Friday, 31 July 2015


Happy Friday, dear Readers!
I just love how my Creative Team girls find their inspirations literally everywhere.
Today we meet with Monika who decided to celebrate the season in the most creative way. Just see for yourselves and feel invited to create with us!

I love summer. Always have. As a child, I loved the warmth, the freedom and the fireflies. As a teenager, I loved the freedom from school and long, lazy days spent by the pool. In my youth, summer always symbolized freedom.

And even now, as I look longingly out the window at the beautiful July day, summer is freedom. Summer is freeing. There is more time (longer days!) and more happiness (how hard it is for me to be sad when the sun is shining!). There is tanned skin and sun-kissed hair. There is warmth and joy and a slowness that calms everyone just a little bit.

Here you are… my summertime inspired canvas!

First I applied White Texture Paste on my wooden frame. I let it dry overnight and I got a beautiful antique-looking, crackle effect!
In the meantime I started work with my base. I used a piece of paper from Vintage Vanity collection and I used Modeling Paste with Grungy Grid stencil.  It took me just a short moment to dry the texture with my heating gun.

Then I used Newspaper Black Resist Canvas. I cut it into small pieces that I stapled together. I added some pieces of paper and lace.

I decided to decorate with Micro Beads and Glass Beads.
I also couldn't do without a small accent with the wording. I used Messy stamp and stamped it here and there with back Archival Ink.

I used some Mechanicals elements to create my little watch. A small metal brad was just perfect to put everything together. I glued my watch to the canvas using Soft Gloss Gel - a medium that will surely keep it in place.

Finally, I reached for Color Bloom mists but instead of spraying them, I used a paintbrush and very gently applied the colors - a mix of turquoise and mustard with a hint of black pepper (splashes with black Ecoline watercolor). ;)

I hope I made you feel like celebrating the season. :)
Happy summertime creating!

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Debs said...

Absolutely stunning Monika! You are right how can you be sad when the sun is shining

Team Clark said...

WOW! This is gorgeous, love the detail created with brushing the spray. Beautiful layers, especially the crackle! Gorgeous!

Nataly Kulyk said...

Beautiful and inspiring! I do love summer too!

Anjuli Johnson said...

Beautiful. Look at all those yummy layers!! I love the fabric you used.

Caroline D. said...

Breath-taking! love the soft colors... reminds me of the sea and coast.

Lynn Price said...

Lovely make, and really does capture that deep summer feeling! Nice trick to paint with the sprays.....very effective, and love your colors/blending along with the wonderful crackle effect! xx Lynn

Lisa Collins said...

So gorgeous! I love your work. Do you have any recoded tutorials? I would love to watch them if you do:)

Kathy Bradley said...

Beautiful! I love the colors you ended up using and the texture is wonderful. Thanks for sharing the steps.

KOLOROWY ptak said...

Ladies, thank you very much for your kind words :) I'm glad you like it :)

Lisa Collins, I've only got one
Enjoy! :)

JackieP Neal said...

What can I say that the others have not?!
Exquisite canvas!!
Bravo! xo

Cindy Brown said...

wow I want this love love love !!!!

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