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Tuesday, 25 March 2014

How Pink???

So did you get to see the Polkadoodles Show on Create & Craft TV this morning? I did and WOW what a show! Anyway, I made a few samples for the show but had a bit of a hiccup with delivery so it was hit and miss as to whether any of my samples would actually appear! As luck would have it they miraculously appeared halfway through the show. This is one of the samples that kept sneaking into view, I'll show you others over the next few days.

Anyway, I created this canvas using the new Work & Play 2 CD from Nikky Hall and have managed to shock myself with the amount of pink I've used!! Now I know a lot of you don't like CD's (I have no idea as to why, they are exactly like using a digi only better value and they don't take up room on your PC) so she has also released the characters as digis for you to be able to buy and download separately (this item is exclusive to Create and Craft TV until 1st April 2014, so if you're desperate for it then might want to order it from them).


I have to say I had lots of fun creating this picture and used it as an excuse to experiment! Now I know you'll be looking at the picture thinking "what experiment?" Well if you look at the background you will see that I have used one of the digital papers, now if you look even closer you will see that the canvas texture shows (click on the picture to be taken to a larger version which you can then zoom in on)! So how did I do it? Well I used a good old fashioned transfer technique which basically means that you print your digi paper as normal and then transfer it onto canvas leaving only the image and not the paper! I have to say it's become a bit of an obsession with me at the moment and you'll be seeing more of this technique in the next few weeks along with a few hints and tips and maybe a tutorial.


Once I'd created the transfer background using the patterned paper, I decided to try and do a secondary transfer with the sentiment. This was fairly successful, although I discovered that I didn't need to cut the paper tight around the text. It would've been better to have left plenty of paper surrounding it as the text lifted slightly in places which meant I had to touch it up!

To hide any shabby areas and add a bit of texture, I added some course modelling paste from my stash and dabbed gold acrylic paint around the edges. In places the transfer wasn't brilliant so I mixed some pale pink acrylic paint into some Maimeri Iridescent Paste and swiped it over this area with my fingers.

I cut out the image and coloured it with my Graph'It markers. I then gave her a little dimension by running my ball tool around the edge before mounting her on the canvas using silicone glue. Once the glue had dried I added some glitter glue to her tutu and hairband.


Next I made the ballet shoes. Now some of you have probably made these for your Barbie or Sindy Dolls when you were kids? They are dead simple and quick to make, but really add to the overall effect. The hardest part is the ribbon as it's a little fiddly and you have to wait for the glue to grab (unless of course you are using a hot glue gun). Again these have been glittered to within an inch of their life!

Finally, I've added some ribbon curls, ribbon flowers, pearl stars and pearls to pull it all together.


I hope you like this little canvas. Thanks for stopping by today.

Claire x

I'd like to enter this project into the following challenges:
All Crafts Challenge February/March - Anything but a card
Artistic Inspirations - Anything Goes
Crafting From The Heart - Anything Goes/Spots or Stripes
Craft It Up & Link It Up With Craftin Desert Divas - Brads, Button, Ribbon or Twine
Created With Love - Girly
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Transparent (the tutu is tranparent)
My Craft Spot - Anything Goes
Robyn's Fetish - Anything but a card
Aud Sentiments - Anything Goes
Crafty Ribbons - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp - Glitter

25 comments:

  1. Wowser Claire, this is amazing work!
    Anj
    xx

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  2. Beautiful canvas! Love the image and your coloring is perfect.

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  3. This is a very beautiful canvas. I love all the pinks you used. I really enjoyed the way you explained everything that you did with this canvas. It was very interesting to read. Thank You for joining us over at Robyn's Fetish Challenge Blog.

    Michelle (DT)

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  4. O my Claire I love this so much! You have totally inspired me to make a canvas for my daughters bedroom. It is soooo pretty and I love the textures.
    Px

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    1. I'd love to see what you make - do you still have your blog only I can't seem to get on there? :( x

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  5. Oh my gosh, this is so gorgeous!! I love the adorable ballerina!! The colors are fabulous!! And wow, the ballet slippers look amazing!! Thanks so much for playing along at Craftin Desert Divas!!

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts
    Craftin Desert Divas DT

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  6. Oh, this is simply darling! What stunning little details too. I am in love with those sweet slippers!!

    Thanks so much for playing along with us at My Craft Spot!

    Kate
    Small Bits of Paper

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  7. Oh this is stunning hun love the image and gorgeous detail did spot it on the show hugs cheryl xx

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  8. Oh this is so beautiful. Love the way you did this and your explanation of it. Thanks for joining us at Created with Love Challenges.
    Linda K. DT
    www.ladybugstampers.blogspot.com

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  9. This is such an amazing project! I am in awe of the dimension you added and those ballet slippers are amazing! Great work there and it's something I've never seen before. I also love how you used such an adorable image for your focal point and how she's surrounded by such a lovely "frame" of ribbon and stars. Gorgeous piece and I'm so glad you shared it with us here at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!

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  10. I contemplated walking on by and not leaving a comment because it is very pink :P you know my thoughts on pink! .... but i have to say in all its pinkness it is absolutely stunning! x

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  11. Amazing Claire and I just love those dinky shoes
    Hugs Susan xx

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  12. What a perfectly beautiful card, i just love the little ballet shoes - did you make these by hand?! Wow! love it - thanks for joining us at crafting from the heart x

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    1. Sonia thank you for the lovely comment. I did make the shoes by hand - they were really simple and I'm hoping to get a template up. x

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  13. Wow, what an awesome project! The image on the canvas is AMAZING and do sweet! Your coloring is fantastic and LOVE all the fun details! SO pretty!
    Thanks so much for joining us in the challenge at My Craft Spot and hope you come back again!
    Sherrie K
    http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

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  14. Loving this it's so perfect for a little girl's room and a definite 'yes please' for a tutorial on the background technique. Nicky{Creative Flourishes} x

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  15. The overall effect is just beautiful and I love it,I wish I was as talented...val.xx

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  16. this is amazing and i would like to use the idea (not copy) as a little girl in my family has just passed a ballet exam, thanks for sharing it is truly inspirational xx

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    1. Hi Lesley
      Thank you for the lovely comment, it is greatly appreciated. Feel free to use the ideas you see fit. All I ask is that you give appropriate credit. I would love to see what you create.
      Claire x

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  17. How fabulous! I love that ballerina, she is adorable! Thanks so much for playing with us this week at Craftin Desert Diva. Hope to see you again soon :)

    michelle
    Purple Monkey Moments

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  18. Sweet card Claire, love the ballet slipper embellishments! Pretty in pink!

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  19. Hi Claire. Gorgeous card and I did see the show too! Those shoes are amazing, never made them for my Barbie or Sindy dolls cause I didn't know how - will have to try and find out now, you've got me desperate to try them. Thanks for joining in with the Artistic Inspirations Challenge, hope to see you again. Suz xx

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    1. Hi Suz
      Thank you for the lovely comment. I'm going to a tutorial for the shoes as few people have been asking how to! Watch this space!!
      Claire x

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  20. THis...this makes me seriously jealous that I didnt make it!! sigh. Stunning, just stunning! x

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