31 July 2010

Compendium of Curiosities Studio L3 - Challenge 7


Hi everyone, hope you've had a good Saturday. I'm entering the challenge over at Linda's lovely blog Studio L3 where it's week seven of the Compendium of Curiosities challenge. The challenge is tinted vision fragments on page 55 of the book. I've had mixed results on this one :D, darker colour around the edges would have helped and I managed to wrinkle my image but it's good to try something different and I've learned how to improve it if I do another.

The image I've used is from a printed Christmas book of images by Crafty Individuals full of vintage angels etc. I've used a canvas to mount the fragment which is painted with lime, buttermilk and pearlescent blue acrylic paint left fairly textured. When the paint was dry I smoothed over it with some Viva Decor glitter gel so it's lovely and sparkly. The edges were inked with Black Soot distress ink and I added some lime raffia ribbon underneath the image fragment and gem swirl.

Thanks as always for your comments, they're always read and appreciated.

23 comments:

Mina said...

oh wow Chris what an amazing piece of work...beautiful
Mina xxx

Suzie Q said...

Wow Chris!
how lovely and colourful and glitzy and glamorous is this work of art!!!
yup i like it lots x
hugs
Suzie qx

Sandra said...

Hiya Chris....beautiful work,love the image and such gorgeous colours...finished off with that lovely gem embellishment....

Take care
San x

chris said...

Wow this is what I call art, love it.
your work is always so interesting. hugs chris xx

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Wow Chris - this is a stunning work of art. Love the image and the shades of green and blue you've chosen. (Great bling too)!Absolutely love it!
Hope you are having a great weekend - love and hugs, Sylvia xxxxx

Julie said...

Hi Chris, this is real little treasure!!! Love the green and blue together and the gems too!! Great to say hi today, even if only for 2 minutes!!! Keep well, hugs, Juliexx

Fleur said...

Hi Chris, this is stunning.
Hugz Fleur xXx

Netty said...

A great canvas, love the colours, texture and design. Brilliant. Annette x

Terry said...

Your canvas and fragment challenge piece is absolutely stunning! I love the effect of the painted backgroung.

Sandra said...

Crikey O'Reiley.... another one for 'The Antiques Roadshow'
Stunning!!
Hugs
Sandra x

Linda Ledbetter said...

I literally said "WOW!" when I opened this page, Chris! What a GORGEOUS work of art! The inked fragment looks great (I can't tell that it wrinkled at all!), and the colors are so striking. Beautiful background, too, and the glittering flourish is the perfect touch!

Love it!

Kathy Eddy said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Love those bright colors and that sweet image.The texture is fabulous.

Karen said...

Gorjus really lovely.

Love Karen x

Anesha said...

Beautiful canvas, love the colours.

angelwhispers said...

Wow Chris what an amazing piece ot art!! Loving the colours and the texture's Chanelle xx

Beth Norman said...

Beautiful Chris. You are certainly talented in many ways.

Pam S. said...

beautiful Chris! gorgeous colors and wishing I could see it in person to really appreciate it!!! I've debated whether to buy this book or not! decisions, decisions! lol
Pam Going Postal

Lynsey said...

Hi Chris, what a lovely canvas! Hope you are well. Me and my little Grace are fine thanks, busy as always!
Hugs Lynsey x

JeanFB said...

Wow, this is stunning!!! I love everything about this piece - the colors, the fragment and image, the bling - all gorgeous!

Charlene said...

Pretty, pretty, pretty. I can't tell that you wrinkled your image but the colors and bling definitely caught my eye.

Bluefairy4U said...

Hi Chris, another lovely piece, love the beads how on earth did you manage to get them so neat. Nice colouring oh the talent. Cannot wait to see you Saturday. Thanks for your help once again you are a start lol JO xxxx

Juls said...

so gorgeous!! Love the real grungy look with the gorgeous touch of bling!! Just Fab! Hugs Juls

Dawn said...

Speechless! What an amazing canvas, full of texture and colour

Dawn