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I'm a part-time primary school teacher, who started papercrafting 8 years ago, when I had a fancy to make my own Christmas cards. Since then, I have tried all sorts of techniques and styles - and I kind of like them all. So my work is very varied, which keeps me interested - and my crafty stash growing!! As well as cards, I love working with boxes and canvases - and I'm always seeking inspiration for new projects.

Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Do you believe in Faeries?

Another project from my Crafter's Companion DT application. This one is a canvas using another download from the website - Faerie Poppets.

There are 6 images on the download, but I particularly liked the colours of this image - really clean and fresh!! 
I started by covering the 8x8 canvas with a mixture of Eco-Green Butternut and White acrylic paint, I let this begin to dry and then added another layer in the opposite direction. By using a heat tool, I then created the cracks and splits. The scrape paint technique was then used to apply the Periwinkle and Lime on top.
The swirls on the background were created using stamps from Sheena Douglass' Berries and Poppies sets. I coloured onto them with Amethyst, Green Shoot and China Blue Promarkers and stamped them on the canvas. The borders were cut from Bazzill card stock using Spellbinders Triple Scallop Edgeability and an insert from the Ric Rac set. They were backed with green patterned paper, and glittered with Cosmic Shimmer Aqua Twinkles.  A larger piece of the card was embossed with the Embossalicious 6x6 Floral Frenzy folder, and used to matt and layer the image. 

The floral swirls and foliage are Spellbinders, and the sentiment is from the Tim Holtz - Just Thoughts set stamped with Seedless Preserves DI.
I made the flowers with my melt pot and a silicone mould, and the pearls and ribbon are from my stash. The final touch was to bling the Faerie up with some more Aqua Twinkles. 

I would like to enter this into:
Artistic Inspirations - Anything Goes
Eclectic Ellapu - Wings (Pink Challenge)

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1 comment:

  1. fab creation and the image is a great one to use, got me thinking over what l have now, anyway its stunning,thanks for joining us over on artistic inspirations x


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