Friday, 27 May 2011

Gabrielle Canvas and Liberty Card

I am so loving the Gabrielle line and got the urge to make a canvas with it the other day as the Aquamarine colour is perfect for home decor and of course I am just a huge fan of butterflies!  I just love the Gabrielle Elegance paper and right from the first time I saw it that butterfly has been screaming at me to do something with it so of course I had to use that for my canvas! :) 
I have given up on trying to get a better photo as we have forgotten what the sunshine looks like in our area at the moment!!  I am hoping that will change this weekend :)

I had so much fun playing around with this, just painting randomly and not worrying about being too neat was fun! lol  Seriously I have not really painted anything for years but I am thinking maybe I need to get back into it again, but in the meantime maybe I will just do another couple of canvases to go with this one :)  Once I had played  around with the paint I used a Tim Holtz mask, and then the Kaiser Craft Script texture stamp and one of the butterfly stamps and a rub on from the Gabrielle collection to decorate the base of the canvas.  Then of course those beautiful butterflies and some stamped corners and pearls from the Gabrielle range to decorate and I went over the paper parts with some modge podge to make it a bit more durable and I have to say I actually quite love it lol!

This is a card using the new Liberty line from Bo Bunny and I really adore this line, the papers and images are fantastic!  I would quite love to move to America so I could have more chance to use it!  Having said that I will still be able to use a good portion of it because most of the papers are quite versatile and would lend themselves perfectly to boy layouts, especially as I love stars, almost as much as I love butterflies ;)  I don't really consider myself a card maker as I have not done it for as long as scrapbooking and am not that confidant with it but I had a lot of fun doing this one and it came together so easily using the new Noteworthy that came with the latest collections.

Liberty Old Glory
Liberty Noteworthy
Liberty Jewels
Double Dot ribbon
Well I have the kids on school holidays for the next 2 weeks and as much as I love the school holidays my life will be even crazier than usual so I don't know how much scrapping I will get done!  I just have to hope the sun comes out so we can spend lots of time outdoors!  Don't forget there is still time to hop through this weeks Bo Bunny blog hop here for a chance to win some gorgeous Bo Bunny goodies!

I hope everyone has a fantastic weekend! :)


Samantha Hauzer said...

Love the canvas, and that card is STUNNING!!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Wowwwwwwwwwwwwww! That canvas is AMAZING!! I loveeeeeeeeeee the colors and the butterfly!! And that card is WOW!! Loveeeeeeee the layers and the STARS!!! I hope their school holiday is good for them (and not too hard on you!) :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Luz Maria Bruna said...

Carin,that canvas wow is amazing my friend and the liberty card is so so pretty!!

My simple life said...

Love the canvas. Looks so professional. :) Love the card too, you should have more confidence in your cardmaking skills if thats what you make!

Lisa said...

Gorgeous canvas and cards Carin

L xx

LG said...

Sorry if I wasn't able to leave comments on your blog lately. I always drop by tho.

I have been quite busy with work and Hannah going back to school next week. But thank you for always dropping by at my blog and leaving those lovely comments. It always made my day.

Love, love, love those projects that you made. Great color combination and the design is outstanding.

lisa said...

Oh this is so beautiful. I'm another fan of those aqua colours and butterflies. There's a real sense of achievement and satisfaction creating something like this, isn't there?!
I've just been out this morning and come home with 3 more blank canvases : )

Crystal said...

Oh my word those butterflies look AMAZING this is sooooo stunning!!!!! WOW WOW WOW I can't even explain the beauty there girly!!! LOVE your patriotic all the great layers and fabulous details on this!!!!! Great projects sweetie!