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Sunday, 9 February 2014

Fabric and Canvas at Premium Craft Brands

Good morning my lovelies, oh my goodness its been blowing a gale here all night. I hope you're keeping dry and warm in this awful weather, its perfect weather for crafting though so I guess its not all bad. We've got a new challenge over at Premium Craft Brands PanPastel challenge and its an anything goes theme this week although the DT were challenged to use fabric or canvas so I decided to use both for my project.

I've used an 8x8 canvas that I'd actually started but it looked totally awful so I gave it a coat of Maimeri Gesso, adding texture with a palette knife. Next came a layer of Platinum White Acrylic paint, sprinkled with some Permanent Red Tint and Gold PanPastels. Once that was dry I blended the pans and then set to with Maimeri Light Modelling Paste and the gorgeous flower curl stencil and added a tiny bit more gold PanPastel. I painted the edges of the canvas with Maimeri Gold acrylic paint and then left it to dry 

I used Maimeri Matte Medium to attach the doily and gave it another coat to seal it. The flower was made with layers of fabric and netting coloured with Permanent Red Tint PanPastel, edged with a little Matte Medium and sprinkled with glamour dust. The little rose in the centre was made with Light Modelling Paste in a silicone mould.

I added some pearl swirls to and a die cut butterfly to finish off.

I'm entering this in the following challenges:
Country View Crafts: painty pleasures
Craftitude: anything goes/love/Valentines
Crafts and Me: photo inspiration
Fussy and Fancy: be my valentine
Natalie and Amy's: love is all around
Wag's'n'Whiskers: bingo (pink, pearls, doily)
Winter Wonderland: no stamping allowed

I'm not venturing far today as I've got loads of projects started so I'm planning a day in my craft room to finish some off (well if I can find anything in there lol)
have a good day and thanks for popping by
Claire xx


  1. this is wonderful claire - nice idea to use panpastel to colour the gesso - will be having a go at that!!! Fab xx

  2. Fabulous piece of artwork Claire, this is really beautiful

  3. Beautiful Claire, gorgeous textures and soft colours!
    Have a grand time in your craft room today.
    Big hugs

  4. Claire I'd admire your work greatly, it's fantastic, you are a very talented lady xx

  5. This is fabulous, love the texture, colour and how you have embellished it.

    Thanks for joining us at Rhedd's Creative Spirit.

    Moira DT xx

  6. Claire this is really pretty, beautiful colors and texture. Thanks for sharing with us at Wags 'n Whiskers.
    Cindy DT

  7. Stunning creation, love the simplicity, the background and colour combo are just gorgeous. TFS Hugs xx

  8. Absolutely beautiful work thank you for joining our challenge at Craftitude. Good luck
    Fiona dt. x

  9. Wow Claire. Absolutely stunning canvas. I love the color. Everything just works so well together. Hugs.

  10. Wow, this is gorgeous! I really love the subtle colours and the texture of the background.

    Thanks for taking part in Natalie and Amy's challenge this month - good luck!

    Emma x

  11. Beautiful canvas Claire ! Love the texture you've created. Thanks for joining us at Country View Crafts. Sue C x

  12. What a stunning canvas,its so pretty,I love everything about it...

    Thank you for joining in with our very first challenge at Rhedds Creative Spirit...
    Hugs Sandie.x

  13. What a stunning creation, love the colours and embellishments used.

    Thanks for coming over and joining in with our very first Challenge at Rhedd's Creative Spirit.

    Great Big Huge Hugs

    Becca xxx


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