September 28, 2014

Spred Your Wings And Fly

I have some exciting news ... I am now a part of the design team at "Anything But A Card" challenge blog. A group of ladies with unbelievable creative talents and a passion to share and inspire from all over the world. For the whole month of September we've been celebrating "STEAMPUNKtember" and this is my piece.
I decided to use the reverse side of the canvas for a shadow box and created some fun steampunk elements.
I saw this quote on one of my favorite blogs Creative Something... Creative Something is a leading source of insights and thoughts on the science behind creativity and inspiration.

The back of my canvas was a combination of inks, sprays, modeling paste, glitters, paper I can go on and on. Check out my SNAPGUIDE tutorial below for a step by step tutorial on how I achieved this finished project. 
Part of creativity is "spreading those wings". Whether it's trying something new out of the box for yourself, applying for a design team, taking a class whatever, get out of your comfort zone. You will be amazed at where your creativity will lead you. I hope you will join in with ABAC every month as it's so much fun to get messy with your art supplies and have a place to share your inspiration with others. Happy crafting !

I am also entering this piece in the Lindys Stamp Gang September 2014 Color Challenge.  I ♥ this color combo. The butterfly as well as the back of the canvas were sprayed with Tibetan Poppy Teal, Golden Doubloons & Treasure Island Tourquoise. 
Check out How to Use a Canvas for a Shadow Box by Toni Burks-Grijalva on Snapguide.


Neva Cole said...

Love the tutorial, so helpful to know how to get the look you achieved! Lovely Steam punk work of art!

Claudia N. said...

Wow - this is brilliant! Love it to bits!

Thanks for sharing!

Claudia xx

Jennie Atkinson said...

Wow this is fabulous Toni! So many wonderful details and a great tutorial. A truly fabulous steampunk piece! Great to you have you on the ABAC DT! Jennie x

Unknown said...

This is AMAZING! Thrilled to have you on board with us ~ your new teamie ~ Christi

Наталья Шалыгина said...

Lovely work! Like a magic! Thanks for playing along with LSG!

art (ärt) noun - supplement, alter, or counteract the work of nature. The conscious production or arrangement of sounds, colors, forms, movements, or other elements in a manner that affects the sense of beauty.