Friday, 17 August 2012

Out of my Comfort Zone…………..BIG TIME!

When I was lucky enough to win the fab blog candy that Trish had up for grabs recently I was really panicking about what I had gotten myself into.

Getting myself messy with paint seriously isn’t my thing and the nearest I’ve come to Acrylics was way back in 2008 when I had a go at a chipboard cover for some glass slides I had painted.

Still, I did win this fabulous prize and I was determined to give it a go, so yesterday afternoon I sat myself in front of my computer screen and watched the DVD from start to finish.

It has step by step instructions for three amazing projects as well as a glimpse of some for Trish’s favorite pieces that she’s made and it was very inspiring to say the least, so no sooner than it had finished, I was at my table with canvas, paints and stamps at the ready.

Who would have thought that ‘slapping’ some paint onto a canvas could be so scary, Lol!

But two hours (and very messy hands) later I had this little creation in front of me.

I can’t take credit for the design really because I was following Trish’s direction on the DVD but the stamp I’ve used is different and comes from The Artistic Stampers Twenties Plate, so it’s not a down and out copy of her work.

I might have overdone the amount of paint I’ve put on it, as it looks rather thick to me, so maybe I should have sponged it on rather than use my fingers first time round but I’m still quite happy with it I think.

You should really go have a look over at Ink, Paint, Beads and see Trish’s creations for yourself because they are all amazing.

Thanks again Trish for the fab prize and for adding another string to my crafting bow.

Happy Crafting!




Annie said...

Think it does us all good to work/play out of our comfort zone from time to time Sue and your results just prove it don't they? I love your finished result....well done you.
A x

Trish Latimer said...

Cor!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LOVE it!!!! I'm liking the combo of stamped tissue and cut out image! And no, the paint isn't too thick..thats texture and its a very good thing!! So glad you've had fun with it Sue, you've done a fab job. And no more being wary of paint, its easy isn't it!! xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Lythan said...

I think you have done a fabulous job Sue - it looks like you have been doing this kind of stuff for years. It is gorgeous

Elizabeth said...

Brilliant! You've done a great job and I love your altered canvas - the colours are so vibrant and the texture is just right. There will be no stopping you now :) Elizabeth x

JoZart said...

I love the results of your messy play, Sue! It's good fun to work out of your comfort zone from time to time and you might find you really like it. You know, you might even get your hands as messy as mine !
thanks for your lovely comment. I'm coming down to earth after my fabulous week away with the little'un.
Have a great weekend,..we're going to the Southport show at 3pm for late cheaper entry.
Jo x

Kathy said...

This is fantastic Sue - all those gorgeous shades look amazing together and the black/white image just sets then off beautifully

Whimcees said...


A Wow! project - beautifully done! I love it all! Wishing you happiness today!


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