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