Monday, 12 March 2012


Yesterday I was at a Craft fair where I was lucky to meet  Jill fromThe Stampman and watch her fantastic demonstrations. I also saw her beautiful frames which inspired me to try this small canvas. You can see one of her gorgeous frames here
The base which is about 5 x 7 inches  was given a couple of layers  of gesso.

The corner is layers of tissue, stuck down with  PVA.
Shading on the background is distress inks . I used a key mask which shows up very pale and the rose stamp here.
Then I started to add bits and pieces, some fragments and small beads.
Loads of silver embossing power, which I heated between layers. A metal filigree round and an old earing at its centre.

The stamped  image in the frame is quite old, not sure who by. She is coloured with a pale pink water colour.
The frame is from  Crafty Individuals.

I will be entering this in a couple of challenges.

The Stampman Challenge- The theme  is Vintage
Simon Says Stamp and Show- The theme is Anything goes.

Thank you for stopping by, I realy appreciate your comments.


  1. Gorgeous canvas, the corner is very striking and a great piece of recycling with the jewellery piece. Wonderful. Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Says Stamp and Show challenge. Tracy x x

  2. Hi Yvonne. What a wonderful canvas. Love the subtle background - very pretty. As for the corner piece.. How clever are you! It really does look fabulous.
    Regards Florence xx

  3. It's beautiful, love all the detail in the corner.

  4. Beautiful work, love the extravagant corner. I have that stamp too, but don't know who made it either! Hugs, Valerie

  5. How lucky your are to see the frame first hand what an inspiration for you beautiful canvas the corner is awesome :)
    Von x♥x

  6. This is absolutely gorgeous Yvonne, I too love that corner, I must try the same myself! You haven't hung about with your project have you and soon came up with a great idea for those red sprinkly bits:)

    It was lovely to see and chat with you yesterday, perhaps we will see you again next month at Middlesborough.

    Jill x

  7. Wow! it's stunning. Have you had any sleep? You have been working. Yesterday was a terrific day, I found it very inspirational. I've got to try that, you have excelled. Love it. Caz

  8. This is a fabulous canvas Yvonne.
    Looks like I missed a good day!
    Looking forward to Harrogate on Saturday.
    Avril xx

  9. Oh wow Yvonne, I love how you have used Jill's inspiration and demonstration. Such a great piece. Thanks for sharing this with us at The Stamp Man's Vintage challenge.
    hugs {brenda} xox

  10. Wow, that's a fabulous creation.

  11. what a wonderful canvas, love the corner with all the texture, such a sweet image

  12. Wow Yvonne, this is stunning, I agree, the corner embellishment is fabulous. xx

  13. This is a work of art Yvonne that corner is amazing, such texture:)
    Val x

  14. Stunning Yvonne! Jill is very inspirational - she emailed me today and said she had met you and Caz xx Glad yo had fun xx Janet

  15. Loving your vintage canvas, x

  16. It is all beautiful and well made


  17. Gorgeous & so inspiring! Love the corner! x

  18. Very clever indeed ! Love how you did the corner looks fantastic, must give this a go.


  19. I love the sparkle you added in the corner embellishment : )

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  20. This is gorgeous Yvonne. I love your corner. It is a lovely feeling to be inspired to try something and for it to turn out so well!!