Tuesday, 29 April 2014

Roses and Romance at Craft Room Challenge

Hi everyone...hope you are having the best week  x  Debi is the host of the new challenge over at Craft Room Challenge this fortnight and she has chosen Roses and Romance. It's such a fun theme and I hope you get the chance to play along. 

Our sponsor for this fortnight is the wonderful Crafty Individuals. Their prizes are amazing so get those entries in!!

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 Below is my DT submission, which is a canvas ( 7 by 5 )
As the canvas had been treated with Gesso I gave it a wash of Vintage photo Distress Paint and added some vintage papers, which were torn around the edge and aged with Vintage Photo Distress Inks.

The roses were handmade using Tim Holtz  Mini Tattered Florals Movers and Shapers Sizzix die as I wanted a slightly smaller Rose. You can also use the  Tattered Florals Bigz die.

The florals were die cut using Tim Holtz Co'Ordinations paper and you can see the various textures below. I chose to distress the textured side :-)
Here they are all sanded down.............isn't this an amazing effect !!
Then I took my Vintage Photo Distress Inks and aged them
You can see a close up of the finished roses below. :-)

Texture paste was then applied over Tim Holtz stencils...dot fade and harlequin..once dry I applied Treasure Gold wax in Blue Sapphire and Florentine.
I love Tim's Found Relatives and decided to use this beautiful photograph of the young girl, patiently waiting on the return of her fiance. The frame was die cut using SB die, painted with Salty Ocean Distress Paint and then sanded down. I wanted a gilt framed look so ran the frame through my Big Shot using an embossing folder.  The sanded areas were distressed in ......yes you guessed........Vintage Photo Distress Ink and yet more gilding wax.. The edges of the canvas were aged using Walnut Stain Distress Ink and some gilding wax was applied to the roses.
For added romance I took some American Seam Binding, smooshed through Victorian Velvet Distress Ink, which was applied to my heat mat and then spritzed with water and heat dried. The hat pins and cameo finished off the look I so wanted to achieve. :-)
Oops...almost forgot that I had added some vintage lace, which was stained with tea.
It's great to have you drop by and I do hope that you manage to join in with us at CRC. For further inspiration you can check out the wonderful makes by my DT sisters by clicking HERE

Have fun and I will catch up with you all soon xx

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  1. Annie, your canvas, is so rich and textureful, love the romantic red roses with the gold, the ribbon and that darling girl- perfect for my theme- thanks for embracing it so perfectly, Debi xxxx

  2. Gorgeous design, love all the texture, the flowers are fabulous! Shirleyx

  3. Hello Annie,
    I love your canvas, it has great textural areas and lovely flowers, the added pink Bow is gorgeous.

  4. Beautiful beautiful canvas!

  5. Beautiful canvas Annie. The colour combinations are so stunning and work so well together. Your roses look magnificent and adds that special touch. Fantastic piece of art. Hugs Mum xxxx

  6. A fantastic project Annie. I love the flowers and that gilded texture background. So vintage. Jenny x

  7. A fabulous canvas Annie, I love the framed image and wonderfully textured background xx

  8. Totally gorgeous, love this one very much! Hugs, Valerie

  9. Ooooh Annie, I luuuurve this one! The textures are delicious and such a great use of the treasure gold to make all the other fabulous colours pop. A GREAT make! Chris xxx

  10. I love the rich colours you have used Annie, your flowers are gorgeous. The tea dyed lace is perfect and that scrunchy bow is a wonderful finishing touch... love this! Big hugs, Anne xx

  11. This is fabulous Annie - I love the colours and texture and the flowers are fabulous. Jennie x

  12. amazing texture on your piece Annie and the roses look fabulous - love the whole layout too - wonderful! Hugs rachel x

  13. I love your canvas, Annie! The roses are beautiful and I love all the texture you've created! Beautiful project!

  14. Your projects are always amazing and this one is no exception. Love the colors and all the textures. Stunning canvas!

  15. Wonderful canvas, as a big fan of texture the pastes and papers are a sure fired winner with me! The whole makes a lovely romantic Vintage piece. XOXO

  16. Fabulous composition Annie, love it, your flowers are great and I love the blue. Flora xx

  17. Beautiful canvas, love the textures and the gorgeous flowers.

  18. Such a beautiful piece of art with great details, love the flowers.

  19. Anonymous4/29/2014

    What a beauty of a canvas - I am drooling over those divine roses!
    I love the colour palette and that sweet image as the focal.
    P.S. Glad you liked the Fairy Sweets canvas

  20. Stunning Annie, love your canvas, so gorgeous and romantic! Love that found relative girl, it suits this piece perfectly. The roses look smashing and oh those textures in the background, they look fantastic!!

  21. BEAUTIFUL!!!! I love it all! The old photo, the bow, the roses...all just a wow Annie!

  22. Another gorgeous vintage canvas, Annie - the colours glow with richness, and the textures are fab! Beautiful roses and ribbon too!
    Alison xx

  23. This is such a beautiful and romantic canvas Annie, I love all the different textures, colours and the fabulous roses.
    xxx Hazel.

  24. Wow Annie this is fabulous, love the roses and the texture, gorgeous canvas;-))m


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