t forget to have a look at the CCB blog to see what my teamies made for this challenge!

Donnerstag, 11. Januar 2018

Birthday Card with a Infusions Background

Hello all, welcome to my blog today!
First of all I want to wish you a happy New Year.
This is my first post this year for Country View Challenges. I struggled with some health issues the last view weeks, so I missed the first take on the January challenge "everything goes".

So now here is my one take for this month.

Here is what I did:

I took some Mixed Media papers, cut it to size and primed it with Gesso.

 After the Gesso was dry, I sprayed some water on top, took some of my Infusions (Green Man and Magenta), sprinkled them randomly and sprayed more water to spread.
I dried it and repeated the steps several times.

I am absolutely in love with Infusions! The powder is so versatile with it´s different shades and colors in it! You have to try them if you didn´t yet.
When I was satisfied with the result, I did some stamping with some stamps from PaperArtsy and a stamp set from Tim Holtz. I used my little Archival Ink stamp pads. I really love them, they are a cheap way to have a selection of inks.
I stamped my sentiment and cut it out.
Then I chose a picture (finnabair), matted it and put my card together: Some lace, some flowers, some cut out butterflies, that´s it!

I hope you liked my card and feel inspired to join in with our challenge. There is time enough to make something beautiful and, as you know, you have the chance to win a 20£ voucher for the shop!

I want to join in with the following challenges: at the moment I love to use Infusions and my all time favourites are background stamps!