Apart from entering the Sunday Stampers challenge I set myself another challenge: to decorate a canvas. I got a couple of canvas boards from The Range, opted for them as its easier to stamp on something solid. I'd been toying with entering the Steampunk challenge, and had a couple of practice runs. But today was the day!
First I laid everything out on a piece of copy paper cut to the same size as the canvas (10x8), then I added some stuff and took away other bits. Crafts Beautiful came to my rescue, their freebie was some metal sheets, exactly what I wanted. I cut some more shapes, used the metal sheet, chose my stamps. Then wondered how to colour the canvas, I could use the sponge, or paint, I would have used dylusions if I had any, so settled for the brayer and some Frayed Burlap from the TH distress ink range. It worked perfectly, got exactly the effect I wanted, which was a splodge in the middle of the canvas.
In this pic you can see the plain white canvas, plus some flowers I made, and the embossed metal sheet, plust some stamping, which was one long stamp simply cut in half, well sort of half! In the end I abandoned the flowers I made and went for the roses, which a friend kindly sent me (have to get those flower dies.)
So this is how it all came together, used the two silhouette dies of the man and woman, stamped the lamp post, also cut the car die. Then it was a case of arranging everything, I also used two metal leaves tucked under the roses, which were versamarked and dunk in perfect pearls. And there it is, my first ever craft canvas.
It was a really enjoyable afternoon, the time just flew by. I've got another canvas to fill with something, and we're in for a rainy bank holiday weekend! I also started to rearrange things in my bedroom, I do have a large computer desk, but never got round to using it for crafting, just need to rearrange things. Right best get this published and entered.