Wednesday, 1 July 2015

Mind The Gap

Happy Wednesday and welcome to the new challenge at Country View Crafts which is On Your Travels. In February's Craft Stamper Helen Chilton made a wonderful canvas and I wanted to have a go. This is nowhere near as fab as Helen's, but I did enjoy trying. Helen took us to Paris, but I'm taking us to London.

I started with an A4 canvas board and stamped with Artist Outpost stamps in various colours of Stazon ink. This was then coloured with Distress Sprays in Mustard Seed and Peeled Paint.
I used Deco Art glass paints to colour the individual elements and cut out and attached.
There is also a napkin here, an old Tim Holtz stencil that I've gone through with my favourite Deco Art black gesso.
The compass is from the Special Touch Map Mask and I've gone through it with Cosmic Shimmer clear texture paste, then a bit of Treasure Silver to make it pop.

There's lots of other bits and bobs, a bit of Frantage, some washi tape and lots of sewing.
I hope you'll join in with our challenge and show us your travel themed projects.
Enjoy your week, and thanks very much for looking x

I'm linking this to the Artistic Outpost challenge, as all the stamps used are from their London sets, and also 
Art Journal Journey where the challenge is Post and Postage 


  1. Terrific canvas with the tale of a real adventure.Great to have made it look like an envelope.

    Love Chrissie xx

  2. Lovely piece. Our them at AJJ is post and postage, so this would fit there very nicely, too. Hugs, Valerie

    1. Thanks Val, I'll link up now x

  3. Beautiful canvas!!
    Groetjes Karin

  4. sorry not been over for ages hun,miss blogging,but hopefully things,will get easier soon this is simply stunning hun,the detail is fantastic,hugs Cherylxxxxxx

  5. Wow.. this is just awesome! Beautiful piece!
    It reminds me of my trip to London last December..
    Thank you for sharing with us at Art Journal Journey Sue!

  6. Thanks for linking to AJJ Sweetie! Hugs, Valerie

  7. How wonderful and full of life is your piece. xox

  8. Very good combined canvas, famous with all the nice images on it and the nice ribbon around. Very good design.

  9. Absolutely gorgeous!!! Love this A4 canvas Sue, great take on the sample one of Helen, I think I even more love your version. Hugs, Coco xx

  10. Love this canvas board, Sue. Almost a secondary piece of art is your stitched frame! A great travel piece!

  11. Very cool London-collage, fantasticly made! Ulrike

  12. What a fun London collage. It would make a great journal cover for a London travel journal.

  13. I love all the rich color and amazing stamps- wow!

  14. Wow Sue, that is fabulous, amazing layers and textures and the glass paint on your elements looks wonderful, I would never have thought to use them but will definitely give them a try now!

  15. Really amazing layers, Sue - I haven't seen Sue's original, but this is fantastic.
    Alison xx

  16. Rubbish, rubbish... HELEN's original, obviously - sorry, brain gone dead!
    Alison xx


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