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Guest Designer - Claudia Pompilla

Hello everyone. Today we are happy to have Claudia Pompilla - the winner of our July challenge - as our Guest Designer! Directly from Peru she inspires you with stunning canvas created for our current challenge moodboard. Read her story behind this project and see how beautifully she blends all the elements into a harmonious whole.

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Hello  everyone !! My name is Claudia Pompilla but in social media I'm also callled Noura. I'm very excited to be a Guest Designer :)  I'm from Perú,  I'm 27 years old  I live in Lima (the capital) with my husband and my little girl. I discovered the crafting world in 2015 but I also spent almost a year watching videos and also finding a way to obtain a little bit of the material, I love flowers, textures, colors and abstract art, I do a little bit of everything Layouts,canvas,etc. I love Mixed Media, for me it's not just a hobby anymore, it's a lifestyle.

I was inspired by a beautiful moodboard that I saw. What drew my attention immediately was the drop of water in shimmering lights. And that flash of light, which I found so magical, reminded me of an anime cartoon that I used to watch as a child, called Sakura Cardcaptor. Those were good times, which bring back in me lots of nostalgia. The Sakura character had a magic wand with a star on it and also had wings, and that's what made me think about making a canvas with the colors of an autumn forest and I made the focus point a star with wings.

I started by giving it texture with tissue paper and afterwards I covered it with gesso. I applied white crackle paste to some parts and once the paint dried I filled the spaces with a rich turquoise metallic paint. After all this, I covered everything with brown orange acrylic paint. To decorate my canvas I added some chipboards that were painted with black gesso and Inka gold.

To make my focal point I used some Finnabair metal embellishment, vintage clock face and barn stars and I decorated the gem with a little bit of ceramic around it, with some small rocks and lastly I added some copper micro beads.

I hope I've given you a little bit of inspiration, have a great day! Noura

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  1. WOW!!! This is an amazing piece... not typically the colors I would choose BUT you have made me want to work w/ them now... :D

  2. Stunninf my Dear! Congratulations!!! xoxo

  3. Fantastic piece! And, kudos to you in the guest designer thing. You do it well!
    Thank you for this! I'm inspired!

  4. Fantastic!!! Gorgeous Colors and exquisite texture!!!


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