Friday, August 3, 2012

Go Fly a Kite!


This month over at the Inspiration Journal blog, we're challenging you to 'Go Fly a Kite'! For my challenge piece, I decided to play around with some Adirondack Color Wash sprays and some of my Stampers Anonymous rubber stamps.

My base is a cast-off dollar store canvas that had been partially worked on. I added a bunch of different papers and then sprayed over them with the washes. I added texture using the new Colorwash Alcohol technique from the latest issue of the Technique Junkie Newsletter. To that I added some stenciling, a rubber stamped border, a hand cut kite, and a great quote from Lauren Bacall. The word 'imagination' was spelled using the new idea-ology Alpha Tiles. The string on the kite is the new Paper String. After I added the quote and kite, I outlined them with a Black Soot Distress Marker.

The supplies I used can be found at Inspiration Emporium via the links below. Don't forget to use my coupon code - stamptramp - to save 10% on your order!


This was a bit of an experiment for me...still not sure I like it, but it was fun and challenging and that's what it's all about, right? We would love for you to join us this month. You could win a $50 shopping spree! All the deets can be found on the Inspiration Journal blog. Thanks so much for stopping by - have a great weekend!

25 comments:

  1. Aother fantastic piece love the textural look to this ! Fab make , trace. X

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  2. Completely in love with this canvas: from the amazing quote by one of my heroes (yes, not heroines!) to the wonderfully shabby, grungy, textured, texty background, to that fabulous lettering and kite... in love with the whole thing. It looks sensational!
    Alison x

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  3. WOWWWWWWWWW What a beautiful piece of Art
    Love all the details on it.

    Greetings Janny

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  4. It is the quote and the amaZing kite that hit you first with this piece and the rest follows along very nicely indeed, love it. A x

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  5. smashing canvas and a fab quote, x

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  6. It's fabulous, Shelly! Love how you've blended all those gorgeous colors as the background for the kite, and what a spot-on sentiment. Fantastic!

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  7. Wow Shelly the quote sais what you show...Love your inking and stamping, so bright and interesting...and the quote is gorgeous, mot only for it's words but also the way you've made it a part of you creation!

    greetings and an nice weekend, Alie :-)

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  8. Your imagination has taken you to some wonderful places. You are one high flying gal. Your experiment turned out to be pretty cool.

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  9. Absolutely stunning background and imagination abounds here!!! Love your kite as well, and the sentiment is PERFECT!!!

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  10. Hello Shelly
    What a truly gorgeous canvas. The colour palette is warm and friendly, and I can imagine it on a wall creating much conversation.
    You have used texture and dimension to create a beautiful piece of abstract Art, and I just love it.
    Smiles:)
    Sue

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  11. Gorgeous canvas, LOVE all the texture in the background! You had fun with making it, that's for sure, I can see it!!

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  12. The new challenge is not up at the IJ site yet?!

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  13. This is beautiful! It's so rich with color and texture...what's not to like?!

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  14. I love this!! Your so great with layers and texture, it's just amazing! Thanks for sharing.

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  15. You should LOVE it--it is awesome, and I'm amazed at the beautiful color and texture of the background. I love it.

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  16. I like it a lot - sometimes our experiments open new doors in the art world. Really lovely

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  17. Hello shelly,

    I haven't seen a lot of projects like this canvas from you, but you did a very good job.
    Love,love all the layers and depth you created with the sprays and stamps and stencils!!!
    Greetings from belgium

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  18. Lovely! I really like how the background came out. Lots of texture and interest going on there. =)

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  19. Not sure you like it? You rocked this art of the park.

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  20. truly gorgeous journal page. i need to take a closer look at the new TJ newsletter. have a great week. xo

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  21. This is one great piece of art! Love it! All the texture, details and colors! you should love it! It's stunning!

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