Tuesday, 7 May 2013

Magpie Goes Green!

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It's been a hectic time in Magpie Heaven today! I tutor A level students in English and once May comes along panic sets in, as they realize how little time there is left before the big day! I had planned not to take on any craft projects from May to June and then I started blogging and I saw the wonderful Sue Carrington's work on the Paper Artsy blog and I weakened! I had to play along. I think I may be becoming seriously addicted to craft - does anyone know of a crafters' rehab? Forget that - I'm too hopelessly hooked!
 The trouble is at the moment, as well as having no time, I haven't yet bought any Grunge Paste and I am seriously challenged in the texture area. I decided to use Sue's green palette; to add texture with Crackle Glaze and some embossed card and this is what I produced between marking essays on 'Northanger Abbey' and 'The Rime of the Ancient Mariner'!

I stamped the face from a Stampers' Anonymous plate onto my precious Crackly Tissue of which I have an ever dwindling supply - the leaves she is peeping through are Hyde Park stamped onto card painted with Limelight. I crackled glazed a key-hole and growing from inside is a Tim Holtz, tattered pine-cone rose, painted with Smoked Paprika and stamped with script. I also stamped some script onto the canvas with Snowflake, removing the paint as quickly as I could. I used Green Amber Treasure Gold on the embossed card and swirls of Snowflake through a Crafters' Workshop stencil.

 Here is the border of the canvas - once again photographed on my potting table.

Here is a close-up of the rose growing out of the keyhole, the swirls and the crackle glaze. This felt like crafting against the clock, but it was so much fun! Now my hungry brood await their dinner! Have a great evening and thank you for dropping by.


10 comments:

  1. lovely canvas Julie. do like the way you've placed the leaves round her face.

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  2. Beautiful Julie. The crackly tissue drama is a major bummer. We'll keep looking for an alternative!!

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  3. the crackle looks great as a substitute! Hope to finish mine later!!

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  4. Love your canvas Julie..looks great! You really must get some grunge paste it is a lot fun, oh and don't worry about the addiction we all have it!!!

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  5. This is glorious. Love the face peeking through the leaves and the greens. The only cure I know for craft addiction is to craft on, and on. Soon the summer.......

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  6. Gorgeous! I love your green palette, it works perfectly

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  7. Adding texture with embossed cardstock is a great idea, love the crackle too.

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  8. Wow! Your canvas looks gorgeous! x

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  9. Absolutely beautiful Julie, so much depth, love love love it. Thanks for joining in our GD challenge.

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  10. Super make, digging your leaf edging and swirly corners

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