Inspirational canvas- 13 Arts October Challenge # 11

Today I will show you a canvas created for the 13 Arts October Challenge. The theme of the challenge is:
Below is the image for the October challenge at the 13 Arts blog. 
Rules of challenge #11:
1. Please create a  symmetrical project,  inspires by one of four photos you can see above – you can be inspired by colors, theme, composition or other element from the photo. Please write in your post what has inspired you.

2. Please use in your project minimum one medium (like gesso, paint, ink, gel medium, mist etc)
3. Publish your project on your blog and add link directly to the post using Inlinkz tool at the end of this post.
4. Please add link and info about our challenge, where your work is published.
5.You may submit as many entries as you like.
7. You can enter with your project to maximum 2 other challenges and your work must be new, not published before our challenge has started.
8. The challenge ends October the 27th at 23:59. Winners will be announced October the 31st, 2013. 
When the challenge ends, our Design Team will vote and pick one best work from Poland and one best foreign work. Both will be awarded with sets of 13 arts papers and media from our shop. The winners will be invited to join us in one of our challenges as Guest Designers. Additionally we will feature few works with biggest number of points. 

I got inspired from the blue butterfly in the mood board and created an 11×14 canvas. You can see the different angles below as I hang it on my wall.
I created this blue butterfly using lots of 13 Arts mediums and textures. Then I used 13 Arts sprays: Pearl Sky blue and chalkTurquoise to colour in the butterfly and the edges. I used a sponge to create the edge effect on the sides and then stamped lots of images using black archival ink.
I also used some Kaisercraft rub-ons and added many inspirational words on the background. The black punchinella pattern is actual plastic punchinella which I cut and adhere to the canvas using 13 Arts gel Medium.
The circles were created using 13 Arts gesso (which I diluted in water) and Pearl black spray. I used different sized lids to create them.
I used a toothbrush to create the splattered dots on the canvas. I diluted the ink and then dipped my brush.
To highlight the lines on the butterfly I used a black pencil I bought recently that basically writes on everything even metal.
13 Arts Materials:
Gel Medium
Molding Paste
Ayeeda Pearl Sky Blue spray
Ayeeda Chalk Turquoise spray
Ayeeda Pearl black
Other Materials:
Black punchinella
Light Molding paste
Kaisercraft Rub-ons
Ranger Black archival ink
stamps: BoBunny and Prima
Crafters workshop script mask
Black pencil stabilo
All the 13 Arts Products can be purchased HERE.
Have a wonderful day!!

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  • Reply Desire Fourie October 13, 2013 at 2:09 pm

    Absolutely stunning Keren, and what can be more symmetrical than a butterfly.
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  • Reply Julie Tucker-Wolek October 13, 2013 at 5:47 pm

    Wowwwwwwwwwwww! This is gorgeous!!!! I love love love the colors and the butterfly!!!!

  • Reply Sandra October 13, 2013 at 8:46 pm

    Keren I love that this canvas is so bright and has such inspirational words included, it looks beautiful.

  • Reply Lynnda October 14, 2013 at 1:13 am

    What a stunning canvas !!! Loving colors too!! Amazing! Hugs x

  • Reply Lizzyc October 14, 2013 at 2:26 am

    This canvas is stunning, I can only imagine how beautiful it looks on your wall.. lovely indeed!

  • Reply Lizzy Hill October 14, 2013 at 6:15 am

    Beautiful work, Keren….& a lovely, big, bold butterfly….must say the textured work around the edges is delish, too:):):)

  • Reply Mrs Frizz October 14, 2013 at 7:51 am

    Keren, Keren, Keren … absolutely stunning … oh wow … bea-u-ti-ful!!!

  • Reply Adriana B October 14, 2013 at 9:06 am

    LOve LOVe the colour, this is awesome 🙂

  • Reply Denise van Deventer October 14, 2013 at 9:14 am

    Wow….simply stunning! So beautifully done! 😉

  • Reply Helen Tilbury October 14, 2013 at 4:58 pm

    Ooooh this canvas is uber beautiful!! Even with toothache it really makes me want to break one open & get painting!!

  • Reply Chantal Vandenberg October 16, 2013 at 9:24 am

    WOW!!! Awesome canvas! You've come up with a sensational art work here! Amazing colour and texture. Just brilliant!! Well done! AWESOME!!!!

  • Reply Zeneva Kovic October 17, 2013 at 11:04 am

    What a fabulous creation! The texture is amazing!

  • Reply Eila Sandberg October 26, 2013 at 7:43 am

    How intriguing with a pen that writes on anything, even metal! does it stay put with smudging?
    Told you before how fabulously arty you use Aida's products, just look at this awesomely bold canvas. Amazing textural work! and that butterfly, well what could be more pefect! hugs,

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