Friday, 6 January 2017

Lindy's Stamp Gang January 2017 Colour Challenge

Welcome to you all... by Kabela

Friday 6th January 2017

Here's my contribution.

That colour pallet inspired "Sunshine after the rain" for me.

My son had a stormy year last year and has started to believe in himself so much more. He's now a ray of sunshine rather than doom and gloom. I took this photo of him sitting on a large rock at the beach late last year and here I can see a calm in him that is just pure gold.

I don't know what made me take that picture in black and white considering it was a perfect blue sky day. Luckily I did... it fit the mood board challenge and I believe...  created a little bit of divine synergy for us both. Here's my first blog and contribution to any challenge anywhere, ever!!
Its my time to .... BELIEVE!

I wrapped the canvas in tissue paper to create a full layer of texture to base my other layers on. It worked amazingly for picking up the pigments in the Lindy's sprays and in the end I didn't want to cover them with texture paste. I highlighted the ridges with white gesso to emphasise the depths and Art Alchemy Steampunk Copper to highlight the peaks.

I have a rather organic feel when I create and used elements found in nature such as the honeycomb and card stock to ground the dreams like qualities in the picture. I used paint splatters to add to the whimsical mystical qualities of the moment I captured.

Some closer looks at the collage. 

I still think that the fluorescent light captures the metallic elements better than the ceiling lights but the ceiling gives the canvas much truer colour.

Product list.

Steampunk Sepia
Gag me with a spoon grey


  1. Love the texture of your canvas! Great project! Thanks for playing with Lindy's challenge!

  2. Oh that shimmer, it's just wonderful! Love your project,beautifully done, thank you for joining Lindy's colorchallenge this month!

  3. You have done an amazing job on your canvas and you have used these colours masterfully. Congrats on your very first challenge participation too. So lovely to have you play along with us at Lindy's challenge.

  4. Congrats on starting your blog and your first challenge! =) You created a wonderful project! Thank you for joining Lindy's color challenge!

  5. Amazing and creatif! Thank you for joining Lindy's challenge this month

  6. Ohh this is fabulous.. Thanks for playing along with Lindys

  7. Gorgeous take on our challenge I love the sparkling elements! Thank you for joining at Lindy's!

  8. You made a fabulous canvas there! The textures are amazing! Thank you so much for joining us at Lindy's color challenge!

  9. What a fabulous creation, and oh so shimmery :)thanks for playing along with Lindy's :)