Wednesday, 26 October 2011

A Christmas canvas

Evening all, inspired by the workshop last Monday and also the amazing Tim Holtz's christmas tags from last year, I decided to make a Christmas canvas in my favourite colourscheme of teal and brown which will fit in beautifully with my decor come Christmas-time!!
So here it is.....................................

I painted a crackle effect onto the bare canvas, next I stamped the background stamp and some swirls with stazon onto white tissue paper, this was then adhered to the canvas using Ranger's Studio Multi Medium. When dry the tissue paper is transparent so the lovely crackle paint effect shows through. I edged the canvas with a bronze embossing powder and added some distress stickles. I cut the baubles and branches from grungepaper using Marianne dies and coloured the branches brown and the baubles a lovely teal colour. I backed the baubles with some card and added more stickles to the recessed areas. I used a lovely ticket stamp from Pink Gem on some kraft paper and scrunched it up before distressing with inks and distress stickles. The baubles, branches and ticket were stuck to the canvas using silicon. I coloured some vintage seam binding with the distress inks before making bows to add to the baubles. Voila!!

I'm entering this into the Bearly Mine Challenge - Anything but a card


  1. Fabulous card love your design and colour choice. Thanks for joining us at Bearlymine, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxxx

  2. This is lovely and stunning colours. Thanks for playing with us over at BMC this time.
    Love n hugs


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