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Sunday, 7 July 2013

Just a Sunday afternoon canvas.....D

Inspired by the this beautiful summers day....

After being stuck in traffic this morning for what should have been a 20 min journey turned into 2 hours.  To top it all I had the twins in the car with me.  Murder!

Anyway once home I needed to make something as my mojo went a while back and am still not sure if it is completely returned yet.  I have been crochetting flowers whilst sitting in front of the telly some evenings.  I bought some 30 crochet cotton which is lace fine and a tiny crochet hook so very time consuming and not alot finished either lol.

 I am not all that happy about this project.  Well that is not true I love the sticks and grass at the bottom lol. 

I cover the canvas with molding paste and made a swirly pattern at the top and just random at the bottom.

I stuck some twigs on from my garden and covered them with marabou feathers.  The flower heads are metal embellishments ( I just love metal embellies) painted and the centers are pearls also painted.  The butterflies are also metal from various pieces of jewelry I no longer use.  I used a couple of metallic paints on them and painted seed beads for the bodies.  I sprayed over the top and sides using cosmic shimmer sprays.  I rubbed a little bronze shimmer over the twigs.

That's about it really - not too much involved.





That is it for me today, back to crochet me thinks lol.

Hugz to all
Elaine xxx

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14 comments:

  1. A quite delightful piece of artwork Elaine and so much wonderful texture.

    Thanks so much for sharing your favourite crafting things with us at Allsorts this week.

    B x

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  2. Gorgeous Elaine, What a great idea to use twigs from the garden... they look AmAzing... Love the texture & great colours...Fabulous art work... Hugs May x x x

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  3. I think this is gorgeous! LOVE all the textures and the beautiful embellishments! Sorry to hear about your car ride, though. That sounds horrible! Thanks for joining us at Great Impressions! :)

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  4. Absolutely a work of art! Gorgeous textures and great dimension in your intricate design. Thanks for displaying your talent at 613 Avenue Create :)

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  5. I love the way your mind works, GF! Fabulous project. Love the twigs...so very creative. You have created a wonderful woodland on canvas! Nicely Done! Thanks for playing along with us at 613 Avenue Create!
    Hugz,
    Chana, Owner
    613 Avenue Create

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  6. amazing project, love it thanks for joining us at Robyns Fetish challenge

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  7. Wow this is awesome love the texture. Thanks for joining us at Great Impressions be sure to check back next month for the next one!

    Hugs
    Monica

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  8. This is gorgeous Elaine, the colours and textures you have used look wonderful.
    Thank you for taking part in the Joanna Sheen Challenge
    Sue xx

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  9. Love the colours and all the texture Elaine, this is really gorgeous. Thank you so much for joining us at Allsorts for our Favourites challenge x

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  10. Beautiful, beautiful artwork. Thank you so much for playing along with Great Impressions this month. I am so glad you did.

    Mary Anne - Great Impressions DT

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  11. Beautiful card you made! I love everything about it!
    Thanks for playing along at OneStopCraftChallenge this week :-))
    Hugs, Andreja

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  12. This is STUNNING! If you don't like it, feel free to send it to me - I LOVE it! Twigs from the garden? Gorgeous. Covered with feathers? GENIUS. How on earth did you get them to stay still for you? This is a fabulous piece of work and I'm going to Pin it for future reference! Thanks so much for the inspiration and for joining us at CI Paints!

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  13. your canvas looks fantastic
    Thanks so much for joining the challenge at Robyns Fetish this week. Hope you can join us again next week.

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  14. Stunning work, really is stunning. Thank you for joining us at Stamping with the Dragon. Hugs Tina (DT) xx

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Hugz Elaine xx

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