Thursday, 27 January 2011

Here at last....

I actually made my canvas at the weekend, but have only just found time to blog!
I have received my copy of Art Journalling, so have spent a while browsing and wondering if I really can do that!! It's certainly a beautiful book full of this space...I might get brave, you never know!!
I have also taken delivery of a Configuration Box this week, as I was so taken with the ones I have seen on other blogs, so I'm thinking what to do with that!
Anyway, here's the canvas....I am really pleased with it :)

I love 'house' stamps and was really taken with this one as soon as I saw it. I've had it quite a while, but hadn't got round to doing anything with it (unfortunately, like quite a lot of my crafting purchases!) I did the background with acrylic paints...I liked the idea of the masking technique in this months Craft Stamper, so thought I'd have a try. I sprayed Walnut Glimmer Mist over my masking letters and heart, then added a bit of Distress Ink to make them stand out a little more. They still weren't quite as prominent as I wanted so I edged them with a fine black marker....then I was happy!! I stuck a couple of extra punched hearts onto the house just to stress the 'love'!! A printed message finished it off.

I have also made my Valentine's card and am busy on birthday cards, as both Ian and Sam have February birthdays just 4 days apart. I'm keeping these under wraps for the highly unlikely chance of them going blog hopping!!! BIG news of the week is that I managed to secure a cancellation at the Artsycrafts with Tim Holtz session!! Very sorry for the person who couldn't make it but even happier for me!!! I decided in the first place that I didn't want to go, but seeing all the snippets that keep appearing I was beginning to regret my decision....NO LONGER!!!!!
That reminds me...I haven't blogged the stuff I made at Artsycrafts in October...will do it soon!



flutterbycrafter said...

Beautiful canvas Jayne, love the colours, in fact everything about it. Lucky you, going on the Artsycrafty weekend, am envious. xx

patcrafts said...

Gorgeous canvas Jayne I love the idea of the map behind the houses, great sentiment too.
I did the same as you decided I didn't want to go to the TH day at AFTH and now I wish I was going.Have a wonderful time at Artsycrafty weekend and can't wait to see what you make.
Pat xx

Mary P said...

I love this! you have a really cool look