Tuesday, 3 January 2012

Altered Canvas for a Birthday Girl

Evening All,

Back again, like I said I would be, with the canvas I made for my great-granddaughter's nursery, which is ... you've guessed ... pink!!!

This time I allowed myself to use some gems and pearls in the embellishing, reasoning that if it is going to be hanging on a wall, Rhian won't be able to chew it so the embellishments should be pretty safe. As you can see, I've used my favourite photograph again. I tried out my relatively new sewing-machine - I've only had it for about a year! - on paper for the first time ... with some practise I might get the stitching straight!!! The pink trim along the bottom was cut by hand out of some MME patterned paper.

After giving the canvas a couple of coats of white gesso, I rubbed around the edges with a pink ink pad. The flowers are either sprayed with glimmer mist, edged with stickles or VersaMark and pink glittery embossing powder. Similarly, the letters and the photo mat are edged with stickles - loadsa bling for a wee girl.

And pink!!! What is it with all this pink??? I think this grandma is going to have to introduce my granddaughter and great-granddaughter, not to mention my new grand-niece, to the rest of the rainbow someday soon :))

Materials used:
Base: 5" x 6.5" canvas & white gesso from The Works
Cardstock: Papermania Textured card, deep pink
DP: Pink Petticoat Vintage Rose Collection; MME Quite Contrary Summer Papers
Stamp: Penny Black, Birthday Girl - from Handy Hippo
Letters: Kraft Kits Stickers, Pink Alpha
Flowers: Prima; Wild Orchid Crafts; The Works
Glitters: Stickles, Fruit Punch; Cosmic Shimmer Mist, Angel Mist; WOW Sheena Embossing Powder, Magenta Twinkle
Tools: heat gun; hot glue gun; adhesives
Embellishments: pink heart-shaped gems and flat-backed pearls in two sizes, 3mm & 5mm from The Works; ribbon from stash

I'd like to say that I was moving on to something that was not pink next but it isn't to be ... I'm still finishing off the large letter A for Arihanna and, yes, her nursery is pink too!

Well, would you believe it, it's time for a cuppa again :) I had intended to watch the much publicised drama starring Anna Friel, scheduled for 9pm this evening, but disappointingly it's been postponed so I'll be back in the craft space after the tea-break ... I have a lot more embossing and glittering to do.

Happy Crafting everyone,


Craftin Suzie (Susan Wykes) said...

A really pretty girly canvas for your g. g. Elizabeth I am sure it will have pride of place. Happy New Year for 2012 xx

Jackie said...

What a beautiful canvas, and a gorgeous photograph :o)
Jackie xx

coops said...

wow this is beautiful elizabeth.a really special keepsake :D

xx coops xx