Thursday, 28 October 2010

A present for......

..... maybe me!!
Have been a bad blogger just lately - we've accepted an offer on the house and have been doing all the stuff that goes along with buying and selling - solicitors, estate agents, surveyors etc etc so crafting time has been at a premium to say the least. There are so many things that can go wrong and I'm really keeping my fingers crossed that all goes smoothly - the new place seemed to just put it's arms around me when we went to view and I'm desperate for us to begin the next chapter of our lives in this new home. Am dying to share the photos with you but am afraid to tempt fate - so once the signatures are on the dotted line look out for some pics - in the meantime please keep hoping for us.

But I was determined to do SOMETHING!! Knowing I should really be making Christmas Cards I decided to do a canvas instead - I REALLY will have to make some effort on the Christmas front.......

Perhaps I shall hang this in the new house? Don't know!

Anyway, canvas measures 15" x 10". Used cuttlebug folder on the metal base and stamped the images with Stazon onto the metal. The stamps are by 'My Paper World' and were a bargain! The usual polyfilla in the back after I'd 'puffed' them out a bit for some depth and then matted and layered onto textured board suitably painted with acrylic paint in shades of Burnt Umber, Chocolate and Vanilla. The stamps were a bit fiddly to do embossing (puffing out) wise, as they're so finely detailed but it looks OK in real life.....
Had a play with a couple of 'herringbone' metal tools for the copper band and the top of the canvas was done using a Martha Stewart punch and the tiny flowers are the offcuts from the punch.
Not many challenges that this effort fits -Sweet Stampin - Anything but a card - was the only one really..... unless someone can tell me anymore!


  1. Fantastic canvas Viv - you must keep it surely!

    Congratulations on the sale and I'll keep my fingers crossed for you too that all does go well xx

  2. So very, very pleased for you Viv.... I shall be thinking of you and praying that it all goes through. How wonderful that you may soon be in your new beautiful home. You so deserve it.
    Lovely canvas by the way xxx

  3. Papertake sparkle and shine? Beautiful work Viv, glad you're sneaking a bit of crafting in!
    Keeping my fingers crossed for you

  4. Its terrific, good luck with the sale Viv. Annette x

  5. This is beautiful, Viv! I hope all goes well with the new house and all.
    Hugs, Vanja

  6. Oh I'm delighted to read this Viv and wish you both success in selling and buying a new home!
    The canvas looks gorgeous - how far your crafting has progressed since the early days when stamping was a stamp, black pad, and colouring in.
    The techniques you now describe leave me standing!
    A friend was recently admiring the card you sent me a few weeks ago - still on display here! Connie, x

  7. What a gorgeous card and great colours!
    hugs and xxx

  8. Congratulations on the sale of your house.I really do hope all goes well for you,you deserve it.Fingers n toes crossed for you.Your canvas is beautiful love the colours and

  9. This is beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week x


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