Wednesday 8 September 2010

Wednesday extra from Sue Mylde

We're taking a breather from all the exciting cyber crop info and prize giving today to share another gorgeous Wednesday extra project with you. 

This week it's a pleasure to showcase a canvas painted and designed by Sue.  I think Sue has a real talent for capturing both amazing colour and textures in her work and her canvas is a testament to these skills.   

Sue said:
I have had a long-time obsession with canvases. I love working with them and I wish I had much more space in my house to put all the canvases up that I want to paint! Recently, I came up with the idea that I could still paint canvases and create a lovely piece of work, and then give it away as a present!

My husband's niece had a recent birthday and I wanted to make her a canvas - something unique that she could have in her room that she couldn't buy at any store. And the above is what I came up with.

I love creating layouts with textures, so my canvases can't be any different, right?

For the base of the canvas, I used:
1. Mists (Tattered Angels)
2. Acrylic Paints in different colors (Adirondack Paint Dabbers)
3. Butterfly masks that I punched out from the Martha Stewart punch.
4. Gesso

As embellishments, I used:
1. Bling
2. Ribbon trims (Webster's Pages)
3. Flowers - two types - fabric and paper
4. Die cuts (K&Company)
5. Letter Stickers (American Crafts)
6. White ribbon for the tag.
7. Stickles for a bit of glitter :)

It was a fun and easy to make project, and including drying time, took about 5 hours to create!
I promise I'll be making more of these in the near future!


  1. Wowwwwwwwwwwwww! This is GORGEOUS! :):):):) thanks for the tips! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

  2. That's lovely Sue. Such pretty colours.


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