Wednesday, 27 March 2013

On the canvas

Good morning, peeps!  Have you got snow today?  It's been snowing quite hard here in Yorkshire but at least it hasn't settled on the areas of ground that have already been cleared after the last lot - it's just sitting on top of the snow that's still lying around!

Anyhoo, let's move on to what's been going on inside Whitehouse Towers lately and I've been busy with me brush adding images to canvas to create wall art!  That's going to be the subject that wor Sheena will be covering in her shows this coming Saturday 30 March at 11.00 a.m., 3.00 and 7.00 p.m. - quite a marathon for the lovely lady!

Now, many of you might be saying to yourselves, 'Oooo, I couldn't paint pictures to hang on the wall' but let me tell you, peeps that with the lovely Sheena's help, her stamps and the new acrylics from Pebeo - you definitely can!

Here's one of my attempts:

This one uses the 'Floral Corners' stamp set, with a little help from 'Flying Colours' and 'Silhouette Grasses'.  The butterflies were stamped on to acetate with black Stazon and then painted from the back and the swirl from the Silhouette Grasses set was stamped straight over the blue acrylic paint with Olive Archival Ink.  Add a trellis cut from a Spellbinders die and finish it with the lovely gold wax that you'll see on the programme and you're done - all that remains is to mount it over one of those £1.50 mirrors from that well-known Swedish department store and it's ready to hang on the wall!.....simples!!

My lovely teamies Tracy and Fiona have been much more adventurous than I have with this mixed media game, to say nothing of the Lovely Lady herself so why not go and pay them a visit to see what they've been up to?

I'll see you again tomorrow with another sneaky peek but thanks for looking at this one.



  1. Hi Diane, lovely piece, the trellis works so well set against those lovely painted lilies and the butterflies are a lovely addition. Cannot wait for the shows can you? Enjoy your week. Tracy x x

  2. So evocative of a summer day in the garden :-). We used to have some day lilies that were exactly that colour in our was years before I realised that they weren't called Auntie Susan's lilies and she had only provided the original plant LOL! Looks lovely and the butterflies are great xxx

  3. This is gorgeous, Diane. I love your trellis and that wax sounds intriguing. Can't wait to see the shows and what you've all been up too.
    Thankfully, the weather has cleared here a bit this afternoon but it's been a shocker of a morning hasn't it. I've really has enough of snow every day now.
    Hope you have a lovely Easter.
    Hugs Lisax

  4. Hiya stranger, good to see you blogging and I'm loving the canvas. Can't believe we moved from one snowy area to another. Still got heaps of the stuff and its been coming down heavy again today. Mr and Mrs Snowman are still standing although a little thinner, lol, x


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