Tuesday 23 September 2014

Moments of Peace Layout and Butterfly Canvas

Hi, I'm just finishing up adding the crafting I did over the weekend to my blog. My first piece is a layout inspired by The Dusty Attic September Challenge Sketch (Details can be found here), using Dusty Attic Chipboard. Then the theme for my page came from the Sassy Scrapper September Mood Challenge Board that was a beach/summer theme this month (details can be found here).
I love this pic of my daughter on the beach walking down to the water with her shadow beside her, she looks so nice and peaceful. I really like how the colours turned out on this page even though my husband told me it wasn't his favourite, but I guess not everyone can love my work :)

 I covered the chipboard word "peace" and two of the flourishes in gesso then in embossing powder to give a lovely shiny bronze finish.  The rest of the chipboard I covered in gesso then coloured with Lindy's Stamp Gang Color Shots and Sprays.
For the background I layered some Prima resist canvas, dollies and strips of paper, then I went to town with gesso, stencils, modeling paste, sprays, color shots, and stamps. To top the page off I used  Prima flowers, some shells and lots of pearls and rhinestones.
Here's my close ups

The Dusty Attic's September Sketch
Sassy Scrappers September Mood Board
The Products I Used:
The Dusty Attic Chipboard: Doily #4
The Dusty Attic Chipboard: Foliage
The Dusty Attic Chipboard: Mini Words #2
Bazzill Vanilla Cardstock
Prima Marketing Paper - Delight Collection: Delicate
Prima Marketing Paper - Cartographer Collection: Faire Un Voyage
Prima Marketing - Epiphany Collection: Journaling notecards
Tattered Angles Glimmer Mist: Suede
Tattered Angles Glimmer Mist: Jingle Bells
Lindy's Stamp Gang - Starburst Spray: Cocoa Bean Copper
Lindy's Stamp Gang - Starburst Color Shot: Hydrangea Blue
Lindy's Stamp Gang - Flat Fabio Color Shot: Summer Lovin’ Sun
Lindy's Stamp Gang - Magical: Blue Hawaiian Blue
Lindy's Stamp Gang - Embossing Powder: Byzantine Bronze
Prima Marketing 12x12 Stencil: Tulip
Prima Marketing - Stamps: Cartographer
Prima Marketing - Stamps: Epiphany
Finnabair Elementals - Resist Canvas: Honeycomb
Kaisercraft Stamps: Morocco
Archival Ink: Black
Tim Holtz Distress Ink: Vintage Photo
Prima Marketing - Resin Icon: Feathers
Prima Marketing - Stationers Desk: Flair Buttons
Prima Marketing - Flowers and Butterfly
Pearls, Sea Shells

Butterfly Canvas

This is my very first time making a canvas, while I was sick a couple of weeks ago I watched lots of YouTube videos of some very talented scrapbookers making some beautiful works of art on canvas. So I thought I would give it a go myself, I'm pleased with how my first attempt turned out. You can't tell from the photos but because I used Lindy's Stamp Gang Starburst Sprays and Tattered Angles Glimmer Mists the canvas turned out really shimmery and sparkly, it's so pretty. 
The Chipboard is all from The Dusty Attic, their Monarch Butterfly Chipboard pieces are so beautiful that I made them the main feature of my canvas.

I started by giving the canvas texture with stencils and modeling paste, tissue paper, lace, and tulle. Then I stuck down most of the chipboard and layered on the flowers before I coated the whole thing in a couple of coats of gesso. Next I sprayed and painted the colours on until I got to the colours I liked. I finished off by sticking down the main flower and butterfly plus a few pearls and rhinestones.
Here's my close ups

The Products I used:
Dusty Attic Chipboard: Monarch Butterflies
Dusty Attic Chipboard: Swirly Vine #4 Small
Dusty Attic Chipboard: Leafy Scroll
Dusty Attic Chipboard: Grass Cluster #2
Lindy's Stamp Gang - Starburst Spray: Sea Mint Green
Lindy's Stamp Gang - Starburst Spray: Glory of the Seas Gold
Lindy's Stamp Gang - Starburst Spray: Cape Cod Coral
Lindy's Stamp Gang - Starburst Spray: Cocoa Bean Copper
Tattered Angles Glimmer Mist: Suede
Tattered Angles Glimmer Mist: Jingle Bells
Tattered Angles Glimmer Glam: Chandelier
Faber Castel Gelatos: Butterscotch, Green Tea, and Red Cherry
Finnabair Art Ingredients - Glass Beads: Crystal
Finnabair Art Ingredients - Glass Glitter: Sterling
7 Dots Studios - Nature Walk: Word Stickers
The Crafter Workshop 6x6 Template: Mini Harlequin
Prima Marketing - Stencil 6x6: Brick wall
Pearls, Coloured Rhinestones, Tissue Paper, Tulle, Lace
Assorted Flowers (Mostly Prima)
Hope you enjoy


  1. Well I love your creating! The layout looks amazing, and the canvas is stunning.. really beautiful creations with lots to look at and all of really beautiful...

  2. Gorgeous layout. Love the colours and all of the little details.

  3. Gorgeous work. So glad you've decided to share your beautiful pieces online. Even more glad I found this blog!! :)

  4. Wow - what fabulous projects! Love your use of the chippies. And every layout can't be our favourite so don't worry about what your hubby says!

  5. Amazing projects! Love how you have treated the chippies!!

  6. Two beautiful projects. Glad you were inspired to join us at Sassy Scrappers - I certainly love it! ;)

  7. Both your projects are AMAZING,love all your color & texture!!!

  8. congrats on your win over at Dusty Attic Bec, a stunning creation and so well deserved x

  9. Wow gorgeous page and super canvas creation. Wonderful textures on them. thanks so much for joining in at Sassy Scrapper. :)



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