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Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Midweek Reminder for Texture at TioT

Thanks for looking - this is my first ever canvas - I started this a couple of weeks ago for my DT piece for Try it on Tuesday which this fortnight is Texture, and,  I did have an idea of what I wanted this to be like, but this was nothing like it!
Believe it or not - but it started with a lovely old fashioned rose napkin, which was torn and glued to the canvas, covered with a coat of watery Fresco Snowflake paint and then had to be left for more pressing matters, namely the wedding! My idea was a dragonfly in an old country garden, but somewhere in the making I lost sight of the roses after spraying with a couple of Perfect Pearls mists, (they are there in the corners)  I used embossing paste with a TCW Mariposas stencil for the dragonfly, and script, then the Hollyhock from Sweet Poppy Stencils that I won a couple of weeks ago over at Craft Room Challenge.  To create the depth I inked an Imaginations  Leaf Swirl with Iced Spruce and Bundled Sage DIs and then used some embossing paste to bring some leaves to the front.  The embossing was covered in various gilding pastes.
There are some wonderful Texture creations on the main blog, so please pop over to have a look and you still have one more week to enter.
I almost didn't post this - not sure if it's ............well you know what I mean.  So any comments, pointers or even criticism - but don't be too harsh, all greatly appreciated.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you all have a lovely week.

Avril xx


Analia Cristina said...

Hi Avril,I love the mixmedia art,you are make a beautiful work!

Meggymay said...

If you hadn't said it was your first canvas, I would never have known. It is a beautiful piece, so detailed, textured with lovely subtle colours. Look forward to seeing another one.
Yvonne x

Joan said...

Avril, it's a beautiful canvas, love it

Inky Angel said...

Gorgeous canvas Avril. I love your textured/embossed dragon fly and script, they have a realistic 3D visual effect, ready to lift off the softly colored canvas.
Have a great week.
Hugs, Katie

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

What a great result for a first canvas Avril! Great shape and colours, nice scenery!

May said...

Gorgeous canvas... Love all the texture & great colours...I can't believe it's your first... Fantastic work....Hugs May x x x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Such a gorgeous card, great texture and colors.

Christine L said...

Well you had me at the colours you used.... FABULOUS! Loving this gorgeous textured project Avril.. it will be fabulous on your wall!

Christine x

Desire Fourie said...

Oh wow, this is an awesome mixed media project and one would never say its your first.
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Terry said...

Wow! Avril, no one would ever think this was your first canvas! What an absolutely gorgeous creation from the colors to the texture! I LOVE this! Happy Weekend!

Judith said...

What a fabulous project - so pretty and arty - nothing like a first attempt! Hugs Judith x

Anonymous said...

WOW!! Stunning canvas Avril!

Linda said...

Hi Avril,
I'm just catching up with things I've missed on your blog. I love this canvas, the colours are so pretty and the dragonfly looks stunning. What a fabulous result for your first canvas. Linda xx

Sandy said...

Your first ever canvas is out of this world beautiful. I do hope that you make some more. Really gorgeous - you could give lessons!!

Clare said...

Stunning work.

butterfly said...

Wow, wow and wow again... so glad I took the chance to catch up a bit with what you've been up to, because this is a stunner!! Can hardly believe it's your first canvas, and what a triumph it is... fantastic texture and beautiful colours - it's just lovely, Avril. Bravo from me!
Alison xx