Friday, 10 January 2014

SDC January 2014 Challenge

Over at the Stampotique Designers Challenge site this weeks challenge is to show your new stash. Kaz is the lady who has chosen the theme, she said she is being nosey and wants to see what everyone got for Christmas!

My favourite craft present is a tin of 12 Derwent Inktense Blocks and i also treated myself to some new stamps from Sara Neuman for Paper Artsy.

The mini canvas i chose started out quite well.



I wet the canvas before adding the colours from the bars. As this was my first time using them it was a bit of a surprise when i saw the colours, so deep and rich.


Made a little block to place in the aperture of the canvas so i could achieve an even colour and for when i needed to adhere die cuts to the middle.


I used the Sara Neuman stamps to add text to the flowers, then i ran the flowers through an embossing folder which meant you couldn’t see the text any more. Also put the leaves through the Swiss Dots folder and cut out the wording i wanted to use.


Then i made a huge mistake and sprayed some of the Dylusions colour spray onto the embossed die cuts. don’t get me wrong i love the colour but there was no way you could see the text stamping over the flower.  Decided i liked the look and carried on, added some Treasure gold to highlight the paisley design on the flower and on the dots of the leaves.


Also went over the canvas with some TG, it is quite addictive and add it to most things lol.


added a Tim Holtz hitch fastener to the centre of the flower and added the coiled wire before i screwed it into place.

Hope you like this mini canvas created with new stash, thanks for dropping by Smile


  1. Great Canvas and love the wire spirals

  2. Thankyou for showing this technique, I will have a go. Love the canvas, Tis beautiful. X

  3. What a lovely little canvas! I love the dimension that you've given it. You certainly are on a roll! Julie Ann xx

  4. Fantastic canvas I love the colours and dimension you have achievedxx

  5. Love this little canvas, thanks for sharing your process!
    Alison xxx

  6. Fabulous mini canvas. I think we all have those happy accidents!! Thanks for your comment on my blog and thanks for joining my challenge this week at Stampotique x

  7. It's a lovely little canvas, that flower is just stunning!

  8. Beautiful little canvas!
    thanks for joining in with us at Stampotique this week :)

  9. A lot of art in a small space! Nicely done! Thanks for joining us again this week at Stampotique.