Friday, 27 February 2015

Frosted Designs Challenge - Handmade flowers and re-cycled materials

 We have a new challenge this morning over at the Frosted Designs Blog we would like you to use some re-cycled materials and make some handmade flowers for your project.
I made a small canvas a couple of years ago, and it was long overdue a make-over, I never really liked it anyway ;) so that is my first re-cycled item!!!
 I gave the black canvas a couple of thick coats of white gesso and when it was dry added a scrap of white corrugated card and my second re-cycled item, yep a used tumble drier sheet!!!! Not only does it add loads of texture to a project, but it smalls good as well :)
I gave the whole lot another coat of gesso and left it to dry naturally, using a heat tool would melt the sheet, so please be careful if you try this!
A hint of Shaded Lilac Distress ink was added around the edge and as I wanted my little canvas to have a clean feel to it, decided to use a beautiful little Owl family die from Joanna Sheen, which has a branch, perfect for my hole punch circle flowers. They are one circle with wet glue on it, then five more added in order to create the flower petals, my little one hole punch comes in soooooo handy! All I then did to finish off was to add a few pearls for the flowers centres and Owl eyes and a "Love" sentiment from Kaisercraft.
So that's our new challenge, follow the link HERE or on my sidebar to have a chance of winning a great prize, and check out what my fabulous team mates have created, they are amazing!!!!!


8 comments:

jane stillman said...

Fabulous textures on your canvas, and love the lilac flowers - a great project

Linda Simpson said...

This looks fabulous Elizabeth, love the texture.
Hugs
Linda xxx

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is AMAZING! I loveeeeeeeee the textures!!!!!

Pamellia Johnson said...

Love the torn corrugated cardboard background, brilliant! Cute little owl and flowers too! hugs :)

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Elizabeth this is a gorgeous canvas. Hugs Jackie

Hettie said...

This is really pretty Elizabeth. Love those owls.
I have some of those sheets you put in the wash to catch dye...still looking for something to use them on and this would be a great idea.
Hugs
xx

KarinsArtScrap said...

it looks great and very beautiful Elizabeth,
Gr Karin

Tracy W said...

Wow, awesome card! Creative Blessings, Tracy x