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Monday, 30 July 2012

Canvas Gold

Hello Fellow Bloggers

I did say that I might not craft during the Olympics but after two days I gave in.  There is no way that I would miss Hels' Sunday Stampers - Week 216  (http://pinkleart.blogspot.co.uk/).

I also wanted to enter into the brand new challenge (http://crafty-emblies.blogspot.co.uk/) over at Crafty Emblies.   There is a £10 prize to spend in the new Crafty Emblies shop which is definitely worth checking out!

In addition to these, over at Simon Says (http://simonsaysstampandshow.blogspot.co.uk/) they are running a challenge based on 'What do you say?', words or sentiments that have a message.  The fabulous prize is a £50 gift voucher from Simon Says, so I am entereing that too.

The challenge over at Sunday Stampers Week 216 is Gold (in honour of the Olympics, but you can do whatever you like as long as there is some stamping) and the challenge at Crafty Emblies is Flora and Fauna so I combined the two and came up with this 8" x 8" canvas:




I love working with this size of canvas and I have used my two favourite colours again!  I painted the background in Mocha acrylic paint and overstamped in Aqua paint dabber with Sam Poole's bubble wrap stamp.  I edged the canvas with gold mega flake from Indigoblu, added a gold die cut corner topped with a turquoise pearl.  The bottom section is corrugated card which I have brushed Aqua paint dabber over and then filled the 'waves' with Viva Inka gold paste.

The birdcage is cut from gold mirri card and I left the door open so that the butterfly could escape. The flowers are cut from the Tattered Floral die, the flower pieces were wet, scrunched and shaped, left to dry and then dabbed with Inka Gold paste. 

The butterflies are stamped with  Hero Arts stamp/die set.  Each butterfly is coloured with Distress Inks and then edged in gold mirri card, die cut from the set and this gives a lovely gold border (sorry it does not show up well in the pic).  Finally I added a quote which says 'Of course you can fly, for your DREAMS have wings' which I think applies to all the Olympic athletes competing in this year's games. 

Good luck to all the athletes competing in the Olympics, we are honoured to have the event in our Country this time.

If you do have a look I hope you will leave me a message, I do love to read them all and I always try to return the compliment.  Thanks for looking, crafty hugs,  Anne xx

39 comments:

  1. This is just gorgeous Anne,love the layout and lovely colours.xxx

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  2. A beautiful canvas with such beautiful colours!!! Love those butterflies and wow those flowers are stunning!!! I agree we are lucky to have the Olympics and loving it! A great sentiment for us all! Another wonderful make Anne.x trace x

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  3. another stunning canvas Anne - really beautiful! I love those flowers and the blue colour is just beautiful! Love the words too - pure inspiration! Crafty hugs Rachel xx

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  4. such stunning work, the colour blue that you have used is gorjuss, thank you so much for joining in our Flora and fauna challenge at Crafty Emblies

    Hugs
    judie xx

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  5. Thank you so much for joining in our first ever challenge over on the Crafty-Emblies page :-)
    What a beautiful canvas. The colours you use work so well together and I love the embellishments. Fantastic piece of art.
    Hope to see you entering more of our future challenges.
    Love Lisa xxxx

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  6. Hi
    This is so pretty with your colour choice.
    I like the details you added to the canvas.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  7. Anne, This is Gorgeous... love the colours and detail... your flowers are quite AmAzing..beautiful butterflies and the quote is perfect fo us all... I must say I bought some products from Crafty Emblies... and they are fabulous and the service was wonderful.. enjoy the fantastic Olympics.. Hugs May x x x

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  8. Nice canvas. Love these colours that you have chosen. I have that floral die and just love it to bits...it sure makes nice flowers, doesn't it?

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  9. Fabulous work Anne! Love the colours! I'm enjoying the Olympics myself and am watching the Mens diving finals as I type this! Come on Team GB!

    Sarah x

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  10. Stunning canvas Anne! I love the colour combo and the bird cage with the butterflies is just gorgeous. The words are perfect too, great job! xx

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  11. Hi Anne loving your canvas. Stunning colours. Really like the sentiments and flowers. Loved the opening ceremony for the Olympics, but have only watched some rowing heats and gymnastics. Hope to view more x hope you are well x take care.....Annie

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  12. Love your canvas! You can always watch the olympics while your crafting! LOL
    hugs Lynn

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  13. I have TV's on in evry room so I don't miss any of the Olympics! lol Watching women's volleyball right now. You already know the results, so no spoilers now! lol THANK YOU for my lovely, funky British eye glass frame, I attached the Union Jack charm to it and it is propped up under my TV in the den! I'll post a picture of it on Wed. You are super sweet for sending me that and I LOVE it!! Your canvas you made is adorable, love the cage and butterflies combo! I have something similar hanging on my balcony! :) waving hi from the hills of North Carolina

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  14. What a gorgeous canvas! Love your butterflies instead of birds, too... so clever!

