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Monday, July 21, 2014

Inner Goddess canvas and Capture a moment layout

Inner Goddess Canvas 
and Capture a Moment in Time layout
By Sue Smyth 

This month I am sharing a special layout, this is a photo of my parents wedding day.
They are long divorced now, but the photo is so redolent of the 60's. 
Here they are full of faith and hope for the future, which for a time was really
good. Sadly my Dad is terminally ill now and looking at the photo just reminds 
me of all the good moments in our family. This would 
have been one of them.

Sometimes the simple ways of altering chip is the best. I was inspired by a
scene in the Maleficent movie, which included lots of teal, black and gold.
So I have double embossed lots of the chipboard with aged gold embossing powder

I have used a Couture Creations A4 embossing folder to make the embossed background
then sprayed with turquoise glimmer mists.
When dry, I have rubbed gold paint over the raised areas.
Here also I have used all the little tinsy pearls, left over to make a 
beaded border.

I have used the A4 folder again to emboss black cardstock. I have rubbed it 
with gold paint, and sprayed with a fine glitter spray.

I loved this shot organza ribbon so had to add it, 
it matched the teal of the layout so well. I have added a gorgeous tassel to 
my cluster of flowers and trinkets.

To create an aged look to the frame.

Step by steps
1. Dab randomly over the frame with Versa Mark watermark pad.
2. Sprinkle with aged gold embossing powder.
3. Remove some of the powder if it is too tidy.
4. Heat set.
5. Rub over with black ink and wipe off with a wet wipe.

Here is some of the chipboard I used 

Now for something bigger!

Inner Goddess Canvas

You may remember last month I did a canvas all about Me, my artwork, my tools and 
techniques and items that mean something to the work I do.
This is also a canvas, but more about the things that make me, what I like 
and feel. I have included the things that make me happy.
I have been researching lots of paintings and designs recently. about the 
inner goddess and have been inspired by them, and along with the gorgeous work
 Finnabiar does.
One of the neat things you can do is paint in a sunray, like I have,
I used to do this with lots of my paintings that I did when I was younger
so love being able to include them in my scrapping work too. It is a 
great way to give the illusion of light.

So this time I approached the canvas differently.
I have used a selection of my favourite stencils to create 
texture with texture paste. I have added 
some oddly coloured rhinestone swirls, buttons, beads and lace.
Once dry I have painted with gesso.

The last canvas did not have flowers, this one does and I have clustered
them around the canvas. I love the little ombre tassel, made by wetting the 
tassel and just dipping into Dylusions Postbox red.

The bumpy texture is made by adding lots of little beads, adhered
by lots of gel medium.

I have simply gold embossed the title.
To create a inner glow, I have painted 
gesso rays from a central point to imitate the rays 
of the sun for the goddess radiance.

Add old brooches, buttons, trinkets, resin shapes and even an old 
name badge.
all of these have been painted with gesso, then sprayed with a selection
of glimmer mists and dylusions. Dry brush edges with black gesso,
then rub over with gold paint. And to finish add rhinestones, pearls and flowers
after you have sprayed the canvas.

Handy Hint
Cover the photo with a wet wipe to stop over spray.
The moisture in the wipe is a greater barrier than
a dry tissue, which will just absorb the spray and sit on the 

Happy Crafting 

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  1. lovin both of these, the photo of your Mum and Dad is gorgeous. I have never done a canvas and this one of yours is inspiring me to have ago, thank you xx

  2. The colours and details on your "inner goddess" canvas are stunning, it reminds me of Bollywood