Monday, May 2

I Bottled it!

Some time ago ... in an arty shop just up the road from LB Crafts ... The lovely Karen showed me a canvas that was uber expensive! It was gorgeous ... but very very very expensive! Basically it was totally white with hundreds of butterflies kind of ... well ...cut into it ... like bits of the canvas were flying away! Well ... to cut a long story short ... I was inspired ... I did actually plan for this canvas to be totally white ... with the teeniest bit of Vintage photo on the words ... the clock etc., ... but I ... erm ... was n't brave enough .... so the colour wash came out and away I went! I LOVE the Adirondack Colour washes ... Have I told you that before?
Everything about this canvas art board piece is Lord Tim of Holtz ... you know Tim ... the man that can play Beethoven's fifth on a blade of grass while talking to the monkeys in the jungles of Borneo with just the lid from a Faded Denim Distress Ink and an inch long piece of Film Strip Ribbon.
I used the Vintage Market alphabet for the words ... and Oh my giddy Aunt ... How many T's??? I was to the point where I never wanted to see another T ... unless of course there was an I and an M on the end of it!
Righty ho! I just need to tell you that this is my sample for The Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge this week ... the new theme is hands ... plenty of room for play :0) You should join in ... you may even win a $50 Shopping Voucher donated by the Challenge Site's fabulous sponsor ... Simon Says Stamp!
Before you ask ... nope I did n't get up at 5am to post this ... but I was still up at 1am posting it ... if that makes sense ... I am now off for some beauty sleep ... these Julia Roberts looks take work don't ya know! Have a great Bank Holiday or just a great Monday ... if it's not a holiday in your neck of the woods!
Laters!

30 comments:

kath said...

wow wow wow...absolutely gorgeous Julia...well worth all those "T" moments...hugs kath xxx

papillon said...

i'm in love... with your canvas! love the clock under the film strip. and the butterflies. and the wording. and the colors. and the clock. i'm in love!!!

dddeeebbbzzz said...

This tis tincredible!! (Tjust thought Ti'd tjoin tyou tin the tuse tof the tletter t!!!!)

Helen said...

Gorgeous canvas, love all those butterflies! The colour is fab.

Angie said...

This is ....well ....a work of art. All the amazing bits ... like the clock behind the strip... make up this beautiful whole ... WOW

Alix said...

ooooh thats super linda...and i loved yesterday's green explosion too! ;)
now i'm off to think about hands...

Dragon said...

Beautiful beautiful beautiful.... and so many butterflies on your last two pieces... I thik the colour of this is just perfect
Frankie
xx

Sid said...

Fab canvas love the colours and layout !!

Angelnorth said...

Lovely stuff - dare you to try again in all white though ;o)

Lottie said...

A-maz-ing!

Shazza said...

absolutely gorgeous Linda x

Candy C said...

Linda I really like your canvas. All of the Tim elements really work perfectly together to create this piece. I love the clock and the butterflies and the sentiment that ties it all together. Beautiful! XO. Candy

Emma said...

Wow!! You just keep on amazing me with each piece of artwork that you make...it's absolutely stunning! Love it and can't wait to see the next one!! :)
Love Emma xx

Minxy said...

Fantastic beautiful wonderful, and the cavas aim't bad either :0p

Lori said...

Love it Linda, the white butterflies are outstanding. Have loved all your pieces this past week, really stellar!

sam21ski said...

Your canvas is stunning, love the colours and the layout is fab xxxx

Piddawinkle said...

delish work hun, and thanks for visiting.... mwah

Missusg said...

freakin' beautiful i must say!

Gillian said...

Where to start on this one ... fav part is the film strip, no wait it's the masked clock, no wait it's the alphabet .. give mea T please Linda ... seriously this is just too flippin awesome for words .... can I have it ... lol only joking ... err Not!:) x

Salamanda's Scrappy Adventures said...

This is stunning and all the t's were well worth while. Love Lord Tim popping out with his crown.

Zoechaos said...

And then there were washes of blue with butterflies fluttering off into it. May not be what was in your mind it is beautiful. XOXO Zoe

Kaz said...

Boot-i-ful!! love those butterflies Linda, Fabby as always!!
kazx

Gabrielle said...

This is lush. I am very drawn to butterflies at the moment - never really been a butterfly kind of girl before so this really does appeal! So you've done pink, green and blue. What's next?!

Claireliz said...

Fab canvas Linda, Love the colours.
C
xx

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Another gorgeous piece Linda :-) Ah, scared of the white canvas eh!
Anne xx

Marjie K said...

Wow, Linda! I always love your work but this one made my jaw drop. Love love LOVE it.

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

I love the butterflies and the sentiment is fantastic! Allow me to give you a ‘hand’ ;)

*mwah*
Steph
Simon Says Stamp

Mia said...

This is really beautiful! Wow!

The alpha is "Upon a time", not Vintage market..

Ron said...

Love this piece. Background and clock are great.

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is terrific! Love the striking colour contrast and the bold design,

Lucy x

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