Saturday, 24 May 2008

My first canvas

This is my latest project, an altered stretched canvas. It is approx 8" x 8" in size and I used distress inks and gold glimmer mist to colour the background/canvas. I then cut up some mountboard into 1 1/2" squares and coloured some of them using distress inks and then I stamped various Crafty Individual stamps onto them. I triple embossed these to give them a nice glossy finish.

Some of the other squares, I covered using Crafty Individuals paper and stamped butterlies onto thick vellum and cut them out and attached them using silicone so they are 3d. The middle piece of mountboard with the saying on is approx. 3" square and again I used distress inks to colour it and I used one of my favourite Tim Holtz stamps. Again I then triple embossed this to give it a nice glossy finish. Unfortunately the glimmer mist on the background and the glossy squares don't really show up in the photo.
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19 comments:

CraftyC said...

Wow Angie, that is super fantastic!!! I love the background colours to, your a very clever girl!!!
Clairexx

CraftyC said...

Hello friend, I've something for you on my blog!!
Clairexx

Debi said...

Wow, Angie!! You did an awesome job on your first canvas...love the background

Nic said...

Hi hun, forgot to leave a comment earlier, As you already know think it's super fab, and a brill 1st canvas, can't wait to see more from you xxx

Andrea said...

WOW thats fab Angie and love the design lots xx

nessy said...

wow angie ~again some very creative work, see you have been very busy!! stunning board!!
vanessa xx
ps ~something for you on my blog xx

She said...

Lovely :-) xxx

fairymadjo said...

oh angie,
wow its sooo stunning, i love it huggs jo x

Karen said...

Beautiful, and what a great sentiment!

Hels said...

Gorgeous hun, love the colours and CI are heavenly papers and stamps aren't they? :O))

** Shaz ** said...

Beautiful Angie love the colours xx

Mezza said...

Absolutely Stunning ANgie I love the colours you've used on this it's fab. xxx

Linda Elbourne said...

Stunning - the colours are lovely X

Maureen said...

WOW - absolutely stunning! I especially love the dimensional butterflies!

Kari said...

This is so beautiful!!! I love everything about it!!!

Ann said...

Gorgeous Angie - love the shading & colours, really beautiful xxx

Lesley said...

Beautiful canvas Angie xxx

Richelle said...

Wow!!! this is so beautiful!!!

Mags said...

Simply stunning! Love it!