Tuesday, 5 January 2016

Something New for 2016

It's a New Year and all good intentions are abounding in my head.... though I'm not sure how long they'll stay there or if they will ever materialise into reality! BUT it's only the 5th January and I have tried something new (for me) in the form of Gesso and Glimmer Glaze, a new stamp and a different kind of style .

I had a mini sort out in the craft cupboard and found this canvas (last of a pack of four) and rather than just stamp and colour I decided to be a bit more adventurous so decided to start by stencilling with some gesso. I cut the dies from snippets of card and used Tattered Angels glimmer glaze to cover the birdcage which I curved before sticking in place to add dimension. Then it was a case of playing around until I came up with something I quite liked.

This is what I used
Memory Box stencil 'texture mesh'
Memory Box die 'fairytale flower border'
Cheery Lynn die 'hummingbird' B193
Marianne Creatables die 'birdcage' LR0147
Dovecraft punch 'daisy'
Designs By Ryn stamp 'leafy branch'
from my stash - pearl stamens, flowers, gems, pearls

Sorry about the poor photo - it really does look quite lovely IRL

I shall enter this in the following challenges ~
Creative Inspirations challenge 'anything goes'
Allsorts challenge 'what's new'
Pixie's Snippets Playground challenge 'use snippets'
Creative Artiste challenge 'anything goes'
Live & Love Crafts challenge 'something new'
Noor! Design UK challenge 'anything goes'
Die Cut Divas challenge 'new technique, die, stamp, colours'
As You Like It challenge 'anything goes'
The ABC challenge 'Y is your choice'
Crafty Calender challenge 'something new'

So that's my first make of 2016 and as for my new year's resolution list -
try something new  tick
use old stash  tick
use up snippets on all my makes  tick
....... not sure how long this will last !!


  1. Love this, you have made an beautiful canvas mixed media peace good on you.xx

  2. You have created a really pretty canvas and all from bits and pieces that you could easily have thrown away! Thanks for joining us at Creative Artistes Mixed Media Challenge this month.
    Hugs Sheryl DT member xx

  3. Oh my word Andrea - what a stunning canvas! It's absolute perfection!!


    Di xx

  4. WOW - that's a stunningly lovely canvas Andrea. One of the nicest I've seen. Love that you've left white space on it.

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  5. Love your canvas,just gorgeous.xxx

  6. A gorgeous canvas Andrea, love the background and all the pretty details.
    Lorraine x

  7. Andrea, this is amazing, what a beauty!
    Hugs Jacee
    Simply Paper Card Design

  8. Splendid project, great background and all elements very lovely! Thanks for joining in the fun at Die Cut Diva's!!

  9. Brilliant creation, I love it, not always a fan of canvas stuff but this is gorgeous, very well done.

    Kath x

  10. This is beautiful Andrea, fabulous texture and dimension.

  11. Wow so beautiful I love your canvas
    Kevin xx

  12. Wow this is so elegant looking I love it! Thanks for joining us over at the Die Cut Diva's!

  13. This is gorgeous, thanks for joining us at Allsorts this week, xxx

  14. Such a lovely project! Thank you so much for entering our challenge at Allsorts with it and good luck.

  15. Stunning work Kanda - truly a beautiful card - Michelle x

  16. Great work KandA, this is stunning!
    Dawn xx

  17. What a lovely mixed media project! I love all the details. Thanks so much for joining us at AYLI Challenge this fortnight!

  18. What a beautiful card, so much texture and so well done.

    So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas.

  19. Hi Andrea, your canvas is absolutely stunning. Great techniques. Barbxx

  20. Beautiful canvas creation Andrea, love the splash of colour at the bottom on your white background. Your embellishments complete it beautifully - thank for sharing your creation with us at ABC Challenge and good luck
    Andrea x

  21. Beautiful canvas Andrea, love that you curved the bird cage, all the elements are so pretty, Cathy x

  22. This is so beautiful. You did a wonderful job here!

  23. Really beautiful, and it must have been a real pleasure to create too!

  24. A very pretty canvas Andrea, well done.

    Love and hugs

  25. Waw this looks really gorgeous. Thank you for joining us at As You Like It Challenge and ABC Challenge. Hugs! Mojca

  26. Congratulations on being a Playground Pick, Andrea! This is one of those cards that I say are gifts unto themselves! You really should make another little gift card to hang from it, lol!! It's stunning!! Hugs, Darnell

  27. Such a sweet canvas Andrea I love it... Thanks for entering our challenge over at Creative Artiste Mixed Media Blog... Good Luck and we hope to see you again soon...

    Rhonda Alman xx

  28. Such a very pretty design! Love the soft color palette!

  29. This is so pretty Andrea - I love the brickwork look in the background and the die-cuts are super. Thank you so much for entering the Crafty Calendar (Something New) Challenge this month, lots of luck to you. Hugs Sue Pxxx DT.

  30. that looks fantastic, I love all the work you have put in
    thanks for joining our challenge over at
    Creative Artisite Mix Media blog
    Debbie DT

  31. This is beautiful. Love the bird cage and your gorgeous flowers.
    Thank you for sharing this with us at Noor Design UK.
    Hugs Sharon. x

  32. Awesome texture stencilling and I love the romantic look. It's beautiful; thanks so much for joining LLC for our January challenge.

    Hugz, Sandy
    Owner & Operator @Live & Love Crafts


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