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Saturday, 9 March 2013

The Heart Surpasses It and Thank You!

Hello Everyone

I would like to start with a couple of thank yous.  Firstly, thank you to my lovely new followers, it is wonderful and very flattering to have you along on my crafting journey.

I would also to thank all of you who commented on my last post (my poppy card).  I was totally overwhelmed and very touched by the response I received.  You are all very kind and generous and gave me a great boost!  Thank you again.

I have not been doing too much crafting, the Builders are in full swing now and we just have to get out for a while each day to escape the noise and dust, but it will be worth it in the end.......

This is a canvas I did a couple of weeks ago, it is in the same style as my journal pages from a few weeks ago and for once I am very pleased with the way it has turned out.  The colours are much brighter in real life but if you click on it you will get a better view.



The canvas is 10" x 8".  I covered it with gesso first and then added some torn book pages here and there.  I painted over this with two colours of Distress Paints, Broken China and Salty Ocean.  Once dry I dabbed white acrylic paint over the canvas.  I then used a couple of stencils (chicken wire and harlequin) and some sequin waste and dabbed through with Salty Ocean Distress Paint.

Then came the fun bit, I got my Crafters Workshop stencil out and used Wendy Vecchi embossing paste through the stencil to create the circles (did I say how much I love this stencil?).  I then took some cheesecloth and coated it with white acrylic paint and put under my triple embossed Wendy Vecchi heart.



The sentiment is a Tim Holtz stamp that my lovely blog friend Sandy gifted to me.  I did a very small thing for her and she sent me this amazing stamp!  How lucky am I?  I stamped it out on plain white card, cut the words out and then edged each in black Distress Ink.

Edited:  I only linked this up late last night and today I noticed that Hels Sheridan's Sunday Stampers Week 248 Challenge is 'You Make Me Feel Brand New' where the requirement is to use some new stash (TH paints and WV Embossing Paste) or use something you have had for a while and not used (my lovely TH stamp from Sandy) so I am entering this piece into that challenge.

Thank you for visiting, I hope you will leave me a comment, I love to read them all.  Hugs, Anne xx

49 comments:

  1. Love it Anne -- you really came up with an idea I had not thought of. That's what I like best about all this kind of work - always original and exciting. Oh sweet friend - I am the lucky recipient and plan to use the stamp you sent me soon!! I just don't know how in the world you think up so many steps to use on your delightful canvas but as I follow you, I sure do hope to learn!!
    Love,
    Sandy

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  2. Stunning Anne, friends are the greatest gift!
    Beautiful sentiment and have to say I adore the heart!!
    Hugs
    Tracy
    Xxx

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  3. Ohhhh Anne another stunner!!! friends..crafty friends and bloggers are the bestest of all !!! this is absolutely great work love this canvas huggles Sue xxx

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  4. Annie, you've created another masterpiece! That embossed heart sitting on the bed of cheesecloth is amazing and those circles are divine!! Mwah!!

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  5. your canvas is fabulous Anne...love those VW circles....hang in there with your building work it will all be worth it in the end....hugs kath xxx

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  6. ...stunning work Anne, I love that WV heart it really stands out against the cheesecloth and great sentiment too...Melx :)

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  7. I have to agree with your other comments Anne. This really is stunning. I love the way you have added torn pages to the background. The heart and circles look wonderful and the sentiment is beautiful.
    hugs Sue

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  8. Hi Anne, really gorgeous canvas! I love the subtlety of the background compared to the vibrant red heart. I hope the building work will soon be finished for you, Claire x

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  9. Wow Anne this is just stunning love the layout and fab texture.xxx

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  10. OOh Anne this is stunning, lovely layout and colours..I haven't made a canvas in ages and am getting withdrawal symptoms! I saw your comment on my blog that you have been to one of Christine's workshops...lucky you, I wish I could get to one, but time and distance is a real pain! Carole Z X

