Wednesday, 30 May 2012

A distressed rose

Ok a little miss leading maybe,Those off you who saw my workspace on WOYWW earlier would have seen a book by Mark Ryden, he is one of my favourite artists,I picked up a spare copy so I could use the images for some craft projects.Along with the book, I picked up a melting pot and some bee's wax so I could try an altered canvas thing.
So this is what I have come up with, She is one of my favourite paintings, she is called Rose.I have made this to enter a few challenges. Over at Haunted design house their challenge is 'Pass the distressing please', and Simon says stamp and show is 'one for the boys,And smudgy antics is embellish it.

Hopefully I have met all the criteria. Now a quick rundown of what i did.
First I distress stained the canvas and coated in wax, I then stamped onto some grease proof kitchen paper the TH stamp and added it to the canvas along with the tape and some other torn papers, all
applied with wax.
The picture frame started as a plain wood frame and I used one of  Andy Skinners time worn techniques to make it look like pitted metal, you will have to do the workshop to find out how.Rose has been cut out and added to a stamped up piece of card that has been coloured and aged with distress inks and ranger archival, the frame was then filled with glossy accents to give it a behind glass look. The number plaque embellishment was a tando product that has been stained and distress embossed, the number is from TH and has been coloured with alcohol ink.

Finally the flowers, not tried to do flowers befor, These were from a pack of plain cream flowers, they have been colour blended with 5 different distress inks and then over stamped with the same big stamp from TH papillon  stamp and then some ornate brads.

I am actually quite pleased with how this has turned out and I will be using the melting pot again soon.

I will also enter this into the Poisoned Peas challenge, Its a wicked step mum challenge,This is the step mum looking back at an old picture from her childhood, helps explain why she is so wicked now ;)
And also at Crafty Cardmakers where their theme is distressing.

Sorry if this was to much blurb, I am still figuring out what is best re presentation.

Would like to say again thank you everyone who visits,follows and comments, its unreal.


43 comments:

  1. Wow this is insanely gorgeous and I can see why it would be one of your favourite paintings. Seriously you have some extra special talent with the old crafting malarky ;p

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  2. More distressed isn't possible. The frame around the picture looks awesome and the whole canvas is brilliant. I really like it (:o)

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  3. I really like this Mark. Rose is just Beautiful and love the Timeworn frame.

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  4. No wonder that's your favourite painting! She is gorgeous! LOVE what you've done with that piece!

    Thanks for sharing,

    Jackie x

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  5. wow this is so cool, it's so beautiful I love the painting and the distressing thanks for sharing at Smudgy antics

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  6. So much detail, this is great, the flowers are fantastic! barb

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  7. OH WOW! you have used my favourite Mark Ryden Image and created the most beautiful card. Thanks for sharing with us at Haunted Design House this week :)

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    1. So glad you entered this card at Smudgy Antics too. Thanks for joining us this week :)

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  8. Okay Mark, you had me at 'spesh' and I have to give you this link because you have to meet Seth! Have to! [http://thealteredpage.blogspot.ca/] This meeting place is abuzz with tons of activity and you will meet folk of your own creative interest. You will be happy; promise! Love your work to bits, bits, bits and am happy to meet you here. Awesome dude! *smiles* Norma

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    1. Thanks for the link, some amazing stuff on there, would love to do the workshop, but the uk is a little far away lol. some very cool stuff, may steall some ideas ;)

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  9. p.s. it might be dot com instead of dot ca. For some reason my machine keeps giving me dot ca for everything. We are NOT the center of the universe I keep telling the laptop but it has its' own mind. Ciao! N. xo

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  10. Mark Ryden is one of my fave artists.. totally adore this piece!

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  11. Hi Mark, this is an awesome art piece, isn't playing w/ the melting pot so much fun? Love how you distressed the frame, Your BG is awesome too, like the flowers. I have not heard of "Mark Ryden" so Iam going to go Google it. Great job!
    Peace,
    KristyLee
    PS I know I have told you this before (about Poisoned Peas challenge blog) However this piece would have worked for the current challenge. Here is the link if you would like to check it out: http://poisonedpeas.blogspot.com/
    have a great crafty day!!

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    1. Thanks Kristina, I have been following the poisoned peas but did not think this would work in the step mum challenge?? do you think it would?? I like what they are doing.

      do you have a blog??

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  12. Love your Distressed Rose canvas! Colours and design are gorgeous! (Stumbled across your blog via WOYWW, so, Happy 3rd Anniversary WOYWW, and welcome to WOYWW as well!)

