Friday, 25 February 2011

Alphabet Challenge Blog DT - Q for Quotes

Yay I finally got round to making something other than a card for my DT project yay

This week's challenge at Alphabet Challenge Blog is Q for Quotes I knew straight away that I wanted to use my 'Friendly Advice' Stamps - I love this quote - that comes from Ian Hobson Age 5 lol. And this is definitely right about Ian lol and I got to make a canvas using one of my favourite pictures.

I started by painting the canvas pale pink (because the plan was that the canvas was going to be in pinks but then I found my sequin ribbon and changed the colour scheme). I then decided to make a mess by using a toothbrush to flick paint over the canvas (and my quilt, blanket, towel, face (yes I flicked the toothbrush the wrong way lol)) and love the effect. I added the ribbons, made the snowflake, added the wording and a little photo corner to add a bit of shine.

No wonder I've been wondering where all the time has gone this week, I even 'made' my own little embellishment for the canvas. Painted a chipboard snowflake, then once that was dry I went through about 5 different glues trying to find one that would stick the gems to the paint, in the end I gave up and used my glossy accents

I had a bit of a disaster with the stamp as the white ink wouldn't show up on the purple card, and the paint marker wouldn't write over the ink lol, eventually switching the inks I managed to get some of the words to stamp ok so I could go over them with the paint marker and the rest I just had to write in the same style, but I think this works really well and meant that I could cut out the individual words and spread them down the side of the canvas rather than having to be a big block which I didn't think would work with this canvas.

Supplies: 'Friendly Advice' Stamps by Inkadinkado, Photo Corner by (I think) Papermania
Extras: Chipboard Snowflake, White, Pink & Purple Acrylic Paint, White Paint Marker, White Ink Pad, Purple Card, Ribbon from Stash, Sequin Ribbon from Stash, Gems, Glossy Accents

Sorry for all the waffle lol. Hope you join us this week and have fun with the challenge XOX


Angel said...


This is just so pretty, love the colour, all the detail is gorgeous.

Huggies Angel

Lisa Jane said...

what a fabulous canvas .. i love the colours and the way you have cut out the words .. a lovely memory
Lisa ;)

Frea said...

Hi Helen, lovely lay out on this canvas! I must say that it's also a very nice picture! Hugs, Frea

Mary J said...

I love your waffle honey -keep it up!!

Gorgeous canvas - such fantastic attention to detail! I should try one of these!