Saturday, July 25, 2015



Hello Everyone...

Still no mojo...he has really packed a sad and left me..
I have been in my craft room just tidying things and pottering about and NOTHING!!...

This canvas I made weeks ago and it is time to show it now...

The light was not the best for photos ...but I quite like the ocean darkness.
Covered the canvas in gesso and the added texture paste through a stencil to make loads of bubbles..
Then water paint was added..pale green..then blue with lots of water and allowed to dry..

The Seahorses were from Delicious Doodles coloured with Copics then fussy cut out and modge podged into place..then the glass bubbles were added..

Corrugated card stock for the ocean floor and a sprinkling of dazzling diamonds [which scratch and can be quite painful]...but very pretty.

All the buttons along the bottom are vintage buttons and given to me by a client..

The netting is a kiwi fruit are clay...and the plants a very soft chipboard that do not like to be messed with, and fall to bits very only gesso on these with some gems .

This is a real starfish [ the brown one that my grandson collected for me..and the button above [white] looks just like bubbles..I have such a thing for bubbles....

A close up of some of the buttons..

Challenges to enter....

QKR Stampede   [Swimming]

The mirror Crack'd   [Canvas]

Inspiration Destination  [anything goes]

Suppose I better go now..thanks so much for stopping by...and if you see a blond/grey mojo with glasses lurking around some street corner, please kick his butt back home..



Doreen said...

Love the gorgeous scene you have

aussie aNNie said...

A perfect and beautiful work of art my friend, I just adore your skills in perfecting each canvas piece as a new one begins....just love your work and the bubbles, fishies and gorgeous sea shells....tell your grandson to send some over to me.....[kidding].
So look forward to your next are fabulous at making the

Desire Fourie said...

Chrissy this is a stunning underwater scene and I love how real those bubbles look.
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jimlynn said...

Jaw dropping GORGEOUS! WOW! Chrissy, this is sensational. So beautiful. A perfect beach scene.

Pia S said...

Oh, this is fantastic, Chrissy! I'm not good at adding lots of bits and bobs, I think I most of the time make a mess, so I've been studying your photos closely to get some clues on how to do this. There's so much detail on here, I think everything looks just perfect.

Sue said...

This is so beautiful Chrissy. Your design is wonderful. I love the seahorses and fabulous detailing.
Hugs Sue xx

coldwaters2 said...

Oh Chrissy you sound so sad, I think there a lot of us who go through these phases when mojo's have gone AWOL, but never fear it will come back and soon I am sure, Chrissy this is one awesome canvas I love Sea Horses, the detail of the bottom of the sea is amazing a very beautiful canvas.
lorraine x

Sarah said...

This is fantastic Chrissy!! Hope the mojo comes home soon xx

Carol S. said...

Oh Chrissy, I really do feel for you. You sound so sad. Your canvas is so gorgeous and the detail is incredible. I love your scenes, as there is so much to look at. The seahorses are adorable and all the detail is stunning. I don't know what to suggest and dread having it happen to me when we move house. Take care my friend and will be thinking of you. Big hugs, Carol

Meihsia Liu said...

Wow... this is such a fantastic creation, Chrissy. Love the beautiful embellishments and texture. :)

Tammy said...

Oh Chrissy, your canvas is so beautiful and you captured the depth of the sea! I adore the seahorses!

Dr Sonia S V said...

WOW those bubbles look amazing
Dr Sonia
Cards Crafts Kids Projects

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Gorgeous canvS, great details. Hope your mojo soon returns

cheryl said...

oh hun this is one brilliant canvas the texture design and detail is fab,know what you mean about your mo jo hun,mines,been absent for months,finally got some inspiration yesterday hugs Cherylxx

Veerle said...

LOL you have such a funny way of saying things Chrissy. I'm so sorry for you, you lost your mojo. If i see him i'll definitely kick his butt back home for you.In the mean while, this truly is a masterpiece. I love, love it. Love all the details, like the perals, the gems, the bubbles, the red gems etc etc. Really fab piece you have there my friend. Thx for sharing. And keep looking for your mojo it WILL come back. Big hug, Veerle xx

Chris said...

