Tuesday, 6 September 2011

A Wedding Gift

I didn't give Michelle and Rich a gift on the day of their wedding, but waited to take some photos and made them an altered canvas as a present.

The canvas was a very inexpensive one (think pound shop!)
and I started by simple obliterating the original design using a couple of coats of acrylic paint. The design around the edges was stamped using a Martha Stewart Stamp around the page set, then I stamped the edges of the canvas too with various words.
One of the reasons I love canvases is that I don't have to worry about the 3D parts getting squashed, or about keeping to the size so they fit in a scrapbook. With this in mind I went a bit mad with Amy Butler papers and a few Sizzix dies to make the flowers, swirls and journalling block.
The swirl top left is grungeboard, inked
and then heat embossed with a glittery embossing powder.
I added an old Making Memories metal book plate some Beadazzles to the flowers, attached everything with a hot glue gun for longevity, job done!

I'm glad to say they both really loved it :)

Acrylic paint cream
Sizzix dies Extended dies: Swirl, Antique Market alphabet: rosette flowers (small).
Sizzix Bigz die Tattered Florals
Nestabilities Label 1.
Martha Stewart Stamp around the page.
Tim Holtz grungeboard swirl.
Ink Stampin' Up turquoise.
Beadazzles Silver

First day back at work with the kids done.... they were really well behaved and hard working... long may it last :D


Claireliz said...

Gorgeous canvas.

jo said...

This is just stunning - I love the colours you have used.

Jimjams said...

Superb gift - love the embellished corners - the flowers are wonderful, the colours stylish, just everything ... WOW!

Julia Dunnit said...

Oh wonderful gift..to be much treasured I don't doubt - love the colours. And the flowers. Glad the day went well at work..I too wish it will last long and be fruitful for you!

nerllybird said...

Stunning - I love the cluster of flowers under the photo.
Helen S

jennifer said...

wow, it's so beautiful, the colours are just gorgeous, and the 3d elements are so pretty! x

Jules said...

Beautiful, love the colours :D

Ali said...

just seen your post on UKS - this is so beautiful - love all those flowers.