Friday, 7 April 2017

The Magic of Three- A Vintage Journey April 2017 Challenge

Hi Everyone and Welcome

Hope you have all had a great start to this month- April already and tie to kick start our New Challenge Over at A Vintage Journey . This month Annie is our host and her challenge is
'The Magic of 3'
Here's what Annie says: 'It is said that using 3 of something adds interest and power whether its a conversation , art or numbers . Let us see how you use three of something in your challenge project- numbers, techniques, stamps, colours, words, products the list is endless. Let us know your magic three components and ensure your project is in our vintage, shabby, mixed media. art journalling, industrial , timeworn or steampunk styles we favour '.

For my 'Magic of 3' project I have made an art panel working with a few variables of 3. If you're ready to find out what they are lets make a start
To create the art panel itself, excluding all the elements and embellishments I used 3 substrates: Mountboard - that's the main panel and cardstock and canvas- they're the smaller central panel.
I have also worked with three colours - Black Soot, Picket Fence and Twisted Citron distress paints/distress crayons.
The central panel is cardstock covered with canvas with Ranger texture paste applied through Tim Holtz 'Stripes' layering stencil down the centre and in both the top left and bottom right corners.
I used Black Soot distress crayon to colour the canvas applying it lightly to the canvas and blending with a dampened finger to create lighter tones. The stencil lines are emphasised using Black Soot distress paint.
I love how the crayons pick up the grain of canvas- instant detail! Have you noticed how many stencil lines are in each of the corners .....
Some subtle stamping using Jet Black Archival ink and some splatters (of course) using Picket Fence and Twisted Citron distress paint added a touch more detail.
This panel was then adhered to a panel of Mountboard with a tissue tape border.
how fortunate 3 forms part f the numbers on the tissue tape .
Now for the focal feature.
Again I have used three substrates - metal wire, cardstock, wood. The wooden heart is stencilled using texture paste through Tim Holtz dot fade stencil and painted with Black Soot distress paint. The dots are highlighted with a paint mix of black and white paint.
The butterfly is one of the beauties from Tim Holtz new release stamp set 'Flutter' simply stamped on cardstock and painted using Twisted Citron distress paint.
All the embellishments come in threes too - the butterfly is embellished with an ideology game spinner attached with a brad topped with a gem dot

and 3 hex nuts topped with 3 gem dots embellish the top and bottom edges of the canvas.
So that's at least 6 variables of 3 used in creating my 'Magic of 3' art panel.
and I have to say I am pleased with it - hope you like it too.
I hope my art panel along with all the fabulous projects created by my fellow Creative Guides, which can be seen here at A Vintage Journey ,will inspire you to go create yourself and join in our 'Magic of 3' challenge
At the end of this challenge there will be one lucky winner chosen by Random Org who will receive our Sponsors prize which this month is a $50 gift card kindly donated by Emerald Creek Craft Supplies.
The Creative Guides will also choose 3 Pinworthy winners who will not only win a Pinworthy badge to display on their blog but will also be invited to join us as a Guest Designer for a future challenge . We look forward to seeing your creativity and appreciate all your entries and participation.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges 
The Craft Stamper TIMI Challenge: April - 'Take a Stamp'. 
Creative Artiste Challenge Blog- Challenge #25 
Altered Eclectics: Anything Goes as long as its altered/ MIxed Media, NO Cards / ATC's 
 
Thank you for stopping by today. 
As always your visits, comments and follows are welcomed, truly valued and mean alot.
Wishing you all a wonderful weekend
Take care and until I see you again
keep on the happy side
Amanda
xxx

27 comments:

Julia Aston said...

What a great look in black and white Amanda! Love the ruler framing and those great streaks down the center - the small touches of green are the perfect addition! Julia xx

Jenny Marples said...

Loving how all the triple elements and colours in this panel have given it such drama and balance - gorgeous Amanda! xx

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Unique! What a wonderful project! Adorable!

Brenda Brown said...

Oh my Amanda this is just gorgeous, the fabulous panel topped with that beautiful butterfly is just stunning. All the threes and your amazing talent add up to one incredible design. xxx

butterfly said...

