Crafty Cardmakers challenge 178 – anything but a card

And so we reach the last but one challenge of 2016!  Where has the time gone?

Angela is hosting today and our challenge is Anything But a Card. With Christmas rapidly approaching we feel sure that you will have created something as a decoration or a gift and would love you to share it with us.

butterfly-canvas

I still haven’t made any Christmas projects, so thought I would share this project I did earlier instead – it is a canvas, which hangs in my craftroom.

The canvas was pre prepared when I got it and all I had to do was decorate!  I started on the background by using a stencil and some distress inks. On top of the stencilled image (when it was dry)  I stamped some butterflies and flowers with versamark and heat embossed them with embossing powder.  I used a woodware bubble butterfly stamp on some scrap paper from my stash to make some butterflies, which I cut out. To make the antenna for each butterfly I used jewellery wire, and attached it to the back of the butterfly with hot glue before I stuck the butterfly down in a cloud coming up from the bottom of the canvas.  I put a dot of glossy accent in each “bubble” to add some texture to the wings.

I stamped my sentiment onto a die cut base, and distressed the edges with distress ink.  I stuck the sentiment into the space on my canvas onto a die cut frame.  Lastly, I punched two holes in the top of my canvas using my crop a dile, and threaded some cord through it to hang the canvas by.

Our next challenge will be in the new year, so I hope you all have a lovely Christmas, and see you in 2017.

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