Saturday, 21 August 2010

DT Posting - One Stop Craft Chellenge - Not a card

Hi everybody

I have had a lovely few days - but have not produced much in the way of crafty stuff.  My life long friend Lesley took me out to lunch on Wednesday for my birthday.  We met at 12 noon and did not leave the pub until 4.15 - just a lovely afternoon of girly laughter and catching up.  Very little drinking though as we both had to drive home as we met halfway.  On Thursday my lovely OH took me out for afternoon tea with champagne at the most wonderful hotel, Four Seasons at Dogmersfield, which is not too far from us.  A beautiful manor house set in the most beautiful parkland.

Anyway - on to my DT entry for the One Stop Craft Challenge - and this week the theme has been chosen by the very talented Sharon.  Check out the OSCC blog for all the team's entries, and Sharon's blog to see her wonderful work.

My DT piece is a canvas that I started at a class at LB Crafts, and have recently finished.

The canvas is painted with Kaisercraft Acrylic paint in two shades, with some distress ink wiped over as well, and then overstamped in black archival ink with a swirl.  The square embellishments in the middle are made by embossing copper colour metal usingTen Second Studio molds.  These are then brushed over with some black paint to distress them.  The cage - I am sure lots of people will recognise - as one of Tim Holtz's dies.  This has also been through an embossing folder.  The leaves are stamped, and cut out of the metal, and the flowers made with a die - I thnk Sizzix - but cannot be sure.  The little copper coloured flowers were horrible sequins, but a little Inka Gold paint goes a long way to transforming them, and then I have added tiny black crystals to the centres.

I have shown you a little more detail below.

I am entering this for the following challenges:

Paper Cutz Challenge #55 - Anything goes


Have a lovely weekend.

Thanks for stopping by. I really appreciate your comments.


  1. Oh Val this is stunning...

    Sounds like you had a nice few days xx

  2. Val, this canvas really inspires me. I love the colors of green and copper together and all the details of this gorgeous piece.

  3. First of all a belated Happy, Happy Birthday Val! It sounds as though you have had a couple of really lovely days.

    As for your canvas, it's gorgeous! I love the colours in the background and the pretty stamped swirls. I always love anything metal so this was bound to be a winner with me and well done for having the patience to 'alter' those sequins. They do look just right added to the swirls.

    Lesley Xx

  4. Fabulous canvas Val !! this is absolutely stunning !! Am sure you have it in pride of place on your wall :-)

    Lols x x x

  5. themessycraftroom21 August 2010 at 20:44

    Wow. Val this is stunning. I love everything about it. The colour, the metal and all the embelishments. It's wonderful hope you've had a lovely birthday. Hugs x ChrisB

  6. This is just beautiful Val, so much work must have gone into it.
    Happy belated birthday! Glad you had a good time
    Linds x

  7. Oh wow! That is so gorgeous, Val! I love it!

  8. Oh Val sounds like you have been having a wonderful time out and about!
    So love your creation so beautiful!
    kim x

  9. Gosh Val, this is superb! Beautifully artsy and quite amazing! Warmest wishes, Lesley

  10. Wow amazing canvas, such a lot of work to it!

    Belated happy birthday, we'll have to celebrate when we meet up

  11. what an amazing project! Thank you so much for entering the SFTW challenge, good luck!

  12. Gorgeous canvas, so much detail!
    Thanks for
    playing at SFTW!


Thank you soooo much for all the wonderful comments you leave on my Blog. I appreciate each and every one....and for you taking the time to do so....I will try to get over to your Blog too.
Love and big hugs
Val xx


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