Wednesday, 3 November 2010

I'm back!!!!!

Hola :D

I am back from the Domincan Republic minus a bit of blood thanks to lots of mozzies feeding on me :( which resulted in a visit to the hospital!!!

We still had a good time though and my lovely hubby finally did the Padi diving course and thoroughly enjoyed himself even though it was hard going at times!!!

This week I have created a canvas for Bubbly Scrumptious that is to be given as a christening present.005

I have to say its just the most gorgeous baby pic so it was quite easy to create a piece of art around it :D

I painted the canvas with acrylic paint applied with a baby wipe - this is the first time I have tried painting like this and I love the effect. Its much softer than using a brush or a sponge and you can create nice swirly patterns in the paint.

When it was dry I inked the edges with frayed burlap distress ink.

I sanded the piece of die cut paper to soften the colour then ripped a couple of holes in to it. I curledthe edges back and inked with the distress ink, then stuck patches of scrap paper behind.

I highlighted the edges of the canvas and paperwith inka gold in old silver


I stuck it down overlapping
the edge of the canvas to create a 3d effect rather than just covering the front of the canvas.017

I used Fancy Pants stamps and coffee archival ink to create swirls on the corners making sure itwent over the patterend paper to create depth.


I painted Ranger rock candy cracklepaint to one corner and blasted with my heatgun to create some texture,then inked with the archival ink pad.


I then added lace and flowers and spritzed with cosmic shimmer mist in copper.

I added prima canvas letters and a few buttons along with a mix of flowers to finish off.

Hope you like it and also the recipient,


Julie xx


  1. Welcome back, so sorry yo hear of your misfortune on your trip. This christening piece is beautiful. ~Diane

  2. ouch to the mozzies, well done re the diving. That canvas is gorgeous :)

  3. Welcome back. Hate mozzies - they are bad enough over here :(

    The canvas is gorgeous.

  4. ouch, mozzies are evil, beautiful canvas

  5. This is gorgeous!!
    "Mozzies"? That's new to me - but I'm glad you're recovering!

    Thank you for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp & Show challenge!

  6. beautiful canvas! Thos little buggers better leave your legs alone..ouch!

  7. This is fabulous! Beautiful distressing and I love the glimmer. Thanks for joining us over at Simon Says Stamp and Show! Katie xxx


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