Friday, March 18, 2016

Charter Your Own Course

 Hello! Samantha here today and it is sadly my last post here as a member of Susan's design team. 
I've had a great time. Thank You Susan for the opportunity.
You may have noticed that March has been a month of mixed media pieces. My last make was a tin and for this make I've painted and decorated a canvas. The canvas is a deep edged/box canvas and the front is 4 inch x 4 inch. I used the Sail Away stamp set which has become a firm favourite of mine!
After painting the canvas blue I stamped the boat and waves 3 times on white card and coloured using Derwent watercolour pencils. I then cut out the images and glued in place.
I added white dots and some glitter for glistening waves. (Glitter always seems so hard to photograph but I hope you get the idea!).
The sentiment was stamped on white card using an alphabet set I had lying around. 
As I mentioned earlier it is a deep edged canvas. This gives the opportunity to take your design around the sides and on top. This is why 3 sets of waves were needed. (The 'compass' stamp is by Stampotique Originals and I had wrote the N E S and W).
The Sail Away stamp shown below set can be found at Unity Stamp Co by clicking right {here}
I love the message of this. Charter your own course. Life is what you make it!
I sincerely hope that you have enjoyed having me on this lovely blog and that I may have inspired you. If only a little.
Wishing you a lovely day
Susan K.Weckesser Design Team Member


  1. This is great, Sam! I love the waves!

  2. Fabulous canvas Sam! I would hang this up in my studio! I love it!

  3. Wonderful - have loved your projects here and thank you for introducing me to this stamp brand with your inspirational work.

  4. Such a lovely canvas ! Hope you keep creating with these stamps. They are very you !
    Corrie x

  5. A gorgeous canvas Sam! I love how you continued on the sides too.
    Alison xxx

  6. Love love love this deep edged canvas, with this wonderful little boat and glittered waves (yes, we can get well the idea!...). Absolutely gorgeous!!!!
    And now, I really want to buy this stamp set! Thanks for the wonderful inspiration using these lovely stamps Sam. Coco xxx

    1. Thank you for your lovely words Corinne. You made me smile xxx

  7. This is just a beautiful project, Sam, and speaks personally to me at this time! Calming colors, inspiring words and lovely art. Applause! Applause!


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