Wednesday 26 August 2015

Canvas Roses

I saw the rose challenge on the Allsorts Challenge blog and thought immediately of this card.  I also thought I would enter it in the SimonSaysStamp Wednesday Challenge.
I was experimenting with a Crawford & Black Canvas Pad and wondered if I could use it with an embossing folder.  No sooner thought than tried!
Out came the Embossalicious A4 Paisley folder and off I went.  I dabbed Mustard Seed and Salty Ocean distress paint separately onto a craft mat; spritzed with water and pressed the canvas into the paint - note to self yellow and blue make green!
Having dried the paint I re embossed the canvas and brushed Vintage Photo distress ink over the embossing and round the edge of the canvas.  I quite liked the effect.  I have die cut felt previously, so canvas was logically the next thing to try.  I love the wavy edge Marianne spiral flower dies - they come in two sizes so they are versatile and they make the best roses.  Wow, die cutting canvas works a treat.  I had the Claritystamp sentiment which fit perfectly with the theme - stamped using a Brilliance ink pad in Coffee Bean - so all I needed was a plaque to set off the roses.  I used a Spellbinder ornate circle die and folded a sheet of A4 white linen card to make an A5 landscape base card.  I felt that using a 6cm wide strip of embossed canvas was sufficient as there was such a lot of detail between the embossing, the painting and the inking. 

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