Thursday, 30 October 2014


Good Afternoon Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

Just want to say a big thank you to all of you for your lovely comments and visits.

Today I am sharing a canvas I made yesterday whilst I was at Kath's. 
I have wanted to make this canvas for a while, you know when you have an idea in your head and it just won't go away?  Well I finally got it onto canvas, I hope you like it.  Autumn is my favourite time of year as nature is such a wonder to behold when the leaves on the trees change from lush green hues to blazing reds and oranges.

Step by Step

1. I first gave the canvas which measures 10 x 8 a coat of Gesso and cream acrylic paint.
2. Using a stencil I created the mountains with Vintage Photo distress ink, I painted the sky using Inkadinks Candy Floss and Mango.
3. To create the tree, I mixed glass beads texture gel, texture past and brown acrylic paint and painted free hand the tree and branches.
4. Using Create a Scene stencil (designed by Kath) I masked off the sun to create a setting sun, painted with Sunshine Satin Silkies. I then stencilled some clouds and a couple of birds on the branches.
5. To finish off I added pine cones and some leaves from my garden. Also added the word autumn too.

Many thanks for stopping by Today
Crafty Hugs xxxxx


Mrs O crafty blog said...

I love autumn too.. Fab idea for the canvas, love the use of natural embellishments, Px

Anonymous said...

It's very nice :) like the autumn feel to it :)

Laine said...

Lovely design and detail Linda. Love the visa and depth you have created.

Carol said...

This is fabulous Linda...I need some of that bead gel! Carol x

Kati said...

A little bit nostalgic, a little bit magical.. but no doubt that it is very lovely canvas.
Thanks Linda for being a part of Not Just Cards Challenge Blog.
Kati, DT

jimlynn said...

Beautiful canvas Linda. It really does sum up the beauty of autumn too!

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous,love the fab

Jackie T said...

Hi Linda this is a fantastic canvas you must have had a great time creating this. Hugs Jackie

Dawn said...

Love your canves, such great textures!
Dawn xx

rachel said...

great canvas Linda - its wonderful - such a great colour scheme and great texture too. Fabulous xx hugs rachel x

Anonymous said...

Linda, I'm glad you've decided to finally create what's been in your mind. It looks wonderful, so pretty.
See you again soon.
Amelia xx

Jennifer Johnston said...

Hi Linda, love this canvas, the colours are lovely and love all the textures you've added.
Hugs Jennifer xx

StampNScrapJunkie said...

Thanks for sharing your fabulous canvas and joining us for our current challenge at Inspiration Destination. Hope to see you again and good luck!
IDCB Owner

Lynne said...

Linda - your canvas is absolutely beautiful!!!!
Thanks for sharing
Lynne, Anything But a Card DT

Andree said...

A fantastic canvas Linda. I love the scene you've created and the textures you've used. It's a wonderful keepsake from your garden xx

Unknown said...

Lovely canvas Linda like the birds in the tree and the background. Hugs Jennifer xx

Anonymous said...

Good morning Linda, Autumn is my favourite time to. Such a gorgeous canvas. Love the scene you have created. Such beautiful colours to.


KarinsArtScrap said...

this is lovely Linda
Gr Karin

NanaConnie said...

Wonderful canvas and superb dimension, Linda! Lovely fall color palette.

A Card A Day said...

Thank you for joining this week at Not Just Cards Challenges Good luck and We hope you'll join us again soon.
Zoe x
Handmade with lots of Love

Tamie said...

Phenomenal canvas, loving your layout and colors you choice. It is a must try for me one day. Thank you very much for sharing your awesome inspiration with us at 4 Crafty Chicks Anything Goes Challenge.

Tamie 4CC DT

Julie Odil said...

Fantastic canvas! Thanks for joining us this week at IDC. Julie O, DT

Amy A said...

Great Scene you've created on the canvas Linda. Thank you for playing along with us at Inspiration Destination Challenges- We sure hope you join us again!

Amy- DT Inspiration Destination Challenges
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