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Tuesday, 31 August 2010

stamping on canvas


i've had lots of fun experimenting on these, i've used shimmer paint on both which gives them a lovely subtle sparkly shimmer but its not showing up on the photos.
the butterflies are made with the Flight of the Butterfly stamps and punch. i sponged on bashful blue and pretty in pink inks then stamped in pretty in pink using the background Bella toile stamp and the swirl from Baroque motifs in regal rose ink.
the christmas tree was made from handmade card buttons(this was not my idea - a friend showed me it and she'd seen it on a blog- i can't remember the blog but if i find it i'll link to it) , I used Crystal Effects to add the sheen. i sponged close to coco ink and champange shimmer paint and used the En Francais background stamp (which i use on everything at the moment) some of the buttons have a sprinkling of dazzling diamonds to give them a bit of christmas sparkle.
thanks for looking - i will be doing the christmas tree as a class shortly, so drop me a note if you fancy making one yourself

10 comments:

Shazza

these are lovely Kara, loving thos handmade buttons, they look so real
x

Loraine Arderne

Oh wow! These are fab!

Dawn

Kara the blog is Jenni Pauli for the tree
Looks lovely finished, you would never know the buttons were made from cardstock.
Glad you liked the idea.

Sharon

This is lovely. Well done on finishing yours...x

debbi taylor

Lovely projects and great colours - the buttons look amazing x thanks for taking part in the blog hop

SarahLP

These are stunning, Kara! I did a canvas like your butterfly one a year or two ago (before I had the SU punch!) - yours is great with the Baroque Motif stamped behind them. And i love the En Francais behind your button tree too.

kerenbaker

These are lovely- I love the button tree- gorgeous!

Sandra Roberts (Sarnie)

These look lovely, thanks for sharing. I have some canvases but not touched them yet !!

Were you down as next ont he ILWS Blog Hop scheduled for 10am this morning ?

Zoë

Kara these are beautiful and I especially like your tree. Jenni's at convention was lovely, but you've taken it a step further with the background stamping which is the icing on the cake. Zoë x

Cheryl

Wow stamping on canvas what an idea. The Christmas tree will definitely be cased. It would make a fantastic hostess gift. I can't believe the buttons are handmade. They look great. Thanks for sharing such a great project!