Monday, 1 July 2013

MIA and new challenge

Well hello - long time no blog!!  I am guilty of not blogging for sooo long.  I have been suffering the most awful migraines and it's been hard just to keep going but with my new medication I have been migraine free for a month (touch wood)  so I am intending to pay much more attention to all things crafty including my blog.  So enough of my crummy health and onto the crafting!

It is July - already!! - and so there is a new challenge on my store blog

This month it is use your favourite embellishment so a nice fun one!!  I have done a canvas (I actually did it a little while a go but I am a bit behind with everything ;o));

I gessoed the canvas and put some cream acrylic paint on it. 
 I then stamped a one ply tissue with little flower stamps, which are from an Inky Doodles set  (Sarah's designs are just fab and are available HERE), with different Adirondack inks (currant, butterscotch, lettuce and stonewashed).  I then 'pasted' the tissue to the canvas with beeswax melted in my melt pot - I just love the matt finish this gives. 
 I then used the larger flower stamps and made up the 3D flowers and then dunked them into UTEE in the melt pot which makes them look like porcelain.  
These flowers are my favourite embellishment to make.  I also did some little leaves too.  
I stamped the sentiment and then cut it out with a die and edged with ink and then triple embossed that too.  I added 3 eyelets at the bottom and attached some dangly pearls.  
I attached the sentiment and the flowers to my canvas and added the leaves and some pins behind the flowers - pins are another favourite embellishment of mine. 
 To finish off I added some metal corners at the top and some cream lace at the bottom.  I love the contrast of the glossy flowers and sentiment to the matt of the canvas base.  
I really love these small canvases and this one looks better in the flesh than in the photo - I hope you like it though!

I promise to be back soon.