10 April 2009

Dare U 2 Digi Stamp Challenge 2 - Bling


Morning everyone, hope you're all enjoying the Easter Holiday so far and are ready for another Dare U 2 Digi Stamp Challenge? Challenge 2 is Bling which could be sparkle from glitter, glitter glue, gems, metal charms etc., and probably there are lots more that can be used. A digital image must be used on your creation and there's some fantastic inspiration from my design team friends so I hope you'll pop over, have a look and join us this week. There was a great response to the first challenge and it was good to see all the different digi images that everyone used.

This week I've done a canvas which is a bit of an experiment to see how I could transfer digi stamps by increasing the size in my graphics program (my digi stamp is blown up to over 200%) and printing onto Safmat which is A4 image transfer paper. First I prepared the canvas which measures 12 x 12 inches by priming it with white Gesso and leaving to dry. I decided to use my daffodil digi stamp which I resized, printed out on the Safmat and then cut out. After peeling off the backing paper I applied it to the canvas and made sure I smoothed it down as much as I could. I hadn't used Safmat before and wasn't sure which colouring medium would work but decided to use markers. The markers pool quite a lot, did blend to some extent but I was pleased with the end result as it gives a finish a bit like an oil painting with a sheen to it. To add the bling I used lines of Stardust Stickles and a ton of gems, so this one is definitely going on the wall! I'll certainly use this method again, it was very enjoyable and the only limit to the size you can make your digi-stamp is the size of the A4 Safmat.

Hope you all have a lovely Easter and see you tomorrow with my BasicGrey DT card.
TFL. Chris x

28 comments:

jami {sgtStamper} said...

WOW!!! A true piece of art!! This is gorgeous - the colors are brilliant and I love all the gems! what a fantastic idea to use a digi on canvas!

poppy said...

that is fabulous ,so bright and zingy
Bea x

Emma said...

Wow stunning card Chris....love the colours and bling.
Emma x

Kim Piggott said...

Wow!
Chris this is stunning!!!
Love your beautiful flowers and your colouring is awesome!
Such a wonderful idea!
hugs
kim x

katy said...

Wow Chris this is gorgeous :)it looks like the daffs are bursting off the canvas ! I've heard of safmat before but never used it
..clever stuff :)Have a lovely Easter, love Katy x

Riet said...

wowww Chris,what a beautiful creation,l love the colours.

hugs Riet.x

Sandra said...

Chris your canvas is A-M-A-Z-I-N-G.
I am lucky enough to have seen it in real life and you are right when you say it looks like an oil painting, it is beautiful. Worthy to be in an Art gallery....maybe this is the one that will pop up on the Antiques Road Show ;o)
Digi-images can be used in so many ways and you certainly have showed us that with this weeks project.
Well done Hunni
Happy Easter!
Hugs
Sandra xx

Debbie said...

Oh wow Chris this is stunning! I love how you have coloured the background and the colours are so beautiful and vibrant...love it! Debbie x

Biggan said...

Lovely card and stamps Chris! Had to buy some more of your digi stamps today! :)

Happy Easter!
Biggan

Sue said...

WOW stiking card Chriss i luv all the bling, gorgeous colours, sue.x

Gem said...

I was really awed by what you did with the challenge. Stunning execution!

Wilma said...

absolutely stunning card - looks bit peacock feathers -it certainly stands out - gorgeous! :)

Nannieflash said...

Oh Chris I love the background its stunning, and the digi picture is just right for it. Well done love and hugs Shirleyx

Tab said...

OMG Chris, what a fabulous piece of art. I always wondered how you use safmat, and now I know. What a awesome range of delish colours, that blue is electric, just gorge! Thanks for sharing your creation, you are so inspirational, it truly amazing!
Hugs Tab xxx

Larissa said...

You are so clever Chris! Using a digital image on canvas is such a good idea! I love how you cloured the canvas! It just looks perfect.

Have a good weekend,
Larissa

Donna said...

This is the most amazing piece of art I have ever seen Christine, the colours are absolutely stunning and you are so clever experimenting with the Safmat :) Donna x

Bev said...

Oh my goodness me! Chris this is utter perfection sweetie. The deptch of colour that you achieve with your colouring is truly amazing!! Hope you are having a wonderful weekend xxx

papercraftsbyrach said...

wow Chris this is a work of art. stunning hun, have a fabulous easter weekend. hugs rachxx

Sharon said...

Wow Chris, this is just amazing! I'm lost for words!!! Have a fab Easter.

Michelle said...

Tjis is amazing Chris real WOW factor. Really popped by to say thanks for the comments on my blog, really appreciated. A little bird told me it's your birthday tomorrow so just like to wish you all you would wish yourself for tomorrow. Hope you have a great day and a lovely Easter.
x Michelle

cats whiskers said...

Wow Dear I can smell those daffs and feel the rain this is so life like, a truly stunning work of art dear I am just gobsmacked. Thank you for telling us how to do this I would love to have a go but can never find the time. I would like to wish you and your OH a lovely Easter dear.
Big Hugs and thanks again for sharing such a beautiful creation
Jacqui x

♥ Marlou ♥ said...

wow this is stunning chris!!! a great piece of artwork :) ♥

Tasha said...

Wow Chris this is just amazing - stunning
love tasha xx

Kim said...

Magnificent......

Cass said...

Chris this is absolutely stunning.I've used Safmat recently but only for printing photos onto.This is fantastic how you've used it.Must have a try.Love the bright vivid colours of your stunning daffs,and the background is gorgeous.
Cass xxx

Dawn said...

Good Grief - I almost choked!!
this is AMAZING!! What a stunning background

Dawn
xx

Pascale said...

Fab idea Chris that works perfectly, hugs Pascale

Sue said...

All the above and then some!! This is absolutely fantastic, the colours are better than in real life. Definitely one for the wall xx