Thursday, September 13, 2012

Play Date Cafe Challenge 149

I am SO excited to bring you this week's challenge, for several reasons!

First, I absolutely love these colors. Purple's my favorite, and I love to see purple and green mixed together. Add in the tangerine and it is just pure perfection!

Second, I just love the way my project turned out. It was my first big project using my brand-new Big Shot by Sizzix! I used the awesome Tattered flowers die by Tim Holtz, and a few embossing folders as well.

I have been resisting getting a Big Shot for quite awhile, but what finally got me to get one (other than a big sale at JoAnn's) was the realization that I love flowers. I also hate "using up" my supplies (and this is a big reason I love digital scrapbooking so much, actually) but it occurred to me that with a diecut machine, I could just keep making more and more, in any color I wanted. So, I got one, and I am so happy that I did!

8.5x11in canvas
the usuals-acrylic paint, gesso, SEI Tumble Dye, Mister Huey sprays, mod podge, punchinella, vintage plastic doilies, alphabet stencil, plastic canvas (as a stencil), Crafter's Workshop flower stencil, book paper
other-Big Shot Tattered Florals die, Dots embossing folder, metal brads, heart button, some patterned paper by ??, ribbon from a garage sale

I also have to credit Revlie for the "hope" lettering style. Check out her blog, she is a true artist!

As you might be able to tell, this is a companion piece to a smaller canvas (Happy) I posted the other day. They go quite well together!

So, are you inspired yet? I hope so! Please visit The Play Date Cafe blog for complete challenge information!  And, check out this week's amazing sponsor! Yup, you can win a gift certificate to the amazing Simon Says Stamp!

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Donna B. said...

Gorgeous canvas Lynn! I know you'll love your Big Shot- I can't live without mine!

Angi Barrs said...

The "hope" lettering is awesome. Love the flowers too.

catschwartz said...

I can't wait to try out the big shot:) We have to get together for a scrapping day soon!

maria f. said...

Lovely project(s)Lynn. Look like they were such fun to create too. As for the Big Shot, I felt exactly the same ("don't need one, I can cut things out"). But I got one and now I can't stop buying dies and embossing folders. Be warned!

Sylvia said...

Lovely canvas art, Lynn, such pretty colors! thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving sweet comments. Have a wonderful Saturday!