Saturday, June 4, 2011

A canvas

Hello everyone
We have a long weekend here yippee.

A couple of weeks ago a teacher asked me to make a canvas for her mum and dad as it was their wedding anniversary coming up. Their whole family had been to Bali for a holiday and had some professional photos taken and i had to use these on the canvas.
So what does one do when they are asked to do something creative for someone else, well in my case wait and wait for inspiration to hit, which of course it doesn't. I knew the photos would be bright and colourful so i wanted to keep the canvas mainly white to focus on the photos. Alas more waiting and thinking about ideas, ho hum nothing jumping madly out at me. Then i had to deliver some PTI goodies to Tracey one of my craft mentors (I am lucky to have two mentors-Tracey & Susan) who were/are both scrapbook and card teachers who i am very lucky now to call good friends-anyway i digress as usual.

Tracey suggested a few things and gave me a piece of Collections tissue paper and this was the end result

I am so so happy with the way it turned out.
here's a close up for you
I just might have to make something similar for myself, have to add that to a already long list.
I am just finishing of our sewing project from last night so hopefully i will be able to share that with you all tomorrow.
Enjoy your Sunday


suzitee said...

WOW! How gorgeous is the canvas? You have done an AMAZING job of it! I am blushing that you have called me your mentor...your creativity inspires me all the time, and I greatly value your opinion on all things crafty (especially when it comes to gadgets ;)) Can't wait to see your finished project!

Judy said...

Hi Linda,
This turned out gorgeous. I love the design. Have a wonderful day.

Tracey said...

Love it Linda.....Wow, it looks fabulous. I think this is a project i need to add to my long list too!

TammyJ said...

Its lovely Linda the tissue paper was a perfect addition IMO it adds interest but doesn't detract.

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Looks amazing!!

Tracey said...

Well I am a bit speechless (which is unual for me) that you called me your mentor. I call you my mentor (along with Susan) for all my fabric inspirations. I am just so thankful for "the three of us". You did an amazing job on the canvas, you should b very proud of yourself.
Love me ...
No more sleeps to Bali wahooooooo.

Tiff said...

Oh it is gorgeous! That will make a fantastic gift! So personal and beautiful! You are very talented! X