Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Flutter Anya

Hello!  How's summer going?  It's been kind of lazy for me but I did craft!  And I actually made something to enter into a challenge.  It's been a long while since I joined in on TGF's Farm Fresh Friday so I thought I'd do the current one Make Your Own Background

I have been playing around with Faber-Castell's Gelatos to make some backgrounds.  These are so easy to use and can be less messy.  I was going to just rub some gelatos around on a piece of water color cardstock but then I noticed I still had this blank canvas I bought a while ago on sale.  So thought I'd use that to make something pretty and hang around my crafty desk or somewhere.

I used a 5x7 canvas and rubbed some pink, purple, blue and gold Gelatos on it.  Then I took the brush the Gelatos come with and added some water to blend the colors together.  I had to wait until everything was dry before I could glue stuff onto the canvas.  I used TGF's Splotchy and Blush Heart in the background.  Those were heat embossed in white.  It's kind of hard to stamp nicely on canvas but I didn't need for it to look perfect.  The sentiment was also heat embossed and is from TGF's Spotlight Kit.  Then my main image is an oldie but a cutie, Flutter Anya.  She is one of my favorites.  I used my white gel pen around her.  Then I added some cheese cloth, flowers, rhinestone sprays and stars to complete the look.

A different view.  I left the sides clean but maybe I should've added Gelatos there too?

While I was crafting I noticed that my craft table is pretty big.  I should have lots of room to craft so why is my actual work area so small?

I have too much stuff on my table!  See the little space on my mat?  That's the space I have to make stuff.  No wonder I feel so squished sometimes.

Thanks so much reading!  Oh, be sure to stop by Sister Stamps!  Introductions to the July release have started and the stamps are super cute! 


Creations by Shirl said...

This turned out really cute Eva... love how you did the background and all the dotted white dots surrounding her.... Very pretty card!

baby_alien said...

It is fantastic. Super cute! I love it!

Cheryl said...

I didn't realize at first this was you when I saw it in my feed! Yeah, haven't seen you make a TGF project in a while! Pretty canvas in pretty colors! And all the bling and flowers! I like that flutter anya too, I think that was one of the first ones I bought.

Marcy said...

This is so beautiful! I love the bright pretty colors and how you used the gelatos on the canvas. Flutter Anya is so cute too! Thanks for joining us this week for FFF! :)

Krystal Edmond said...

This is amazing! I need to make a canvas!!!

Rachel Parys said...

Oh great, now I have to get me some gelatos!!!! lol! This is gorgeous, great idea using the canvas! I love making cute things to have around the house, thanks for the inspiration!

Leanne said...

Oh woweee! Didja know u won the challenge?! Well deserved. Gorgeous canvas. Love the pretty details. You created that in the little space? A true crafter! Lol! Happy Friday!

Denice said...

I love Gelatos!
What a gorgeous creation...gelatos, flowers, rhinestones, TGF....a winning combination!