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Julia Spiri~ Indian Girl on Elephant

Happy Thursday Crafty Friends! 

I'm here to share with you my make for
Time for a new challenge and it is an Anything Goes Challenge with a twist!  Please check the rules here.

and the twist is:


 So I found these vintage placemats in a box a while ago and hoarded them to use for a future crafty item. I decided that it would make a good canvas...just a bit of sanding and gesso and I had a repurposed canvas!

Here's what I made:

I used different Mixed Media techniques here using Texture, Spray Mists, Stencils (Microbial by TCW), stamping and 3D elements.

The flower stamps I got at a craft swap so I don't know who they are made by, sorry, but I stamped them in Archival Black and used my Faber Castell White Stampers Big Brush Pen

Here's a closer look at the embellies:

I hope you join us this fun challenge and be sure to check out my teamies amazing makes for more inspiration too and leave them some love! :o)

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Rhedd's Creative Spirit- October Challenge 

Altered Eclectic's October Challenge- ATG 

613 Avenue Create- ATG 

The Crafty Addicts Challenge #3- ATG

Our Crafty Corner Challenge #2- ATG - Won :o)

Stamps and Stencils- Make it 3D 


Bad Kitty said…
very pretty card
have a nice day
Erin Bentley said…
Absolutely fabulous, would never have thought to use old place mats for canvases, great idea, love what you have done her, all the beautiful elements and the image is fabulous, great colours.

Hugs Erin xx
Mari said…
Such a lovely creation! Thanks for playing with us at The Crafty Addicts Challenge :) xx Mari
Julia Spiri said…
Woww! Stunning! Magical! Super!
Hugs, Julia.
Sharon said…
This is absolutely stunning - like most of your work!!! The colors are fab and your coloring is so professional xxxx
Sandra Wright said…
Your altered place mat is just delightful...I love the clusters of flowers and gems in the corners...a fabulous entry for our challenge over at Rhedd's Creative Spirit...x
Helen Haines said…
What a great idea this is totally stunning beautiful colours and those flowers wow. Thank you for joining us at Our Crafty Corner. Helen DT x
Amina Ishfaq said…
Such a sweet card! love the colours
~ginny said…
Wow Amy, what a colorful project - and I love what you have done with the white dots - they really add to the design! The shading in her eyes are particularly well done toots! Thank you for sharing your project and creativity at 613 Ave C!
~ginny, DT for 613 Ave C : [ ATG / or Use Subway Art]
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Vickie Y said…
Fabulous altered project. Thank you for sharing with us at Altered Eclectics October Challenge.
Sammy said…
Oh how fabulous! what an incredible transformation! Thank you for entering your project at Rhedd’s Creative Spirit. Sammy-x
Ruth said…
Wow, what a bright and fun transformation. Love all the additions, thanks so much for joining us at Stamps and Stencils. Ruth x

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