Tuesday, 1 January 2013

Getting back to normal & exciting news!

Hello there!  Is there anyone out there? haha Have you all had a lovely holiday?  Mine was quietish with manic moments inbetween :D  Its great to be back at my craft desk though! 

The ~Craft Barn DT~ are all working with canvases this week.  The shop stocks some gorgeous small ones and I have used a 15x15cm and a 7x5cm for my project!  The teensy one comes in a pack of 2.  Its lovely to be working on 'normal' stuff again after all the festive makes hahaha.

Both canvases were 'splodged' with watered down acrylics and a kitchen roll rolled over till I was happy with them.  The scrolls have been silver embossed.  The stamped images are by Crafty Individuals and have been coloured then clear embossed before stuck to the canvas.  The cute teensy canvas has been edged with silver embossing and glued in place.  The pretty butterflies were cut out of some Crafty Individual paper and the quote is PC generated.
This was going to be a Christmas present for someone but I still have it hahahaha!!!!!  Now for the EXCITING NEWS.  For 2013 The Craft Barn Blog are setting a fortnighly challenge called
The idea is to use the dictionary to inspire you and then alter the relevant page!  I have chosen a large 17x24cm dictionary to alter and will be playing right along side you all!  A fabulous challenge to take you through the whole year, especially if you like journalling and altering books :D  You can find more info ~here~.  Here is the logo for you to put on your blogs.  I do hope that you will join in!
Whatever your plans are I hope that you all have your dreams come true in 2013.
Thank you for visiting, HUGS xxx


KC'sCourt! said...

Happy New year
Julie xxxxxxxx

Kaz said...

It's a gorgeous canvas Karen,I'm not surprised you held onto it!
Happy New Year xxx

Traceyr said...

What a great canvas and thanks for the info on the alpha challenge.

I have one of the kids paperback dictionaries that is falling apart so I can use that.

Happy New Year! :)

Dawn said...

What a beautiful canvas sweetie, love all the little details. Lol one of my fave quotes too to go with your adorable butterflies.
Huge huggles x x x x

cornishmist - thats me ju x said...

Hi, love your canvas karen,as you say nice to get back to everyday crafting, I have one to show tomorrow a sea theme happy new year to you too, have a fun day ju x

cornishmist - thats me ju x said...

Hi karen, happy new year to you, love your canvas as you say its great to get back to everyday crafting, I have a canvas to show tomorrow on a sea theme, have a fun day ju x

Hazel said...

Sorry I haven't visited for so long - trying to catch up with everyone now. I love this canvas - very pretty indeed. Happy New Year. x