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Thursday 27 November 2014


Good morning all.

Lots of shouting going on last night again when our team (Liverpool) were playing again in Bulgaria in the Champion's League. After conceding a last minute goal we ended with a 2 all draw!

A canvas to share today which I've been working on for a few days. This is really just a practise run before I do some for the weddings.

I've chosen a family photo taken nearly ten years ago on New Year's Eve in The Epcot Centre at Walt Disney World. I started by giving the 8x8 canvas a good coating of gesso. Once dry I used some glass bead glitter gel coloured with Gelato ink to stencil the corners...the stencil is from Imagination Crafts. Then I got inky, as did the craft room and all the tools on my work top! Using my new distress spray inks I gradually built the colour up until I was happy with the effect. I then stencilled the Memory Box dots with texture paste in the other two corners. 
I've used a sketch for the layout design, the papers are from K&Co. The dies I've used are all from Spellbinders and those cut from kraft card along with the chipboard title letters have been sprayed with inks and Cosmic Shimmer. Alphabet stamps are from Anita's Stamps, stamped with versamark and heat embossed with white detail EP. The flowers came from one of the leis we are wearing in the photo, I've added some picket fence and silver Cosmic Shimmer to them. Some pearls finish off the layout.

Challenges entered:
Add a Little Dazzle - anything goes/or use a stencil
Decorate to Celebrate - anything 3D goes
Party Time Tuesdays - anything goes
All Crafts - anything but a card
Not Just Cards - anything goes
Pile it On - recycle/upcycle (flowers)
Scrappy Hands - textures
Altered Eclectics - anything goes but a card
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper - anything goes with patterned paper
Redd's Creative Spirit - anything mixed media
WOW Embossing Powder - mixed media
Lasting Memories - all about the title
Creative Scrappers - sketch #282


  1. What a fabulous page Carol. Love what you've done here. Hugs Rita xxx

  2. Such a gorgeous canvas Carol. I love the colours and all your detailing looks wonderful.
    Sue xx

  3. Brilliant creation, ..love the colours and papers .xxxThe Journey is the Start

  4. What a gorgeous canvas Carol lots of great details ..love it huggles Sue xxx

  5. This is fabulous Carol, I love the colours and great family photograph too.
    Linda xxx

  6. This is gorgeous Carol, lots of fabulous details and lovely colours.

  7. Brilliant canvas, love what you have done.
    Great colours and textures

    Patricia x

  8. Fabulous canvas Carol, love the texture and colours. Susan x

  9. really beautiful thank you for joining us at dtc challenge. hugs

  10. Great project!
    Thanks for playing with us at Not Just Cards Challenge this week!
    Monica - DT

  11. Wow this is awesome Carol and so beautiful the textures and colours look amazing.
    lorraine x

  12. Hi Carol:) Beautiful layout and the flowers are lovely:) Thank you for joining us over at Decorate to Celebrate!!

  13. Stunning canvas... so pretty. Did you see that you were featured at Lasting Memories?

  14. Your canvas is really fun and colorful! Thanks so much for playing along at this weeks Party Time Tuesday Challenge!

  15. Very pretty. Thanks for joining us on Lasting Memories.

  16. A pretty canvas...love all the embellishments and textures...
    Thank you for joining in with our challenge over at Rhedd's Creative Spirit...x

  17. Back again...this time for Altered Eclectics....
    Fabulous canvas...really so pretty, love the layout....
    A lovely entry for our challenge x

  18. So very pretty! Love the colours. Thank you for entering your project at Rhedd’s Creative Spirit. Sammy-x

  19. Lovely textures and colours and a great layout. Many thanks for joining the Rhedd's Creative Spirit challenge and good luck!!! Melissa (DT)

  20. Lovely work, pretty colors and beautiful texture. Thank you for joining our 'upcycle/recycle' challenge at Pile It On and don't forget to check on Wednesday who is the winner.
    Anna xxx

  21. alohaaaaa! Great canvas, love the colors and that title is amazing! thanks for playing along at lasting memories.


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