Monday, March 21, 2016

Today is a Good Day canvas

It's week 3 of my month as a guest designer for the Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge


The challenge this week is Food and/or Drink.


I decided to get a little messy and pull out some paints and a 6x6 wooden canvas.

I used teal and gray acrylic paints on the background. I like to apply the paint (both colors at a time) with an old gift card or piece of heavy cardstock instead of a brush. No brush strokes and lots of cool blending. Then I tinted embossing paste with Vintage Photo distress paint and applied it using the Moroccan stencil


After that was dry, I used Watering Can ink with the Dot Fade stencil and Orange Blossom ink with the Cargo stencil. Then I flicked and dripped black ink and Antique BronzeTarnished Brass, and Fossilized Amber spray stains. Black Licorice gelato is smudged along the edges. I stamped a Simon Says Stamp/Tim Holtz Stamptember exclusive coffee stamp, which is slightly smaller than this one, on watercolor paper. I colored it with a waterbrush and Tea DyeGathered TwigsPeacock Feathers, and Fossilized Amber distress ink.  Then used foam tape to put it on the canvas.


Now the hard part is deciding whether to put this in my kitchen or leave it in my craft room!



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39 comments:

Lorraine A said...

Fabulous canvas Amber! I just LOVE it and I think I would put it in my new kitchen near my coffee maker, I am going to HAVE to make me one of these, I need to get that stamp first though :-)

LOVE IT

luv
Lols x x x

Macarena said...

This is a great piece of wooden canvas! I love the colors and the main stamp. Hugs, Marzena

Maura Hibbitts said...

Love how you have created your canvas Amber! The colors you are working with are awesome together!

Stephanie Leykauf said...

Yum! That drink would definitely aid in a good day! :D

*mwah*
Steph
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Rebecca Yahrling said...

Fabulous art work! Absolutely love it!

Karen B. said...

Oh how I adore these colors and that cool stamp. Great card.

Shelly said...

Oooh, this is awesome!

Ann said...

Wonderful!! Love the Moroccan stencil too.

Sue Reynolds said...

Did a great job on the background design and matching the cup...awesome card.

Hetty said...

I totally LOVE the canvas bakground to your coffee cup!
SUPER!!

Kim Heggins said...

This is just fabulous!!! I love your wonderful canvas.

DIANA L. said...

This is so sweet. I love the colors and the stencil is fabulous
Thank you for the inspiration. Have a blessed day
DIANA L.

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Bunny said...

OR...............you could give it away. It's really nice. You did a great job on this.

Helen F. said...

Awesome! Love it, Amber

~amy~ said...

AMBER!!!!!!!!!!!
I LOVE this.

Ceal said...

fabulous card, love the background

Lisa said...

LOVE this!! What an awesome canvas and I love the colors and mediums you used... beautiful!

Niki G said...

Gorgeously done canvas! Love the colors and textures.

TracyM #6773 said...

ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS canvas Amber!!!
LOVE your coffee cup panel & sentiment, LOVE your PRETTY colours, ADORE your AMAZING background - WOW!!!

Celeste Goff said...

Love this gorgeous piece of art! Love the colors and the touches of gold!

Tonya said...

Gorgeous canvas!!!

Sylvia said...

Beautiful canvas, Amber, why don't you make another one and then you won't have to choose where you put them! Love the background! Happy Wednesday and Happy Hopping!

Marlena M. said...

This is incredible!

D.Ann C said...

Love this color combo and the added texture!

Bad Kitty said...

wonderful card!
Bad Kitty's Craftroom
>^.^<
Fiki

Barbara Schiassi said...

Amazing canvas! This color palette is my fave! I love all the details, background is stunning! Barbara

Suchi said...

What a gorgeous canvas love it! :)
Suchi xx

Kath Stewart said...

beautiful project Amber...love the colours and amazing texture...hugs kath xxx

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Stunning project. I really love that background. TFS

Catherine said...

Love you canvas, Amber! Everything about it is perfect and I love the colors. Cathie <3

Meihsia Liu said...

Your canvas is so beautiful! Amber. Love the delightful colors. :)

Gail said...

Super coffee cup!

StampingbugKerry said...

Love your background canvas and the yellow and teal colors. MMMM

Andrea Ockey Parr said...

Love how you made the background messy and grungy, but it still lovely enough to make me crave a delicious beverage! Beautiful mix of elements!

Marianne said...

Love this!

Emma Williams said...

This is such a fabulous canvas, Amber and I love the colour palette you've chosen to use, it just works so well with the image! <3

Sandra said...

Fabulous canvas, Amber. Love the contrasting colors and the blue print coffe cup is stunning. Hugs, Sandra

Zoey Emanuela Scarpelli said...

Amber this is such an awesome canvas! Love the colors!
hugs Zoey

Tracie Pond said...

Neat background!