I have wanted to have a go at a canvas for ages and have finally done it!. It wasn't until I had finished that I realised I had not included any stamping - I think that is a first for me!
I used a very cheap 7 x 7 canvas which was pre primed with gesso. I then painted it with Waterfall, Lilac and Periwinkle Eco Green paints cause they match the gorgeous Lavinia Stamp image that came with a set from QVC a long time ago. The background is also dabbed with some Spun Sugar Distress Paint which is really subtle then I used the 7 x 7 Grunge Star mask by Splodgeway to add Diamond Sparkle Medium, which I coloured with the Waterfall paint, for a sparkling texture. The frame for the image is made using Spellbinders labels One die, the large flowers using Cheery Lynn Die, Chrysanthemum Strip - I just used two layers for each flower, and the teeny tiny flowers are Impression Obsession Die 14 O-D (its a fab die that is just loads of these pretty little flowers. I used metal corners, large metal flower and metal brads for the flower centers from my stash. The white sparkly letters I have had for ages - I think they came with a Die Cuts With A View kit. The metal corners and flower, the frame, all the die cut flowers and edges of the letters have had Patina, Amethyst (or both) Creative Expressions Gilding Wax added and everything has been sprayed with a coat of Crafters Companion spray varnish to give it a bit of protection. The die cut flowers are all purple with patina gilding wax - they look quite dark in the photo but they are really pretty and the stars and image has lots of sparkle too!
I really enjoyed making it and it was nice to do something for myself! Its hanging on the wall in my craft room. Next time I will perhaps be more adventurous but I am pleased for my first one.
I would like to enter it into the Artful Times challenge which is 'A bit of Finnabair' (metal, flowers, lace). My canvas has metal and flowers. I think its more 'Chris' than 'Finnabair' but I tried! Neet and Wendy have done wonderful canvases and I am sure all the other entries will be fabulous too! Please pop over and have a peek.
Thank you so much for visiting me - I can't tell you enough how much I appreciate it! Take care. Christine xxx