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Common Blue Butterfly Canvas

Good evening everyone! Hope you are well :-) I am here with a make I am really proud of. I wanted to make something based around some of the gorgeous butterfly photos I have managed to take so far this year and so I printed my photo onto canvas. I then took a plain canvas and played with a new medium. Acrylic modelling paste. I used a palette knife to smear this over a stencil which I had secured to the canvas with tape. I then removed the stencil and washed between each area I treated. I left this to dry, then painted with dark metallic blue paint, then I painted the rest of the canvas and the tops of the texture paste made with the stencil with this too. I let this dry, then got out my spray inks and pearlescent paint medium. I masked the canvas then used a length of hessian and sprayed the yellow ink onto this to give like a waffle like effect. I sprayed green ink onto a stencil then mixed the ink with the pearlescent medium to give a glimmering green effect. I decorated with cott…

Creative Blog Hop Q&A

I have been asked by my lovely and extremely talented Sarah Hurley team colleague to take part in a Creative blog hop. Its very difficult to capture your craft journey in one post but I will give it a try and hope for the best!

What am I working on?
I have been taking photos of butterflies-my passion as anyone who follows me well knows! I have been working on a way to include these in my crafting and have been playing with some new mediums. Here is a photo of one of my projects I have just finished (I will create a separate post to explain how I made it)

Ever since I have been blogging I have come from cards and then expanded my crafting into all sorts of new crafts-I now even sew which I thought I would never be able to do! I am very glad to have been brave enough to try new crafts and I really feel my blogging has encouraged me in doing so-its wonderful to be part of a wide supportive network of crafters!
How does my work vary from others in my genre? I always find these questions r…

Suzanne's 'Outside In' Scrapbook

Good afternoon everyone, hope you are well! I am here with a really special project for one of my friends who is poorly. She loves nature so for her birthday I thought I would make an 'outside in' scrapbook with pretty pictures of flowers, wildlife and scenery for her to look at when shes feeling low. I used Papermania Sew Lovely range of papers, ribbons, bows and decoupage sheets, twine, eyelets, tags, photos, wooden embellishments and felt. For the front cover I chose quilted paper, then used a decoupage sheet label which I handwrote the title on. I then gave this texture and a 3D effect by matting with two different shades of felt. Fawn and Lime green. On this page I made a pocket where I stored a photo tag, but also used little photos of flowers and wildlife as embellishments on the pocket and page. A photo of a Small Copper butterfly on a tag I made, with a gold eyelet and twine to pull these tags out. I singed the ends of the twine with a lighter so they didnt fray. A c…

Nautical Ribbons Beach Card

Good evening everyone, hope you are well :-) I'm sure we all have photos of pretty beach scenes in our photo collection and in my aim to print and make use of the photos I take (rather than them all sitting in a computer folder being neglected!) I thought I would find some pretty photos to make cards with. It instantly increases the stash you own for crafting being able to use what we already have! :-)
I used Papermania a All Aboard tag which I cut from a larger sheet of that paper-I then placed an eyelet and added twine which I burnt at the edges to stop it fraying. I hand wrote my sentiment on this. I used Coredinations card as my mats for the photo and the textured paper underneath. I placed this on Kraft card blank, then added my nautical ribbon from Crafty Ribbons as an embellishment, along with a wooden heart button.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Crafting from the Heart: Anything Goes
Incy Wincy Designs: Strings and Things
The Kraft Journal: Sun Cha…

Crafty Ribbons Challenge: Yellow

Good morning everyone! Hope you are well :-) I am here with my creation for Crafty Ribbons Yellow Challenge. I had this gorgeous material with bold yellow stripes amongst the colours and embellished using yellow accents. You can find the tri stripe ribbon here and the Polka dot button here. I used Papermania Fat Quarter Fabric in brights, the button and ribbon are linked above from Crafty Ribbons and Cotton Batting for padding out my case. I started by measuring my ipod, and cutting out two lengths of fabric-to cover the device and enough for a flap to button up. I cut the same from the cotton batting. I then cut a 1inch rectangle of fabric for my button clasp. I started by folding this over on itself with the rough edges inside the retangle and stitched on a sewing machine ready to go later on. I folded one length of fabric so I could see where the middle of the case was and then sewed on my catch. I then pinned my case, leaving a gap at the bottom to turn the right way out. Once th…

All Crafts Challenge June/July Mid Post Inspiration

Good morning everyone! Hope you are well :-) We are here with our Midway inspiration creations for you-I really hope you'll come join in our challenge here and pop by my design team members blogs to tell them what you think! :-) I start with our Guest Designer: Lisa S. with this gorgeous creation, thank you Lisa, its been lovely to have you join us!
Mrs A I hope you feel inspired from our creations and will join us in our All Crafts Challenge which you can find here!