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  11. Super Anne,
    as ever a lovely eye for detail!
    hope the building is over very soon and hope you are going to tell us you have a new bigger craft room as part of it all! LOL!
    Jo x

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  12. this is just fabulous Anne - really wonderful - I love it to bits! I hope you have a wonderful day and manage to escape the noise and dust - although guess they wont be working on a sunday xx

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  13. Anne this is a fabulous canvas full of wonderful colour, texture and images. I love the heart and fabric behind it and the gorgeous layers that have created so much depth.
    I hope the building work is finished soon so that you can get organised again.
    hugs {brenda} x0x

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  14. I wondered how you had done the circles Anne. Is it your own design ?
    Love Lynn xxx
    Ps. Tell David I've had confirmation about his magazine subscription I will give it you when I see you xx

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  15. Hi Anne,
    Love this canvas, the circles look fab and the sentiment is perfect. Must look out for some of that embossing paste at the craft shows - see, you're making me spend money again! :)
    Have a lovely Sunday - enjoy the peace and quiet. xxx

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  16. I love your canvas Anne, it's gorgeous, you've made me want to play now. Elizabeth xxx

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  17. Anne I love this. The way the red And black pop against the blue. A beautiful piece with a great sentiment. Stunning xx

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  18. Hello Anne, Your canvas is truly beautiful. I love the heart and the textures that make it special. I bet you'll be glad when the builders have gone, but it will have been worth it I'm sure. Hugs Rita xxxx

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  19. It's a beautiful canvas! Love the bit of material behind the heart - it really makes the heart stand out. And the black paste through the stencil is so precise - love it!!

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  20. This canvas is beautiful I love all the layers and the texture you have given it. I love how the embossing paste really stands out with that stencil and the heart is fab.
    Really lovely piece of art Anne
    Ria

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  21. Hello Anne
    The embossing paste is so perfect it would be easy to believe that the circles were purchased embellishments.
    A fabulous composition and wouldn't this canvas be an amazing gift for a younger person, it has such a contemporary air to it.
    Wishes
    Lynne
    P.S. That was so lovely of your friend.

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  22. ooh this is gorgeous! The heart on the cheesecloth looks amazing and I love those circles! The sentiment is fabulous! xx

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  23. Anne I adore this canvas, the colours, the layers, the mediums, just perfect.

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  24. Oh Anne this is fantastic! I love the colours which feel so fresh and of course that sentiment is SO true. Hope those builders are finished very soon. Hugs, Jenny x

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  25. This is very beautiful Anne. I especially like the heart.
    That stamp is a fabulous gift. How very kind of Sandy to send it to you.
    You'll be glad when 'Bob & his builders' are out of your hair and not snipping cables.
    Love n hugs :0) Mo x

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  26. Fabulous canvas Anne, Full of wonderful layers & textures.. Love the colours & the heart & cheescloth is a Brilliant idea... Simply Perfect!! Hugs May x x x

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  27. Wonderful canvas Anne, I love the vibrant red WV heart over the cheesecloth. Your work with Wendy's embossing paste and stencil is perfect too.
    Alexandra x

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  28. Hi Anne. Love this canvas and thanks for the how to. You are also a very generous person to be treasured. Crafters are such a kind bunch we are so lucky to have one another.

    Take care and keep well

    Annie x

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  29. Hi Anne, this is a beautiful canvas, and of course I am lucky enough to have seen it close up, it is even prettier in real life. You know you were happy with this projects and so you should be, good luck in the challenge. Hugs Mo x

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  30. Hi Anne, your canvas is stunning. Beautiful colours and you've created such depth to the background with the distress paints. Hope you've had a good weekend
    Claire xx

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  31. I'm so loving the bold red and black against the soft blues.... a totally gorgeous creation, Anne!

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  32. Anne, this is amazing. Like Marjie, I love the strong red next to the soft blues. The black circles make everything pop and provide lovely texture and movement. The heart alone is fabulous but when set over the white cheesecloth, it really pops and looks even more amazing. The embedded text is a great detail.

