Thursday, 17 November 2011
November Friends of Waltzingmouse Stamps Blog Waltz
Hey Everyone!! Welcome to my Blog!! I'm glad you visited, as today I'm taking part in the 'Winter/Christmas' themed November Friends of Waltzingmouse Stamps Blog Waltz. If you would like more details, click here to visit the Waltzingmouse Blog.
I'm a little late posting pictures of my project because I only decided to participate in the 'Waltz' last night after my boys had gone to bed and I have literally only just finished it!! The glue probably isn't even fully dry yet - luckily nothing fell off during the photo shoot! LOL!!
Here is my snowy scene canvas picture...(please excuse my rushed photography)
I was SO inspired by Mona's post about mixed media canvasses (click here to see what Mona made and read more...) I had to give it a try and new exactly which of Claire's stamps I wanted to use. There's something so warm and exciting about those little cottages - it brings out the little girl in me again - I would just love to take a little look inside to see what life is like behind those cottage doors!! Maybe that's an idea for another stamp set - Cottage Interiors!!
...I tried to make each cottage a little different from the other in some way - whether it was the colour of the doors, windows, roof or the pots outside the front doors.
...you can see that I used lots of lovely white felt which I stitched together on my sewing machine and then stuck onto the canvas in one complete piece. I then tucked the trees, cottages and snowman into the 'snow drifts' after that.
I enjoyed using paints and glue again...it's been a while and I know this is far from perfect, but I will enjoy seeing it up on the wall at Christmas time.
This is what I started with..just 4 pieces of patterned paper...
..and some 'mod podge', paint and glitter later! I made my own 'mask' from a marianne creatables die and spritzed on some cosmic shimmer mist...and I then had the base canvas for the rest of my project.
Anyway, I really hope you enjoyed what you have seen - I'm sorry that it feels little rushed...thanks so much for Waltzing by and hope you'll visit me again.
Supplies: Waltzingmouse Stamps A Cottage Christmas, A Cottage Home, Santas Coming to Town, Very Vintage Christmas, Sewing Box Christmas,