Sunday, 26 February 2017

Happy Day!

This is a re-vamp of a project completed a few years ago. The canvas has been on the wall in the craftie space both here and in the previous house and it had faded with the sun so it now has had a face lift. Sharing with you as yesterday was for me a 'Happy Day'!! (more at the end of the post...)

The canvas measures 12" x 10".

I used acrylic paints for the background and made (what I hope look like) fluffy white clouds across the blue sky with modelling paste.
The flowers in the bottom left and the butterflies are cut from paper napkins, and gesso'ed into place.
I  added a few sweeps of a paintbursh to make stems and dabbed a bit of pink onto the tops for flowers.

The bird and branch was cut from an old book.
The cherry blossom is an old stamp, flowers coloured with Distress Ink and the birdcage (also a stamp - image given to me by a friend) was painted then cut out, and I added a thin string of silver metal as the hanger.
My 'sunshine girl' was made from card with a bit of lace under her skirt.
The Happy Days stamp is done on a bit of tissue paper, stuck onto the canvas and a butterfly and a heavily embossed stamped dragonfly finished it all off.
Was a change from cards to re-do this canvas - had forgotten how much I enjoy the mess! 

So my 'Happy Day' -
yesterday I became the 2017 Bowls England President! Was a day with all kinds of emotions going on -sick with nerves before, pinched myself a few times afterwards as I kept seeing this gold chain round my neck, but overall a lovely day spent with a huge number of lovely people. Then last evening it was posh frock for the Presentation Dinner that when over officially marked the end of the previous President's year - and the start of mine!
Couple of pics to share for those of you who haven't seen them on Facebook -
- and yes that really is ME in the long dress! No photoshopping - just ME!
Have spent the last few weeks trying to lose weight from round my middle as over the last 2 years whilst Junior Vice President, then Senior Vice, I have visited many Clubs all round the British Isles - and was fed wonderful food at them all! So a bit of treadmill every day has been called for...
That's it - all my news for this week!
Am worn out today - think being up till 2am then the drive home this morning has seen me off completely!

Linking my canvas to the following Challenges -
Creative Artiste - A/thing Mixed Media
Frilly & Funkie - Out of the Cold
As You Like It - What do you make other than cards and why

Will catch up with you all this week - am having a quiet week at home! x  


Wendy said...

That's wonderful news Viv, congratulations! Lovely photos of you, gorgeous dress.
Love your canvas, it's absolutely fabulous, so gorgeous!
Wendy xx

Meggymay said...

Congratulations Viv, I hope you have a good year in your roll as President. Its a wonderful photo and you look so happy and its a gorgeous dress.
A fabulous canvas as well.
Yvonne xx

Kathleen said...

Two fabulous photo's Viv, huge congratulations and I hope you have a fabulous year.
Love the canvas, lovely colours and images. I did smile when you said you have given it a face lift but the poor image hasn't got a face, lol.

Kath x

Stamps and Paper said...

Many congratulations Viv on your presidency....beautiful work on your canvas lovely stamps and colours


Mrs A. said...

Congratulations Viv. You look gorgeous in your photos and i love your revamped canvas. Hugs Mrs A.

Irish Cherokee said...

Fabulous revamp of the canvas Viv. Congrats on the honors. WOW. You look stunning in both photos.

Hugs and Blessings

Sarn said...

WOW - love your revamped canvas Viv - it's a stunner and sounds like you really enjoyed the project.

MANY MANY CONGRATS on your new post - and don't you look stunning in your posh frock too.

Wishing you a relaxing and peaceful day!

Hugs, Sarnie xxx

Barb said...

What a wonderful post Viv. Huge Congratulations and you look lovely in your beautiful dress. A lovely happy photo of you wearing your chain of office too. That really is very special.

Your canvas looks amazing. It really is beautiful work and I enjoyed reading how you did it. Barbxx

Carole said...

Fabulous canvas the story on your creation. Big congrats on your new post and boy I wish I looked that good in a look stunning and in your uniform too wit your chain of office. Honoured to be a blogging buddy (bowing here) hugs x

Loll said...

Congrats to you Viv!! What an exciting year ahead of you. Lovely pics of you with your gold President's chain around your neck ... and a lovely picture of you in your evening gown. A wonderful night to remember!

Your canvas is awesome. Love all the layering of elements to create a "Happy" canvas. It's bright and fun and cheerful! xx

Zw@@n said...

Wow, stunning canvas, Viv. Gorgeous scene. Congrats on being the 2017 Bowls President. Thank you for joining us at As You Like It. Luv, Wilma

aussie aNNie said...

Congrats Viv, gorgeous photos here too, one classy chic. Love your fabulous canvas all the layers and goodies are awesome.x[aNNie]

Unknown said...

Hi - congratulations! Beautiful pic of you with your chain of office & your uniform.
Love your canvas - so much to look at. Great design & colours.
Thanks for joining us over at Creative Artiste this month. Hope to see you again - good luck!
Bev (DT) x

Jenny Marples said...

WOW Viv!!!! Huge congratulations on your presidency! What an achievement and honour. You look positively stunning in that dress. Your canvas revamp looks wonderful too with the use of paint and gentle blossoms matching that lovely lady's dress. Thank you for joining us at Frilly and Funkie xx

Pat said...

What a beautiful canvas Viv with the sweet little lady and all the pretty flowers, birds and butterflies. Congratulations on your becoming President of Bowls England, a wonderful achievement and lots more busy and interesting times ahead for you. x

Viv said...

Great canvas and two lovely photo's of you look just AMAZING ! Well done and enjoy your fabulous year...I know you will ;) hugs Viv xx