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Wednesday, 16 January 2013

WOYWW - Week 189 and a special mention

Hello Fellow Woywwers and Bloggers

It is that time of week again where we share our work spaces with Woywwers and Bloggers from around the world, courtesy of our Hostess, Julia at http://stamping-ground.blogspot.co.uk.  If you would like to join in then please pop over and see Julia and she will explain all to you.

My workspace this week has a few bits and pieces on it.  You can see some fabric and a few bits of lace for a project I am working on.  A few months ago I started a canvas which I created after watching Trish Latimer's DVD - Create with Paint.  Unfortunately I did not complete it but as I have resolved to use things in my stash that I have not touched for ages (or ever) and this was top of my list.   Here is my desk with the completed canvas on it.


I used a fabulous Christy Tomlinson She Art stamp (called SHE was a daughter), which I stamped on various patterned pieces (again unused and unloved in my stash) and then paper pieced it together.  The face and legs are coloured with Promarkers.  I stamped out the butterfly in her hair several times and cut out a couple and added them to the words.

A better picture here shows the design and the wording:


I would like to give a special mention to a fellow Woywwer, Darnell who celebrates her anniversary today.  Darnell is a wonderful lady, a brilliant blog friend and she writes in the most humourous way, which is guaranteed to put a smile on your face every day.   A couple of weeks ago Darnell blogged a picture of her husband when he was a little younger and it was a lovely sight for my and lot of other ladies eyes.......

Edited to add:  I have entered this into Eclectic Paperie's Get Altered Challenge - use canvas and where the winner will receive a $15 certificate to spend in the Eclectic Paperie shop.  My inspiration came simply from my desire to finish off things I had started and to use up products that I have had in my stash forever.

That's it from me.  Hope you all have a Happy WOYWW today.  Thanks for visiting, I hope you will leave me a comment so that I can visit you too.  Big hugs, Anne x

68 comments:

  1. Well Anne what a beautiful and accomplished canvas...looks like you a getting painty and rocking it! This canvas is wonderful! Wow hugs trace x
    Oh have a great week xx

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  2. What a fantastic canvas Anne. So glad you finished it. Loving HER dress particularly. Happy WOYWW, hugs Jenny x #29

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  3. A fabulous canvas Anne, bright, beautiful and very eyecatching. I love the style and the paper piecing, which adds another dimension to it.
    Enjoy your week.
    Hugs Brenda xox

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  4. Beautiful work Anne, love the colours. I keep saying I'm going to use up my stash as well, then I see something I like and my willpower deserts me completely.
    Have a good week.
    Ann B
    #32

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  5. You must be very pleased with your canvas , it's lovely i think & well worth going back to it to get it finished. Jill #40

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  6. This is wonderful Anne. I love the image with her gorgeous dress and such fabulous words too.
    Hugs Sue

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  7. Glorious canvas, Anne! I love your painty background, so full of colour and texture (Trish is so amazing, and I'd been eyeing the video - so thanks for the nudge). And I love the SheArt figure - she's beautiful... Happy WOYWW!
    Alison x
    #39

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  8. Fabulous canvas, I love that stamp (not got it, but may have to go on the wishlist.....!!) Helen 10

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  9. I am so glad you turned your UFO into such a delightful piece. I love these stamps too!

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  10. This is a wonderful canvas Anne. I love the content, colours and overall effect. Well done my friend.
    How's the clearing away doing ?
    Lynn // 66

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  11. A beautiful card Anne, with gorgeous vibrant colours and design.
    luv
    irene
    xxxx

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  12. Love the canvas! Beautiful color and wording! Have a great week. Vickie #43

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  13. Great canvas .... I did one of Christy Tomlinson's online workshops last year and still have a giggle thinking about how she creates. Always fun even if she does use spit.
    Sandra @16

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  14. Hi Anne, your canvas is superb....really lovely and it has such flair!
    Love Jo x No14

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  15. Hi Anne, Thanks for dropping by and for your kind words re my little canvas. I thought I was on your "followers list" but apparently I wasn't, so I have just fixed that. I love the Christy T. canvas!
    Happy WOYWW!

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  16. Love the canvas, stunning and simple. Inspiring too. Have a Great Wednesday, Hugs xx Shaz #64

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  17. gorgeous canvas

    Happy WOYWW Mrs.C #46 {i think?!}
    craftylittlemoos.blogspot.com

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  18. Love the finished canvas :-)
    Hugs,
    A x #50

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  19. Love those colours and the way the pattern goes round the corner on to the edge of the canvas. Thanks for visiting me. And yes, that fabric is for my husband's clerical shirt!

