Saturday 8 December 2012


This weeks Challenge over at Sugar Creek Hollow is to use Stencils or Masks on part of your card/project.
Please pop over to see what we have all been making and get the details.

I thought I would begin by showing you  the 6 x 4 inch  canvas  and the mask I used, to create my background.
The colours are a variety of spray inks, including Crushed Grape  from the Dylusions range and a  Picket Fence dauber for highlights.

.I always had in mind to use this Chapel Road stamp, which I stamped in black  onto canvas, this in turn was layered onto muslin.. The shading was Dusky Concorde distress inks.  The trimmings all came from my work boxes.

This was a project I realy enjoyed making, but taking  the photos was something I'm pleased my OH does for me. There were a few polite  words spoken  at the time I can tell you.

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


  1. Beautiful piece! Really, really lovely! Hugs, Valerie

  2. this is oh so wonderful Yvonne, what a lovely background you created

  3. I like the textural effect you have created in the background here Yvonne,and the whole project is lovely. the sentiment is just right too. Jean x

  4. LOL, a few polite words huh? Sounds like it was an interesting conversation! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

  5. Sensational!
    The background reminds me of fabric, a deep silk or velvet which is perfect for that stamp.

  6. Beautifully rich background - looks velvety. I havn't seen this stamp before - one to add to shopping list! Serenity fits to a tee as it really is gentle and serene. Love it Yvonne. Nicola x

  7. I love your canvas...the image is beautiful and perfect with this. I have been wanting to try some of those Dylusion inks, they look wonderful. Have a great week.

  8. Love that dreamy background! This is one elegant and pretty card! Have a great weekend!

  9. A wonderful card in great colors, love the image and all the details.

  10. The background is amazing-such a clever way to use the mask. The stamping onto the canvas is perfect as is the whole piece.

    Love Chrissie xx

  11. Love how you did your background!! I love the image! Fabulous!!

  12. The background is stunning Yvonne! The purple and ivory colours are so elegant with this beautiful image. Fantastic card.
    Amelia x