Tuesday, 5 March 2013

This Sweet Life

This is something I've been "playing" with for a few days now.  I wanted to try out the lovely Rusty Rose Fresco Paint and the texture paste with a mask so I used a small canvas board to experiment.  The paint went on really well and the canvas gave a nice texture.  Not too sure about the paste though - I think I still need some practice to get it right.

The stamp is one of my favourites from Crafty Individuals and the butterflies were cut from one of their background paper pads and dabbed with a bit of acrylic paint.  I tucked a little bunch of flowers behind the folded ribbon topping that lovely bit of lace I've had for ages.  The hexagons reminded me of a honeycomb so I added the little bee stamps and the "sweet" sentiments.  I cheated with the stitches and used rub-ons which I think look quite effective.

It was easy to turn this into a hanging by adding a piece of burgundy satin ribbon and backing the whole piece with some burgundy card.  I think my Mum will quite like this instead of a Mother's Day card and she won't mind a bit that this is a practice piece.


  1. Hi... Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment... It's much appreciated ..

  2. Gorgeous! I think you have done really well with the texture paste! I think perhaps you are trying to get it to have a smooth surface? when actually I think the swirls and bumps add a lovely texture to it...I think you have done a really great job here! It is a beautiful canvas and that fresco paint colour is so yummy! Speak soon! Lots of love from Laura xxxxxxx

  3. Such a pretty creation and I might need to have a further investigation into that gorgeous paint colour!
    Beautiful use of the CI stamp - really, this is a delight.