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  15. beautiful as always anne and in my favourite colours too...hugs kath xxx

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  16. Hi Anne. Glad you took some time out to create this beautiful canvas. Love that birdcage and the flowers are just stunning. Thanks for the heads up about the Craft Stamper challenge - might push the boat out and create something for it as the stamp is a dream to use. Hugs, Buttons x

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  17. ...another cracker Anne...loVe your choice of colors, your crumpled flowers are just superb and in that blue, wow! the little butterflies are so pretty & your golden cage is just beautiful...a super make Anne...Melxx :)

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  18. A fantastic gold and aqua blue canvas, I love that colour combo. I'm loving the Olympics, I'm enjoying watching all the events. I made an Olympic canvas because I was so inspired. Michelle x

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  19. I love this colour combo too! The sentiment is just right for the olympics, YOU win gold with tnis! x

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  20. So pretty, Annie! I totally love turquoise (aqua) and you have rocked it with this canvas art!! Love the fab sentiment, too!

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  21. Love this canvas Anne, it is so pretty and I love the sentiment, your flowers are gorgeous xx

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  22. What a fun canvas! I love the corrugated detail too. Thanks so much for joining us for this week's Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge!

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  23. Your canvas is fabulous!!! You have really been doing lots of different mediums lately...I love it! It always helps me to grow. Your cage of butterflies is brilliant here...so elegant and fun, and designed wonderfully! Love the texture as well!

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  24. Hi Anne, stunning piece of work! Loving the colours and the highlighting you've created with the bubble wrap stamp..fabulous! Carole Z X

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  25. Gorgoeusness indeedily Anne, loving those colours, my fave combo.... and the ickle butterflies are just so cute... thanks for joining in with the Sunday STamper. I haven't watched anything of the Olympics yet, apart from the openin ceremony... x

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  26. love the colours - the turquise and the kraft go so well together. jenx

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  27. Another lovely canvass! I like the idea of the butterfly escaping. Hopefully you're getting a happy balance between the olympics and crafting :o) x

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  28. So gorgeous! The colours go so well together and love butterflies with the cage - and its extra special with the cage door open too! xx

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  29. Turquoise Kraft and gold - it doesn't get any better than that as a combo Anne. And waht a fabulous job you did with it. Birds and butterflies free - yes that is exactly how it should be!

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  30. Beautiful canvas! Love the colours, the gorgeous flowers, and the butterflies. Thank you for joining us this week at Simon Says Stamp and Show!

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  31. oh gosh this is just gorgeous Hun just love those gorgeous flowers,and the butterflies,too, bless you for playing at crafty-emblies this month Hun,hugs Cherylxx

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  32. Great canvas once again - love the colours and the butterfly escaping! I'm like you - spending far too much time watching the Olympics but who cares!!

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  33. Beautiful - I especially like what you have done with the words but also love the flowers and the way you have mounted the butterflies on gold mirri. Stunning!Mrsbeez x

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  34. Beautiful, loving the saying and the way you have placed it. Great use of colours too. x

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  35. hey, hows things, just getting back to normal here after my holiday's. I'm glad you broke the no crafting whilst the Olympic's is on rule. The colour chart above is awesome, I wish I was that organised, it would save me so much time. The flowers on here are beautiful, I need to go away and work on mine till they look like that. Mark x

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  36. Beautiful canvas, love that pretty blue matched with the corrugated card, really pretty. I adore the butterflies but your flowers are amazing. I have this die but never manage to make my flowers look like yours! Sx

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  37. Beautiful piece of Art. I love the mix of textures and the colours combine so well. Love the senitment too.

    Thanks for taking part in the Crafty-Embellies 1st ever challenge with us, looking forward to seeing more of your work in our challenges.

    Ax

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  38. Gorgeous canvas ! beautiful choice of colours good luck in the Crafty-Emblies Challenge xx

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  39. This is stunning, love the canvas the colour choice, the embellishments heck I just love it all.

    Thank you for joining in with our first ever challenge at Crafty-Emblies, look forward to seeing more of your creations.

    Great Big Huge Hugs

    Becca xxx

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Your comments are much appreciated! Hugs, Anne x

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