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Sunday, 19 July 2015

Take three crafters...(by Lesley)

Today's post is another collaboration, this time from Judith, Debbie and I.

A few weeks ago we managed to all get together and decided it would be fun for us to start a project and then swap over.

This first canvas was started by Debbie who stuck small pieces of Melange Tissue and flowers from a serviette to a canvas panel with Glue 'n' Seal. Next she mixed some gesso with Peacock Feathers Distress Paint to make a tint and brushed it randomly around the canvas. After leaving it to dry Judith took it home to add her flair to it. 

Using the cherry blossom image from the Tranquility set she stamped it several times and then coloured the images with a combination of pencils and watercolours. The bird, from A Little Bird Told Me was stamped on 160gsm white cardstock and then coloured with pencils. Finally she added 'perchance to dream' from the See Beauty clear stamp set.

The second canvas was started by Judith who used Postale tissue and flowers from a different serviette. She used the same tint combination of gesso and Peacock Feathers Distress Paint and then handed it over to Debbie. To harmonise with the flower images from the serviette Debbie coloured a piece of 160gsm cardstock with Squeezed Lemonade Distress ink and then punched out a whole bunch of petals. She stamped the leaves from the Sunny Sunflowers set and the bird from A Little Bird Told Me onto cardstock and coloured with pencils.

Using 3d gel she then attached the leaves and petals, arranging them to simulate the serviette flowers and finally added the bird.
So what hand did I have in all of this? Well I was going to add a stamped quote or phrase to Debbie's canvas, but I felt that it would detract from her beautiful flower head. So my contribution is to write up this post , the title of which post should be 'take two crafters and a writer'.  What I can do is to say a huge thank you to both ladies for designing such stunning pieces of artwork, I think anyone would be proud to hang these on their wall. And if ever a collaboration project is suggested again  I don't think I will get off so lightly next time do you?

Thanks for joining us today, please visit again tomorrow to see another wonderful creation from one of our talented design team.


  1. Lovely idea to do a collaborative project ladies. Both canvases work a treat. I never think to add colour to gesso, what a great idea. The serviette sections just melt into the background perfectly, and the stamped and coloured elements on Judith's finished work and the punched and stamped on Debbie's really blend into the overall designs so well. Great inspiration. Elaine xxx

  2. Two stunning pieces of artwork, I love them both.

    Sue xx

  3. they're both lovely - the extra dimension of the punched flowers and leaves really lifts the second one

  4. both lovely. The first i love the color with the flowers. Great!

  5. They are both beautiful, love them x

  6. These are incredibly gorgeous. Love them both!

  7. Both of these I would gladly hang on my wall .

  8. Two really pretty collaborative pieces Lesly and the colours are beautiful. I like the use of the pretty serviette designs stuck down and then other images added. The birds are extremely pretty. x

  9. Wow , fantastic, I really love the birds on a bright flower background!!


  10. Your canvases are gorgeous. The first one would look great in my living room!

  11. Oh wow; they both look delicate, a little bit vintage and so summerly! Great artwork!

  12. What a great idea, that must of been fun? They've turned out beautiful xx Zoe xx


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