Sunday, 7 June 2015

That Craft Place Mixed Media 'Anything Goes' Challenge....

Hello lovelies, well I am loving my time as a design team member over at 

Such a lovely bunch of girls to work with, and they are all very talented and inspirational too. 

It's time for another challenge over at 

'Anything Goes' Mixed Media.

I altered a canvas for my project this time...

The ingredients I used ...

Betty Boots Clear Stamp Set, Cosmic Shimmer Acrylic Glue, MDF Cogs & a scrap I had left from the Mr & Mrs MDF sign, Heart Stencil, Peach and Pink resin flowers, Greyboard Feather

Already in my crafty stash...

10"x10" square canvas, gesso, watercolor card, Rich Cocoa Memento Ink Pad, Distress Inks Tattered Rose, Victorian Velvet, Tea Dye, Waterbrushes, String, Scrap Negative Grunge paper from a flourish die cut, Acrylic Paints Linen, Rose Garden, Victorian Rose, Distress Crackle Paint Tattered Rose, Tim Holtz Bubble stencil, Sea sponge, Metal findings and cogs, Wax paper, 3 brads, Stazon Ink Timber Brown, Glamour Dust, Beads, Diamond Stickles.

How I made it...

Paint the canvas with gesso.

Stamp Betty onto watercolor card using the Memento ink.

Dab the ink pads onto a brown craft sheet.

Use the water brush to build up colour.

Build up the colour gradually, until completed. Glue string to the canvas to create a criss cross pattern and a loopy border. 

Trim the negative from the flourish die cut.

To fit the bottom left corner, glue onto the canvas.

Glue the MDF pieces to the canvas.

Paint over all of this with the gesso, apply it over the edges of the watercolor card to blend them into the canvas. 

Paint over with the Linen Acrylic Paint.

Use a sea sponge in a dabbing motion to apply Rose Garden and Victorian Rose Acrylic Paints. Also use the stencils in various places.

Paint the Distress Crackle paint in the criss cross squares, in the loops and on the MDF pieces.

Once dry you will see the cracks that have appeared. Use a soft sponge to apply Distress Tea Dye ink to the cracks. 

Use the stazon ink to stamp elements from the Betty Boots stamp set onto the mdf pieces and parts of the canvas. Cut circles from wax paper, attach together with a brad. Scrunch up then pull apart the edges to separate them. Add glue and sprinkle with glamour dust. Colour the greyboard feather with Victorian Velvet Distress ink, add Diamond Stickles. Glue the embellishments and beads onto the canvas. 

I really enjoyed making this. I hope you have enjoyed seeing how I made this.

Don't forget to hop over to 

to see the rest of the fabulous design team inspiration.

I am entering my Mixed Media Canvas into the challenge over at 

Altered Eclectics  - Anything Goes
Eclectic Ellapu  - Steampunk
Rhedds Creative Spirit  - Anything Goes

Have fun and happy crafting,
lots of love


  1. Beautiful canvas love the texture and embellishments
    Carol x

  2. This is ADORABLE Nicola. Very creative and fun. Your tutorial and pictures are GREAT! Thanks bunches for sharing your project with Rhedd's Creative Spirit! j.

  3. Fabulous canvas and great to see how you built up the layers. Thanks for sharing with us at Altered Eclectics.

  4. A lovely canvas,love the delicate colour palette...a gorgeous entry for our challenge at Rhedd's Creative Spirit...x

  5. Back with my Altered Eclectic hat on...
    This is such a pretty canvas and a lovely entry for our challenge...Good Luck..x

  6. Thank you for sharing your lovely canvas with us at Altered Eclectics.

  7. This is sooo lovely!! The elements you used are fantastic!! Thanks for sharing with us at Rhedd's Creative Spirit this month! ~Nanette, DT~

  8. Fabulous project!
    Thanks for playing along at Eclectic Ellapu.
    Lisa - Eclectic Ellapu DT