Monday, January 29, 2018

Veil of Petals

Just a quick post from me before the grandson arrives for his tea while his mum is out at uni.  This canvas has been a challenge and a half but after having made so many cards and often spending the hours on the intricate colouring I wanted a way to keep the image in view for longer than a few days.  I have not coloured an Aurora Wings image this size before hence the extra time it has taken but oh such an enjoyable time I have had, well worth it.

The canvas size is 20x20 cm canvas and the image used AURORA WINGS_Veil-of-Petals.  I printed the image out to the size of the canvas, alas not the best paper for colouring as is fairly flat 120gms printer paper but it works.  The main part of the image was coloured with Polychroms - black and Light Grey, an experiment to see how I could do with just two pencils and three shades of green only used on the eye as I wanted that to really stand out.  To carry the green theme through the image I used l Lime Ice Stickles on the dew drops on the flowers.  Once the image was coloured I then used strong adhesive spray to stick it onto the canvas.  The edges were trimmed and folded over and I used black ribbon to go around the edges and some more of the Stickles on the outer corners.  The flourish embellishments are from Crafters Companion and the stamped sentiment one I had in my stash.

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  1. Wow, absolutely stunning! Love the beautiful shading and coloring-Thanks for joining us at Die Cut Diva's!

  2. So stunning I'm almost speechless, Jane and that gorgeous green eye is mesmerizing. Fabulous coloring with only TWO! pencils and I love how you've carried a bit of green throughout with the added subtle sparkle of the Stickles. Amazing canvas and what a lovely swirl and sentiment. I can't stop looking at it. Thanks so much for joining our "Anything Goes" challenge at Aurora Wings. xxD

  3. WOW, stunning. I love the light touches of color and the mostly black and white color combo. Just stunning. So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas.

  4. That is beautiful - so clever with just the touches of colour.

    Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
    Made by Helen{My Blog}
    Through The Craft Room Door

  5. I saw this in the Aurora Wings FB group and was astounded! The eyes just jump out at you. Your coloring is wonderful! Thanks for joining us this week at QKR Stampede Challenge Blog. Julie, DT member

  6. Absolutely stunning, Mimi! What an awesome job you've done in greyscale with a pop of color! The eye certainly is mesmerizing, but the lime ice stickles on the flowers also bring magical flare to this exquisite canvas. Thank you for joining our ATG challenge with this gorgeous piece! Mitzi xx

  7. Hello… Thanks for joining the ‘Anything Goes’ challenge at Crafty Friends with your lovely card.
    Diane Louise
    [Team Leader for Crafty Friends Challenge Blog]

  8. This is stunning and I had to pop over and comment. A beautiful piece. Thank you for joining our ATG challenge at Aurora Wings.


Thank you for taking the time to comment, it means a great deal to me. Hoping you have happy crafting days ahead. Hugs Mimi