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  13. Mark, I'm so glad you have decided to join the crafting community. This altered canvas is just gorgoeous. Love the greaseproof paper bit, might have to borrow that ;). The blurb is great! Thank you for sharing this with us at Haunted Design House this week and look forward to your next creation

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    1. Glad to see you entered this at Smudgy Antics as well :)

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  14. A brilliant canvas Mark, Rose is beautiful and the colours fabulous. I shall look up Mark Ryden later.
    Hazel.

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    1. thanks, His stuff is amazing, a bit dark and weird but there is a great sense of humor in some of it.

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  15. Frickin' awesome! I'm loving everything about this! The composition is fantastic, the altered frame rocks, and the focal point image is hauntingly beautiful. Great work! I haven't had the chance to play with beeswax yet, but you have inspired me to give it a go. Thanks for playing with Smudgy Antics. If you get a chance, you should check out the Smeared and Smudged forum. www.smearedandsmudged.ning.com

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  16. The skiing sheep is rather cute, isn't he! I bought him on ebay years ago, as a single unmounted stamp, so, unfortunately, have no idea what company made him. If you want to let me know your postal address, I will send you an ATC using him, if you would like, after I have finished sending out WOYWW 3rd Birthday ATCs :) !

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    1. hi,i would love to swap an atc with you, my email is mglandscapes00@aol.com drop me a line and we can swap details. thanks, mark

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  17. This is a brilliant canvas. Love Rose. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers. xx

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  18. Hey there Mark, love your creation, fabulous colors and the stamp of the girl wowzerss...And the flowers you made....woww....thank you for sharing your creation with the DT from SSS and S. Good luck, hugs terry xxxx

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    1. hi, thanks for the lovely comment, just to say the little girl is not a stamp, I cut here out of a book to use, I wish she was a stamp.. the stamps have been used on the flowers and bakgrounds. markx

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  19. Wonderful take on the wicked stepmom challenge! Love the colors and LO.
    Thanks for joining us at Poisoned Peas Please.
    Hugs,
    Julia

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  20. Mark, I stumbled onto your blog through the Smudgy Antics challenge and I thoroughly enjoyed my visit. This is a fantastic piece but have to add that I also enjoyed looking at the rest of your fabulous Art. All Very well done.
    :) Chris / CS Designs

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    1. hi, thank you, im glad you like what you have seen.
      had a look at your new designs, love the new solitaire round and the haunting apparitions.

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  21. This is just awesome..reaches into you...so masterfully done. awesome awesome art.
    hugs,
    susan s.

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    1. thank you, what a lovely compliment.

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  22. Mark, this is fab! Love the picture and all the cool things you did to showcase it and make it even better! Wow! I am blown away by all the extremely creative things you did on this - impressive!!!!

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  23. Awesome. That image rocks. You do need to keep that melting pot. Those flowers you made are fabulous. Thanks for joining us at PPP, and hope to see you back next month.
    Hugz,
    Christine

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  24. ...wowzers Mark this posting is a feast for the eye!!...loVe all the details on your back ground & Andy Skinner's course is paying off big time as the frame is fabby & surrounds Rose perfectly, super flowers (it's amazing how much work we put into our flowers) they look marvelous...an awesome canvas you should be proud, it's great watching people grow!...Mel :)
    Thankyou for you visit to me, my PC is totally empty :( I don't know if anything can help but if you do here is my email: mel.hookham@tiscali.co.uk thanks Mark :)

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  25. I read your comment on the Poisoned Peas Please challenge blog, and yes you link up correctly. I made it here. Thank you for playing with us at PPP your art work is totally fab!
    Peace,
    Kristy
    (PPP DT)

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  26. this is one fabulous piece! I don't even know where to begin talking about the things I like!!! This is a true masterpiece :) thanks for joining us at Poisoned Peas Please!
    Hugs,
    Beth

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  27. This is stunning. Thank you for entering it into PPP's Wicked Stepmom Challenge. I love everything about it. I hope you will join us in our next challenge.
    Tootles~Patti

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  28. Wow this is a fabulous canvas, the image you've used is stunning and I really love the background you've created. I can't believe those are the first flowers you've made they're wonderful, I love the brads you've used on them.

    Thanks for joining in with my Distress It! challenge on Crafty Cardmakers.

    Feebsy
    xx

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  29. if you right click that link and copy email address you get smearedinkstamps.at.gmail.com - email Tori at that addy. Congrats on your well deserved win.
    Croms for MM @ HDH

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  30. Congrats on your win w/ this project from Haunted Design House!
    Peace,
    Kristy

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  31. What a haunting face that child has. I can see why you like her and she is perfect for what you are doing.
    Can't believe you have not been doing this long - you are a natural.
    Neet

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