I love this, Amanda - the drama of the black and white with those hits of Twisted Citron - so cool! Your striped canvas is such a strong background, and the framing washi tape is great. Terrific textured heart and dimensional butterfly as the focal point - this is a one-off.
Alison x

Astrid Maclean said...

A fabulous panel Amanda, love the monochrome colour ways, classy, dramatic and elegant and very beautiful, love it!!! Great textures and elements, a stunning piece!!

Kay Wallace said...

Applause! Applause! Applause!

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

I love this Amanda, the touch of green is fabulous and I adore those stripes in the background. A delightful piece of art. Wonderful dimension, layered elements and texture. Tracy x

S@ndy Diller said...

Really great piece Amanda. The black & white is so striking and the canvas give such great texture. Hugs, Sandy

Dora said...

fantastic! Beautiful with all the things that is on it.

Sara Barker said...

Wow, Amanda, you have outdone even YOU! This is one knockout canvas and filled with the Magic of Three and the Magic of Amanda's highly creative mind! I love that black, white and Twisted Citron color scheme and your hex nuts always make me smile. This is one of those projects where I hit myself on the forehead and say "Why didn't I think of that?" "Cause you are not Amanda Pink, silly", I say to myself. But I do wish I had 1/100th the amount of talent you have in your pinky! Love this, can you tell? Hugs!

Sara Barker said...

Wow, Amanda, you have outdone even YOU! This is one knockout canvas and filled with the Magic of Three and the Magic of Amanda's highly creative mind! I love that black, white and Twisted Citron color scheme and your hex nuts always make me smile. This is one of those projects where I hit myself on the forehead and say "Why didn't I think of that?" "Cause you are not Amanda Pink, silly", I say to myself. But I do wish I had 1/100th the amount of talent you have in your pinky! Love this, can you tell? Hugs!

Kaz Hall said...

Beautiful xx

Nikki Acton said...

Gorgeous Amanda - just love the combination of the substrates. The crayon on the canvas is stunning and your design is just perfect xxx

Sam & Poppy said...

Brilliant as always :)
Hugs from Poppy and me xxx

Deb Riddell ~ Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

What a fabulous canvas Amanda, love the Black Soot Distress crayon colouring on the canvas and how it emphasizes all of that lovely texture and the stenciled stripes are so striking. Fabulous colour palette as well, the hits of Twisted Citron are wonderful! Thanks so much for sharing it, Deb xo

Team Clark said...

Gee whiz Amanda! This coolness squared! That butterfly is so amazing with the metal embellie. Completely makes me rethink my commitment to "I don't need another butterfly stamp." LOL! I just love your color choices and design here, amazing! Hugs, Autumn

Jennie Atkinson said...

Jaw droppingly stunning Amanda! I absolutely adore the colour combination you have used and the background canvas just looks amazing. The butterfly is fabulous in its own right! A wonderful interpretation of our three's theme. Jennie x

Cheremane said...

Wow this is stunning Thanks for joining th Craft Stamper Challenge Good Luck xx

Annie said...

What a fabulous project Amanda and I loved the way you have incorporated the theme. Lots of great details

Apologies for being so late in dropping in but I just got back home last night

Sending my best wishes
Annie xx

Linda said...

WOW!! Stunning art panel. The black and white looks so striking, and the splash of colour adds a real touch of spring ..... love it!! Thank you for playing along with the Craft Stamper challenge xx

Kate said...

The tissue tape really makes that canvas pop! I love the black and white theme with the 3d elements. Beautiful!
Kate

Sandra Wright said...

Wow..what an eye catching project..and I love it.love the black and white with the citrus twist.That butterfly on the heart is just gorgeous...
Thank you for joining us at Altered Eclectics for this months challenge...x

Jane Royston said...

What a fabulous panel! I love the colour combination, so striking and the layers are built up so beautifully! Thank you for joining us this month at Altered Eclectics, Jane (DT) :) x

DeBe said...

Fabulous! Your threes work so well and I love the tissue tape and canvas. Thank you for joining us at the Creative Artiste Mixed Media, Anything Goes, #25 April Challenge. Good luck! Love Denyse (DT)

crafty creations said...

Absolutely stunning Amanda the black and white is so striking love it !!!! xx Hilda

FIona Kenward said...

What a stunning piece of work. Thanks for sharing with us at http://creativeartistemixedmedia.blogspot.com.au/