Wednesday, 4 May 2011


Hi Everyone,hope you are having a good Wednesday.This weather here is still amazing! Over at The Paper Variety they are having a 'Let's get Messy' challenge to use mists,inks or paints.I love using my cricut but altered art and inking are some of my personal favourites. So I am the proud owner of filthy inky hands and this is what I came up with..
Anyone who follows my blog will know I have made mini canvses with Tim Holtz's bird cage die and tags with the sewing dummy,but this is  a much bigger canvas for me.This has been upcycled from a previous attempt which has sat at the back of my cupboard for years! It measures 5x5" which compared to my usual 3x2" is huge for me.Lol!

The previous picture was of green hills and houses so I needed to apply 2 layers of cream acrylic paint.I applied it with an old cosmetic sponge thickly for texture and used my heat gun to dry every layer of paint and ink I applied...yes I really am that impatient!
I applied sweeps of Tim Holtz's distress stain in broken china randomly over the canvas.(Everything except cream paint,heart and pin is Ranger or Tim).I then added dashes of  cloudy blue Adirondack acrylic dabber directly to the canvas and blended.

All sides were edged with vintage photo distress ink.I then used various Stampers Anonymous stamps and used black adirondack,fired brick and weathered wood distress inks to apply them directly to the canvas.The advantage of the big canvas was that I could run my fingers over the stamp from the inside to get a good image.Distress ink smudges easily at this stage and took a lot of heat gun drying!

Sewing die inked with vintage photo and walnut stain,thick calico cut,stamped,inked and added with a ribbon and heart,
Bird and cage die cut out of grungeboard(I love this stuff).Distress stained,lake mist,willow,aqua and cloudy blue adirondack dabbers to try and make cage slightly verdi gris.Edged with gold krylon.
Medium and mini rosette die cut and inked.
As always I love dimension and used strong glue on 3d foam to attach dummy and cage.
Ribbon was distress inked before tying on dummy.

I am entering this atGetting Cricky - sew fabulous.A very inspirational site.
I am really pleased with how this turned out and am going to display this in my living room.Thanks for looking.Hugs,Jayne x


  1. very cute Jayne, vintage and rustic look to it... I really like it.
    Enjoy your day.

  2. This is so lovely! Love all the layering and the beautiful finishes. Thanks for sharing it with us at The Paper Variety!

  3. Hello, found my way here from TPV. Love the big blue flower on your canvas, and the colour scheme is lovely. I'm sure it will look lovely on display in your living room! x

  4. Beautiful canvas!! Thanks for joining this week's challenge at TPV! :)

  5. Wow!! Really Gorgeous!!
    TFS!! Take Care!!
    Jennie @

  6. This is amazing, Jayne! I love all the vintage details that you've added. What a wonderful project to display!! Thanks so much for the side shot as well. It really helped show the fabulous dimension to this canvas.

  7. I so love dress forms, so this really caught my eye. Awesome. Thank you for participating at The Paper Variety.

  8. Jayne,
    This is absolutely mixed media heaven! I adore it! I NEED one of these--soooo beautiful--love your paper flower too--I just picked up a tim holtz alterations die to make something similar at the scrapbook expo last weekend. I bought the smaller one, and now I'm kicking myself that I didn't buy the bigger one to do what you did--smartie!
    LOVE this project and thrilled you joined in my Simply Sunday challenge---and thank you for saying my site was inspirational--big hugs to you!
    PS I'm your newest follower!

    Big Cricky Hugs,
    K Andrew of Getting Cricky

  9. That is beautiful!!! Such pretty colors and so many great details!!! Thank you for playing along with us at The Paper Variety!

  10. This is FABULOUS WOWZER. Love every aspect of it, but especially the blending of it all. Mixed medi is awesome. Great job
    Thanks for joining us on the Simply Sunday challenge at Getting Cricky

  11. What a lovely project!! I love every little aspect of it! Thanks for playing along with us at TPV!

  12. This card is beautiful, I love everything about it. I love the flower. Good Luck.
    Thank you for playing our Simply Sunday Challenge at Getting Cricky.
    Kathy - Getting Cricky DTM

  13. WOWZER Jayne! This looks amazing and I bet your hands are nice and colorful! hahahaha Love this project! :o)

  14. This is absolutely gorgeous!! I looooove the distressed feel of it. :) Thanks for playing along with us at The Paper Variety!
    - April

  15. Your canvas is amazing! I love it and I'm also a huge Tim Holtz fan. TFS!

  16. Just beautiful card! I am a new follower.

  17. Definitely SEW FABULOUS... love what you have done with paper and canvas!

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