Monday 12 March 2012

Happy Anniversary - ATC Canvas - Snippets

Hello There Peeps

What a perfick Spring kinda day we have had today and lucky for me I have been home, having booked the day off!  Yippee!!  Just as well really, as I am still not quite 100% but getting there slowly (physically not mentally thank you!).  Many thanks to all of you for your kind messages.

I thought I would share with you a pressie I made for my good friend Mandy and her husband Andy for the occasion of their Wedding Anniversary recently.  

Mandy has been making comments along the lines of her wish for one of my ATCs which I have made recently so I thought I would make her an ATC canvas instead of an Anniversary card.

The image was sent to me by a friend of mine and I absolutely love it.  I shall be endeavouring to buy the set which I believe is a Papermania set.  I used some Distress Inks (Fired Brick, Broken China) to colour the background of the stamped piece and then used some of my Copics to colour individual parts (clock and plant).  
I then started to work on the canvas itself.  I coloured the canvas with a mixture of Picket Fence and Chipped Sapphire Distress Stains.  Once this had dried I then stamped around the edge of the canvas with the same DIs as above and also using a Tim Holtz text stamp I stamped the base.
I added a snipped of manuscript paper (recycled from an old book bought for £1),  added some washi tape and lace, and then placed the stamped image onto canvas. 

I used a second stamping of the image and cut out the word "Love" and the butterfly.  I coloured the word with Fired Brick DI and added some Glossy Accents.  I used some Copic pens to colour the butterfly, shaped it and attached it to the background with glossy accents and foam pads.  I also attached the Love to the background with foam pads.  A key with ribbon attached and also some Martha Stewart hearts and hey presto it was complete!

So, what do I use to put the lickle ATC canvas in?  Well this lickle bag!  It came about because I could not find a box or bag to buy so I set about making one.  I remembered a blog posting HERE which I saw some time ago so set about making a miniature one.  

Mission accomplished I gave Mandy and Andy their "card" and they were most pleased with it, and I believe it is on display.  Better than a card I think.  

As this canvas is made from snippets I think I will put it into Di's Snippets Challenge.  Click HERE to go to the playground and why not join in for all the fun of the playground.  A very posh playground too as there are pogo sticks, and swings, and roundabouts, and a duck pond!!  See ya there and Tag you are "It"!! LOL!!

Hope you like it .  Off for my bath and bed now.  




Di said...

Oh wow Sam! This is really terrific - what a super gift, no wonder your friends love it. Great to read just how you made it too - I think that you've done a great job girl! Di xx

Kate Yetter said...

Wow, Sam! I am sure your friends must love it. What a beautiful and useful gift. I like all the stamping and various colors. The size of this canvas is adorable. I must get me some of these. Well done!

Helen said...

Gorgeous!! I have just been catching up on your last few posts which I seem to have missed (so many blogs, so little time...) and love the heart tin!

Karen said...

This is gorgeous Sam! What a really beautiful gift, something to treasure always :) Luv Karen xx

Jo said...

Just beautiful and what a fantastic gift!Your friends are so lucky!
Hugs Jo x

Sarn said...

WOW . . . this mini canvas is just BRILLIANT Sam. I love how you picked out the various elements of it and made some SHINE. Very novel idea in place of a card.

You're just SOOO creative!

PS: Deffo a Papermania set!


Mrs A. said...

Wonderful. Just wonderful. Would you like a go with my kite? Hugs Mrs A.

Bernie said...

This is STUNNING! What a wonderful gift. Something to display and treasure for years to come. Brilliant bag too.
Blessings Bernie