Tuesday, 3 January 2017

A Tissue for TioT's

Our first challenge of the year over at Try it on Tuesdays is......
A Tissue

We want you to use tissue on your projects, stamped tissue  , crumpled for texture.
 patterned napkins etc etc. 
Please pop over to see all the fantastic  ideas and projects  the team  have made for this theme.

I had this lovely packet of paper napkins to use with our Christmas meal, but when I opened them out I realised  that a few of them would never reach the table.

I used an 8 inch canvas as my base,
Covered with a layer of scrunched up plain tissue and lightly shaded with some Vintage Photo distress ink.

I think you will be able to see the texture better on this photo. I had light problems over the days I was making this. Mainly dull, with the occasional glimpse of the noonday sun.
I used acrylic  Bindex to  secure the tissue.
Next came the added textures through stencils and when they dried  I smeared with a little gilding wax.

Each napkin had 4 prints of the deer,  so I did make a few cards at the same time
and also started a journal page

If you want to see what happened to the journal page, please scroll down to my earlier post
where T stands for Tuesday.

I think that this is quite an economical way to make cards, if you have pretty tissue napkins in your cupboards.

Thank you for calling in to see me today, you are most welcome and
your comments are always appreciated.


  1. Amazing - adorable is not just the original you made but what you did digital later is super as well!
    You are such an inspiration always!
    oxo Susi

  2. Fantastic card, looks like a painting. Hugs, Valerie

  3. Beautiful canvas with such wonderful texture! I can see why you would want to continue using these lovely tissue images too, I love the card and I am just off to look at your journal page! Hugs, Chrisx

  4. Your canvas looks great with the cute deer napkin, have never tried that before. But I did find an image I printed onto tissue paper yesterday while going through a pile in my room. Will have to try and use it for this challenge!

  5. I have no idea what acrylic Bindex is, but I certainly like the texture you got as a result. This is a gorgeous entry, as well as the card you made as a great use of the leftover part of the napkin.

  6. Love your ideas with the napkins! Both, the canvas and cards look awesome. Hugs!

  7. All stunning pieces Yvonne - love them! The napkins were really lovely and I can see why you didn't want to
    use them. You got some great mileage out of them though with all your projects... just brilliant!
    Happy New Year... Gill xx

  8. A beautiful canvas, love the napkin with that beautiful deer and how you've framed him with the textured flourish.
    Great idea to use him on Christmas cards too.
    Happy New Year,
    Hugs, Avril xx

  9. Great canvas and lovely cards Yvonne! x

  10. Something I've always been meaning to try and I have a few napkins squirrelled away somewhere! Such a beautiful image Yvonne and your canvas and cards are fabulous.
    Val x

  11. This is so beautifully textured and, as you say, a good way to created new cards.
    Your journal page is stunning too.

    1. should be "to create" - isn't it fun how we always spot a typo just as we press Publish

  12. What a stunning canvas, the paper napkin you used is gorgeous and I love the stencil you used for the super textured flourish.
    The card and journal page are both lovely too.
    I seem to have missed a lot of your posts lately as I have spent very little time at the computer recently.
    Belatedly wishing you a happy new year
    Jean x

  13. What a beautiful canvas, Yvonne. Great idea to use that fantastic deer napkin on your design.
    Love the amazing journal page too!
    Mar xx

  14. What a beautiful canvas Yvonne !
    Lovely cards whit the deer great idee .
    Greetings Doris

  15. What a gorgeous canvas you have here Yvonne xx the napkin looks beautiful and suits being nestled amongst the texture you created. Love the soft colour too x
    Hope you enjoyed the festive season and I am sending best wishes for a Happy New Year 2017

    Annie xx

  16. Wowwww Yvonne !! I love love love this so gorgeous canvas !! It ´s just amazing with this beautiful deer !! Great ! I wish you a very nice day, big hugs.

  17. What a find the napkins Yvonne and your make is fantastic

    Love Chrissie xx

  18. Just beautiful - wonderful use of the napkins, and the flourish textures are just scrumptious!
    Alison x

  19. I would definitely have had to keep a few of those napkins back!

    Sally xx

  20. I was just wandering around your blog, admiring all the wonderful projects and I have to tell you this one a spectacular!!