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Friday, September 18, 2015

FRIDAY...MY DAY OFF..



Hello Everyone...

Yes, today is Friday and I have had the day off..and it was just lovely..
I didn't clean the house..I didn't clean the car..I didn't clean anything..made my bed and straight into my craft space and played nearly all day..

The project to share today I didn't make in one day..took about a week I suppose waiting for glue to dry and paint to dry..then the mind went blank and I had to think a bit..but at the end I was happy..

A masculine canvas...



It started off with a disaster..all the bubble wrap I glued on held onto the paint and glue and it swelled up so much I didn't know what to do with it...so it sat on the other side of the room for 2 weeks..lol..

Then I cut up toilet rolls and a lunch wrap roll and glued them on..I don't know where I was going just yet...

Then I found Charlie Chaplin while surfing the net and I love Charlie Chaplin...and so it began.





I forgot to take some photos so this it the side view after I painted the rolls black and added copper and gold paint..


I filled some of the rolls with glue and threw in screws..washers..picture hooks and a couple of bolts...they took forever to dry..then painted with gold and copper paint again..and brushed the paint over the rest of the canvas to bring out the texture that was there...

Added Charlie and his quote..he was fussy cut out and also a chipboard key...



A side view..

I love it when a plan comes together...even during a disaster..

Challenges to enter...

Aud Sentiments challenge   [anything goes/ add a sentiment]

Altered Ecletics  [anything goes mixed media]

Recycle, re-purpose & re - invent  [anything goes]

Rhedd's Creative Spirit   [anything goes]

Fab'n'Funky  [Recycle/Upcycle]

Try it on Tuesday  [add some metal]

The corrosive challenge  [mixed media]

Love to Create challenge   [mixed media]

That's it...thanks so very much for stopping by...hope you have a wonderful weekend..I'm working but only till lunchtime then back for the tea rounds...and hopefully the weather plays nice as my son is coming to put up new gate..and he don't do WET!!

luv CHRISSYxx









27 comments:

pinky said...

Oh wow Chrissy, that is amazing! You really are making me want to have a go. I had no idea from the first pic to the last what it was going to come out like but I am truly amazed!! Hope you got your gate up.

Sarah said...

Utterly brilliant Chrissy!! Love it!! xx

Whisper said...

Ooooo WOW it looks like you had a very productive day off, it's stunning, Luv Sam x

Janette said...

This is so different, love it Chrissy, fabulous creation...xx

aussie aNNie said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE Chrissy you are rocking the mixed media, Queen of the Charts in creativity my friend.xx

butterfly said...

This is amazing, Chrissy - I've never seen anything like it. Love the dimensional circular frames created with the rolls, and the idea of throwing objects into glue is inspired (even if they did take a while to dry - totally worth it!). The golden and coppery gilding is wonderful with the steely blue greys, and Charlie looks very happy with his new setting. Brilliant mixed media creativity.
Alison xx

Lisa Minckler said...

LOLOL...I can just see you putting your canvas in the corner across the room and saying as you walk away, "You just stay there and think about what you've done!"
I'm so amazed by the depth and concept of this. I love the recycled circles and their ingredients and CC is a fabulous choice for this masculine canvas.
You really do have the muse living with you, Chrissy. You're art says so much!
Beautiful job.
Big hugs to you and happy weekend!
Lisa x

jimlynn said...

Whoa!!! Outstanding and so unique! Great use for those toilet paper rolls too! LOL! LOVE IT!
Lynn

crafty-stamper said...

Absolutely brilliant love the cut up toilet rolls and all your added details -great Charlie Chaplin image and wholeheartedly agree with the sentiment
Carol x

Tammy said...

Such a gorgeous make, hard to imagine a disaster there! Love the rich colors and layout!

Carol S. said...

Love your art work, a brilliant design. The fun is seeing how your design evolves. Sometimes scary, not looking quite like you intended!! I get great enjoyment using things from around the house. Off to London to a big craft fair tomorrow and to buy some wooden shapes. Have a lovely weekend. Hugs, Carol S.xx

*Vicki* said...

You're so creative Chrissy!! I LOVE this design and how you've put it together!! Totally worth the wait for it all to dry!! :) Really love the gold with the black on this!! HUGS

Lucyna Marynowska said...

Love your canvas Chrissy! Great idea to use paper rolls!The colors are lovely!
Thanks for playing along with TioTs challenge.

coldwaters2 said...

Wow I am in awe of your awesome creativity Chrissy what a fantastic way to use toilet rolls, I love how you have placed all the manly bits and bobs into them and your choice of the Charlie Chaplin image is brilliant, ACE canvas.
hugs
lorraine x

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Looks fabulous! Thank you for joining TIOT's!
oxo
Susi

Marilyn said...

Holy smokes Chrissy, this is fabulous and so creative! I would never have guessed those were toilet paper rolls and I love it how they hold 'treasures'. This is really quite brilliant and if you need my address of where to send it....

Annie said...

Wow what a great entry for our challenge at Aud Sentiments. So great to see something so different. Thank you so much for joining us this time - hope to see you again soon. Annie xxx
http://audsentimentschallengeblog.blogspot.com.

Jackie C said...

Super awesome! Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful artwork at Corrosive Challenges, hugs, Jackie DT member

Bee and Dee said...

A brilliant project love all the interesting bits and bobs on it, thank you for joining us on the tiot challenge, hugs Bee

Pia S said...

WOW! This looks SO cool, Chrissy! Love all the bits and pieces added inside of the cut out toilet papper roll circles, it's a very beautifully detailed masculine design.

Desire Fourie said...

Wow Chrissy this is an amazing mixed media vintage creation with a lovely hint of steampunk too. So pleased you had a lovely crafty day and did not do any mundane cleaning.
{I would love you to take part in my 1,100 Follower Give-away. Thank you so much if you have already entered and good luck}. Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

Kat W said...

See, there are no disasters, just happy accidents! It turned out lovely and the colours and textures are wonderful :-) Charlie looks very at home on here too!

Big hugs, Kat xx

cheryl Baker said...

oh gosh hun this is brilliant such a clever idea,and the detail texture and depth is just amazing hun love it to bits,hugs Cherylxxxx

Chasing the Dream said...

You did a magnificent job on this card.  I love all the different elements.  The colors, structure and presentation of this card is captivating.
We look forward to seeing you again. Hugs
Berni, DT
http://audsentimentschallengeblog.blogspot.com.

Team Clark said...

Oh wow what a clever idea! Your ingenuity really paid off with this project! Amazing!

Valerie-Jael said...

Lovely project, very cleverly made, thanks for joining us at TIOT, Valerie

Olivia said...

Wonderfully upcycled. Great ideas. Thanks for sharing your talent with us over at Corrosive Challenge