Friday, 19 April 2013

ANOTHER MIXED MEDIA CANVAS ...... I'm loving creating these :) _ and a card for my son !

So it's Friday! I can't believe that I have actually crafted every single day :) and finished all the projects that I started...... Mr Mojo has certainly been on my side this week! Well as hubby said ...... I hope you gunna use all that stuff that you have just bought (from Ally Pally) and I replied off course, not knowing what you actually do with half of it hehe :) So I have had a really fun filled week playing....
I have 2 projects to share with you today....... a canvas and a card for my son
I decided not to watch You Tube videos to see what to do with them, cus once I get started I realise that I have actually spent all day on the computer and not actually done any crafting...... we've all been there, haven't we ? :) So I just had a hop around a few very talented blogs and got my inspiration..... and I haven't looked back!
I am really pleased with the outcome of this one:) Believe it or not ..... it was actually a last minute thought and I completed it in just under 2.5 hours, that is very good for me :) I just went with the flow!
So here it is - Another canvas:

 The canvas measures 20cm x 38cm. I have taken a picture with all the items that I used to create the background and some pictures of it in more detail:

  • I randomly cut a few of the papers up, and layered them a little in the centre of the canvas, just off centre leaving a couple of inches on the right side and about 3inches on the left hand side.
  • I used different shades of blue acrylic paints including a pearlescent one. I sponged these on and went over the papers a little.
  • I then stencilled the circles using a bluey grey mix of acrylics and grunge paste, I gently dried this off of slightly using my heat gun (on low heat) and went over it again in the pearlescent blue paint.
  • The picture has been layered onto the spellbinder detailed scallop frame and adhered off centre onto the canvas.
  •  I have used shabby white frantage on the tags and flourishes and glued my chosen words onto the tags. (put these to one side).
  • Next I adhered the lace and pearls on thread to the top and bottom of the canvas.
  • I took all my elements including the flowers, wooden flowers/foliage, metal trinket, flourishes and tags and placed them on the canvas without adhering in place until I was happy with the design. ( I take a photo at this stage of my projects so that I remember where I want them to go). Once I was happy I adhered them all in place.
  •  I also added a little lace to the tags.
  • I have then added a little dried gypsophilia, adhered the crystal gems and crystal flourishes.
  • Finally I added the butterflies and used a little more white frantage in the bottom left and top right hand corners.
Items Used:
  • Canvas - I purchased mine in a pack of 3 from Wilko
  • Acrylic paint - Docrafts and Paper Artsy
  • Shabby White Frantage - Stampendous
  • Emboss it dabber - Ranger
  • Flourishes, tags, flowers, wooden flowers/foliage, crystal gems, crystal flourishes and butterflies - Prima
  • Words - KCo
  • Spellbinder - 5x7 detailed scallops
  • Black lace and pearls - not sure:(
  • Papers - Nature Garden and Engraver - Prima
 I would like to enter my canvas into the following challenge:
Happy Campers Crafting Challenge- use a mask or stencil
A Little Saucey Birthday Card
 Another project that I would like to share with you today is a clean and simple card for my son.
This was rather a challenge for me as recently I have found myself adding more and more bling and embellishments..... and my son, Kieran really wouldn't appreciate a card that I have not only spent hours creating, but also anything that remotely sparkles or looks girly:) although I did manage to sneak a few matt black pearls on to it.......

 I would like to enter this card into the following challenge:
Love to Create - One for the Guys


  1. Oh Nikki I love the canvas you have created . So much texture and elements I had to go back several times to look . Just gorgeous

  2. Gorgeous canvas!! Love the colors! And the card is just awsome!

  3. Nikki, I cannot find words for your canvas. How incredibly dear it is - fabulous mixed media colors and textures - I want to learn to do that, too! Gorgeous! and your "guy's" card is great! hugs, de

  4. Beautiful canvas Nikki, love all the details you add..super fun card too! Carole Z X

  5. Fabulous and fun Kenny K card. Thank you so much for joining us at Love to Create Challenge.

  6. Hi Nikki,

    Congratulations on winning the Happy Campers challenge, could you please get in touch with me, so I can send your prize... xx


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