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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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  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

  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

  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! :)

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

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

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

  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!


  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

  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

  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

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

  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!

  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.

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


Thank you for your comments. I really do appreciate them and they make my love of crafting much more worthwhile.
Hugz Elaine xx


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