Friday, December 4, 2015

Six Years Ago.....

Six Years Ago....this month
I was contacted by the folks are Reminisce
announcing I was the GRAND PRIZE winner

I remember that day soooo CLEARLY!
I scared my entire family
as I let out a loud WHAAHOOOP!

So when the folks at Ella and Viv Paper Company
(sister company to Reminisce)
contacted me to showcase some of their new
paper collections.....I was HONORED!

Here is what I created with their
Vintage Backgrounds Collections.

I began my creation by pulling out a
12 x 12 Black Canvas by Canvas Corp Brands
and the GORGEOUS Vintage Background papers...

I cut the papers into various geometric shapes
and adhered the shapes to my canvas
using Ranger's ~ Multi Medium Matte.
When dry, I cut a heart from copy paper
and placed it on my canvas.
Then, I chose
The Crafter's Workshop ~ Organic Matter Stencil
and applied
rather heavy handily!

When it was dry,
I created a heart with some Lacelon,
a vintage plastic lace
and adhered it to the masked heart area.

This is when it get's scary....
I applied a mixture
of equal parts
and applied it over the entire canvas....
and waited!

After a minute or so
(which seemed like years)
I used baby wipes to remove the excess.
The results are SOOO WORTH the panic!

See how the the paint remained in the crevices!

With my finger, I applied various
to my heart....

which all matched SOOO WELL
with the Ella and Viv's Paper Company

I used Faber Castell ~ Big Brush Pen ~ Walnut Brown
around the edges of the heart to create depth!

To accent my canvas,
I pulled out a couple packages of
Lilac/Purple, Sienna and Mauve
to create my flower cluster.
I added leaves cut from Tim Holtz ~ Tattered Leaves
accented with

I finished off my canvas with one of my FAVORITE stamps

I stamped on a piece of
and adhered to it to my canvas

I hope you have enjoyed my creative process,
A BIG THANK YOU to folks at
for thinking of me and
giving me the opportunity to create with their
FABULOUS papers!

10 comments: said...

Your piece is lovely Lynne

Dee in N.H. said...

Wow Lynne! That is gorgeous!!!!

Maureen Chandler said...

This is just beautiful and so creative!! Thanks so much for sharing your talent!

Art By Wanda said...

Lynne, this is gorgeous!!!! Totally LOVE it!!!!!!!!!!!!

"glow" said...

thanks for wowing me!!! so gorgeous:) i am interested in learning how to do somethiing like this.. its my dream... so thanks for sharing! i would love to see a video for a tutorials like this....hint? no, theres no obligation but that says how much i would love to try... LoL... all the best to you in future and keep up the dreaming! i love the dreamy look...:) 3cheers 4 u, sincerely

Susie Bentz: My Time to Play said...

Gorgeous Lynne! I have that paper pack but I think I need to buy some product! Thanks for the inspiration!

Redanne said...

I came over from Marjie's blog to have a closer look - wow, this is absolutely stunning! I think the background is possibly one of the best I have ever seen - so clever, so unusual and incredibly beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing how you did it too. Anne x

barbarastewart1 said...

Quite MAGNIFICENT I must confess. I hope that these wonderful ideas will have embedded my brain so that I can translate your lovely ideas my ownself!!! TFS

SewPaperPaint said...

Hey Lynne, I so hope that being featured on Marjie's blog has lifted your spirits and encouraged you more than ever. What a cool honor! So well deserved, as this is one amazing piece! Love it and can see why it was chosen as top design. Thanks so much for sharing all the details. Can't wait to see what you get up to next. Hugs, Autumn

Michelle Gray said...

So pretty! Thanks for sharing the how-to! And congrats on being selected to submit your work.