May 5, 2016

Feminine Mixed Media Canvas

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We have a fabulous new challenge at Stamps and Stencils this month, Think Pink!  Now, pink isn't my go to color, but I have to admit I had a blast creating this Prima product canvas.  My inspiration came from the many women around me that suffer from cancer and so many problems specific to us women.  The Lord says, "Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”  Joshua 1:9 NKJV.  We are not only capable of being strong women, but commanded to do so.  We can only do that when we encourage and uplift one another, and speak the truth in love.  I am so thankful for my blogging community and the many sisters I have found through sharing our art and lives.  THANK YOU!  You are loved!

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I used my new Peony Prima spray ink along with some Finnabair texture stamps and a little splash of pan watercolor here and there for depth of color.  I used crackle paste through the Prima dots stencil to add some beautiful texture.

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 Some Art Stones with more spray ink over them, look at the pretty puddles...

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 I have been so thrilled to find that watercolor works beautifully on primed canvases.

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 I used a beautiful boxed Prima flower and Prima dies for my embellishments.  Distress Crayons helped to highlight the sentiment.

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 The leaf dies have been on my wish list for ages - they do not disappoint!  I enjoyed using some Prima paper from my stash to build my collage layers.

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 Finally, I dyed a strip of vintage lace with the Color Bloom spray.  It worked beautifully!

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I'm entering these fab challenges:
(Pink and Purple are my least used colors and super feminine is not my normal style)

42 comments:

  1. You really excel at these mixed media creations Autumn, I love to do them but always feel they end up lacking somewhere, clearly there is a real knack.

    B x

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  2. Wow, Autumn, who would tell that pink is not your color and feminine is not your style in creating! This piece of art is simply amazing! I love everything about this amazingly beautiful canvas! What a fabulous background with such rich textures, what a perfect addition of pink color and your vintage photo is awesome! So vintage, so feminine, so pretty! Love it! Big hugs! Branka xx

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  3. What a beautiful canvas Autumn - this is beautiful. Love all your layers, especially that fabulous lace!
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  4. Oh, I love that very delicate doiley, Autumn!!! And all the lovely texture you've got there ...simply gorgeous!!!! So beautiful and feminine - such a lot of loveliness in one piece and you have really done great with the pinks!!!!
    Have a great day!!
    Hugz

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  5. Such fabulous layers, from the gorgeous watercolour effects in the background all the way to the vintage photo and word stickers on the top. This is beautiful, Autumn, and so powerful too with the message behind it.
    Alison x

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  6. This is stunning, Autumn!! The background looks amazing!! I love the colors (pink is my go-to color)!! The layers are gorgeous!! What a fabulous canvas this is!! Inspirational and beautiful!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  7. Loving all the texture, the vintage and girly look and feel to the project is beautiful x

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  8. This is GORGEOUS! When I saw the theme, I immediately thought of breast cancer, similar to you, and this piece is so beautiful... the image of that woman is perfect. I love all of your layers... but was it hard to cover that AWeSOME BACKGROUND? :) :) :)

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  9. This is just gorgeous. I love the texture and the colors.

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  10. Well golly g! Feminine and pink may not be your usual but you sure excelled with this design! Wonderful textures of course and thanks for the info about the watercolor and primed canvas. I'll have to try that. Fantabulous vintage image and the buttons and thread are awesome sauce! This canvas is totes wowzers dearie! Pink looks good on you. Hugz to you muffin! ~Niki

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  11. autumn, I'm not a "pink" person either, but now totally converted! This is my new favorite Autumn make--every detail speaks to me, those watery drips, the dyed vintage lace, the layers, and OH, those ART STONES! Am I ever green with envy! this is pink at it's finest and a wonderful composition, as ALWAYS! Big hugs! PS I love your message, too! Great inspiration!

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  12. PS Put my name on this, because I'm coming to get it!

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  13. Oh, Autumn! You really are the Queen of Mixed Media! This is gorgeous, and I could look at this and all its beautiful details all day! Gorgeous, my friend - truly! Hugs!

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  14. Not if I get there first Sara Emily!!! Only joking...

