Saturday, July 20, 2013

Lindy's July Color Challenge: Steampunk Sky Altered Canvas

My absolute favorite craft company Lindy's Stamp Gang is having a design team call. I've been waiting for this since I learned of them thanks to Kate Palmer's Youtube videos. I just had to enter!

The design team entry called for participating in their July color challenge: Here

I tend to be very ADD about my crafting projects. I don't usually sit down and make a plan. I tend to grab some supplies and just get going.  For this project I started with a plan small canvas and added a layer of water color medium to help soak up some of my Starbursts. I then added: Baby Blue Eyes AquaCarpathian Bluebells, and Afternoon Delight Denim. I wanted to do some stenciling to the background, but I didn't want to cover up the pretty effect I got with the Starbursts. I had the fun idea to use a small steampunk gear stencil and some white paint to create the look of clouds. to finish off the background portion I used a Basic Grey stamp and some gold ink.

Next I colored a Recollections flower and some leaves with more Starbursts. On the flower I used Poinciana Red Flame and Cajun Carnelian Red. I topped the flower off with some Stickles on the edge of the petals to give it more sparkle. I used Bayou Boogie Gold for the leaves to give it a more steampunk-y feel. I outlined the veins of the leaves using a gold paint pen.

I added a K & Co. key with some gold embossing powder distressed using sea salt and a Lindy's Flying Birdwing Butterfly brass charm embossed with Terra Cotta Rust then some plain gold embossing powder around the edges.

I topped everything off with a Jolee's butterfly sticker and a quote sticker.

I started out with the idea of a really busy canvas with lots of stuff on it, but after creating that background I knew I couldn't cover it up so I went for simple. I absolutely adore how it turned out!

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