Tuesday, 31 March 2015

mixed media canvas

After trying my hand at some mixed media cards I thought I'd try a full blown canvas. This one is inspired by my visits to Cornwall and has a photo of Godrevy lighthouse as its focus.

First I used 7 Gypsies Paris  tissue and bleeding art tissue paper on the background

After removing the art tissue I applied a thin coat of gesso, some gelato colours, which I allowed to run and then added some texture with stencils and home made texture paste plus some random circles with bo bunny silver pearlescant.

Next I added the die cuts, gems, shells, butterfles and so on including a crab and anchor made from shrink plastic.

Close up of crab and anchor.

Hope you enjoyed this half as much as I enjoyed making it.

Tuesday, 24 March 2015


I have made a card for the Don and Daisy challenge using Daisy Dancing, full of the joys of spring, just around the corner I hope.

I used pink Centura Pearl for the backing card and choose some pretty pink floral papers to layer onto it. I was going to add a paper doily as another layer but it didn't seem to look right under the topper so I made a sort of fan  from half  a doily and tucked it under the flowers in the corner.
I used MD die LR0116 to cut a frame for daisy and CR1291 for the birdbath. I used  LR0156 for the leaves. I finished with pink lace along the bottom, 2 heart gems and 3 punched butterflies.

I am entering it in the following challenges:-
Don and Daisy Spring is Coming
The Shabby Tea Room Beautiful Blooms
In The Pink Lots of Layers
Crafting For All Seasons Pastel Hues
Cute Card Thursday Spring Fever
Crafting From The Heart Anything Goes
Scribble and Scrap Anything Goes

Tuesday, 3 March 2015

let's shop

Just a quick card for the MDD challenge before I'm off to Cornwall to visit my daughter.
This time I downloaded daisy from the Don and Daisy blog.

I used pink bazill card for the base card and swirl corner.
I cut a dress out of the backing paper to add to the tailor's dummy and added some small pearls. I used larger pearls along the anja border die cut and added some pink ribbon. The handbag I made out of glove leather with a jewelry finding for the clasp.

I am entering this in the MDD challenge Pearls and/or Ribbons
Also in:-
Cute Card Thur!sday Fancy Corners
The Shabby Tea Room Pop of Pink
Crafting from the Heart Anything Goes
In the Pink Cute
Scribble and Scrap Anything Goes