Good morning folks, our theme this month at Eclectic Ellapu is 'Love Actually', my teamies have loads of inspiration for you and Valentine's Day is nearly here so I hope you're going to play along with our fun challenge.
I've made a canvas using lots of different techniques. I created lots of texture on the canvas using texture paste and stencils, once that was dry I applied matte medium and added a pretty paper napkin to create my background. The napkin had been overstamped using stamps from Chocolate Baroque 'Parfum de Paris' and Potting Soil Archival Ink. I added another layer of matte gel medium over the napkin to seal it to the textured backgroud. While it was wet I sprinkled on some Aged Gold Frantage powder and heated. Once that was all dry I dry brushed with a little cream paint and added some gilding wax to the edges. Here's another pic, the colours are a little more lifelike in this one:
I painted the chipboard letters cream and stamped with a background stamp from Parfum de Paris using Worn Lipstick distress ink. I edged the letters with gold gilding wax and applied a thick layer of rock candy crackle paint.
The butterflies are from Chocolate Baroque's Butterfly Daisy Collage, stamped on cream card with versamark and embossed with gold EP before painting with a little Worn Lipstick distress ink.
To finish off I've added pink braid around the edge of the canvas and glued a crystal drawer knob to the top. I added a seam binding bow (coloured with more Worn Lipstick) and a pretty charm and a paper flower.
I'm entering this project in the following challenges:
4 Crafty Chicks: anything but a card
Allsorts: bring on the bling
Aud Sentiments: anything goes
Crafting with friends: anything goes
Fantasy Stampers: love is in the air
Simon Says Stamp: anything goes
Southern Girls: Anything goes
Thanks so much for visiting today