Monday, 20 July 2015


Good Morning Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

How are you all today? Did you have a nice weekend?

Today's project created yesterday was inspired by watching Mike from Kraftyhands demoing at IndigoBlu on Saturday! Mike upcycled a coffee jar, I didn't have one so made a canvas in a frame which was one of my purchases from IndigoBlu

This is a close up of the dimension and colours.

Step by Step

1. I first painted Gesso over the canvas, I embossed some card and adhered to the base of the canvas.
2. I then gave a coat of black Gesso, once this was dried I then arranged my embellishments.
3. I used metal leaves, crocheted, paper and metal flowers, beads, dragonfly and letters to create the word "Fly".
4. I gave 2 coats of black Gesso letting them dry between each coat.
5. To finish off I dry brushed Pebeo Iridescent paints in green, purple and pink to add highlights to all the elements and embossed card.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

That Craft Place - Words 
2 Creative Chicks #23 - Anything Goes
Altered Eclectics - Anything Goes (Mixed Media)
Rhedds Creative Spirit - Anything Goes (Mixed Media)
The Sisters of Craft - Anything Goes
All Crafts Challenge - Anything but a Card 

Many thanks for visiting today!
Crafty Hugs xxxxx


Zoe said...

This is stunning Linda xx Zoe. Xx

Jennifer Bradley said...

Beautiful canvas, loving the colours and embellishments. Jennifer x

Kay said...

Absolutely Fabulous Linda. I have yet to try something myself. Love it. x

sandra carey said...

Wow wow wow this is absolutely stunning Linda Hugs Sandra xx

jane stillman said...

An absolutely fabulous canvas Linda, love the dimension texture and colours

Bad Kitty said...

very pretty card
have a nice day

Laine said...

This is beautiful Linda. So much depth and detail.

Cheremane said...

Linda this is totally stunning LOVE it :)..... Was so lovely to see you Saturday xxx

KarinsArtScrap said...

this is stunning Linda, love it and fab colours.
Gr Karin

aussie aNNie said...

This is definitely a WOW FACTOR...xx{aNNie My Personal Blog}

pam said...

Fantastic Linda, looks amazing..
Did you get in touch with Tracey? They have 3 in the shop..
Hugs Pam x

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Linda this looks amazing I love all the texture. Hugs Jackie

Claire Boelema said...

Absolutely stunning - you've convinced me that I really do need black gesso!! x

The Tag Lady said...

Stunning ! Love all the texture.xx

Andree said...

This is absolutely amazing Linda. All the elements and the iridescent colours are wonderful. Hugs xxx

Wheelie Crafty said...

Wow linda, you have mastered mixed media, I love what you have created and where you have gone with this canvas...

Hugs Rhonda xxx

Holley (Tondre) Barnhart said...

Totally gorgeous Linda!

Tracy Welham said...

Wow, amazing! Fabulous use of all the materials. Creative Blessings, Tracy x

NanaConnie said...

Absolutely incredible, my friend !

Pollard Carole said...

Stunning its wonderful looks like an expensive wall canvas the sort you see in posh galleries!! you are so clever Love and hugs Carole x

Rupa S said...

Beautiful piece Linda. I so love every bit of it.Thanks for sharing with us at Rhedd's Creative spirit this month. Good Luck, Rupa (DT).

Jacqueline said...
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Elaine aka Ellapu said...

I love this so dramatic and very effective - Thank you for sharing with us over at Rhedd's Creative Spirit this month and hope to see you again in future challenges.

Handcrafted by Ellapu
Mother Hen for Altered Eclectics
Mother Hen for Eclectic Ellapu
DT Rhedd's Creative Spirit
DT The Mirror Crack'd
DT Anything but a Card

Jacqueline said...

Wow! Stunning creation. Love all those details and dynamic techniques you used on the canvas. Very beautiful!
Hugs, Jacqueline

Sandra Wright said...

This is quite beautiful Linda...loving the colour palette too.
I love the arangement of teh flowers and the insects, really gorgeous.
Thank you for joining us over at Altered Eclectics...x

Avril Watson said...

Oh Jeepers this is gorgeous Linda, totally love this canvas, hugs xxx

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Gorgeous project, Linda, have a wonderful weekend sweetie.

Love and hugs

Samra Leshinski said...

WOW!!! Linda this is stunning! What a gorgeous design! Thank you for the inspiration! I am your new follower :)
Paper Talk with Samra

hazel said...

Thank you for sharing your amazing piece with us at Altered Eclectics, I love it.
xxx Hazel.

Rita Marie said...

Absolutely beautiful Linda! Thank you for joining us over at The Mirror Crack'd... xo :)

Nicola Jayne Saul said...

Absolutely stunning Linda, so much detail. Love it. Thanks for joining us at That Craft Place, Nicola X

Lin said...

Fabulous canvas Linda. So much detail and dimension.

Thank you so much for sharing your talent with us

The Mirror Crack'd

Debs said...

this is fabulous...thanks for sharing at TCP...hugs Debs x