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5 of my fave things on a 10x14 canvas...for Made With Love


Pretty-as-a-picture-canvas

Hello friends! I've always declared my style as being eclectic because I seem to like everything out there. *winks*  I did attempt to break it down in my Exploring Style series [The minimalist, Clash of the patterns, Eclectic freestyle]. But this year, I'm throwing out any preconceived notions about style and just having fun incorporating my fave things on my projects.

Like this 10 x 14 mixed media canvas for my LSS Made With Love.



1. Mix of cute & found stuff, vintage-inspired elements, handmade embellishments and textured blooms

I love to mix things up in my embellishment clusters by incorporating a variety of elements in various textures. Include soft and hard embellishment to titillate the senses. And make you want to reach out and touch them.


Like the light white feathers. The lace and pearl blooms. The leftover thread. The woodchip vintage-inspired clock. A little lightbulb. Handmade stickpins. Fabric buttons. Cute plastic strawberry. Bling.


2. White/clear mica flakes and something from my "save-it-for-a-rainy-day" box

Mica flakes add sophisticated and subtle glimmer to your project without being "loud". Perfect for romantic and classy projects. Yum.

I feel a sense of accomplishment when I incorporate something from my "save-it-for-a-rainy-day" box. As a kid, I was called a "rubbish collector" because I needed to "save" all the little mementos from friends and trips. Everything had a value to me. The stuffed pig was from an old scrunchie...:)


3. Resist canvas and chalk edgers

I recently discovered Prima resist canvas and chalk edgers. Totally smitten.

The resist canvas does the "heavy-lifting" for you. Choose a pattern you like and just sweep a chalk edger over it. More if you want an intense colour. Used too much? Take a waterbrush to the canvas to create a watercolour effect.


4. Chipboard 

I love dressing up my chipboard. In paint. And especially in see-through lace. 
Yes, I can't wear see-through lace without getting arrested for indecent exposure but my dressform sure can...*winks*



5. Photoshopped photos and playing dress-up

If you have been following my journey through the years as a overzealous aunt to 3 nephews, you would know that I'm really enjoying playing dress-up with my niece. Finally, an excuse to buy all the pretty and girly things I wanted as a child...*LOL*

Saturdays are fun days with lots of hysterical laughing [read: me] and imperfect photo taking [Have you tried laughing hysterically without moving? *winks*]. So it's Photoshop to the rescue! :)


There you have it. 5 of my fave things on a 10x14 canvas. What are your fave things right now?

P/s: If you are in Singapore, you can get these supplies [except for my "save-it-for-a-rainy-day" stash *winks*] from Made With Love. :)


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27 comments:

Lisa said...

Oh wow, this is absolutely stunning!! Every detail is gorgeous!! I love the background and the flowers!! This is seriously fabulous!! Love, love it!! Have a great day :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Laurel said...

This is so gorgeous!

Ashley Horton said...

Gorgeous canvas, Yvonne!! I love the sweet photo and pretty flower cluster!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Ohhhhhhhhh this is gorgeous! i love love love love the photo, the flowers and that dress form!!!!!!

Lynn said...

I think we must be sisters from a different mother/father. I can totally relate to what you create and how you incorporate little 'treasures'. I am known as a magpie who constantly collects bits and pieces of shiny, pretty things. I wonder why so few seem to see the beauty in scraps of used ribbons, lace, paper, etc. ...well, more for us right? Your latest creation is a gem with the lace-trimmed dress form. Thank you for being an important source of inspiration for me.

Dr Sonia S V said...

Love the way you label the photos Yvonne.So stylisha nd so useful too.I love the mica flakes stuff...Have to see if I will get it here in India..you are so inspiring!!
Cheers
Dr Sonia

Reusing with Quilling said...

Awesome.I always wonder how nicely you incorporate different textures on a single project and they look unique..!! That see through dress is stunning :D !

Shalu said...

A big Wow Yyamm...this is stunning....liked the layers . arrangement of all the elements...ur color choice n co-ordination of elements is superb...:)

Jaya Raghuvanshi said...

wow Yvonne! This altered canvas is so gorgeous! Can't take my eyes off it! I love how the bright colours pop against the elegant white background! The resist canvas surely does the trick! And you are so right about the see through laces dear * wink*..at least our dressforms can enjoy them!!

Hussena said...

Omg!! Omg!! Omg This is sooooo Gorgeous ..I just love the way you have used such different textures and tiny mix of material to create that beautiful cluster and that Prima canvas is to die for !! ..Love everything about this canvas but most of all your eclectic style of mixing and matching :)

Sathya said...

Always a treat to visit your blog and especially those canvas projects..This is one such beautiful project and the flowers just popping out against white bg..Love the way each element has placed..Absolutely pretty project!!!

Miae said...

Wow this turned out so beautifully! And you always do this amazing job of describing and/or breaking your processes down!

Lizzy Hill said...

Totally, totally delicious & even better now I can see the 'big pic'...that canvas is YUM...the pattern & YES! I wanna touch your cluster, for sure:):) Love how you put things together that I would never think of & 5 things? Hah! Who knows. Whatever I reach for these days I use??!!!!!!!!!!!!

Audrey Pettit said...

It is precisely your sense of style, whatever that may be, that makes you such an amazing artist, my friend! You have an eye for putting elements together that never ceases to inspire and leave me in awe. Love your whimsical approach to your projects and love the fact you always have something so unexpected in your pieces. Here, the pig scrunchie....I mean, that is just genius!

Radhika said...

Its stunning Yvonne !! like the textures and details.. those crochet, lace blooms and lace dress form are lovely :)

dstandard said...

This is just gorgeous! What a beautiful canvas!

Kim said...

Very Pretty canvas!
~Kim

yyam said...

Hehe...glad we are soul sisters...:)

yyam said...

That's a good thing...use your stash!:)

yyam said...

Awww...this means so much coming from you Audrey. You are my style icon! :)

Mitra Pratt said...

Dude! I was so glad you had close ups of everything! I was getting ready to zoom and start taking some good looks, especially wanted to see the stuffed pig, but thankfully I avoided all the eye strain with your great photos! NOW this canvas makes me SUPER HAPPY! I can tell it's stuff you love and you made it lovingly! Cool dress form and the mica is rock star, but the pig is really my favorite!

Cindy deRosier said...

This is stunning - fabulous job! It really does sum up your style in one project.

Karon said...

Oh my - I love this creation - I love all the hidden elements - it's like a treasure trove on canvas! TFS

Neelu A Ahmed said...

Oh this is simply gorgeous! *goes off to find the Pin It button*

~amy~ said...

Lovely work!

sandi said...

Wow! This is absolutely gorgeous! The little sweetie embellies make this adorable at the same time. STUNNING!!!!!!!!

Charlene said...

This is absolutely darling!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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