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Monday, 12 March 2012

Leonora


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.

20 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

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  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

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

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

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  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

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  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

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  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

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

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  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

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  10. Wow, that's a fabulous creation.

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

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

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

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  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

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  15. Loving your vintage canvas, x

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  16. It is all beautiful and well made

    xxx

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

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

    Marie

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

    Thanks for sharing your creativity at the Simon Says Stamp & Show Challenge!!!
    -Sarah

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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!!
    Siobhan

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