Thursday, 1 May 2014

Nature's Glories

Hi Everyone

I am honoured to be asked to partake in this months challenge at Country View Crafts as a guest. I am with some very talented people.  I haven't constructed a canvas in a while and so I started off with a 20cm x 20cm deep canvas I purchased from a car boot sale for £1.  I then sprayed cosmic shimmer mists in pink, green and blue onto it and then painted white gesso in places.

I then took a Clarity Stamp stencil 'clockwork' and inked through it with black soot distress ink onto the canvas.  I also love old books and stamping onto them.  The one I used is a joiners handbook, again purchased from a car boot sale for 50p.  I then stamped onto the pages with distress ink in black soot and heat set with WOW clear embossing powder.  I coloured the stamped images with watercolour paints, then when dry cut them out  and glued them onto the canvas, covering the face with the bird in a tree and the flowers.  The stamp sets I used are Stampers Anonymous- 'Classic Favourites 5'  Heartfelt Creations- 'Melodious Songbird' and 'Easter Lilies' and PaperArtsy- 'Jofy 09'  Some of them you can purchase from the Country View Crafts Shop.

The word NATURE is a mixture of chipboard letters from different alphabet left overs.  I inked the letters using versamark and added WOW blue topaz embossing powder and heat set.  Over the top of this I coloured the letters with a brown promarker which gave them a 'natural' look and feel.

Have fun creating,  
Sue x


  1. A beautiful and inspirational piece Sue! Thank you for supporting us with your time and talent this month as a GDTM at Country View Challenges. Chris xxx

  2. What a wonderful project - full of details and I love that face - you're a very worthy GDTM! Thanks for joining us over at Country View Crafts Challenges x