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


14 comments:

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

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

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

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

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

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  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

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

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  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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