Monday 19 August 2013

And, on the other side...

I've done something completely different!
The new stamps arrived in the post on Saturday, so I thought I'd use one of them - CI-392. Who couldn't love that punky baby penguin?:

Here's the back of the canvas, painted (although as it turned out I didn't need to paint it as I covered it with paper - just goes to show I had no idea what I was going to make when I started this!):

The paper is from the 7 Dots Studio 9th Wave Collection. I just followed the pattern and tore wave borders:


and then added a sort of beachy paper round the top:

Sponge on a bit of extra yellow with Scattered Straw:

and then add more stamping with a Scattered Straw Distress Marker and a text stamp from CI-278:

Use the same set and starfish from CI-272 to stamp round edge in black:

Stamp, colour and cut out your penguins:

Stick them to the canvas:

and then get splatting with white paint (you didn't think you were going to get away without something messy, did you?!):

And, hey presto, there you are:

You could add little embellies at this point, but I decided to leave it as is!

And for those who can't remember, this is what the other side looked like:

Completely different!

Thanks for looking!


PS Please note: I managed not to get any of the splats on the birdie side - quite impressive for me as usually paint goes everywhere!


Yvonne Garner said...

Love this Helen! Great new stamps from CI, too. Love how you use both sides of your canvas! Clever girl. Best, Yvonne

Karen said...

haha I bet you had plenty of splats up your arms tho Helen :D

This is gorgeous of course and I am eyeing up those little fellas...I quite fancy a coloured Mohican in the little one xxx

Sid said...

Great to see what you did with the back and I do love those stamps from CI !! Great finished canvas Helen !

Daniele said...

such a great canvas Helen, loving the splattering

Brenda Brown said...

Brilliantly done Helen and a great post, you did make me laugh.
hugs {brenda} x0x

Kate Creates - a lot of mess, just ask my family..... said...

Love penguins and your project.

Unknown said...

You're so clever Helen, how do you think of these things?! Love both sides..XX

Sid said...

Great piece Helen!