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Monday 29 June 2015

Live Love Enjoy

Good morning all.

Off to view a property this morning then it's onto a funeral of a second cousin who died last Sunday...he was only 49 but had spent over 20 years mourning the death of his wife and 6 month old son. I think today's project is appropriate.

Sharing today the second project I made for my DT application at STAMPlorations...a 6x6 canvas.

Again all the stamps and stencils were from STAMPlorations. I started with a layer of gesso on my canvas then stencilled the confetti circles with texture paste on one side. I then attached the butterfly mask and used a brayer to add acrylic paint. I stamped the trendy butterfly stamps onto the mask using Archival inks. Rosette is a Memory Box die. Words were stamped onto tissue paper and added with gel medium.

Challenges entered:
Rhedd's  Creative Spirit - anything goes
Simon Says Stamp - anything goes


  1. That is absolutely stunning Carol! I can see that a lot of work went into creating this - it's beautiful, so wonderful and very sadly apt. Sorry to hear that about your cousin, life is too short and we must remember to enjoy every moment always.
    I love the texture on this piece and must check out those stencils and stamps. I hope the rest of the week is better with lots of good news too Karen xx

  2. Beautiful canvas Carol. So sorry to hear about your cousin ... what a sad story. xx

  3. Sad news Carol but your card spells it all out and my dad always says, live for today as life is too short....he will be 103 in 6mths time so I think I need to adhere to his words.xxxx Great card.x

  4. Brilliant card, great background, colours, textures and design.
    Sorry to read about your cousin, that's far too young to Die. Then of course so we're his wife and baby, life can be very cruel.
    Patricia x

  5. love it Carol...great sentiments and so true...life is too short and certainly not to be missed,so sad for your cousin and you...one of those days to get through....will be thinking of you xxxxx

  6. Beautiful work and such a sad story. Thank you so much for joining us at SATW this month!

  7. A lovely canvas Carol and perfect sentiment.
    I hope you enjoy your property viewing.
    My thoughts are with you for the funeral. So very sad and so young.
    Take care, hugs Erika. x

  8. Gorgeous, love the design. So sorry to hear about your cousin, will be thinking of you.
    Linda xxx

  9. This is beautiful Carol, gorgeous colours.
    Sorry to hear about your cousin - so sad.

  10. this is gorgeous carol - big hugs rachel x

  11. A lovely canvas...I love that the grain of the canvas is showing through, for me it borders on the rustic side...lovely colour palette too.
    Thank you for joining in with our challenge at Rhedds Creative Spirit...x

  12. Beautiful work!Thank you for joining our challenge at SATW!!!

  13. Gosh Carol that background looks awesome, wow, a wonderful card.
    lorraine x

  14. Lovely! Thank you for joining is at SATW this month.

  15. wonderful canvas Carol!!
    thanks for playing with us at SATW!

  16. Stunning project and very deep sense. So sorry for your cousin.
    Thank you for finding time and inspiration to share your amazing project with SATW!

  17. Hi Carol a really lovely canvas with such pretty summery colours. Sorry to hear about your cousin how terribly sad. Hugs Susan x

  18. Lovely card , sorry to hear your bad news x

  19. Such a pretty canvas! Thank you for entering your project at Rhedd’s Creative Spirit. Sammy-x

  20. Such fun colors and lovely creation. Thanks bunches for joining the June Challenge at Rhedd’s Creative Spirit. j

  21. hello Carol! super cute, luv the adorable flower! .I am so glad you played along with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

    sparkle & shine *~*


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