Saturday, 8 June 2013

Live, Laugh, Love

Hi bloggers!  Today I would like to share this canvas which was inspired by the very talented Hels Sheridan.  I started with a piece of cardboard which I coated with white modelling paste.  While the paste was still wet I stamped the top and bottom with a Craftynotions Karantha Stamp - ' Cottage Garden: Summer Meadow'.  I left it overnight to dry then brushed with green and blue Pan Pastels.  I then inked through part of a Pronty Mask Stencil - 'A4 Butterfly' with Wild Plum Adirondack.  The butterflies and birdcage are Spellbinders 'Les Papillions' and 'Bird Cage Two' which I cut out of Copper Engraving Board and sanded back.  The 'Live Laugh Love' and black edges are Visible Image stamps which came free with this month's 'Craft Stamper' Magazine.  I stuck the cardboard to a 5 x 7 canvas board which I had edged in black.

I would like to enter this project into the following challenges:

Crafty Calendar Challenge - 'Things with Wings!'
I hope you like it and thanks for stopping by!


  1. A fabulous piece of art Kim, I love the texture you created and the butterflies look wonderful. Thanks for joining us at Country View Crafts in our die-cuts challenge.
    hugs {brenda} x0x

  2. WOW your creation is gorgeous Kim!! Fabulous details and I love the copper butterflies! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Calender this month!
    Tammy x

  3. Absolutely stunning, love the butterflies and the background is gorgeous, thank you for joining in with Happy Campers challenge
    Lindsay xx