Tuesday, March 10, 2015

STAMPlorations stencil blog hop day 3

Hope you've enjoyed the STAMPlorations DT's work with stencils this week. I've got the last in my trio of 20x20cm canvasses I made as thank you presents for my cousin's kids. Today's is for the 12-year old gal whose new room looks like this.


I took my inspiration from the colors (blues, green and brown) and circles.


First I watercolored a piece of watercolor paper with Distress Inks in Tumbled Glass, Broken China, Shabby Shutters, Tea Dye and Gathered Twigs. Splattered some turquoise Glimmer Mist onto it too. Let it dry then punched circles in various sizes.


For the canvas I started with the Bold Florals stencil from ARTplorations and some turquoise and blue paint. Notice how I carefully placed the stencil to only place a few blooms on my background. BTW, I use a sponge brush for this. You can see it in the upper left corner of the photo.


Then I played with the punched circles, deciding where to glue them down. Used Matte Medium to adhere them.


I covered the Tim Holtz grungeboard A with some old K and Co. PP (used a glue stick, brayered over it and then trimmed around the grungeboard with a craft knife). The Prima paper flowers with gem centers were strategically placed. To cover two creases which happened when I not-so-cleverly ran the A through my Big Shot! I also inked the edges of the alpha with brown to cover the grungeboard edge and define the letter better.

So it ended up looking more "tropical" than "circle-y", but I hope she likes it.

Hope you enjoyed the hop. I appreciate your stopping by. Have a great rest of the week.

40 comments:

Suchi said...

Oh man, Maria! This is such a cool color combo! A must try! Lovelyyyyyyy!!
Cheer!
Suchi xx

Jerrie said...

How fun is your card! I love the colors you used. Thanks for the inspiration!!

Deonna Bemish said...

What wonderful inspiration! I love the colors and how your canvas turned out. Great use of Mixed Media also.

Brandi R said...

Lovely! Love that color combo! Fab inspiration ♥

Vicki Dutcher said...

She will love this! Amazing canvas beauty

Becca Cruger said...

I bet those little cuties are SO happy with their new wall art! Awesome work!

Susanne Vargas said...

Very cool!

Julie B said...

Love the colour combo on the stenciling. :)

hellerlittle said...

Maria der Rahmen ist perfekt, sie wird ihn mögen !!!
eine tolle Gestaltung --- mir gefällt er auf jeden Fall
LG hellerlittle

vinita jain said...

Like the dimension you've given your canvas with the circles & grungeboard letter A. Like the use of prima flowers. Damn job done !!!! I learned so much with a different techniques in your creations all three days:)))

KT Fit Kitty said...

Wow! Absolutely fabulous! Thank you for sharing how you made it! I think she'll love this!

SonjaK said...

Another beautiful canvas! Great take on the overall room design on the photo.

conil said...

Oh boy. Did you ever succeed in replicating the 12 yo's room. This will look fabulous on that lovely blue wall.

TangledBlueRose said...

Love this canvas! I am really partial to bubbles and circles, so wonderful. Thanks fro sharing all your amazing art along this fabulous Hop!~kim

Jennifer Earley said...

Wow, so lovely! Matches that bedding so well, great job! Will make a beautiful piece of wall art.

Sheila H said...

Fabulous project - thanks for sharing.

D.Ann said...

Ok... when I looked at the circles and your canvas I though, those are NEVER going together! She must have two projects. But they turned out FABULOUS!! Guess that's why you're the featured artist and I'm the gaping commenter! : )

Carol said...

Love this Maria, perfect for the room.

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

I love your inspiration and how your piece turned out. Fabulous job.

Chriss Blagrave said...

Fabulous Maria! Love your inspiration and resulting masterpiece. Your niece is sure love this!

Sandy said...

That niece is going love this. Wonderful colors.

Shelly said...

Ooooh, this is so fun! Love it!

Deepti said...

Fabulous! Love the way u incorporated the inspiration image :) cool!!

Kara Lynne said...

She's going to love it! I know I do! That flower stencil is wonderful and the circles give it that modern look!

My Paper Epiphany said...


What a stunner! I bet they loved it! The colours are so fresh and beautiful!

Rahmat said...

How nice, and fantastic to use the circles, I love this card.

cm said...

Oh my...the young gal will be smitten by, crushing over, and in love with this canvas! Talk about perfect decor for her oh-so-cool room! Wow!
Hugs~c

nancy littrell said...

Maria...TFS your photo's and detailed description of your cousin's daughter's very special wall hanging. She will LOVE the colors and girlie modern look.

Darnell J Knauss said...

What a cool cousin you are, Maria! All of these custom-made canvases are thoughtful and expertly constructed to make them personal! You are one amazing artist!! Hugs, Darnell

Sarah Gray said...

Fabulous canvas and perfect for the colours/decor of the room! Love everything I have seen with that bold flower stencil - why don't I have it?!

Robyn Oliver said...

Maria, you've done a wonderful job to capture the theme and colours of the room on your canvas, just lovely

Samra Leshinski said...

What a showstopper Maria!!! Love the colors, and design is beyond cool!!! Thank you for the inspiration :)

Reusing Cards & Quilling said...

Wow ,Those circles are superb ,I thought it was using alcohol inks .fab effect with DIs loved the canvas !

Anca Banca said...

Amazing. I love the colors, the stencil, the circles and everything the way it is put on canvas.

joy said...

FABULOUS canvas!!!

shirley-bee said...

Looks like you've got a blossoming career as an interior designer ;)

ionabunny said...

Gorgeous. Love the flower and circle background. Hugz

Asha said...

Totally, utterly amazing!
x Asha

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Inspiration is everywhere - cool project!

Anita in France said...

What a lucky girl she is, Maria ... not only a fab new room, but an awesome and very cool piece of art to hang on the wall ... very cool! Anita :)

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