Friday, 4 August 2017

Emerald City Crafts 2nd Challenge

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

Today sees the start of our second challenge over at Emerald City Challenge Blog.

We had a fantastic amount of entries for the first challenge!
Thank You!

I have a new website Linda Simpson Designs where you can purchase my digital papers and ephemera, handmade embellishments, my artwork and destash items too!

Today I am here with my project which is a canvas, I have used Les Beaux Oiseaux Ephemera 

Step by Step

1. I first stencilled the feather stencil from IndigoBlu with modelling paste. Once this was dry I used Hot Cocoa.
2. I then used the Cross Hatching and Bubbles stamps with Marshmallow and Iced Pink Gem acrylic paint.
3. The ephemera I adhered to the MDF frame and then attached to the canvas with Slap it on.
4. Hightlighted the whole of the canvas with Goldfinger metallic paint.
5. I added a couple of flowers and paper clay bird.
6. To finish off I used Tim Holtz alphabet to create the words Bird Song

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Crafty Creations #347 - Anything Goes
Rhedds Creative Spirit - Anything Mixed Media Goes
Altered Eclectics - Anything Mixed Media Goes
TTCRD - Anything Goes
We Love to Create #15 - Anything Mixed Media Goes

Many thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!


  1. Fabulous, love the textured feathers and added embellishments.

    Sylv xx

  2. Beautiful project Linda, love the background papers.xx [aNNie]

  3. Wonderful project, love the colours and texture.
    Valerija xx

  4. Love the fab image and great

  5. Gorgeous canvas Linda, super design. Hugs Jennifer xx

  6. Beautiful canvas Linda. Love all the texture. x

  7. A beautiful canvas, love the textures and the colours!

    Nicola ♥

  8. Absolutely gorgeous Linda, beautifully designed and coloured, fabulous texture, Kate x

  9. Lovely design, colours and the beautiful background you have created xx

  10. Such a great vintage feel to your canvas Linda.

  11. Love this Linda - beautiful textures. Shabneez x

  12. Fab canvas Love all the textures xx Have a lovely weekend :)

  13. Adorable vintage canvas, love it!

  14. A fabulous canvas Linda. Wonderful background and ephemera. Enjoy your weekend. Hugs xxx

  15. Wow! Such a gorgeous project Linda! I love the texture of the stenciled feathers!! Congrats on your new website too! Have a lovely weekend friend!! HUGS

  16. Wow - a fabulous canvas - love all the details and the extra texture. Thanks so much for joining us this time at the Crafty Creations Challenge, Elizabeth (DT)

  17. Super canvas Linda. Lovely effect with the stenciled feathers.
    Hugs Flo x

  18. Very interesting project. Love the design and colours. Thank you for joining us at Altered Eclectics this month. Hope to see you back here again soon. Judy DT

  19. So beautiful, Linda! I dearly love these birds and will be using them a lot. :-D

  20. Gorgeous canvas, I love the hint of pink. Creative Blessings, Tracy x

  21. Beautiful canvas, loved the textured back ground. Thanks for sharing this with Rhedd's Creative Spirit this month, Good Luck. Rupa.

  22. Loving all the texture and composition. 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

  23. Your textured background makes your focal image pop Linda! Thanks for linking to Rhedd's Creative Spirit Challenge once again.

  24. Other beautiful project, Linda!!!
    Thank you for joining us at Altered Eclectics!!!
    Atlette DT


Thank you very much for your comments. I really do appreciate them all and I do read them. I hope you have enjoyed your visit and come back again soon. Linda xxxx