Friday, 23 July 2010

No cards - just a canvas!

Have just put the cards to one side for a few days - have made a present for a friend who's brithday is imminent (so can't show you! But will be able to very soon!!!!) and then just played about a bit making messy! Gel Medium everywhere and bits of torn napkin now litter the floor and desk.... but enjoyed myself!

I am no expert with paper napkins but confess now to looking at them in a different way after seeing some gorgeous creations from other people. I like the layering technique although unfortunately I do have a tendency to be 'heavy handed' so consequently I usually end up with lots of torn bits on the canvas!!

This tiny canvas measures just under 3" square and I use them this size to practice the technique. I used 3 different napkins and I think this may be considered a 'work in progress'. I am off to look for some twigs to make a frame and some rough twine to make a hanger!

Work in progress or not I am submitting this to the challenge at 'Tuesday Taggers' (Canvas) which this week is being sponsored by the fabby Art From The Heart store. Am also submitting into the Gingersnap Creations Random Redhead Challenge entitled 'Sunshine'. Although there isn't an actual sun to be seen on this canvas, it reminds me of sunny days.............and looking out of the window right now I NEED a sunny day!!!!!

20 comments:

  1. This is fab Viv. Enjoy the weekend. Annette x

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  2. I've not had much success myself with napkins Viv but love what you've done with your canvas - perfect summery piece! Look forward to seeing it in it's finished state x

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  3. Really pretty Viv - I'm looking forward to seeing the frame.
    We have moved on a lot, using so many different techniques, since we first 'met'.
    Thanks for keeping in touch - I should be making you a few cards for your charity, but I haven't, (what's new? LOL).
    I'll pop something in the post .... Connie. x

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  4. Lovely Viv,I forgot i have a drawer full of napkins ! inspired now x

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  5. This cute little canvas certainly gives off the feeling of a summers day, great use of the napkins.

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  6. I haven't used this technique for ages .... your canvas looks so bright and cheerful. Have a nice weekend. x

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  7. Love this just as it is but a frame of twigs and twine will be awesome! thank you for sharing with us at TT this week. xx Zoe

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  8. fab canvas. Thanks for joining us on TT's this week. Emma xx

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  9. oh Viv - this is brill I have so many napkins and have not done anything with them - you have inspired me to get them out and have a go - love what you have done with these - lv Liz

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  10. A beautiful canvas Viv, love how you used the napkins :)

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  11. This is a really pretty canvas, Viv - I love the texture the napkins give.

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  12. Totally beautiful canvas Viv, utterly gorgeous and you're right it is a sunny piece. Love it! Thanks for joining us at TT this week
    x Michelle

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  13. This fabulous creation makes me want to go play with napkins ... ♥ it.

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  14. Viv this is gorgeous. I completly forgot abt this technique. It's been a good yr if not more I created something with paper nepkin.Thanks playing along with TT this week
    hugs
    Ildiko

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  15. Wow Viv what a gorgeous piece this is - love the bright colours x Thanks for joining us at TT this week x janet

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  16. Hi Viv, thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving such a sweet comment. The image is from Paper Cupcakes. If you come back to my blog, just click on the badge to the right of my post. The name of the image is "Sunday Afternoon". Thank you again and I have enjoyed looking through your blog. Dru

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  17. Truly stunning piece, Viv! Thanks for playing the Gingersnap Creations Sunshine Challenge!

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  18. i love this, such beautiful napkins too....

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