All Grown Up

Hi Everyone,  this week for Cheery Lynn Designs I have created a mini canvas (6" X 6").  The photograph is a recent photograph of my two grown up daughters, Amanda and Tayla at Aldinga Beach, in South Australia.

The base of the canvas is corrugated cardboard, which I gessoed, and distress inked (Black Soot) to achieve a corrugated iron appearance.  Maybe I should have added some silver, but I'm happy with the results.  The photograph base was cut from the French Flair Classic Stacker Series. Beneath the photograph is the Spiderweb which I brushed lightly with stickles to give a shimmery appearance. 

The flower and flower buds were created using the Judy's Blooms die.  I cut two die-cuts of each die, misted lightly the petals with water, and curled the leaves using a kitchen skewer.  After assembling the flower, the curled edges were inked using Victorian Velvet distress ink, and a pearl added to the centre.  The flower buds were created using single cut petals from the Judy's Blooms larger flower die cut - the green bud casing was created using the leaves from the Pair of Ferns.  The foliage consists of the Fanciful Flourish, and Olive Branches.

Several brass charms were used from my stash.  I adore the detail in the bee and spider!  Stickles was applied to the outer edges of the flower petals, buds, and butterfly - just enough to highlight the applied distress ink.  Stickles tends to really draw out the colour of distress inks.

..and one of my very favourite dies - it is one that introduced me into Cheery Lynn Designs, the Exotic Butterfly Small.

 Before I sign out, this weeks challenge theme on the Cheery Lynn Designs blog is 'Frame It' - all the details can be found "HERE". You have a chance of winning a $20 shopping voucher to spend in-store.

Have a wonderful week...

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  1. Sandie, I love the subtle pink and the stickles on the spiderweb is just perfect!

  2. WOW such a great canvas. So sweet decorated.
    All of the dies are great.
    Sinikka :-)

  3. Wow again Sandie!! Your canvas is gorgeous,beautiful and lots of other adjectives!! Love your flowers and flourshes! I would not have thought about the spider web!! It looks great!

  4. Oooh wow, beautiful.

    Groetjes Jacqueline

  5. This is AMAZING! I would have never thought to use a spider and web anywhere but Halloween.

  6. Absolutely stunning Sandie, I love it!

  7. Quite the elegant layout Sandie...beautifully done! Kudos to you!!!

  8. This is just stunning!!!
    What a beautiful layout, such creative use of dies.

  9. Wow, Sandie! You really have a wonderful imagination! Who would have thought to use the spider web on such a lovely layout? But it really works! And I am sure you have inspired a lot of other people to try it now. Great job pulling all the dies together to make this beautiful project! Love the flowers and the buds are just perfect!

  10. A spider web on a project, with a spider is meant to bring the creator good luck.... old traditions. Not sure if it applies to paper-crafts but it did in embroidery and crazy quilting many years ago and still does today.

    thanks for the lovely comments ladies

  11. Fabulous canvas, Sandie, what a lovely keepsake. Very clever using the spiderweb and your flowers and leaves are amazing!

  12. Wow!!! So beautiful! I love the way to did the flowers! They turned out gorgeous!!!

  13. Suas flores são lindas! Obrigada pelas explicações de como faze-las...

  14. Sandie, i absolutely adooooore your canvas: such tenderness coming from it and so many wonderful little details to look at everywhere!
    Love from France, Kianel.


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