Sunday, September 4, 2011

"Anything Goes" Challenge

Here is my 2nd Canvas art piece I have ever made, and I think it turned out OK. I created this for Simon Says Stamp and Show Blog Challenge this week it's all about "ANYTHING GOES", be sure to stop over at their blog to be inspired by the Design Teams artwork and join in for your chance to win some goodies.
 Let me walk you through my canvas piece, first I painted it blue, then glued some cardstock and pattern paper that I ran through some texture fades, before gluing down I inked with distress inks over the raised images. Did some stamping and glimmer misting.
Using some Die Cuts I created the dress form, thimble, birdcage, bird along with the flowers: distressed them with ink, stains, glimmer mist, perfect pearls mist, (one of my fav's is after you ink and spray while it's still wet crumple the paper in your hands, then ink the edges gives it a real vintage feel.
Added some seam binding which was cream, I colored it with glimmer mist and perfect pearl mist, again crumpled it up and heat set it to hold it's wrinkles and crinkles!!!! Added some flowers, bling and findings my art piece was complete.
 Can't wait to play again be sure to check out their blog and the DT blogs as well (it's a great way to be inspired, full of ideas, great and wonderful tips and tricks for creating your art).
Grab some supplies and just play!!!!
Peggy Lee

CTMH-cardstock, pattern papers, stamps
Embossing folders-Tim Holtz Alteration texture fades
Die Cuts-Tim Holtz Alterations (tattered florals, caged bird, dress form)
Inks-Ranger Distress (brushed corduroy, walnut, vintage photo)
Stains-Ranger Distress (walnut stain, picket fence)
Stickles-Ranger Distress Stickles (rock candy)
Glue-Ranger Glossy Accents, Claudine Hellmuth Multi-medium matte
Paint-Claudine Hellmuth (blue)
Tattered Angels-Glimmer Mist (frost, coffee shop)
Ranger- Perfect Pearls Mists (blue patina)
Prima- flower
Trims & Findings-Tim Holtz Idea-ology jump rings, mini pins-vintage seam binding, pearls and rhinestones, ribbon (May Arts), lace trim.
Graphic 45-Steampunk paper (created the flowers with it)


  1. This is absolutely gorgeous!! Stunning work! Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge Blog!


  2. Very nice Peggy! I love the browns and blues. Thanks for sharing!