Thursday, 22 January 2015

IndigoBlu Butterfly Canvas

 Yesterday my friend Cheremane and I spent the whole day in my kitchen working on a new canvas each. We had a great day filled with paints, inks, stamps, dies and embellishments (and my new hot glue gun :) along with lots of other goodies!

Firstly I primed my canvas with white gesso, and while that was drying I created  a patterned paper using one of the new Limor Webber/IndigoBlu stamps in Hawaii Blu Stazon Ink.
I ripped this and added sections to the now dry canvas, rolled the edges back and added Peacock Feathers distress Ink around the edge of the papers, and also the canvas itself. When that has dried I added a Doily and frame, then covered the whole thing in a coat of gesso. The Distress Ink ran a little into the white of the canvas, which gave it a shaded look, which I love.
I stamped out three Dinkie Butterflies onto white card, cut them out and inked around the edge of the wings with Peacock Feather Distress ink. Then added them onto the canvas along with a few flowers, inked again with Peacock Feathers, and also some pearls.
I'm pleased with the finished result :) so am going to enter it into the Use Something New Challenge at Country View Crafts

Elizabeth

21 comments:

Cheremane said...

It's was a totally lovely day and this really is beautiful and I still can't believe how quick you made it. Looking forward to the next time 😉 xx

Lisa Winnard said...

Gorgeous Elizabeth. Love the colour. x

Lydia Tarry said...

Beautiful! xx

KarinsArtScrap said...

this is gorgeous Elizabeth
fab colours.
Gr Karin

Wanda said...

This is gorgeous and typical Elizabeth style. Glad you both had such a good day.

Linda Simpson said...

This is stunning Elizabeth, I love the soft colour palette and beautiful butterflies. It sure is great when crafting with a friend.
Hugs
Linda xxx

Buttons said...

Absolutely gorgeous Elizabeth! LOVE the whole design to this. Jenny x

Georgie C said...

This is gorgeous, I love the blue tones xx

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

Lovely softtoned background...great butterflies Elizabeht...like this make!
greetings, Alie

Mrs A. said...

This is beautiful. I totally love it. So soft and dreamy looking. Hugs Mrs A.

Jan Ltc said...

This is gorgeous xx Jan

Jennifer Johnston said...

This is beautiful Elizabeth. Stunning colours and the butterflies are so realistic.
Hugs Jennifer xx

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Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Elizabeth this is a fantastic canvas you must have had a wonderful day. Hugs Jackie

lesley lawton said...

i love the canvas so interesting and love the colour xx

Trace C said...

so pretty, love the texture and the butterfly

Jennifer Bradley said...

Beautiful canvas, I love the colour and the design is stunning. Loving those butterflies. Hugs Jennifer xx

jane stillman said...

Gorgeous canvas, love the textures and colours

Lea Brawn said...

Wow this is amazing. Fab colour xx

Anthony Paterson said...

very nice i love the butterfly and the colour pallet x x x

AJ
http://themalecardmaker.blogspot.co.uk/

Faye said...

Elizabeth, what better way could one spend time than to do crafts with a friend! The results are just super. I love the canvas. Your colors are great and I particularly like the butterflies. Faye