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Friday, 20 August 2010

Altered Canvas - T.Holtz.

This is by far the total opposite of what I'm used to doing but a few years ago I was making a lot of altered projects. I recently bought the T Holtz Caged Bird Sizzix Die and that is what inspired me to make this canvas. A bit of a challenge as its been some time but boy did I get a buzz when it was finished. Its not the best of photo's I'm afraid. Stayed up till the early hours to get it done and am so pleased with the way it has turned out. Maybe I'll be making more in the future. I covered the canvas with Distress Ink Pads and Glimmer Mists. Edged with Distress Crackle Paint and went over once dried with Gold Adirondaak Dabber. Used a few Prima Stamps for the background. Die was cut with Grungeboard and coloured with Distress Ink Pad, Black/Gold Glimmer Mist and Gold Dabber. Flowers spritzed with Brass Glimmer Mist and have added Vintage Photo Distress Crackles.


I am entering this into a few challenges that I wouldn't normally do, purely because its altered art and not a cute card.

Crafty Creations - Butterflies
Studiol3 = Distress Stickles
Mixed Media Monday - Embellish it
Everybody Art - In the Garden


Please let me know what you think, was it worth the effort??
(I'll try and take better piccies over the weekend I think)

Thanks for taking the time to stop at my blog. Appreciate it!
xxx

78 comments:

Bluefairy4U said...

Hi Claire, well I absolutely love it. I have this die also but you have gone and really done something fantastic with it. Big hugs JO.xxx

Nicola said...

Great canvas and I so love all the Tim Holtz range. Yes I think it was well worth the effort. Nicola xx

Tara said...

Oh Claire this is amazing! So arty and the end result is really impressive, gorgeous in fact! I really love all the shine and glimmer too!
I bought the very same die and I feel a bit scare to create anything with it yet.... maybe you just gave me the kick start I need!
Thanks for your message about house selling and sorry to hear you got so near to the finishing mark, only for it to fall through! Our viewing seemed to go okay last night but you can never really tell...... I'd love to be moved by Christmas but somehow I don't think so, lol!
Hugs Tara xx

Pat said...

Wow it's gorgeous! Love the cage and how you added the gold around the canvas.
Hugs xx
Pat

CRAZYCRAFTSHED said...

Wow Claire this is
Gorgeous,
Hugs Dianne xx :)

Joanne said...

I am immediately drawn to anything inspired by Tim and this canvass is really stunning. I will take away your idea of the gold dabber to bring out a bit of bling. I think you have done really well and should continue.
Luv Joanne xx

Lil Daffodil said...

Hi Claire,
This is stunningly beautiful. What a wonderful piece of art. I love it - the rose is awesome.
Hugs,
Fiona x

Sian said...

It's wonderful, can't wait to see more! Love the gold and the flowers look amazing.

Andrea said...

very vintage piece of art x

Lia said...

beautiful claire i love this canvas
hugs lia

Danielle said...

Wow Claire, this is stunning! I love all the gold and shimmer on it and it's a really wonderful piece of artwork! It's great to get out of our comfort zone and try something completely different - you rocked it! I just bought this die so after seeing this I'm excited to get using it! Have a great weekend!
Hugs, Danielle

Riet said...

This is so wonderful Claire.

Hugs Riet.xx

Nannieflash said...

Fabulous card Claire it must have taken some cutting out, hope you didnt have to much trouble getting out of the die. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxx

Wishcraft said...

Wow this is really different for you :o) You've done a fab job with it, love the sparkle and flowers. Lisa x

Deb said...

This is stunning Claire, so love that bird and cage, it is on my list!
You will love Vegas and how special to stay at the Bellagio, it is beautiful. Have you been to Vegas before?
hugs Debx

nessy said...

wow! claire this is a gorgeous creation ~think you should get back into the altered art again !!
vanessa xx

Poppet said...

I looks gorgeous Claire, I love the vitage, distressed look and the flower are stunning. :-) xx

Delphine said...

Wow, this is amazing, Claire! Very different, but so beautiful! A real work of art! Hugs Delphine xx

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

This is just so beautiful and I can see that you have put a lot of work into it. The cage looks amazing - love the 'dabs' of gold.
Caroline xxx

gina g said...

Amazing work of art Claire i love it. I'm not brave enough to have a go at anything like this. luv gina xx

Have a lovely weekend. xx

Sarpreet said...

gorgeous card, love everything about this card.

Pia said...

OMG what a beautiful card, love Tim Holtz dies and embossing wooow

Sue said...

Hi Hun
wow this is totally gorgeous,beautiful flowers, stunning creation hun, sue,x

Irena said...

This is just stunning.

Tineke's hobby said...

Great canvas and what a wonderful piece of art
Tineke

Kristel said...

I really think it's worth the effort Claire! Really love it!!
Hugs Kristel

Jacqueline's Weblog said...

This is wonderful! Great job.
Hugs Jacqueline

Dragonlady said...

Hi Claire

Another stunning creation, just loving this work.

Hugs Ali x

Fleur said...

Fantastic canvas Claire, Tim Holtz stuff is all just so great. I've done a canvas too, but can't show until tomorrow.
I love the gold around the edge & the flowers are stunning.
Hugz Fleur xXx

Sandra said...

This is stunning Claire...i love it and it's so nice to see something alittle different for a change...we all love cute,but sometimes it's nice to step out of our comfort zone :0)...this is brilliant work well worth staying up to finish it off!

Have a lovely weekend
Take care
San x

Sarah said...

What an amazing piece of art, I love it. Sarah x

Christine Riley said...

Oooh, this is gorgeous, love the vintage look.
Hugs, Christine

Linda Ledbetter said...