    Autumn, your message is both beautiful and uplifting! I just love the different pinks you have used (not being a pink person either), they all tone together so beautifully on your canvas, I am totally in love with the new art stones and you have used them in such a lovely way - those puddles look amazing. I really, really love this beautiful canvas! Hugs, Anne xx

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  15. This is beautiful Autumn, so pretty and feminine. Carol x

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  16. soo very beautiful Autumn - this is one stunning piece of work - I nearly didn't post mine when I saw this!! Gorgeous! hugs rachel x

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  17. Hi, again! Back to have another look at "my" canvas and to say thank you for linking this up to our Anything Goes Challenge at Scrapy Land. Sara Emily Guest DT

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  18. Divine - absolutely soft, delicate and feminine. Something just perfect to celebrate the strength and bravery of women. Love the Prima doily die, a firm favourite of mine. TFS

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  19. This really is so beautiful and I love the words (and your words at the start of your post!) Pink suits you! So pleased you joined us at Try It On Tuesday! Chrisx

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  20. A beautiful and truly sensitive work of art Autumn! Thanks for joining us on Country View Crafts! Xx

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  21. Beautiful feminine canvas, Autumn! I especially like the pools of colors which are textured by the linen in your canvas! Pretty emboss-like buttons, and a great design tip to put the tag upside down behind the woman, representing how women always strive to do whatever is right, and work diligently at making situations and relationships turn out favorably. Gorgeous elements and design! Hugs, de

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  22. Absolutely beautiful, Autumn! So well designed in colours and textures... Thanks you so much for showing us at our Country View May Challenge!

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  23. What a gorgeous mixed media canvas you created! I love the colors and all the beautiful layers and textures! Thanks for playing along with us at Scrapy Land Challenges!

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  24. Just BEAUTIFUL! Thank you very much for sharing with us at TioT's!

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  25. So delightfully feminine and delicate - a beautiful colour palette and gorgeous image. I love your embellishents, they are total perfection!

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  26. This is really beautiful Autumn,so much to see and put together perfectly! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Country View Crafts, and enjoy the rest of the weekend. Sue xx

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  27. Gorgeous canvas Autumn, love the background you've created for this beautiful image.
    Thanks for sharing with us at TioT
    Avril x

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  28. Love everything about your canvas Autumn! Stunning design and beautiful feminine feeling! Thanks for sharing it with us over at TioT. Hugs!

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  29. This is gorgeous! I love the beautiful background and the textures you've created. Thanks for joining us at sweetstamps.com

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  30. Beautifully vintage canvas with a strong message! I like the background and the use of watercolors!
    Thanks for playing with us at Country View Challenges!
    xx Evelyn

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  31. The colors you have picked are well blended and absolutely beautiful Autumn. I'm always impressed with your style. Thank you for playing along at STAMPlorations May Mixed Media Challenge. By the way Autumn, for your infomation, we would love to see STAMPlorations graphic on your post to be eligible for the prize. Happy creating and have great days always!
    Hugs&Smiles,
    Asmah
    STAMPlorations Mixed Media DT
    Qinaahana Arts and Crafts {My Blog}

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    1. Thank you so much for the reminder! It slipped my mind. <3 I've updated my post.

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  32. WOW this is a gorgeous canvas!! thank you for playing along with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!!!

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  33. Stunning layout and layering Autumn and clearly you can do pink! Great to see you going for it. Thank you for joining us at Frilly and Funkie xx

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  34. very cute card I love the background!! Thank you for playing along with us at Scrapy Land Challenge!!

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  35. Gorgeous card!
    Thanks for joining us at Scrapy Land Challenge blog ,good Luck !
    Maryvonne - DT Member

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  36. Love it when you have a pink project! You have so much going on in this and every project, yet they never look crowded or like a "hodge podge" when I try to do it! I hope you're not getting tired of seeing my comments since I'm playing catch up! Beautiful, Autumn, and I love the picture on your canvas.

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  37. Oh, Autumn! I love your frilly side, and all the wonderful layers of color and texture you created here. It's a gorgeous piece! The pink vintage buttons make my heart go pitty pat! Thanks so much for sharing with us in the Frilly and Funkie Opposites Attract Challenge! xo

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  38. The fact that you don't use these colors often, does not show here: it turned out beautiful! As long Christ is strong in us, we are strong. Sometimes it's better to not be strong in own person, but through Christ we can manage a LOT.

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  39. Autumn not only do you offer inspiration through your creativity but through your words too. Your introduction paragraph was an emotive read that gives real meaningful depth to your gorgeous canvas.Thank you for becoming on of my blogging sisters ( I know I'm often late arriving but I am always watching from a distance and arrive when time allows ) .
    hugs x

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  40. Awesome Layout! Thanks for entering the STAMPlorations Mixed Media Challenge. xx Susanne.

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