Wednesday, May 27, 2015


This is a mixed media canvas project I recently completed, which is inspired by a class I attended a few years ago by the super-talented Anna Dabrowska-Peckoka aka Finnabair. I had done a similar piece for my older DD then, so I decided to do one for my younger DD now (long overdue!).

The project consists of layering pieces of fabric, chipboards, floral embellishments and metal findings onto the canvas and around the photo, and applying gesso, mists and paints to them, in a gradient of colours that moved from dark to light.

The result is a beautifully textured piece of canvas.

Some close-ups .....

Thank you so much for dropping by! :)

Materials used:
Canvas - Fredrix Creative Edge Medium Texture Cotton Duck Artist Canvas (9" x 12")
Chipboard Pieces - BoBunny - Double Dot Chipboard (Wild Berry); American Crafts - Thickers - Text Chipboard Letter Stickers
Floral Embellishments - Prima Marketing - Princess Collection (Happily Ever After), Bella Notte Collection (Vermont), White Roses; Petaloo - Textured Elements (Mixed Textured Blossoms - Teal), Printed Darjeeling Collection (Wild Mini Blossoms - Aqua)
Metal Embellishments - Prima Marketing - Finnabair Mechanicals (Vintage Trinkets - Vintage Center, Plated Label), Sunrise Sunset Collection (Vintage Trinkets - Roses, Washers Two), Engraver Collection (Brads), Timeless Memories Collection (Metal Trinkets - Reflection), Junkyard Findings (Heart Gears, Car Parts, Typo Bulbs 2, Typo Zippers); Graphic 45 - Staples - Metal Clothespins, Ornate Metal Key Holes; Tim Holtz Idea-ology - Accoutrements (Fanciful), Game Spinners, Foliage, Sprocket Gears, Pen Nibs, Adornments (Nature); BoBunny Press - Trinkets (Country Garden, Timepiece); Blue Moon Beads - Metal Charms (Cameras Assorted); from own stash
Laces, Trims and Fabrics - Prima Marketing, Kokuyo Twine, from own stash
Other Embellishments - Buttons (from own stash), paper napkins
Gesso - Liquitex
Mists - Tattered Angels - Glimmer Mists (Snowy Pine, Iridescent Gold, Bell Bottom Jeans), Chalkboard Mist (Charcoal)
Paint - Martha Stewart Crafts - Multi-Surface High Gloss Acrylic Craft Paint (Beetle Black)
Other Medium - Tattered Angels - Glimmer Glam - Paprika
Adhesive - Beacon’s 3-In-1 Advanced Craft Glue

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Enjoy The Moment

It's time yet again for another reveal at My Creative Sketches, and here is this month's lovely sketch by Kristine Davidson.

For my DT layout, I used papers from My Mind's Eye, with embellishments from Prima Marketing, Kaiser and Scrap FX.

I framed the inner square of the layout with some lace trim to give it a more defined border.

And I applied gesso to the wood embellishments and then lightly inked them with distress ink and brushed some distress stickles over them for a very faint trace of colour and shimmer.

And I just love this bird's nest from Prima. I think the nest with the pink and white flower cluster (to match the pink flowers in the photos) give this layout a very "spring" feel. :)

Now, hop on over to the MCS blog for more inspiration, and also to check out the fabulous prize that's been put together for this month's winner. Looking forward to seeing all your lovely layouts!

Thanks for dropping by! :)

Materials used:
Patterned Papers - My Mind's Eye - Penny Lane Collection - Tiny Dancer "Ballet" Dancing Circles Paper; My Mind's Eye - Stella And Rose Collection - Hazel "Memories" Lithe Lines Paper, Hazel "Lovely" Adorned Paper
Cardstock - Bazzill Basics
Flowers and Leaves - Prima Marketing - Princess Collection (Happily Ever After), Cabriole Collection (Aqua), Laraine Collection (Candy Apple), Charlotte Collection, Audrey Collection; from own stash
Bird's Nest - Prima Marketing - Cradle Collection - Robin
Tag - Prima Marketing - Stationer's Desk Collection - Tag Me
Wood Embellishments - Scrap FX - Flourish 1; Kaiser Scrapbook - Wood Flourishes - Mixed Designs (Corners)
Lace Trim - Daiso - Lace Ribbon (White)
Alphas - American Crafts Thickers - 'Heart' Puffy Letter Stickers (White)
Mediums - Liquitex Gesso; Ranger Distress Stickles - Old Paper; Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Iced Spruce, Tea Dye
Adhesives - Beacon’s 3-In-1 Advanced Craft Glue, Kokuyo Dotliner, EK Tools 3D-Dots - Foam Dot Squares