The 80’s Canvas

I want to share a canvas I made featuring lots of goodies from the store, but a picture that is part of me, part of my history. This is a picture of “The 80’s”, It was a chunk of land~ 80 acres out in the middle of the forest that we would go and camp every weekend growing up. When I had kids, we camped and explored and just enjoyed nature. But such is life and when people pass, the land changed hands, it was an end to an era.

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But to the canvas it’s self. I started with a fair amount of time just trying to get the coloration of the background, I wanted it to flow. After I got the background colours the way I wanted, I started with some background stamping using both the Distress Plaid 2 and the Distress Crackle Stamp.

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Here is a video of the creative process. There is some painting in the beginning but the process is relaxing.

As you saw in the video, I  only used the horizontal portion on the weave stencil, still working with the flow of the canvas

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I am so famous for just cutting all my chipboard apart so why should I change with the Maze Panel, I do think it gives me more options for the simple layering on this project.

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Then to find the right title title. something big enough considering this is a large enlongated canvas,  but also something with meaning. I treasure the 40 plus years we had at our little piece of heaven in the woods, I treasure all the memories and fun times we had. I treasure the pure beauty of nature and that that was all around me.

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So of course when I saw the inspiration mood board from Mixed Media Place,  I fell in love with the colours and the photo on the left hand side. Stunning inspiration.

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Thank you for sharing this project with me and stopping by.

 

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Supplies:

Creative Embellishments

Plaid Distress Stamp #2

Distress Crackle Stamp

Treasure Words Boarder

Maze Panel

Weave Stencil

Other Supplies:

Lindy’s Stamp Gang Sea Mint Green, Time Traveler Teal, Green With Envy Green, Ponderosa Pines Olive, Tibetan Poppy Teal, Hydrangea Blue Gag Me with a Spoon Gray.

Petaloo Textured Elements, mini Gerber Daisy Teal

7 Dots Studio Paint Chips Die-Cut Elements, Paint Chips Stickers, Paint Chips Tags.

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14 Responses to The 80’s Canvas

  1. The land looks beautiful, such a lovely place to have created many years of happy memories with your family. I enjoyed watching the video of your creative process. The background really shows off the sereneness of the photo. A lovely canvas.

  2. tusia lech says:

    Wonderful colours! And watercolours effect is gorgeous! Thank you for playing with us at Mixed Media Place.

  3. Tracy Welham says:

    Wow, that’s amazing! Creative Blessings, Tracy x

  4. Wow! Great work!!!
    Thank you for playing with us at Mixed Media Place!

  5. Carmen Poma says:

    Me gusta la combinación de colores.

  6. Ola Khomenok says:

    Amazing project! Thank you for joining us at Mixed Media Place challenge!

  7. Very beautiful and interesting project Heather!! Thank you for joining us at MMP challenge!

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