Monday, 14 November 2011

Crafty Individuals Challenge - Winter Wonderland

Missed last month's challenge and as I love the magic of snow (well looking at it through the window) I got my thinking cap on for this month's challenge over at Crafty Individuals which is Winter Wonderland.
Now I know we haven't seen any snow so far this year but when I opened the paper on Saturday there was a  touching article about the ill-fated South Pole expedition of Captain Robert Scott and a series of paintings by team member, and self-taught artist Edward Wilson, one of which was a stunning snowscape with a hint of dawn in the sky.

I'm no artist (32nd out of a class of 33 at school) but this was the inspiration for my canvas so I set to on Saturday afternoon with gesso, Distress stains (which I mixed with the gesso), texture paste, tissue and some CI stamps, and this is what resulted.



The stamps are from plates CI 138 - Let it Snow, and CI209 - Trees.  Doesn't show up very well on the photo but I added texture paste round the bottom of the trees and a little glitter for that fresh snow sparkle.

It isn't only the paintings that inspired me as some 30+ years ago I went to the British Museum for the first timeand in the 'books' room was the diary of Capt. Scott opened at the last page he wrote, so sad and yet so very brave - I cried.

17 comments:

florenceandfreddie said...

Love your canvas Ann and the inspiration behind it. There is nothing more wonderful than the English countryside in winter especially if there is snow on the ground.
Regards Florence x

Cath Wilson said...

It's stunning, Ann - wow! You're far more talented than you let on, lol. The texture shows up beautifully, although the glitter is hard to spot. Can just imagine it, though. Great inspiration x

Zoechaos said...

Magical canvas, could list everything I love about it but by separate the whole out and reduce it to words, it is just fantastic. XOXO Zoe

Lynne Moncrieff said...

Ann
I am delighted to see you take part in the Winter Wonderland challenge.
You used some of my favourite items on your canvas. Beautiful texture has been created and love the use of the CI stamps to create the winter landscape.
Thanks for taking part in the Crafty Individuals challenge.
Wishes
Lynne

Ephemera said...

Stunning & atmospheric winter wonderland scene. Love the hint of pink for the dawn sky and the texture of the snow, beautiful. XX

Jean Hardy said...

This is a really lovely canvas Ann - wintery and beautiful, and I can imagine the sparkle too. Definitely one to put on your wall this year. Thanks for joining in with the Challenge. Jean

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

This is stunningly beautiful! Love the colours you have used for the sky
Lindsay xx

Von said...

That's is just fabulous Ann I'd say go to the top of the class :)
Von xxx

laury55 said...

so beautiful...really looks like a painting

Daniele said...

stunning painted canvas
hugs

Elizabeth said...

Had to pop in and see this canvas - gorgeous! Elizabeth x #78

Maggie said...

A lovely wintery canvas Ann I love all the details and the snow looks very cold and frosty brrrrr!

Heavens2Betsy said...

I saw this was a winner and came for a visit. I think your canvas is absolutely stunning Ann. penny

Ellie said...

WOW this is so stunning!

florenceandfreddie said...

Hi Ann. Congratulations on your win. Such gorgeous and inspiring canvas.
Regards Florence xx

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