Thursday, 31 October 2013

Shadow canvas...... (Simon says stamp)

When you are on a design team or two, you often find you craft with items of stock in mind rather than just crafting for fun and seeing where it goes. you have to think "does this company stock these?"  "Can i use that stamp?"  "How do i incorporate this stamp in to a project?" etc etc.... So every now and then, its really nice to just craft for ME!!
 this is one of those "just for me" projects.
its an altered "reverse canvas" ...
it does have a very shiny gloss sealer on it as i wanted it to look like it was lacquered, so it was hard to get photos at night. the flash kept reflecting on the glaze and distorted the image.
The lovely image i have used is courtesy of Land of Nod Studios.

Now, as Simon says stamp has a theme of "anything goes" on their monday challenge, I am entering it in to that. 


  1. Oh yes.....and this shadow canvas gives me the creeps (:o) Love it!! ♥

    1. lol i love the images from "the land of nod".. they are all just "too nice" and a bit unsettling in a subtle horror movie way LOL. .

  2. She has such a haunting face, it is so captivating.
    Gorgeous use of colour and texture.

  3. Oh wow, this is gorgeous!! The colors and design are fabulous!! What a stunning canvas - I love it!! Have a great day :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  4. Zuzu...I so enjoyed your comments at the beginning of your post and could so identify with that! Your work has always captivated me as it is always so original, so "artsy" and always beautifully done. This piece is wonderful. I love your mixed media canvas with all of it's layers of paint, stamping, texture and color. Beautiful! The touches of metal are brilliant! Your image of the girl is very haunting and absolutely perfect for this piece. I also love the torn text on either side of her! Thanks so much for sharing yourself with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. <3 Candy

  5. Beautiful altered canvas!! Love the colours, flowers, textures and all the special details. The focal image is wonderful too. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!!

  6. FABULOUS Louise. Great idea to use the revers of the canvas and the frame is so wonderful. Great image, which is a bit unsettling but there for you to interpret.

    TFS Annie x

  7. I LOVE everything about this! Pinned! Thanks so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog! - Ashli :)

  8. Gorgeous work! Love the colors, the Vintage look, and the spoon is the perfect touch!

  9. Right back at you petal...congrats on the spotlight!!!!!!! Fabulous canvas, the spoon as an embellishment is inspired!!! T xxx

  10. Another one I missed somehow, brilliant in every respect and big congrats on you spotlight!! Yay, I also so know what you mean about creating just for you!!

  11. Fabulous canvas Louise, I love the vintage an lacquered effect. Congrats on your spotlight too. Hope you're well. Chris xx

  12. Very nice! love the spoon! Congratulations!

  13. Oh ... what a great "just for me" project. Love the colors, textures, and images. So much to look at. I've enjoyed looking at the stamps on the frame. From the lace at the top to the spoon, it really has a sense of "collected over time". Great project!! Congrats on your spotlight at SSS Monday Challenge. -- Mary Elizabeth

  14. Hi Louise! I am SO HAPPY that your canvas was chosen to be among our celebrated artists of our Designer Spotlight. I am such a fan of your work...always so original and artistically beautiful. I loved your canvas and am thrilled that you are being honored so that everyone can see how lovely it is! <3 Candy


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