Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Anything Goes! Happy Hump day!

(please scroll down for challenges! )  Happy Weds!  Great challenge this week at the Stampotique dt blog and "Kim" our dt "chief  Poo-Bah "  is hosting!  Thought I would just copy and paste her message:


This is Kim here and I'm excited to get to hostess this week as it's our 100th challenge.  This week is super easy for you all-ANYTHING GOES.  I find myself creating a lot for the wonderful design teams I'm a part of but once in awhile I just like to play a bit and create for no reason at all other than to participate in some of my favorite color, sketch or theme challenges.

So there it is...ANYTHING GOES!  If you havent participated in our challenges before= NOW is the time!  Get in on a chance to win a gift to the Stampotique store! :)
Gotta tell you...this canvas is proof positive you CAN gesso over most anything and start over if you are not happy with what you have made!  lol  This canvas was painted in "blues" and textured to death.. I was not happy with the result...so I listened to what many artists post about and painted over the whole thing.  This was another cheapo canvas in a frame for two bucks on the reduced table at Hobby Lobby and I am NOW happy with the result. :)  Again, I have gessoed, painted (acrylics) and stenciled on this.  I used "Roc's angel" (Stampotique) and stamped her on book print.  She is colored with markers and inktense pencils..along with a white signo pen.  The rest was doodled on and the sentiment is stickers.  I certainly would have tossed this a year ago..not believing in covering it..but my new brave self made me forge ahead!  Silly, but dont know why a canvas makes me so nervous!  Hope you jump in and join us !  Love seeing all the fun creations! 
THINKING OF..."Paint Party Friday"..  "Artists in Blogland".. 
Ronda Palazzari "help me ronda!"

34 comments:

AssiCrafts said...

Lovely canvas Jane! Good you didn't throw that one away. XOXO

Karin said...

great looking canvas!!

Kaz said...

You can't be nervous of a canvas again after making this little beauty Jane! I love it xx

Annabelle said...

I've thrown art away and now regret it. So glad you didn't . This is a very lovely piece, adore the gothic arches : )

Thanks for sharing and congrats on your son's graduation, a mom's relief for sure seeing her kids do well!!!

Annabelle O,O

Frea Konings said...

Hi Jane, how pretty is this!! Love your little painting, well done! Hugs Frea

Basement Stamper said...

I love how this turned out. Guess I need to break out the gesso and try it out.

Kay Wallace said...

Just love this canvas, Jane! And how lucky you never threw this canvas away. I have two that I picked up for free (already painted) at "the dump" and will definitely try Gesso-ing and creating something of my own. In your canvas, I love Roc's Angel on book print. It just gives her so much character and, seemingly, seasoned judgment. Perfect sentiment for her! Bravo!

Netty said...

Loving your quirky canvas. Hugs Annette x

Samantha Read said...

Loving your colour palette Jane, this is awesome, very inspiring xx

Linda said...

such a sweet and whimsical painting Jane-love it!!

Lorraine said...

like the pink painting but really like this one..I am always using gesso over stuff I dont like and it adds a nice underpainted layer too..happy ppf

dutchstamptramp said...

Love it very much Jane!!!

Giggles said...

Adorable....I have painted and covered almost everything... The base is the secret!! Gesso goes on a lot of things....

Hugs Giggles

Juls said...

fab!! Love this!! Hugs Juls

Tracey Fletcher King said...

glad you took something you weren't happy with and made it into such a successful piece...xx

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

Sweet. Love that you just gessoed and started again, she came out great. Happy PPF

aimee said...

Gesso is the Miracle Drug of Art! You turned it into a beauty!

Nicole Beadwright Campanella said...

I really like this. I keep going back to find more detail. Wonderful.
Nicole/Beadwright

Gloria in CA said...

I agree with Giggles about the base. In fact I am just going to my studio to bring in some gesso for a box I'm working on. Very nice canvas, looks great.

bellefrogworks said...

Love all the texture and the composition of your lovely canvas. I cover anything I really feel stumped by - no guilty feelings there!!! Sometimes I just turn down the wrong road - need to go back and find my way.

Tameko said...

Fabulous re-purposed project. Gesso is a wonderful product.

Mary C. Nasser said...

Love the layering of colors and textures and text!
♥♥♥
Happy PPF!!
Mary
Mixed-Media Map Art

miriam miller said...

isnt it great when you can fix a mistake-turns out even better! so cute!!

Paper rainbow said...

Love your Arches and textures. You are so right Gesso is amazing stuff! :)

Jessica Sporn said...

Beautiful colors and textures -- love the braids especially!Happy belated PPF!

Maria said...

wonderful! I love gesso! :D hehe

Cheryl said...

Love your signature design. Awesome! I want one of my own now!
See you at ICAD3!

Faye said...

Gesso is a lifesaver, at times. I really like this. I think the arches are beautiful.

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

Gesso is like gold, and what you did with your do-over canvas just marvelous. Happy PPF xox

Tracey Fletcher King said...

I wish I could gesso over my whole life sometimes... it is a life saver and this piece of work has turned out beautifully...xx

Linda said...

such a delightful project Jane! Love it when we can sometimes "do over" :)

Nicole Beadwright Campanella said...

You have to love the canvas and then it will all fall into place. This piece certainly did. Wonderful.
Have a nice weekend
Nicole/Beadwright

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

Gesso is our friend right? This came out great, what's to be nervous about, she's marvelous. xox

www.dorissdaughter.com said...

This is a wonderful painting! Gesso is a great way to rub it all out and start again (shame it cant be used in other areas of life!!!)