Tuesday, 2 August 2011

Mini Elephant Canvas

Ages ago I bought a mini canvas to play about with but it has lain untouched until today when I was inspired by this post by Gay Peplow.  The canvas is the perfect size for my new (un-inked) Crafty Individual's stamp so I've had a bit of a play day and here's what I've ended up with ....



I first painted the canvas with gesso then painted over in lemon acrylic which was a bit too bright so I stippled some yellow ochre on top which toned it down a bit and gave it a bit of texture.

I stamped the elephant stamp (CI-321) onto some DP and embossed it in detail white. Added some bling, beads and ribbon (which has been coloured with Promarkers).

Have to say I usually go for a more subdued colour palette but I think it's turned out ok.

I'd like to enter it into two challenges:
The Stampsmith Challenge -  TSC19 Teal & Yellow
Crafty Individuals - Bright & Beautiful

Thanks for visiting and happy crafting.
Suze xx

17 comments:

Jean Hardy said...

Delightful Suze, and thanks so much for entering the challenge! Jean

craftattack said...

Beautiful, Sue, a real little treasure. That elephant stamp is great, too! Hugs, Valerie

fatmonica said...

This is a beautiful wall hanging.That stamp is gorgeous!

GinaA said...

This is a gorgeous piece of art work.

Aileen said...

Another beauty Suze, Love the elephants and tree, your ribbon hanger just finishes it off. x

florenceandfreddie said...

Hi Suze. Lovely canvas.
Regards Florence x

Yvonne Garner said...

Lovely piece!

Cheryl said...

oh this is one beautiful piece,love the elephant and that tree hugs cherylx

Dolly Daydreams said...

Hi Suze this is such a lovely image and you have created a gorgeous hanging more thn just ok I love it.

Marie

Faith A said...

AMAZING gorgeous colours and the bling is perfect I love it.

Lynne Moncrieff said...

Hi Suze
How fabulous that you have joined TSC with your adorable canvas. The colours work so well with that image.
I had a hard time using the challenge colours until I actually started playing and it wasn't so bad after all, once I got used to the idea of using colour lol.
Your art turned out much more than okay and the gems are a very special addition.
Good Luck with the Prize Draw at TSC.
Wishes
Lynne

Elaine said...

Love your hanging especially the gems on the tree - great idea!!

Karen McAlpine said...

What a great way to use your canvas. I have a couple of those laying around too. LOL Love that cute elephant image and it works great with the Teal and Yellow. Thank you for joining us at the Stampsmith Challenge blog!

Carla said...

it's a beauty!

Valerie H. Wilson said...

Suze!!! I love this!!! Kudos for also digging into your stash and using something that has been waiting for the right project!! Your use of teal and yellow for The Stampsmith Challenge is just wonderful! Thank you so much for sharing your inspiration with us!
Val :)

Jen W. said...

This is gorgeous! I love the colour palette and that image is fabulous!

Alison said...

Beautiful!! x