Thursday, 11 October 2012

JOYFUL TIDINGS



...continuous effort, not strength or intelligence, is the key to unlocking our potential...
- Winston Churchill -


...hello everyone, hope this day finds you all in fine fettle...
...today I'm sharing a canvas with you, it holds three small words that have resonance around the globe...hope you like...


...the base of this canvas has many layers of age & decay...distress ink, chalk paints, crackle paint & charcoal have been used to achieve this...
 

...these glorious three layered wings are made with metal card and have been embossed, a cool contrast to the background...



...the dressform has  been cracked and dressed in fine weave cotton & secured with a glass bead tie...





...sorry this last piccy is slightly blurry...


...the message is peace, joy & loVe,  something we strive for the world over...
 
...I'm entering this piece for Simon Says Stamp & Show: Rustification - May also stated we could use crackle and inks to add age so I do hope my piece qualify's for the challenge...
 
 
...thank you for dropping by today, as always I appreciate your time in visiting my blog...
xxx

30 comments:

  1. Extraordinary textures throughout - the crackle and decay is amazing. I love the text as well as the texture, and the embossed wings are beautiful! And the three words couldn't be more important - so thank you for that too...
    Alison x

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  2. Stunning canvas Mel, I love everything about it. All the different textures look fab and I love the metal wings, such a striking contrast. Great job!
    Thanks for your lovely comments too. Had a busy few days, Alex certainly had me on my toes. He such a sweetheart though, and becoming quite the crafter! The house is so quiet now he's gone home xx

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  3. absolutely stunning mel...love it...hugs kath xxx

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  4. Oh wow, what a fabulous piece! The texture you have created on the canvas is exceptional. The angel is divine, her wings are so beautiful and the words are so perfect, three wings, three words and such inspiring words. A truly wonderful piece of art Mel........ Crafty hugs, Anne x

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  5. Beautiful canvas Mel, The texture is quite amazing on this piece.. the embossed wings are stunning... Simply Perfect May x

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  6. Its beautiful Mel, what a stunning piece.
    can you email me your addy at some point, I forgot to write it down and save it last time x

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  7. LOVE this mixed media board Mel!! So pretty, so textured, so perfect!!! Thanks so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show :)

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  8. wow, this is gorgeous, like a Christmas angel! Sooooooooooo pretty!!! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

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  9. Such powerful words represented beautifully by your canvas. Love the layers of texture you've created there Mel. Thanks for sharing.

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  10. O M G Mel what a devine piece.
    Love the angel wings.
    Absolutely gorgeous.
    Love them.

    Have a wonderful weekend my dear friend.
    xoxo

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  11. A very noble, precious and jaw-dropping piece of art!
    Awesome ...
    Suzanne x

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  12. Mel, this is breathtaking, I love the simple colours, the glorious textures, you craftin such a peaceful and effortless style...if that makes sense..this is beautiful and has a real sense of calm and gentleness...hope I am making sense....a really stunning make, I LoVE it!!! Much love Trace x.

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  13. OHHHH WOW Mel this is REALEY FANTASTICLY GEORGEOUS!!!!!
    Love the crackle, dress. wings.......I LOVE IT ALL!!!!!
    Greetz Patricia

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  14. Lovely texture as always - gorgeous jo xx

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  15. Stunning canvas. So many parts of it to admire that make the whole thing work so well

    Love Chrissie xx

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  16. it´s simply wonderful... I adore this!

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  17. Fab creation, so much to look at. I'm now following :)

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  18. Great wings and I love how you've used the fabric on the dress form, a lovely canvas

    Sam xxx

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  19. Words can't describe how beautiful your canvas is Mel! So inspiring, as usual! I love how you transformed the dress form into an angel.
    Alison xx

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  20. WOW!!! Mel - you don't get any better than this. Beautiful work of art on canvas. So original - I am green with envy!!
    sandy

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  21. Mahoosively gorgeous!!! The texture is amazing and those wings are to craft for!!!! SWOON!!!

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  22. So incredibly beautiful, breathtaking

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  23. Sorry I was offline with computer woes for so long. I adore this piece and it gives me an idea for something I want to make. You are quite an inspiration to me!!

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  24. Wow! I love the power and strength in this piece, Mel, and the Greek mythology looking gown on the dress form is very clever. Blessings!

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  25. Wonderful Mel, so lovely. I love the way the 3 words are in different fonts, and have different focus on the canvas. I really love the different way you use the dress form die Mel, you come up with so many fab ideas, and you do crackle so well. I love it. Michelle x

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  26. What an incredible canvas! Love how you used the dress form and those wings are so cool! Love this!

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  27. Wow, so sorry I'm on catch up! This canvas is amazing. I love the texture created by the layers in the background and the dress form is simply superb. So many beautiful touches that catch the eye - the little bead tie is just scrummy (I'm a sucker for beads!). Simply stunning.
    Juliaxx
    Have a good week.

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  28. Oh my goodness this canvas is amazing I keep scrolling back to see all the different textures and elements thanks for sharing!!! have a great day and thanks for stopping by my blog.

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  29. Sublime canvas Mel and so many gorgeous details to take in! I love the colours, the stamps the dress form and another amazing way to use it. Totally gorgeous piece! Chris xx

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...thankyou so much for taking the time to drop by my blog...I hope you like what you see...warm wishes...Mel :)