Monday, 6 August 2012

Exam Celebration canvas

I have a few friends that are anxiously awaiting for their children to receive their exam results very soon, and a couple of them have asked me to create something for them to give the (hopefully!) successful candidates. They had been looking at cards, but nothing seemed to be just right, so I said I would have a go at a 'celebration canvas'! The girls can keep them on their walls when they go off to Uni, ( if they like them, of course!!)
I was asked for these colours and to keep things a bit simpler than I would do normally.....
The base is spray inks (much more shimmery in real life), with just a touch of printing and stamping in a couple of areas..
I added a strip of painted paper around the edge....
Normally I would have just painted directly onto the canvas edge, but I forgot to mask it off before spraying, and as you may imagine you can't paint with white over blue and purple spray inks.... goes a lovely pale blue colour!
The stars (Stamping Bella) were stamped onto card I'd stamped with a 'dream' definition (Memory Box), cut out and stuck on..
The image is actually a digital stamp from A Day For Daisies, printed off and cut out. Just because I don't have a Copic or Promarker to my name doesn't mean I can't use digis!!!!!
 This may get tweaked slightly by adding in the name of the recipient, but otherwise I'm happy with it....nicer than a generic 'congrats' card anyway!!!!
I'm linking up with the Stampman Challenge Blog , as their current challenge is 'anything goes-Celebration' , which fits in rather well with this, I thought!!!
Love Trish xxx


  1. Absolutely gorgeous, I think one one these would be treasured. Love the little trails coming from the stars.

  2. Hi Trish, yes, so much nicer than a generic card and if you do eventually put a name on it will be so personal and unique. It is beautiful, wonderful colours and images. A x

  3. LOVE this, Trish - it's a simple statement and all the more powerful for it. Beautiful colour and just enough of the understated b/g. Great stuff x

  4. Totally love this Trish! I love the colour blue in all its shades, ranging from bright, light & beautiful to the grey-green, murky dark of stormy skies & seas.
    This is such a happy blue & the stars give depth.

  5. This is such a super idea Trish and a great way for them to celebrate their achievements. Love how you have made it and the sentiment on there
    x catherine

  6. Super intense blues, and such brilliant simplicity in those b&w images. Text stars - fabulous!
    Alison x

  7. A wonderful idea and something that will be treasured, I am sure trace x

  8. ooh it gorgeous, absolutely perfect! xx

  9. Wow gorgeous canvas and the colour is beautiful, what a wonderful idea. Kerry x


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