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  33. Fab canvas Anne! Love the colors and the heart backed with the material, wonderful! Hope the men work quick! Happy Mum's Day to you, if you are a mum, not sure if you even are!

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  34. I absolutely love this Anne - it has really drawn me in. Fabulous quote! Your brilliant design and the bold circles and heart are so so eyecatching. Hope the builders finish soon - all the messs etc is always a strain but it will be fab when you have it restored with yummy new bits! Snowing very heavily in Dublin right now and bitterly cold.

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  35. stunning canvas Anne, loving the bright pop of red with the heart... thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper x

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  36. Anne...this canvas is fantastic! I love it!!! That background is so pretty and I totally love your sentiment! That red heart pops right off of the canvas! I love the touch of the fabric snippet behind it! Thanks so much for your very sweet comment you left on my blog. As always, it is much appreciated. You will LOVE that Antiquities Embossing Powder. It's got a bit of grit to it and not shiny. Sort of like Tim's Distress Embossing powders but I love the colors of the Antiquities even more. The patina ones are gorgeous, too. They are a Ranger product. I hope you can find them in the UK. If not, Simon Says Stamp has them. Have a wonderful week!!! <3 Candy

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  37. Love your canvas! The background is so soft and pretty, love that and then the heart! Everytime I use cheescloth on my canvas the modge podge makes a mess out of it and you cannot even see it, I love how yours it under the heart. The sentiment is so fun and I love the way you spread it over the canvas. Great art!
    Hugs Kelly

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  38. Oh my, somehow missed your poppy card post.
    It is absolutely lovely!
    As is your canvas! :)

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  39. What a gorgeous piece, Anne. Love the striking red against the beautiful shades of blue and how you assembled all the details, esp. the bookpages in the background. Fabulous canvas. Hugs, Suzanne xx

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  40. Oh my what loveliness! I am motivated by the quote you used and your awesome creativity! I simply must get my hands on that marvelous embossing paste and Distress Paint!

    Amy*

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  41. This is fabulous Anne. The circles, the heart, the muslin/cheesecloth and the sentiment are all favourite elements. You are right - clicking on the picture transforms the view!
    Thanks for the well wishes too. Good luck with the builders.
    Hugs, Juliaxxx

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  42. Anne, this is a marvelous canvas! I'm reading so much lately about the use of gesso, and I've never tried it! You did something wonderful with this...but then you ALWAYS DO! I so enjoy reading about the processes you use, and how kind of Sandy to thank you with the lovely stamp. It's always a good feeling when you know that you helped someone, and it's nice to be appreciated too! You deserve it! Hope the building continues right on track. Hugs & TFS

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  43. Anne this is wonderful. Your enjoyment in making it shows through.
    Rosie x

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  44. Wow... what a stunningly lovely canvas, Anne. I love the colours, and the text hovering in that beautiful background. The heart looks perfect nesting in its cheesecloth frame, and the sentiment is spot on - wonderful!
    Alison xx

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  45. Well I sure did love your red poppies and I love the pop of red from this heart! Absolutely a breathtaking canvase! Love it! Hugs!

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  46. You are so talented Anne, this is a wonderful canvas, I love the print texture behind the paint and your fabric behind the heart is gorgeous. It's perfect in every way. Michelle x

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  47. I LOVE this. I am always looking out for canvas inspiration and you have certainly provided that in bucket loads! This is so gorgeous - everything about it is amazing, I love the colours, the sentiment, the heart...I could go on and on and on....Lots of love from Laura xxxxxx

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  48. This is fabulous!! I love everything about it, but most especially the use of the fabric behind the heart.

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  49. Superb Anne and I love your stencil too! The heart is gorgeous and the addition of the cheesecloth is fab! Hoping the extension is all done soon, I know how horrendous building work can be! Chris x

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Your comments are much appreciated! Hugs, Anne x

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