Thursday, May 13, 2010

Mini sunflower canvas- Crafts and Me challenge

I've finally had the energy to make something! It's a little canvas I bought from Dunelm a while ago, about 3 inches square. The challenge over at Crafts and Me is ANYTHING BUT A CARD, so I thought I'd try using a Sweet Pea stamp on it.

I painted the canvas with Claudine Hellmuth Ranger Studio semi-gloss paints in Dab of Yellow and Altered Orange. Once it was dry I used the lid from a  pritt stick to make some rings in Pastel Yellow and some gold acrylic paint. I quite like the current trend for splodgy paint circles!

 I stamped the Sweet Pea stamp Sunflower Angel onto card already coloured using the smacking acetate technique and Distress Inks. A bit of a cut out and some gold gel pen highlights and she was ready to be stuck on to the canvas.

I think that the mottled effect works well. I added some ribbon as her puppet strings, clear stickles to enhance the wings, and some flowers and buttons to finish it off. The words are stamped onto tissue paper.

Loving these Sweet Pea stamps!


  1. Hi Lisa, wow this is so fabulous! Sunflowers are my favs, beautiful images and colours. hugs Heidi xx

  2. hello Lisa this is stunning and so effective my kind of colours.
    What is the smacking acetate technique?
    Luv Teresa x

  3. whoops! I forgot to say thank you for joining in at crafts and me this week. Good luck!
    Teresa x

  4. brilliant summer colours reminds me of fresh oranges on the trees in Spain.

    I see further down that you and friends plus another friend in Scotland create ATC's your bingo ones are fantastic.

    I am here to ask you and your friends to join in with us on this months challenge over at the ATC swap blog.

    hope that you can take on the challenge.

    chriss x

  5. Ooh Lisa me likey!! I have two A4ish canvases I've started but I think I'll move on to something smaller - they are intimidating me!! Just love the colours and I love those circle splodges too. Particularly like the tissue words - they add a great bit of texture whilst remaining see through. And I just know you are as bad with stamp collecting as me... do you think there is a word for it??

  6. This is great Lisa, Annette x

  7. These are fabulous i must have a go at one. Thanks for joining us at the Crafts and Me challenge this week. luv gina xx


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