Monday, 5 August 2013

Dream Canvas - UnstampaBelles Challenge

I have been going through a massive creative slump lately with no motivation to create any layouts, despite a pressing need to get to work on my entries for the Gold Coast Show. Last weekend I also needed to create a project for the August challenge over at UnstampaBelles which is 'Paper Dress'. At first I was confused by what I could create and then thought 'I have the perfect stamp for this' before remembering that the whole point of UnstampaBelles was that no stamps were used! :P I eventually settled on attempting to create my first ever piece of She Art.

I had a 7" x 9" canvas sitting around so decided to use that as my base. I couldn't find a tutorial so just looked at a couple of samples I liked and went from there. It was so much fun to have no right or wrong way of going about it and no real idea of what the end product would end up looking like. 

You can see in the detail show above the raised effect of the texture paste. The whole background has a lovely shimmer to it from the Glimmer Mist, and I've popped rhinestones in the centres of all the rub on flowers. The quote is by Ralph Waldo Emerson, most of my favourite quotes are from him.

Anyway, I would love to see what you create for the Paper Dress theme. Up for grabs this month is a wonderful prize from the Sticker Store.


  1. I love your dream canvas and your sentiment is spot on! Fabulous idea and expression of same.

  2. You sure busted out of your creative slump! This is absolutely wonderful! I love the way it looks, plus you've shown that you don't need to use stamps to create mixed media art. Wtg!!

  3. Lol, Lauren, I have so often done the same thing with the Unstampabelles challenge. Get everything sorted in my head only realise I am thinking of a stamp. I really like this canvas. The colours you have used are terrific and I like how you used bookprint for the body.


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