Sunday, October 16, 2016

Autumnal Splendour with Astrid

Hello Shimmerz friends, today I am sharing a Fall inspired little canvas.
Autumn is my favourite time of the year and while creating this I was inspired by all the beautiful colours we can find in nature. I used loads of different Shimmerz products this time round, I'll list which ones as I go through;
Like usual I started with my background:
I layered some texture paste through a couple of stencils, when dry went over the whole canvas with gesso and when that was dry added colour with the help of  3 sprays: Vibez Egg Noggin and Palm Reader and Spritz Bamboo Leaf
Next I started work on the embellishments I was planning to use, first the leaves.

First I simply die cut them. Then I coloured them with the following paints: Inklingz metallic set: Miner Miner and Penny 4 Your Thoughts and Shimmerz Celery and Crimson Tide. To deepen the colours I also used some Vibez Sunset Strip and Hot Fudge. I just played around until I was happy with the colour result, then put the leaves back in their respective dies and then embossed them, highlighting the raised bits with some Espresso Archival Ink. (If you emboss your leaves before colouring, you lose the detail when using the wet media)

These images were stamped, fussy cut and then coloured with Aqua Huez: Ivy League, Perfectly Purple and Very Blueberry
Then all I had to do was put it all together and I was done.
Below a few details.
A little rose from my stash, to finish the leaf and berry cluster
Some of the stencilling darkened with a Distress Crayon
And that was pretty much it.

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Thanks for visiting today and see you next time!


Rita said...

What a fantastic canvas Astrid. Love the whole colour combination, the leaves are so attractive and real like. Thank you for sharing with us all. Hugs Rita xxxx

Fliss said...

Wow Astrid! This is absolutely gorgeous, such amazing detail and texture and the colours are stunning. Love it!
Fliss xx

froebelsternchen said...

That's a MASTERPIECE Astrid! Utterly beautiful!
Have a great Sunday!

pearshapedcrafting said...

Oh My! This is a wonderful canvas! The wistful looking boy is in a perfect setting! Hugs, Chrisx

Redanne said...

Astrid this canvas is superb! I love the beautiful coloured leaves and those images are gorgeous. Great stencilling and beautiful background colours too! xx

Annie said...

Your canvas is stunning Astrid x your use of the Shimmerz products is amazing love the background colours and leaves but the image for me adds that special detail taking your project to the next level

Thank you for inspiring us all

Annie x

butterfly said...

So much leafy loveliness - amazing colours and textures. The little boy looks fantastic too, and I love the Explore word.
Alison x