Thursday, 31 October 2013

Coming of Age

Hi Everyone.............................I just want to say thank you to you all for continuing to follow  me in my little crafty corner and for leaving such kind comments. They are really appreciated. 

Below is a canvas that I made for a friends daughter's 21st Birthday and for my first DT piece at Craft Room Challenge. I just gave you a sneaky peek the other day, promising I would pop back with the 'How To' and here it is.  

The Completed Canvas

I did take a photo of the embossed centre piece but it was rather fuzzy so I have not posted it. The card was brown and I ran it through my Bigshot using Tim Holtz Embossing die. I inked with walnut stain DI to age it and then distressed the edges with my  TH Distressing tool. I took some treasured Gold Gilding wax and highlighted some of the emboss words like Blanchard and Paris  

The canvas is  9" by 12" and was already prepared so I adhered some torn book pages, adhering them with Glue n Seal.  Once dry I took Tim's new Bubble Stencil and a CW Butterfly stencil, covering them  with texture paste.

The numbers are from Tim Holtz  Sizzix Wordplay die and I adhered two together to give a more raised effect that you can view later :-)

A closer look  at the numbers which I adhered with Glue n seal

Once dry I took Distress paint in Broken China, misting with water as I just wanted a wash, enabling the torn papers etc to be visible. 

Once dry I took Vintage Photo and  edged the canvas to give definition, particularly to the stencilled areas. I also applied Treasure Gold Gilding wax in Sapphire, Renaissance and White Fire, creating more definition. 

Distress inks were used to stencil Tim Holtz Dot fade on the background and also CW Art is  stencil 

Alcohol Ink was applied to the metal Ideaology plate and  an old key from my stash. 

I also used Glossy Accents in the centre of the plate over the stamped image.

I love the facial images and sentiments in the TH Stampers Anonymous Classic Favourites set
 ( SCF005) I swiped with Distress Ink and then used Distress Markers on the lips and eyes

The little Butterfly was in my stash and added further dimension along with dome Adage tickets :-)

The recipient was absolutely thrilled, which makes it all so worthwhile.

This week at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge it is 'Anything Goes' where I would like to enter this project.  

Thanks for dropping in

CRafty Hugs xx

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  1. Thanks for haring your steps Annie, I love this piece so rich in colour and texture.
    hugs {brenda} x0x

  2. Stunning work annie and thanks for sharing a step by step with us xx

  3. Hi Annie, love your fabulous canvas, wonderful for a special birthday. The texture is fantastic and I love how,you used the Treasure Gold waxes to highlight. Love the numbers across the bottom to highlight the special date. The butterfly is gorgeous. Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge with this beauty. Tracy x

  4. Anonymous11/01/2013

    It is stunning and a canvas I thought to be special at the time but all the more special for knowing you created it for your daughter's very special birthday.
    She will be able to treasure this for a lifetime.
    Thank you for your generous tutorial.

  5. Fabulous piece and I know the recipient loved it. Love all the texture and the blues look amazing. Thanks for sharing the steps.

  6. What a fantastic birthday present, Annie! It's just beautiful. Thanks for sharing the step by step directions. It's always fun to know how something so beautiful happens!

  7. Loads of great details...fab result, your canvas looks good, Annie!

  8. Wow, that's a wonderful canvas, great texture and details.

  9. A fabulous canvas, this will be treasured I'm sure.

  10. Love your beautiful canvas Annie. Enjoy the weekend, hugs Annette x

  11. Wonderful canvas Annie and great step by step! I am sure it will be very much appreciated! Love all the depth and the textures you created!

  12. Wowww Annie,,,,,waht a great canvas,,,,love the 3D textures,,,,,, and these vintage newspapars on the back,,,,,, very weel done my friend.

  13. Stunning Annie, love all the texture, so excited that you're one of our new teamies :-) Debi x

  14. I do love this Annie. You have really got a flair for creating these canvases. Hope you get chance this weekend to get some crafty time out. Jenny x

  15. WOW! This is wonderful. Thank you for visiting on my blog. I must look what wonderful things you have here.

  16. Great canvas, wonderful texture and colour. Thank you for your lovely comment today. :)

  17. This is a fantastic canvas, Annie - I love the colours, and those chunky double-layer numbers work beautifully embedded into the texture of the piece. What a brilliant idea to incorporate the date for the big birthday celebration - I love the whole thing!

    In a slight state of collapse again after a busy working week, but I should finally get some rest time in the next couple of days - thank you for asking!
    Alison xx

  18. Fabulous canvas Annie ! I'm not surprised it was so well received, I love the colours and textured layers. The beautiful face has such a faraway look in her eyes. The whole piece is just gorgeous ! X

  19. Beautiful canvas art, love the textures and colours. Have a wonderful week, Shirleyx

  20. Thank you for the tutorial on this fabulous project
    Rosie x

  21. Hi Annie. I am still loving this canvas!!! It's just beautiful! I also wanted to thank you for the very sweet comment you left on my blog regarding the faux batik scarf that is featured on Ranger's blog. I loved reading about how the scarf gave you the memory of "Forever Autumn". <3 Candy

  22. Hello Annie, I'm back! LOVE your canvas background and the step out to make it! Way way gorgeous! Awesome gift for sure!

  23. Stunning canvas! Love the color! And the face stamp is sooo pretty! Hugs, Sandra


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