Happy Sunday evening to everyone. It’s still freezing here, we had about 8cm of snow overnight & it’s set to freeze tonight. Have to admit, I’m tired of the cold, I need to feel the warmth of the sun. I have had a busy week, which included going to the Creative Stitches & Hobbies show at Glow, the new events venue at Bluewater, Kent. I also went to my monthly card making workshop. More of both in later posts.
On to today’s post, which is a 20x20cm canvas – the first I’ve ever attempted. It took me about six days to complete & my original plan was to blog its progress each day. I still may do that, so I’ll just mention some of the features of the finished project.
I used the same TF stamp on Hearty clay & hung the brass embellishment – from Calico Crafts, who have a great selection of metal embellies of all kinds – on a piece of raffia & adhered the blue gem. The gold flower behind is a Donna Downey stamp, which I covered in gold acrylic paint, it symbolises the Tree of Life. The scroll below the flower contains a secret prayer. I wanted it to look like papyrus, so I distressed it by scrunching it & blending with distress inks before tying it with more raffia.
The bottle is a Wendy Vecchi art part & symbolises a canopic jar. I stamped it with one of the Texture Fragments stamps & inked it with DIs & a gold Krylon pen. The hieroglyphs spell out ‘QUEEN’ & were stamped on to tissue paper, which I then adhered to the bottle & when dry, covered with Rock Candy Stickles.
There is lots of stamping on this canvas; as well the Donna Downey flower stamp & the Chocolate Baroque Texture Fragments, there are the Egyptian image stamps from my stash & Chocolate Baroque’s Punky Romance collection.
So, that’s my entry to the Simon Says Stamp & Show challenge. It’s not perfect by any means, bit for my first go at a canvas, I’m fairly happy with it.
Thanks for looking & I hope to be back tomorrow with something completely different. Until then,
Love & light.