Tuesday, 6 July 2010

Wishful Thinking

To continue our theme of home decor I have created this little canvas using some Fancy Pants Wishful Thinking papers.

You will need....

1 small canvas
1 sheet of cardstock
Hambly mini graph overlay
Fancy Pants Wishful Thinking papers
Aunty Sarahs Dew Drops
Martha Stewart Butterfly Punches-classic and monarch
Woodware circle punch
Teal American Crafts embossing powder
Lily Bee Lovely chipboard
Adhesive pearls

How to .....

Cut a piece of cardstock which is slightly smaller than your canvas, ink the edges and glue into place. I have inked the edges of all of my papers on this project.

Cover your canvas with a piece of your Hambly overlay, don't stick it down yet.

Cut out a frame from your patterned paper, stick the overlay down only adding the glue to the areas which will be hidden by the frame.

Add a square of kraft to the centre of your frame.

Cut out a scalloped circle and stick it into the centre of the kraft.

Cut out a large circle that will fit onto the scalloped shape allowing just the very edge to show, add one of the Lily Bee Lovely chipboard shapes on top.

Punch out a large monarch butterfly and a classic butterfly, apply embossing powder all over the small classic butterfly and to the tips of the larger one. Layer the two up and secure them on top of the chipboard shape.

Take a short length of ribbon and divide one end into two, stick the ribbon to the centre of the butterfly allowing the divided end to hand down. Add some adhesive pearls to form the body of the butterfly.
Punch some small circles out of the papers that you have used on your canvas and stick them around your frame adding a few dew drops to finish off.
I hope you enjoy having a go at this little class.


cathy said...

Ooooo! very nice Rachael! might have a go at this tomorrow - now if only I had that butterfly punch! :?

I just missed out on the last one at the crop on Sunday - best click over to the shop eh??? LOL

Kerry said...

Simple yet very effective, that's the sort of project I love to see and this canvas fits the bill perfectly. Thanks for the idea.

Jo said...

love this! i love doing canvas but feel very inadequate at it so its noce to have an idea to copy that you know looks good

geekygirl said...

I just love this, been wanting to do a canvas for ages!! See my attempt on my blog!!
Thanks for all your inspiration!