Thursday, 2 May 2013

Mandy's Canvas...


Hello Friends

What a beautiful start to May we are experiencing here in Sunny South Wales!  Long may it last!  (I do hope I haven't put a curse on the weather now!)

You will recall I made a canvas for a very Special Friend who had a birthday in April?  Well, I had another Special Friend who also had a birthday in April and whilst making the first canvas I shared with you, I made a second one for my Buddy.  Only hers was a rectangle with a deep edge, and I made it toned with her bedroom colours (a little bit of sneaky texting her Hubby to make sure I had the colour scheme right was involved!).  

So here it is for you to see.....

Again I used the Sheena Douglass style of painting the canvas and crackling the background.
I used the same SD Bramble stamps, Tim Holtz dies and stamp and the same swirl but I managed to get two totally different looks just by changing the format and colours.


The swirls and Believe I stamped and then embossed with gold embossing powder. 
And here here you can see the edge of the canvas which I think gives a nicer finish than a narrow edge.  Guess what I will be buying more of in the future!


Again I used the same waxes and some more Christmas decoration for the Ivy as well as the Spellbinders die for the flower.

Which do I prefer?  I really don't know as they both look so different.

Again I used Snippets on here so I shall take it over to the Playground to see which one my Playmates like best.  Don't forget, you are always welcome to enter any pieces you have made using Snippets, whatever your craft passion is!  We all play nicely!

Have a great rest of the week.  Yippee! Bank Holiday this Monday.  Think I might just do some crafting!

Hugs

Hettie

12 comments:

Di said...

Wahooooo, another masterpiece Sam! I couldn't choose between this one and the first one you made - they are both absolutely stunning!

Hugs, Di xx

Alison Scott said...

This is fabulous like the other one. Very jealous of your friends. They are very lucky.

Irene said...

Absolutely stunning Sam,
luv
irene
xxxx

jojo79 said...

Wow is it fantastic - you have two lucky friends

Jo
x

Mrs F said...

Another amazing canvas Sam, love the way you've carried the flowers over the edges.

Hugs xx

Mrs A. said...

Pwetty pwetty. Hugs Mrs a.

Jo said...

Just beautiful......lucky friends indeed!
Hugs Jo x

scrappymo! said...

Gorgeous! I love that you painted the design on the sides of the canvas too...finishes it off so nicely!

Great that you were able to sleuth out the shades correctly and make this is match her bedroom.

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

WOW Sam . . . I wholeheartedly agree with everyone else, especially Di when she described it as a masterpiece. BOTH canvasses are equally gorgeous. You are so very talented it makes me want to spit!

Have a great B/Hol weekend my friend.

Hugs
Sarn xxx

Juls said...

Another stunning creation!! Hugs Juls xxx

butterfly said...

Completely fabulous, Sam - I bet your friend is over the moon with this - and specially co-ordinated to her room too! I agree about the deep edges - wonderful to have the flowers overflowing over the sides - beautiful work! Hope you have a great weekend, and that the sunshine continues... (after a day or two at nearly 40 degrees, we've plunged back into rain and hot water bottle time!!)
Alison x

Cathy said...

Beautiful project! The deep edge looks fantastic with the flowers continued onto it :) Cathy x