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Dream big canvas with Blue Fern Studios chipboard


Dream-big-6x6-canvas

You know that I love bold bright colours....so I decided to challenge myself to work with a much more subtle colour palette....pretty much devoid of colour..*LOL*


I started by distressing the patterned papers and stamping in white. The Blue Fern Studios chipboard was painted with gesso and clear crackle paint. I added some translucent beads for a dreamy feel.


The Blue Fern Studios 'dream big' chipboard was first painted with gesso and then a pearlescent tinting. The resin bird also had a coat of pearlescent tinting. Some white mica flakes and glass bead gel were added for sparkle. I finished with a coat of PearlEx and gum arabic for overall sheen. 


So, what do you think? Can I work a subtle colour palette or should I stick to bright bold colours?  *winks*

P/s: I'm behind in commenting because I'm travelling this week...promise to catch up soon friends! Happy weekend! :)


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26 comments:

Lizzy Hill said...

I like how you used the muted tones plus a simple colour palette....works for me.... & those seed beads- TOTALLY in love with how you've used them:):):):)

MichelleZ said...

This is beautiful! And I love those beads.

Ashley Horton said...

Gorgeous Yvonne!! Love that Blue on the canvas with the pearlescent you added to the chipboard!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

*sigh* this is gorgeous! I love love love love those pearls and the birdie!!!

Cindy deRosier said...

I love this! Definitely explore more subtle color schemes!

Norma Gomez said...

Love the color palette! I know that must have been really hard for you, lol, but it turned out gorgeous! The clear beads are perfect, you totally rocked Blue Fern ;D

Deepti Stephens said...

Wow!! This is so beautiful.. Love the touch of beads.. :)

Lynn said...

Sometimes a monochromatic color scheme is a good rest for your eyes. Also all your clever touches stand out more. I enjoyed this piece. Thanks for giving up the details. You are a good teacher.

Reusing with Quilling said...

What ever be the colors bright or muted.you always rock ! the beads bunch is so pretty n I loved all that you have done to bg..

Suman Pandit said...

This is truly Artistic, love how you did the background!!

Hussena said...

I love this canvas and the subtle colors you have used ..it really looks so beautiful and dreamy ..especially the way you have created the Bg and the addition of the beads :)

Denise van Deventer said...

Stunning card Yvonne....absolutely love it! ;-)

chillin with Quillin said...

beautiful, love the seed beads to, love the colors of the background !!!!
Paula

Pallavi said...

Your work well with both so there is no need to choose.Simple.Love the stamping in white and the seed beads of course.

sandi said...

Wow!!!!!!!!!!!! This is absolutely stunning! LOVE everything about this!

Lisa said...

Oh wow, you rocked the subtle color palette!! This is stunning!! I love the translucent beads...they look amazing!! Absolutely gorgeous, Yvonne!! Safe travels and have a great day :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

misty said...

This is so creative and original! Love it!

Audrey Pettit said...

I think you do fabulous things with ANY color, my friend! This is awesome! LOVE the beads you added to the chipboard!

Linda R said...

This looks wonderful. I love the colors. But you do have a flair for the bold colors as well. I love that..

Hugs~

Charlene said...

This is stunning!!! Love those beads and the design

alexandra s.m. said...

gorgeous card Yvonne!
Love that effect ;-)
Thank You~

Rose said...

this is beautiful!!!
have fun on your travels :)

Helen Tilbury said...

Totally YUMMY!! kudos to you!!!

mandysea said...

oooh, extraordinary!! Love the blue and white...simple and elegant. Love it Yvonne!

Shahrul Niza said...

Oh yess!!! You rock on this one :). WOW, this is really a dreamy canvas, almost wintery. Hey, LOVE the glass beads & the weeds.

ANUPAMA CHOUDARY said...

You have done wonders with the subtle colors. Love the glass beads!

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