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Sunday, 22 January 2017

Rose Canvas and Leafy Trails (posted by Claire)

Good morning, I hope you're all having a lovely crafty weekend. This morning I'm sharing a couple of projects made for Lesley's last shows on Hochanda.

Do you ever start a project with one idea and go off on a complete tangent and make something completely different? That's what happened with this canvas as I coloured the gorgeous roses from Rose Stem Script with my pencils planning to make 3 CAS cards but got totally side tracked and ended up making this lol.

I used acrylic paints to create the background, adding some stencilling with texture paste and then created texture around the images to frame them. I used scrunched up tissue paper with matte gel medium and once it was all dry I added silver highlights with gilding wax. I stamped the sentiment on an acrylic tag and embossed with silver embossing powder and added some little roses that I'd made with air dry clay to finish off. I wasn't sure how the tissue would work but it's quite solid once the gel medium is dry.

My second project is a card made with PanPastels and distress inks. I began by creating the background with PanPastels and then overstamped with the beautiful Leafy Trails Big Bold Background stamp. I watercoloured the image with distress inks and then distressed around the edges with Gathered Twigs distress ink. I layered the image on cream and brown card and added the sentiment (from Words of Love) with some garden twine. I used a couple of little berries and some ribbon to finish the card off.

Thanks for visiting, keep checking back as my teamies have lots of beautiful projects to share!
Claire xx


  1. Gosh these are both absolutely stunning Claire, beautifully designed and coloured canvas with fabulous texture and the leafy card is gorgeous lovely colours and embellishments, Kate x

  2. Ooooohhhhh.... I'm just in love with your canvas!! Pinned immediately!
    The roses stamped and those with clay matches perfectly toghether and the textures and colours are AMAZING! Love the script on the back and the adorable tag!
    So glad you haven't made three CAS :D LOL
    Also your card looks lovely with the leaves on the beautiful sky and love the rustic string!

  3. This is beautiful. I love how the roses appear to stand out of the frame.

  4. I love Chocolate Baroque stamp s and love what you have done with them.

  5. The canvas is beautiful and displays those roses perfectly Claire, and I love the colours, and the card with the leafy trails is so pretty and love the blue sky and big sun in the background using the Pan Pastels, and the wonderful watercolouring of the stamp. I love the way you have fixed the sentiment and the berries and ribbon with the twine too. x

  6. Love both these projects. Thank you for sharing.

  7. They're beautiful, I love your canvas.


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