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Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Harlequin Friends (by Debbie)

 
A bit of an unusual title because my projects are made with the help of my friends.
 
I bought this small canvas a few years ago and it's sat in a box neglected. I wanted to show how the Harlequin stamp from Harlequin Fragments is perfect for mixed media, the canvas was perfect.
I had been very generously given a paper napkin by Glenda, a set of paper bird cages from Lesley and some hessian flowers from a friend Katy.
 
 
 
The canvas already had a gesso coat and I stamped the Harlequin with Archival Cornflower Blue.
 I didn't use an acrylic block as the canvas is flexible and it gives a better image when stamped.
I split the tissue and glued the patterned layer onto the canvas. When dry, I distressed the edges with Vintage Photo Distress ink and stamped the word 'Love' from Artistic Affirmations
The little bird cage was coloured and triple embossed with clear powder.
 I finished by adding the ribbon, flowers, pearls and lace.
 
Here are a couple of tags using the Harlequin stamp on large tags I cut that will go into a tag book I'm making, I'll post photos when it's finished.
 
 
Judith inspired me to use the Remembrance Poppies for this tag as they are her favourite flowers.
 
 
Thank you for visiting
Debbie

16 comments:

  1. That kanvas art is quite spectacular. And you're right, the Harlequin Fragments are perfect for this piece. And the tags are gorgeous! How versatile are these stamps! xxx Asha

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  2. Fabulous Debbie! I love the tags but the canvas is beautiful. The harlequin stamp works perfectly with the gorgeous roses on the napkin.

    Hugs
    Lesley Xx

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  3. Beautiful samples, love the canvas.x

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  4. You have shown how versatile the harlequin stamp is. Lovely examples

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  5. Love the tags and the colours on the canvas are beautiful!

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  6. I love the way you have used the stamps on the canvas.

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  7. stunning makes - beautiful xx

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  8. The way your bird cage is shaped & matches the Archival Cornflower Blue stamping is lovely & I particularly like the way your eye is drawn to the 'Post Card' wording below it. The ribbon & lace with the burlap flower add a lovely sense of decadent texture. Your two tags illustrate how differently the Harlequin fragment can look - bold & bright or soft & subdued, your use of the individual flower heads on the latter is a wonderful touch.
    Paula (PEP)

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  9. Gorgeous projects, love the colours.
    Hugs
    Linda xxx

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  10. Your canvas is beautiful Debbie, the colour combination is so lovely, the darl green with the pinks is absolutely perfect. I love the pale pink ribbon as an accent. Your two tags are really pretty, lovely colour combinations, Judith xx

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  11. The canvas and the tags are all beautiful, but I particularly like the tag with the sunflowers on, and I adore the lilac with the black and orange, the other tag is lovely too so soft and ethereal colours in the background, and the pretty pink of the poppies. The canvas is an amalgamation of all sorts of things which work together perfectly and I particularly like the use of the single layer of a napkin which gives this such a lovely look. x

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  12. Beautiful projects Debbie. Your canvas is simply stunning!
    Flo xx

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  13. I am in love with that canvas! It is so beautiful, the stamping, the tissue, colours and embellishments - love it so very much! Thank you for sharing your beautiful creations with us Karen xx

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  14. What a pretty card and two lovely tags as well
    Jackie x

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