Wednesday, 1 April 2015


A very happy anniversary to my step daughter and husband.
I made them a canvas rather than a card influenced by an amazing creation I had seen from a lady called Karen Clare. Here is the link to her blog
I contacted Karen and showed her my canvas because it was taken from a box she creates at one of her workshops and whilst I have no idea how she created her masterpiece, I thought I had better ask permission just in case. She was delighted and had no problem with me showing my attempt. Thank you for that Karen.
I started off die cutting the bits I would need
I used Tims dies and lots of distress paints
I then clear embossed over some old dictionary pages which I had stuck to the canvas
A bit of gesso over the top 'quietened' down the print.
I then assembled all the bits and after painting etc. it was done.
I hope the happy couple have a lovely day.


Karen Clare said...

This is simply gorgeous Joanne, a very special keepsake...xx

pearshapedcrafting said...

Wow! Gorgeous! Sure they loved it!! Chrisx

Nan G said...

Hi Joanne, I saw this on Bloglovin the other day but couldn't send a comment. Back today to let you know how gorgeous I find this piece!! Gorgeous! Love the notebook cover on the newer post too. Hugs