Wow! WOW! Claire, this is.. WOW! What a stunning work of art, and every little detail is just perfect. I'm surprised to read that this is a different style than you're used to, because you executed it so wonderfully! The colors are gorgeous, the design is stellar, and the roses-- breathtaking! Great use of the Vintage Photo DS on the petals-- they add such a great, vintage look.

Did I say "WOW?!" Great job!

Lena Katrine said...

As georgeous as ever, sweetie!
Just popping in to wish you a lovely weekend!
Hugs, Lena K

mforquer said...

Wow this is gorgeous - very rustic vintage! Love this look. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations.
Melissa

Netty said...

Love your creation its fab.
Annette x

Lil Sis said...

OMG I think this is totally amazing I LOOOOOOVE it - am thinking I really need to get my Tim Holtz stuff out now - though not sure I could create anything so great as this - hugs Beccy x

Saskia said...

Lovely to see your beautiful work at Crafty Creations Challenge! Thanks for joining us and good luck!

Greetings, Saskia
(guest designer)

Sharon said...

Stunning project Claire, so much lovely detail.
Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations.
Sharon x

*Vicki* said...

BIG HELLO from me Claire!! :) So good to see you girlfriend!! WOW!! I REALLY love your creation here hun!! Stunning details, sparkle and colors!! TFS!! Have a great weekend!! HUGS

Tasha said...

Wow absolutely fabtastic! Completely stunning
love tasha xx

ScrappyPam said...

What a fabulous project! All those flowers are just stunning!

Sandra said...

Wow ... the word is stunning

Terry said...

WOW this is a total breath taker! Love it!! Absolutely stunning! That die is one of my very favorites! Your flowers are gorgeous! Did I tell you I love it?

Allison said...

very cute! check out my altered canvas at
aliscreations.blogspot.com

May-Bente said...

Hi!!!

What an amazing work you have done!!
Stunning details and colors....I love it!!

Hugs from me:))

Chelsea said...

Beautiful project Claire, hope you'll share more of your altered work with us soon! Love it!
Luv,
Chelsea

Elaina said...

Lovely project,deffinately worth the effort. You should put it on Tim Holtz's blog, he loves to see what people make with his dies ect.

craftyb said...

oh my Claire...it was worth the effort for sure!! It's fabulous! It's nice to dabble in something different for a change! Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Creations! bx

Peet said...

Such a fabulous canvas Claire!!!

Karen@CCC said...

Definitly worth the effort Claire; great work! xx

Deb said...

Stunning,definitely worth the effort!!!

Tina46 Kreativblog said...

wow wow wow what for beautiful work !! I love it !!thanks for joining in our challenge.
hugs tina46
eac-team

Nancy said...

This is so beautiful, Claire:O) Fabulous job, sweetie!!! Love the gold and those beautiful flowers.
Hope you are all well.
Have a lovely week.
Huge hugs from Nancy;O)

Little K Smith said...

Hi Claire
Oh this is just stunning! Love love love it!!
Love the colours, especially the gold paint. The die-cut is amazing, may have to put this on my ever expanding shopping list. Oh and the beautiful shimmery flowers too!
Kelly.x

Tanya Rudd said...

Oh my this is stunning. Love what you did with this. Just Fab.
Hugs
Tanya

Gingersnap Stampers said...

Beautiful altered canvas! Thanks for playing the Gingersnap Creations 3D challenge!

Nicki said...

this is gorgeous, i love them Tim dies, they brill aint they? love what you have made its gorgeous!
take care
Nicki
x

joey said...

Claire Hun you have made this look so natural its stunning I love the detail. Joey.x

Maria Matter said...

absolutely gorgeous Claire!!! I love all the elements you've added and the paints...amazing creation hun!

hugs & blessings!

Ria said...

Wow, that's gorgeous !
A beautiful Canvas.
Ria

angelique (anlou) said...

oh my what a gorgeous creation hun
i just love it
thanks for sharing
hugs angelique

Scrapmumur said...

Wow...Claire, your canvas is STUNNING!!!!
I love it!
Hugs, Murielle

Kim Piggott said...

Wow!
This is amazing Claire!
hugs
kim x

Cindy Haffner said...

Beyond GORGEOUS!!

Donna said...

Wow Claire this amazing and so beautiful with the gold highlights...stunning work hun :) Donna x

Mina said...

oh wow Claire I love this...it even makes me want to get a diecutter lol...I love the touch of gold and the glitzed flowers really gleam...perfect creation
Mina xxx

Dawn B. said...

Claire this is gorgeous. I love the way you used all that yummy Tim stuff.. I have never tried canvas before.. Looks great.. Hope you enjoy the rest of your week..

Cheryl said...

Absolutely beautiful,love all the gorgeous gold.......a masterpiece!!!
xx

Tammi said...

Oh wow, wish I could do stunning creations like this, gorgeous!!

SannaS said...

Oh WOW!! What a gorgeous piece of art!! Brilliant!!! =)
Hugs, SannaS

Carole said...

Fabulous Claire - such pretty details.
Hugs
Carole x

Anke said...

Absolutely stunning Claire

Cheryl Valadez said...

Oh, Claire! This is truly gorgeous! I love the they way you've used the bird cage on this art piece and those flowers are absolutely to die for! Love it, love it love it!

Vanja said...

Absolutely stunning, Claire! Very inspiring.
hugs, Vanja

Neet said...

Fab canvas - love all the TH stuff and have to say what you have done with those roses is brilliant.

Minxy said...

i'm the altered artist and i still dont get as many lovely comments as you..dont you have a nice bunch of followers :)
this turned out fab now i can see it proper x

craftytrog said...

Totally fabulous! Love the texture on this Claire!
Alison x

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