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  20. what a stunning canvas anne and three cheers for ticking another job of the crafty list...hugs kath xxx

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  21. Great canvas; wonderful colors! Have a crafty week!
    Glenda #96

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  22. Hi Anne, Great to see this Canvas finished. The stamp has come up really well and I think a perfect size for the Canvas. Your choice of colours make everything pop. I spy a butterfly or two I knew as we edged up to Spring you would sneak one in!
    Hugs Mo x

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  23. super canvas anne - love the colours and the stamps are truely fabulous - have a wonderful day! Hugs rachelxx

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  24. Oh my, that is gorgeous! Love how you pieced her together! :)

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  25. Wow - you have a carousel holder for your blending tools.... (need my hand's assistance to close my mouth after seeing this ;)!!!

    Your canvas is absolutely gorgeous and I LOVE the little butterflies that have landed on some of the words!

    Hugs,

    Claudia - #49

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  26. Hi Anne, Happy WOYWW day to you too! I LOVE your canvas..you've put it together so beautifully and I love the fresh vibrant colours. Just going to look at Darnell's blog, hugs Carole Z X

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  27. Good for you for making it a priority to get to the UFO's! We all have some of those hanging about! teehee

    Your canvas will be well worth finishing...I love the little butterflies repeated on the words. They look perfect there.

    Sorry I haven't been round much...struglling a bit lately...will get back to catch up soon. Darnell's is my first card since before Christmas!

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  28. Aren't you glad you came back to this? It's lovely. The butterflies repeated on the words are a wonderful touch.

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  29. Soo pretty Anne. Love how all the colours and textures so cheerily say hello! The words absolutely pop off the canvas. I love your paper piecing and the little butterflies are divine. I envy your lovely desk! Nicola x

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  30. So clever! I wish I wasn't so OCD that I make things so perfectly lined up and unimaginative :( Hugs, Di xx

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  31. Love the canvas and well done on finishing it. I could do with getting to grips with paints, the effects you have created are FAB. Oh and well done for resisting the Chronology collection, so far. It was all I bought in town yesterday!! MAde a special trip (but glad I did). I wasn't sure how the Xcut dies would fare in my Cuttlebug but they were fine, although difficult to get out of the dies. Thanks for visiting me BJ#55

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  32. Well done on going back to your canvas and finishing it off, Anne. I'm really glad you did as it's gorgeous. I love the saying and your lady is perfect on it. I hope you are going to hang it somewhere so that it can be admired.
    Thanks for stopping by and Happy WOYWW
    Hugs Lisax #70

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  33. What a Fandabidozy canvas Anne, so glad you finished it she is lovely! X

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  34. I love what you've done with that canvas, Anne - the colours just go together and the sentiment hits the spot! That is so lovely :)
    Hugs, LLJ #38 xx

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  35. This is a gorgeous canvas and aren't you glad you went back and finished it? So many unfinished projects I have from my painting days! I love your canvas! Have a wonderful day!

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  36. Oh Wow what a wonderful canvas I bet you are so pleased that you got it finished as it is far too nice to have been left waiting for you.
    Ria #114

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  37. A breath of fresh air on a cold and wintry day with those glorious colours and that wonderful stamp.
    The paper flowers are an adorable addition.
    Really love this canvas Anne.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  38. That sure is cute! Thanks for dropping by last Wednesday!

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  39. Fabulous canvas Anne, you've done a brilliant job, i love the layering and those little butterflies are the perfect finishing touch , genius idea, very tiny to cut out though ! X

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  40. Fab canvas Anne. All looks very calm on your desk today!! x Jo

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  41. Wow, Anne that is GORGEOUS! I love how you popped up the words and the depth of the background. Just lovely! Might I mention today is the last day to entire eclectic Paperie's canvas challenge?!? C'mon by!

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  42. Hi Anne, The canvas is absolutely gorgeous and the saying so very true!! Happy WOYWW Sarah x

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  43. What a pretty canvas. SHE is so beautiful. :-)

    Brigita #125

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  44. Annie, your canvas is brilliant! I so admire how you are able to work (seemingly effortlessly) in so many different media and on so many different surfaces. I aspire!

