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Sunday, 22 January 2017

Take time to smell the roses

Good morning folks, my first post of the day and this one is a canvas made using some of the gorgeous stamps from Chocolate Baroque! Our theme this month over on the DT blog is Romance and what could be more romantic than beautiful roses?

Do you ever start a project with one idea and go off on a complete tangent and make something completely different? That's what happened with this canvas as I coloured the gorgeous roses from Rose Stem Script with my pencils planning to make 3 CAS cards but got totally side tracked and ended up making this lol.

I used acrylic paints to create the background, adding some stencilling with texture paste and then created texture around the images to frame them. I used scrunched up tissue paper with matte gel medium and once it was all dry I added silver highlights with gilding wax. I stamped the sentiment on an acrylic tag and embossed with silver embossing powder and added some little roses that I'd made with air dry clay to finish off. I wasn't sure how the tissue would work but it's quite solid once the gel medium is dry.

I'm entering this project in the following challenges:

Artistic Stampers: anything goes
Get Creative: anything goes
Fab'n'Funky: ribbon
Inky Chicks: Anything goes

Thanks so much for visiting today, hope to see you again soon
Claire xx


  1. Glad your muse took you in this direction... the canvas is full of luscious textures and the roses are so beautiful!

  2. Your Muse knew what she was doing *grin* This is stunning!

  3. Hi Claire. Your canvas is beautiful. Love the colours you have used and the textured background. Really pretty.
    Best wishes

  4. Beautiful project. I love the way you've styled it with the stamps, and the colours are simply gorgeous! Thanks for sharing at Get Creative and hope to see you again. Good luck.
    - Khushboo Gandhi, DT


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