Such a fabulous canvas Chrissy, love how you've created this gorgeous underwater scene, the techniques used and all the carefully chosen elements combine to make this very special!
Hope Mr Mojo is back where he belongs now but if not my advice is to forget him and read a good book, he'll soon come back if you ignore him for a bit!

Marilyn said...

This is gorgeous Chrissy and I like all the little gems and shells which add to the perfect little sea scene.
Don't worry about the mojo... it will be back. Mine disappears from time to time too and then the self-doubt rears it's ugly head but not to worry, the mojo is just lurking in the background!
You are way too talented and creative for it to just disappear.

Lorraine said...

This is amazing Chrissy, love the image and all the pretty details.
Hope Mr Mojo comes home soon.
Lorraine x

Jacee said...

Wonderful Chrissy, all your detail, lovely, I do love seahorses, they look so delicate gliding along, a fabulous design!
hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Wendy Ann Batchen said...

Beautiful, thanks for joining us at Inspiration Destination and good luck. Wendy DT x

Sue B said...

Oh Wow! this is awesome Chrissy… I love the rich background and bubbles… and the fab seahorses… so much depth to it with the added embellies… it is a wonderful piece of art… you have a real gift for doing these! :-)
thanks for your lovely comment!
Hope you get your mojo back soon... it's awful when it just vanishes.
Take Care
Big hugs, Sue xx

Unknown said...

This is delightful Chrissy! I love the seahorses and all of the fun details you added. xx

Pamellia said...

Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous! I am loving this one Chrissy! Your bubble background is so amazing and I adore all the wonderful shells and starfish! What a stunning underwater scene! Love it! hugs :)

*Vicki* said...

Chrissy, this is such a brilliant design! I love all of the tiny bubbles you've got on your background and what a stunning underwater scene you've made here!! Wonderful make my friend! HUGS :)

chrissy xx said...

What a delightful scene this is Chrissy.
FABulous colours and the cutest of cute embellishments.
Hope that starfish is really dead lol or it could play havoc with the scene!
Might just go out to look for your Mojo! cause mines missing too!

NancyD said...

Oh Chrissy this is fabulous. I think I'll have to spend time on your blog and see what else I can learn about mixed media. Thanks for stopping by my blog today! NancyD

Kat W said...

Wow, this is truly amazing...such incredible detail and I love how you have been so creative in the items you used. The buttons, the kiwi fruit bag, the chipboard fronds are all so clever...fabulous upcycling!

I can see Mojo in every beautiful detail on here and I do hope he comes back to play with you soon!

Big hugs, Kat xx

Annette said...

Beautiful canvas Chrissy. Really lovely.

Words and Pictures said...

What a fantastic mixed media piece, Chrissy... I'm loving this new journey of yours. The bubble background is stunning, and I love all the seashore elements nestled in the sand at the bottom, as well as those fabulous seaweed flowers. Brilliant!

I think Mr Mojo just needs a rest - he was clearly working overtime on these projects!
Alison xx

Susanne Rose said...

Great!!! I love this theme. Thank you for joining us over at The Mirror Crack'd Challenge, Hugs, Susanne.

Esther said...

Ooh I think we all have times when Mr Mojo goes missing - so glad you had this canvas made to join our challenge, it's gorgeous...I love bubbles too - and Seahorses ! Such yummy details and texture, thank you so much for sharing with us at The Mirror Crack'd...Esther xx

Lin said...

This is completely stunning Chrissy. You clearly weren't struggling with your mojo when you created this, so hopefully it's only a little shy and will come out of hiding again really soon!

I love all the gorgeous detail and you are right the poorer light actually enhances your fabulous underwater scene. Giggled at your description of your chipboard plants and how they don't like to be messed with. All in all a gorgeous visual delight.

Thank you so much for sharing your talent with us

The Mirror Crack'd