Monday, 11 April 2016

Something a little different

Hello crafty friends it’s been a while so I hope you’re all fine & dandy. Well talk ABOUT April showers it’s persistent I’ll say that much and so dull I have got the light on and it’s 3.45 in the afternoon for pity sake!!!!!!!!!! Before I get started on my crafty project I just want to share this pic with you that I posted on facebook yesterday as it was our dear old Charley’s 21st birthday bless her she is an adorable thing who has a very unique character.

Anyhoooo do you remember a couple of weeks ago I posted a little teaser here on FB with this picture asking if you could guess what it would become well here is another snippet see if you can guess now. 

No?? OK well I decided I wanted to make canvas wall hanging I have done a couple before mainly for a friend but it has been a while since I last did one and I had this idea in my head pecking away at me I do try to ignore the voices in my head most of the time but it’s not always possible (they can get very loud and persistent just like the rain lol)
So I listened and this is what came out as an end product

I see people do a lot of these and am in awe of them and never feel mine are anywhere near the standard but I did enjoy doing this one (plus I got messy big thumbs up for that!!!!!!!) so I started by giving the canvases (there is little square one in the top corner) a coat of gesso and let dry then added a bit of texture with homemade texture paste and plaster mesh again left to dry. I then painted them both in a mix of purple colours that I made using acrylic paint. The smaller canvas was added to the big one using texture past then painted over.

To add a little more texture and interest I very lightly stamped some small flowers in a pale grey them embossed with clear powder and added some muslin strips to the bottom corner again I painted this then I frantaged it to DEATH hahaha it was a pain to try and melt the frontage through the back of the canvas (note to self this is why I don’t listen to the voices!!)as you have to get really close but try not to bubble the paint or burn the canvas but I managed somehow.

As you may know I had already coloured the images and cut them out they are images from Mo Manning is   fairy Amanita  and the toadstools are from Polka doodles which I won as challenge prize (thanks Nikky) they have been coloured with polychromo pencils then I added fluffy stuff on the white bits on the top then I went over these with antique linen DI to make look a little dirty rather than pure white.

I then went over the toadstool heads with glossy accents to give a shine (doing this on both sets of images) Then I glued them in place with 3D tape and a mix of hot glue gun and pinflair.

To finish off I added a corner that I made from a corner die which has been embossed in silver powder and frantage and then from the smaller canvas I started to add a spray of the flowers I had made for the last few cards. The reason I added the smaller canvas was I wanted some height for the flowers if you know what I mean I didn’t want them to sit flat and thought that would be the best way (as I am no expert in these things. To add just a finishing touch I added some frosted stamens and berries and there you have it.

The only trouble was after having all that fun making all that mess I then had to clean it all up (bummer) oh well anyway hope you like it and I will see you soon.

Challenges  spring flowers one for the girls ATG Quad (4 shades of purple) ATG ATG ANYTHING BUT A CARD FLOWER POWER FLORAL FRENZY MYTHICAL CREATURES

Happy Crafting


Whisper said...

Aaaah WOW, simply stunning, Luv Sam x

brenda said...

A super bright and cheery canvas Janie, something about toadstools that is always rather magical. Many thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations challenge this month.

B x

Stampsnob. said...

So much texture Beautiful Thanks for sharing Craft Rocket Ch Lis DT

Sandra Baldwin said...

Hello Jacki. Oh WOW, what a beautiful creation this is, and I know from first hand what these are like, because you made two of them for me which are hanging proudly on my wall, and have received many admiring glances. I am so proud of them and will treasure them always.
You put so much work and detail into them and this is just AMAZING.
Love you lots. Will speak soon when I am feeling better.
Sandra xxxx

starcyl said...

What a great make and perfect for our challenge of Floral Frenzy over at Polkadoodles
Jenny (DT)

Anjie said...

Happy 21st Birthday Charley, you are a very beautiful furbaby.
Fab make. Thanks for joining us in our Floral Frenzy challenge challenge at Polkadoodles
Anjie (DT)

Mia Scott said...

Lovely project, I love the dimension.
Thank you for joining in with the 'Floral Frenzy' challenge at Polkadoodles Mia - DT Member xx

Therese Engström said...

WOW what a gorgeous card <3
Thanks for joining us at Creative Corner Challenges.
Hugs from Therese, DT

Joan said...

Fabulous canvas, I love those glossy toadstools

Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations this month


Daffodil Cards said...

I can only say I am in awe at your work, this is amazing and so VERY beautiful. I love the gloss on the mushrooms, the texture on the canvas and the colouring of the cute image, fabulous flowers. Wonderful details.

Beverley said...

Gorgeous canvas. I love the colour and the glossy toadstools. Thanks for joining in our 'Anything Goes' challenge at Crafty Calendar this month.
Bev x

Julie said...

This is stunning Jacki! Love the colours, and dimension, especially your toadstools! Thank you for playing along with us at Mo's Digital Pencil Challenge, good luck! Hugs, Juliexx

Scrappy Scatty said...

lovely creation - Thank you for joining us at The Pencil Case this time xx

Loopylou. said...

ooooh now you know how much i love this from the clubhouse but I just had to pop in here and leave some love for it too, its just magical
thank you so much for playing along with us over on the DP2 challenge
huge hugs Lou xxx

Kim Bell said...

Wow just beautiful texture on this amazing project. Thanks so much for joining us at Mo's Digital Stamp.