    Thank you so much, my dear friend, for giving me and Mister special notice today on our anniversary and for the sweet and kind things you said about me. I heart you, too! Darnell

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  45. Anne your canvas is fantastic - absolutely grand and your lady could not be better. I have only made one canvas so far but hope to do more -- did you paint that background? Beautifully done - you are on talented lady but I have probably told you that before. Hope all is well with you sugar.
    Sandy

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  46. Oh Anne, thanks so much ... you are a love to join in and help. It is really appreciated. I'll post full details in a day or two and it need only be quite a simple small one.
    love jo x

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  47. LOVE your canvas piece Anne, it's just wonderful! What fabulous work you always do! ♥ waving hi from the soggy laden hills of North Carolina :)

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  48. Hi Anne, I love your canvas. Thank you for popping by my desk. No 95. Em xx

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  49. What a wonderful canvas Anne!! I am mightily impressed to say the least :0)) Mo xx

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  50. Gorgeous canvas Anne, just love it. I really missed a trick with those She art stamps, if it was up to me NOW, I would have them all! I too am on a bit of a stash using mission, but it so far hasnt created this sort of art, I shal have to look forward to some similar inpsiration!

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  51. This is just gorgeous! And I truly love that stamp set. Gonna have to hunt it up. You did a fantastic job with your canvas. It is an inspiration to me, to use what I ALREADY HAVE instead of keep buying more stuff, which I forget where I put it, etc. etc. I always enjoy seeing cards & projects where lace, buttons or fabric has been used. (I have a ton of that too. I think I'm in danger of becoming a horder! Or a forget-er...wonder which is worse? LOL. Thanks for sharing such a lovely inspiring work of art.

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  52. Sandy told me about your canvas as both of us are doing them, so I rushed over to see and I am so glad I did!! Your background is amazing, hand painted by you and it is fabulous. Also your girl is adorable and the colors of your canvas are so joyful and go perfectly. I love what you did. These are so fun to make and we can let our creative juices flow. Thanks for sharing it with us.
    Hugs Kelly

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  53. A great canvas, Anne. Waiting now to see what you're going to with the fabric?
    Bernice 139

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  54. This is so much fun...I love it! Great colors, a fav sentiment, and a darling girlie girl. Great piece! Thank you so much for playing along with the eclectic Paperie Get Altered Challenge!

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  55. Hi Anne,

    Love your canvas! Everything about it is great; love the saying.

    Thank you for visiting me already.

    Happy WOYWW
    Hugs,
    Kay #123

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  56. Beautiful canvas! Love the colours.
    Have a nice week!
    Tuire #5

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  57. Love love love your canvas! The girl's skirt is so pretty! ♥

    Happy belated WOYWW from Egypt. xx
    Roudi #115

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  58. What a gorgeous project!!! I have many things half started, or never started too. I had every intention of starting the new year off with those, but have yet to create anything!!! Sleep is sort of essential it turns out....

    Happy Crafting!
    Jeannie #47

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  59. Hi Anne, many thanks for your lovely comments on my first WOYWW. Think it's gonna take me till next Wednesday to get to look at the other blogs...so many talented people and such lovely things, I'm spending too much time looking now and not doing ..haha.
    Really loved your canvas - very inspiring. And thats such a lovely quote too. I'm glad I got 10 the same size, so there plenty if I mess up!
    Happy crafting ..Gill #128 (aka Gibby Frogett)

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  60. Absolutely LOVE your canvas. Great job!!!

    Sorry I am a day late. Fighting the nasty flu.
    Lori #84

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  61. ooh this canvas is stunning and what a cool lady! xx

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  62. Hello Ann, This canvas is the best yet.
    So much work has gone into it, the stamped dress is perfect. Your choice of colours work so well together.
    You know what is coming next but i can't help myself. THE ALL IMPORTANT BACKGROUND......You just get it so right every time.
    Kindest regards Ann
    Nelle xxxx

    So sorry i have missed you this week so much to do..
    Tried to keep up but falling behind a little.
    I need more craft hours in the day. XXX

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  63. That's a great canvas Anne and something I have intended to do for the last twelve months since I saw a book at CHA. Hope you have spurred me on now. Must make a note in my diary.
    Thanks for the wishes, have slept well these past two nights but for some reason I still feel sleepy. Keep watching as I unfold CHA over the next few days.
    Take care - Hugs, Neet 7 xx

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  64. Love the canvas – I have not shared my desk this week as am busy looking after my friends cattery but am enjoying looking at everyone else craftiness – Have a great week

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  65. This is one brilliant canvas, love the style, the writing, the stamp, the colour, I love it all Anne, really wonderful. I bet you are so proud to put that on your craft room wall. Michelle xx

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  66. Lovely canvas, Anne. SHE is beautiful and those tiny butterflies are beautiful ... I think they would be the only insect I'd tolerate in my hair :) Elizabeth - late, as ever - x #52

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  67. Ha Ha! and WOW, I found it and it's superb! She is beautiful and I love the background you created for her, those lovely colours and the sentiment which is very true. Really wonderful canvas Anne! xxx

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