Friday, October 5, 2012

My first canvas

For October Unruly Arts has put us to the test for RAQ1 and for RAQ 2( that's Reader Art Quest). RAQ1 is to use paint, or a painted project.  RAQ2 is to add dimension to a canvas.  So I rolled them into one project, simply because I couldn't find my note book and remember which was which. ( My work desk, "Betsy" had had a jolly time hiding my note book.) The background of this canvas is layers of paint and gesso buildup, including some stenciling and some stamping.  Like I said LAYERS.  Once I had gotten that far I wasn't really sure which direction I want to go from there.
 I loved the blue and avocado green peeking through the white.  In a closeup you can see where I stamped swirls with a soft leaf color and an soft ocean colored ink.  I chose the two tones of blue print paper for the flowers and use Tim Holtz's Tattered flower die.  I kinda grundged them up and added a Rhine stone to the middle.  I found some avocado green print and cut a swirly and some leave with the Cricut machine.  After fiddling with the layout I decided to add the avocado grosgrain ribbon.  The sentiment was cut with the Cricut, and three little flower rhinestones finished the project.
Have you ever created a canvas?  I did really enjoy the making of this one, and I liked it so much I hung it here im my craft room! LOL  There is still the whole month of October to give each RAQ a try and post it to their blog.  Where is it you say?
Well right here:
and here

Thanks for stopping by
Until later.....
Inky Hugs......


  1. Great first canvas! I just Love that sentiment!!! <3 Debi x

  2. Love your canvas- the colors are so pretty- and the sentiment is great!

  3. Wow, so pleased it inspired you to join us. A fabulous first canvas. The first of many more I hope?

  4. Lovely canvas, Krisha--the background is so dreamy and pretty, and what a wonderful sentiment!


  5. Gorgeous! I really like your colour palette. Hugs,

  6. It's lovely, Krisha! Love the saying and the fab background!

    Thanks for questing with us at UPA!

  7. Such an inspirational and pretty piece of art! How pretty with the floral details and the gorgeous background!

  8. It's beautiful, Krisha! Love your colors and the stacked flowers. How wonderful that you've hung it. I'm sure you will smile every time you pass it.

  9. Gorgeous colour combination, and I love the delicate stencilling and stamping in the background - beautiful!
    Alison x

  10. This is lovely. so rich, the colouring is subtle, yet elegant.