Jan 18, 2014


 Hello bloggers!  
Happy to say I created this project for Fitztown's Challenge Blog.  I am guest designing for the next couple of weeks, thanks to Ema!  Hope you can make your way over and join her challenge. 

I began with a 10x8 piece of canvas that I applied gesso to and when it dried I used my TH Distress inks and went to town... Fitztown that is!!! 
I used my TH stencil (Rays) and a 6x6 tree branch stencil by D&W.   A 6x6 stencil by Prima was used to form the stone side of a castle wall on the right side of the canvas.  Added some details by using my Copic and Micron colored pens.  The castle in the background was created by hand out of vellum.  I began adding colors, shading, and highlights which brought it to life.    

  He was colored with Copic pens.  I added  tiny red rhinestones to a crown to bling it up a bit.  Every defender needs something to defend himself with, so created a shield out of metallic cardstock and added a tiny red heart gem in the center. 
There's a tiny dragonfly passing by underneath him. 

  I hand drew some birds in the distance, as well as some puffy clouds by applying white Liquid Applique, by Marvy.  It was then heated with a heat gun.  Liquid Applique is a long time favorite product of mine.  
The bird on the upper right is a Beads Landing charm.  I added some TH Pen Nibs to simulate the towers of the castle.  They just belonged in there. 

The waterfall is actually a Jolee sticker.  By hand I extended the flow of the waterfall using my Copic pens.  It was finished off with a generous amount of Glossy Accent.  The mountains were created with white acrylic paint and various colors of TH's Stains.  I used a fan brush technique to create far away trees.  When it dried, I went over it with my Copic pens to again, bring out the highlights, shading and details.  The trees are from TH's Edge die, Trees that I cut apart and colored with my Distress inks.  The darker trees in the foreground are from Martha Stewart's Pine Tree punch.  The deer by the waterfall was also a MS punch.  The two miniature trees, (one on top of the waterfall and the other on the bottom) were purchased from Retro Cafe Art.  The rocks below and above the waterfall were created out of TH's Kraft Glassine Paper that I tore into pieces, then I rolled them on the ink pad, then clued down onto the canvas.  The smiling half a moon I believe is from Beads Landing.

 Here's a close up of the lower right corner of the canvas.  I added moss into the broken terra cotta mini pot that I had leftover from a previous project.  The burgundy stems coming out of the pot I made with wire, glue and flower soft.  If you don't know flower soft, I suggest you look it up.  It's amazing!  I'm actually surprised that I don't see it used often.  To finish off the right side of the canvas,  I decided to use TH's ball beads and this cute little lady in red bug. 

 You can see the puffy clouds and the rocks better in this photo.

 Hope you enjoyed the ride into my imagination and more importantly,  I hope you were inspired! 
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Have a great day everybody!

1 comment:

mamablitger said...

Great canvas you created. Love all the texture. What a lot of details. Amazing. You are very talented !!
Thanks a lot for sharing. I truly got some inspiration.
Hugs from SPAIN