Wednesday, 9 July 2014

CC3 challenge 6 on Page 37

Let me start by saying thank you to the Curiosity Crew for choosing my Truth canvas as the winner in challenge 4.  I am looking forward to receiving my stash of Tim products, kindly sponsored by him and Mario.  This week they are sponsoring the prize again and The Funkie Junkie Boutique is back to sponsor Challenge 6, and lovely owner Linda Coughlin is offering a fabulous $25 shopping spree to one very lucky CC3Cer!
I missed out on the last challenge because 2 weeks flew by before I had the chance to even get going.  I was not letting this challenge get away from me!  Challenge 6 is Page 37 from Tim's third book of Compendium of Curiosities on Linda's blog.

Sadly, the burlap canvasses are not available at any of my local craft stores so I had to make do with a Typo (Australian home decor shop which we have in South Africa too)  find of a finer burlap type canvas with a pre-printed letter on it.  In this case it was a Y.

I covered the letter with gesso, but it has shone through...this only happened when the whole lot had dried after I had added my tissue paper which I did while the gesso was damp as I was I carried on (after 2 days of pondering what to do, I might add) as there was no going back at this stage cos I didn't have another canvas or any more tissue paper!

Here you can see the Y shining through the paint and the tissue paper, the 3D heart and butterfly sticker that I used on the canvas.
I found this dinky jar of glitter at a toy store.  I think it was being sold as "fairy dust".  I liked the scale of it and added it to my stash months ago which was perfect for the words I had chosen to use on this project.  I glued a heart on its lid to go with the theme.
I love using the drop shadow technique Tim taught us at the convention in March, I even add it to stuff that will throw its own shadow.  The butterfly below looks like it is really thick, but is in fact a sticker.
 Below you can see how flat the sticker is in comparison to the heart, glitter jar and metal embellies.
I was given these lovely circular metal word embellies by a friend and I use them sparingly cos they are precious.  You can see its fake shadow as well as the hearts.  I think they look really real in real life!
In the end, you can't see the Y any more and I learned my lesson...SLOW DOWN!  Over all I am happy at the end, but it was touch and go at one stage and nearly went in the bin!  That was my other lesson from this project.  Persevere, you can't tell what it will look like till you are finished!  I am not usually one to give up easily, but the Y really threw me for a day or two!


  1. STUNNING!!! LOVE the heart, the vial, the vintage feel! Thank you so much for joining us on the altered burlap canvas at CC3Challenge!!!

  2. WOW! This is stunning Bella. All the layers and little embellies just look fabulous.
    Well done you.

  3. Way to alter! I love that you took a problem and made it work. You artist, you. <3 <3 <3

  4. work with what you have! Beautiful job!

  5. Absolutely gorgeous canvas! I love the little details and the overall monochromatic theme. So shabby and wonderful. Love it!

  6. Very nice canvas Belinda, dont even see the Y. love the heart en metal embellies.

  7. Oh I love this and congrats on your win :D More TH stuff :)
    I love that paper with the butties and music on it too and have looked for it but can't find it anywhere :(


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