Thursday, 11 August 2011

I wish ...

So the Sunday Stamper challenge was wish.  Um don't think I'm really brave enough to tell you what is on my wish list, those secrets stay deeply locked in my heart (and some would say they might be regrets, but I try not to have too many of those as they can send me into a right blue funk of depression), but I could say the standard response which is of course to win the lottery (the euro lottery naturally) and world peace.

Anyway deep dark wishes aside, this is my entry for the challenge this week.I'm trying to be good and use up stuff that I've got rather than buying new stuff and when I means stuff of course I mean paper and canvases not ink, stains, paint or stamps (honestly what do you take me for - they are ESSENTIAL).  

So this is a 10x8" canvas that I've had for ages and I put loads of white acrylic on and then added weathered wood and bundles sage distress stains on and then added the same inks to get a bit more depth.  Some text added in peeled paint and denim.

I then used a piece of 12x12 green card stock painted over it in an apple green lightened with white, cut into 4 and ran through my big shot with the tattered florals die.  Stuck them together with the glue gun to give some height and added a green candy from Craftworks Cards in the centre. Sprayed loads of marshmallow, lime twist, iridescent gold glimmer mists (see using up stash) and edged with peeled paint distress ink and finally some vanilla breeze glimmer mist as well.

I had a brainwave whilst driving to work (this often happens, I also have them in the shower as well) the next morning what if I edged the canvas with strips of metal embossed and scooched (copyright Lin Brown) the edges?  As you can see it worked a treat.  I put grey paint over the top and wiped off the excess to aged and dull down the green, cut into 1" strips and then into smaller pieces, schooched the edges, sanded to expose the aluminum and stuck down with red tape.

Finally stained some card with picket fence and brushed corduroy distress stain and stamped wish with an old Banana Frog alphabet set and stuck everything down with my trusty glue gun.

Photo's aren't fantastic as the light is appalling this evening but you get the idea!  Right off to tidy up craft room and make a birthday card for my ma for tomorrow and this about other challenges!



  1. Oooh, I LOVE IT!!! The metal just sets it off perfickly... loving all those flowers, I am a sucker for flowers ;o)) Hope that one day your WISHES do really come true for you hunny! Thanks for joining in with the Sunday STamper x

  2. Oh Jo I love this! Love the colours, metal, flowers... Well everything! Fab! x

  3. Beautiful! I love the layered flowers and the metal frame is fab. x


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