Sunday, 18 November 2012

Little Thank You canvases

I popped into the Great North Papercraft Extravaganza (GNPE) in Harrogate after a class at Art from the Heart in October.  I heard that Paper Artsy had a stall there so I went to grab myself a bargain. I picked up these teenie tiny canvases which I've painted and stamped up to say thank you to two crafty friends, Anne (Redanne) and Trace (inkypinkycraft).

Anne sent me a lovely Christmas tree stamp I said I liked on her workdesk, so I sent her the pink mini canvas. Trace and I did a swap shop of goodies from our stash. Trace sent me a lovely enamelled hanging heart with her parcel and I sent her the blue mini canvas below.

I enjoyed working in the small scale as it makes you focus on the tiny details. The little heart and crown is from Tim Holtz grunge board elements.


I painted up the canvases with acrylic paint, then painted around the edge in metallic purple and blue. 
I blacked the edges with black Adirondack dabber. 
I used a honeycomb stamp and a flourish to create some layers on the canvas. 
I've used some cosmic shimmer embossing powder on the hearts and Tim Holtz Walnut Stain distress embossing powder on the crowns. 
I've used my favourite little accessory the Beadazles and some Cosmic Shimmer mica flakes too (the mica flakes are my new obsession at the moment), love those shiny things.
I just wanted to say Thank you very much xxxxx

12 comments:

inkypinkycraft said...

Well as the lucky recipient of one of these small but beautiful canvas... I want to say thanks too..the canvas is fab and the colours and detailsare yummy!!!
Thanks buddy! Trace x

Henny said...

What a great canvases! The receiver whould be very happy.

Caroline said...

These are gorgeous I love the colours. Lucky person who receives these. Caroline xxx

butterfly said...

Glorious tiny canvases - what a perfect way to say thank you to two fabulous people!
Alison x

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

What a lovely way to say thank you. Small in size but big on impact. Love the hearts. Tracy x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Beautiful little canvases.

Redanne said...

Hi Michelle, just popped over to say thanks for your lovely comments on my blog and WOW - Not only do I see my name but a lovely gift too. I am very excited now and cannot wait to see it in real life. Thank you so much!! I am now following you too. Hugs, Anne x

Karin said...

These are gorgeous!

gayle said...

Lovely idea to say thank you :)

Stella said...

Wow this is gorgeous! A gift like this is a precious keepsake...

mark gould said...

Beautiful idea and made for two loverly bloggers.
Thanks for stopping by my blog. Hope to see the atc's you are working on xx

Sandy said...

I have some small canvases and this is such wonderful idea! Very pretty work - reminds me of needlework! Gorgeous!!
Sandy

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