Saturday, September 22, 2018

Along The Passage

Hi everyone!  Hope you're enjoying the weekend.  Today the weather was gorgeous.  Temps in the 70's and lots of sunshine.  A welcome change from all the rain we've had lately.  I got the itch last weekend to work on a canvas.  Something I haven't done in awhile.  I saw the September challenge at Creative Embellishments and got inspired and decided to play along.  Here is my canvas. 

I love the mood board at Creative Embellishments:
I was inspired by the textures and the overall theme of discovery.  It made me think back when I was young and would take long walks along the nature trail with my dad.   He loved the outdoors and was quite the expert in plants and insects.  I can remember how much fun it was to find leaves, small rocks and I especially loved seeing all of the beautiful ferns. The added twist to the challenge (something I discovered), is that I had some Creative Embellishments chipboard in my stash.  Over the past 3 1/2 years I had designed for 2 different chipboard manufacturers and designed with their products.  I had a drawer full of chipboard that I had purchased  awhile ago and was excited when I came across some of Creative Embellishments chipboard.  I used Flourish 15 and Ivy Sprig.  I also discovered a small box full of metal embellishments I forgot I had along with some old lace.  A lot of the pieces on the canvas I've had some quite some time.  It was fun going through my stash and discovering things I forgot I had.

Here are some closeups:

Enjoy the rest of you weekend!  I think I'm going to work on another canvas!

Thanks for stopping by!
. . . Debbie


Marci said...

So glad you were inspired-that project is BEAUTIFUL!!!! Thanks for joining us for the SEPT challenge @ CREATIVE EMBELLISHMENTS! (followed!)

Dana Tatar said...

Stunning piece Debbie! I love all the intricate layers and the pop of bright blue. Thanks for joining the Creative Embellishments September Challenge!

Shona said...

beautiful all the layers! thanks for playing with us at Creative Embellishments :)

Jennifer Snyder said...

gasp - such richness and beauty. Absolutely artful. I also love the touch of sheen you achieved on the flourish chipboard. It is also appreciated that you named the pieces you used. It brings attention to the clever way you used the chipboard. Job well done - and thanks for playing along at Creative Embellishments.

Sandi Clarkson said...

Oh, dear friend! I was so very happy to see your entry to the Creative Embellishments challenge! Your layering and eye for detail is always superlative! Thanks for playing along, Debbie! Hope everything is going well for you! xoxo

Krystle said...

Fabulous! I love the turquoise and brown! Thanks for joining us at Creative Embellishments.

Unknown said...

Awesome project! Love the layered textures, colors, and how you were inspired by our challenge! Thanks for playing along with the Creative Embellishments September Challenge!