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Monday, 4 January 2010

Scrapbook Canvas

Just a quick post tonight, as my husband is being sorely neglected. I have been working like a trojan lately to get this canvas finished. It has been a labour of love, and I have really enjoyed making it. I have used my favourite colours, aubergine and teal, and lots of swirls and butterflies which I love too.


I used gesso to prime my Donna Downey canvas page, which I then painted with watered down acrylic paint. I then pasted some old book pages onto the painted surface with a transfer medium, Golden soft gel. I stamped some phrases onto dressmaker's pattern, and pasted that too. I overstamped some swirls, and images, added some bling, a handmade flower, and my large butterfly. I used Michelle Roo's instructions for the handmade flower which can be found on her blog. I hope you like my efforts, I'm certainly going to do some more of these, bye for now, Judith x

12 comments:

Sally H said...

stunning, Judith! I keep seeing that Butterfly and trying to resist buying it, but I'm getting weaker by the second!

Lynne K said...

Judith, that's absolutely stunning! Just beautiful. I love those colours too. Well worth all the time you must have spent on it. If you're going to do more I can't wait to see them.

I've just got that butterfly. It is gorgeous, isn't it? Shrinks beautifully too.

craftimamma said...

Fabulous page Judith. I can't see one element I don't love. The colours are really pretty and the butterfly is gorgeous. I love all the swirls too.

Can't wait to see what you do next time.

Lesley Xx

Kat said...

This is just gorgeous Judith. I love the colours you used. What a lot of work you have put into this but it is worth it. It looks amazing.

Kat xx

Michele said...

WOW this is gorgeous. Love the colours you've used and especially the flower you've made ;0) Glad you enjoyed my tutorial. Hugs Michele x

Aquarius said...

Thuis great - you have been working hard and I love the butterfly

lisa said...

Wow!!!!! Judith this is stunning. I love everything about it, the colours, the swirls and that butterfly!!!!! I've just bought that stamp too but haven't had chance to get it out the packet yet. I am truly inspired now!

Lisax

Elaine G said...

Judith
You've dine a great job incorprating lots of those techniques we tried on the Retreat - well done. I so love this big butterfly - it must be one of my most favourite stamps ever, even if it is a bit enormous and I had to buy a new huge acrylic block for it!! I bet you had a whale of a time playing with this project. I feel inspired to have a play now!

Elaine xx

Anne said...

Wow Judith this is just awesome, what lovely spring colours you've used, if only spring would come :)

Sarita said...

This is so stunning Judith, the combination of colours is just beautiful. Your butterfly and flower are gorgeous as well,
Love Sarita xx

KAT said...

Judith - I love this! The colors are vibrant and beautiful and I've always wondered about these canvas pages - this one is really beautiful!

eraser carver said...

Wow, your canvas is absolutely stunning! Beautiful colours and great composition. Gorgeous!

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