Saturday, March 17, 2007

Birthday canvas

One of my husband's workmates is having a party for his girlfriend who is turning 30. It's tonight and I thought I'd make her a canvas as a gift, I started it yesterday and finished it off this morning. She's into horses, which is why I've done this topic, not really something I would normally do. It's an 8" x 10" canvas board, nice and stable for working on and stamping into as well! I used the very lovely Golden paints in several washes to get the colours how I wanted them and also used some of the Golden Light Molding Paste which I stamped into with some foam stamps. I also used some of the gorgeous Treasure Gold in Green Amber rubbed onto some of the top-most points of the molding paste as well as around some of the edges of the canvas....LOVE this colour of Treasure Gold! Here's another couple of close-ups of it...
That wonderful "splotch" that you can see is one of the new Starburst Stains from the same company that makes the Moon Shadow Mists & embossing powders. I buy mine from an on-line shop from a very lovely girl, Joyce, here in Australia (Perth in fact!) at paperforest - she has the best service, really fast shipping and is really accommodating. Really like these Starburst stains and Moon Shadow Mists, they are wonderful for altered books too as well as adding a little "extra" to background papers for atc's.


9 comments:

carmel said...

Kelsey, that is just beautiful! and of course you happened to have beautiful horse stamps lol, love the colours and the splotch - like to see that stuff up close. I'm sure she will love it. Hugs, Carmel xxxx

Jen Crossley said...

OMG Kelsey!!!!
WOW you never cease to amaze me girl, you work is breathtaking,amazing.I love these colours the whole thing .
You are one very talented girl Im glad we have you in Oz
Jen

Natalie B said...

Kelsey, she will love it!! If not, take it back and send it to me!! Hehehe I have a horse mad girly in my house. Nah seriously it's breathtaking and I think I'm feeling an urge to spend the $50 voucher I got for my bday at Joyce's!! See ya and enjoy the party!! Natxx

Sulea said...

Kelsey!!! oh my goodness, this is so beautiful! All the wonderful textures and the aging with gorgeous washes of colour. Just amazing!!! :o)
love
Sulea

littledawnieno1 said...

Just YUMMY K.She will love this I,m sure.
I want to touch it !

Beautiful stuff, as always

Thanks for sharing

D xxx

Charmaine Black said...

WOW! Kelsey this is truly exquisite, the textures and colours are so beautiful. I must say I'm a little more than envious of the fortunate recipient, as I have a passion for all things of an equine nature. Congratulations on yet another masterpiece and thank you for sharing, from Charmaine Black :-)

Audrey said...

OmGoodness Kelsey. What a beautiful gift. You are amazing girl, I love what you do. Inspirational.
xx

Ro Bruhn said...

Love the canvas, lucky friend. Terrific to see your finished Pez, it's fabulous, I have photos of it still naked, great paint job. It was a fantastic class, I'm so glad I took it.

Gisele said...

Simply stunning Kelsey....how can she not like it! Love the colours & whole composition, your canvasses always amaze me!