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Tuesday, 5 April 2016

Beauty Comes From Within Canvas

Hello my crafting friends, did you manage to view our Sheena on Hochanda last night? If not she is on today at 7am, 9am, 12 noon, 4pm and again at 7pm so plenty of opportunity to tune in if you wish. The design team have made some stunning samples so do please go and take a look

Here is the canvas that I did with the 'Butterfly Torn' stamp...

                                                                         close up!

I first covered my canvas with Galleria Modelling Paste and combed through to make the lines, this is one technique I stealed from the lovely and beautiful talented Pamellia which you can view HERE, not only have I stolen the comb technique but also the painting of the background, I so love Pamellias designs and creations and I loved this background so decided to give it a go not really knowing where it would lead! For my colouring I used Aquatints Blue from Landscape and Black from Essentials. I made sure I painted round the edges of the canvas too!!!

On some card I stamped the Butterfly Torn stamp and cut it out by hand then painted it in with Distress Inks, I put this to one side.

I stamped more of the Butterflies onto some card and painted each one with Pebeo Iridescent Paints as I knew this would show the lovely glisten and shine of the colours. I hand cut each one out and placed to one side.

In my stash I had this die cut of Sissix Tim Holtz Alterations Frameworks so I placed this onto my canvas on the left hand side vertically then placed my cut out Butterfly Torn piece on the bottom. I stuck my Butterflies down as if they were flying out of the dark hole into Freedom, showing their beautiful colours as they went, hence the sentiment 'Beauty comes from Within' which is one of the sentiments that come with the stamps. I placed this in the bottom right corner and there is the finished canvas. I do hope you like it and a Special Thank You to Pamellia for all her inspiration, go and check out her wonderful blog if you have not already done so its

Thank you for looking, Jacquie xxx


  1. Fabulous canvas,love the design. Hugs Jennifer xx

  2. This looks amazing and so many wonderful techniques, xxx

  3. Morning jacquie, a stunning card, love the colours and the butterflies are so beautiful. Janice xx

  4. Wow Jacquie, your post brought a tear to eye this morning. They say that the greatest form of flattery, is imitation and I am just so honoured that you like my work enough to be inspired by it and use it in your own creations! What an honour to be even a small part of your crafting journey!! Well your canvas is just magical! I love how your background turned out, and those butterflies have just fluttered right into my heart! Thank you so much Jacquie for all of your support and kind words! Sending big hugs :)

  5. A super canvas Jacquie, your background is gorgeous along with your overall design - absolutely brilliant.
    The new Sheena stamps are fabulous - I just had to order them.

  6. Awesome. Love this design and the pretty added goodies..xx

  7. Hi Jacquie
    Wow! Very Pamelliaesque! It's absolutely stunning. Clever girlie!
    Best wishes.
    Ang x


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