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Summer is half over and what a hot one it’s been!  I took a bit of a summer break from the blog…well my creativity took a summer break, but I’m getting it back!

I know that many of you can relate to the bad habit I have formed over the last year of starting a project and leaving it to sit unfinished.  Well I decided it was time to finish those half started projects!

The canvas I’m sharing with you today I started back in January….6 months it patiently waited for me to finish, eek!

This little 5×7 canvas started when I dug through the bag of leftover chipboard bits Lori gave me.  I found a bunch of ‘hexagon like’ shapes gluing them to start the first layer.

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I added some texture paste using a script stencil over the chipboard shapes for extra interest before painting them.  They were give a few different coats of paint, sprays & gesso before I was happy with the colour.  It’s all about adding layers until you’re happy!

The center piece is a mini canvas with a resin frame layered on top with an image from Tim Holtz paper.

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Then I added layers of stamped and rub-on flowers which were fussy cut.  The darker flowers I covered with Seth Apter Baked Texture embossing powder in Vintage Bees Wax.

The mint green leaves started out white, which just wouldn’t do, so I coated them in Seth Apter Baked Velvet embossing powder in Lime.  I love the soft translucent colour these embossing powders add!

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The clock & keyhole embellishments were made using a Prima mold.  I painted them with Finnabair Art Alchemy Steampunk Copper, then used some Finnabair wax to highlight the design of the pieces.

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The chipboard swirls are from the store’s Laser Cut Chipboard collection, which I covered with gesso, some orange spray then used more Seth Apter Baked Velvet in Dusk.

As I was building the canvas there was a little too much ‘white space’ that needed something, so I pulled out a scripty text stamp and more Seth Apter Baked Texture in Vintage Bees Wax to add more texture but keeping it light!  This was the perfect solution!

I have to say if felt really good to not only get back to the craft table, but to finish off this long abandoned project!!!  I have a few more lying in wait for me to finish, and hope this has given you the inspiration to pull out those unfinished projects and get them done!!!

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Fairy Playground

Happy National Scrapbook Day…..one day late.  Hope everyone took some time to do something creative yesterday!

Last weekend I was in Winkler for the crop, always my favourite weekend to just get creative, visit with amazing women and enjoy Lori’s cooking!

Another great thing about spending a weekend at the store is getting first dibs on new products, who doesn’t love that!

Some new paper had come in by Canvas Corp which feels like thick watercolor paper, with a printed image.  I choose the Let Tiny Buds Bloom paper for my project.

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I cut the paper to size then glued it to a 5×7 canvas board.  Once the glue dried I sprinkled on Lindy’s Magicals in Oom Pah Pah Pink and Yodeling Yellow, then sprayed with water to activate.  I used lots of water and this paper held up really well!

These Tim Holtz mushrooms I can’t seem to get enough of them, yup this is my third project in a row using them.  The are just TOO cute I can’t resist!!

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My little garden needed some moss of course to ground it all and give the chipboard pieces and mushrooms a place to nestle inside of.

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I used three of the Love Is In The Details laser cut chipboard,  in fact the Thistle pieces came in just as I was working on this project.  Oh my they are perfect!  Each of the chipboard pieces was painted.  The leafy ones I added some Distress Stickles for a little magic, and the Thistle tops were given some Tim Holtz Grit Paste and Stickles for added texture!

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The final touch was this pretty die cut fairy!  Because fairies are magical creatures I had to add more stickles to her wings! Good thing I was surrounded by ladies who love stickles and let me borrow them!

If you are at the store you can see this project in person, photos are just never the same as seeing something in person!

Now the ladies at the crop were getting a little concerned with all my bright girly projects lately that I might break out into hives LOL.  That’s ok I’ve already got another project lined up for you all, and no it’s not feminine or bright!

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This post was written by Lisa on May 5, 2019

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