Wednesday 15 January 2014

Monochromatic Canvas

Hi peeps.
Today's post is in my capacity as GDT for Digi Galore who are being sponsored by Rick St Dennis for this challenge. Monochromatic is the name of the game for this challenge. I created a canvas using a beautiful image from Rick called "The Goddess of Moonlight on Evening Fog".
As you can see, I went with the name of the image to create this.
A bit more of a close up

So you can see the swirly mists

and that corner detail

The texture was created using gesso and cling film and left to dry
A circle cut out to mask "the Moon" and black pan pastel lightly applied. Then swirly stamps used with clear embossing ink and more black pan pastel over just those stamped areas. Next came the swirls with glitter - applied using stamps and a glue pad to create the swirls and dusted over lightly with fine white glitter. All then sealed with hairspray. 
Some grey lace applied round the edges to neaten.

The Goddess was coloured using a mixture of promarkers and graph-its before fussy cutting out. 

The black gems were applied with a view to placing the image in a spot I liked and before adhering the image down permanently with pinflair glue.

To neaten off the sides of this box canvas - some black satin ribbon all around the edges with some more added tied with a big bow to hang. 
For your change to get your hands on this lovely lady (or any other that takes your fancy) get thos digi creations entered into that challenge at Digi Galore.

I'd like to enter this canvas into the challenge at
Through The Purple Haze - Anything Goes
Premium Craft/Pan Pastels - Anything goes
Graph'it Marker challenge - Anything goes
Creative Jumpstart 2014 - Pan Pastel Giveaway use a household item (clingfilm) and/or Pan Pastel


  1. I happen to love monochromatic designs. This is so beautiful. I love how all the embellishment really deepen the black. Stunning details. Thanks for joining TTPH this week.

  2. Beautiful work Helen, just amazing work....and i love mono......

    fiona dT

  3. This is stunning work Helen! Your coloring is fabulous as is your entire piece of art. Thanks so much for the inspiration.

  4. This is a beautiful canvas Sweetie, I love the image.
    Thank you for joining in our challenge over in (Through the Purple Haze) good luck x

  5. Fab canvas, thanks for sharing with us at Premium Craft Brands, good luck, Zoe DT xx

  6. Wow this is stunning. thank you so much for playing along with TTPH this week. Sian (TTPH DT)

  7. Amazing work, thanks for sharing with us at Through the Purple Haze challenges, Lynne DT xxx

  8. Absolutely gorgeous. Thanks for joining the fun at TTPH.xx

  9. Beautiful canvas, love all the dimensions. Thanks for joining us this week.
    Eithne DT