We shall not cease from exploration
And the end of all our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time.
"Little Gidding"
T S Eliot

Sunday, 27 January 2013

One week old today!

My blog is a week old today - this is my 3rd post - and I'm getting to know my way around Blogger.  I've added some gadgets, including a place to put my favourite sites.  I've added the Ashtead Card Making and Craft Club, which I belong to.  We meet once a month and do lots of crafty stuff - pop over and take a look!

This is a canvas I finished a few days ago - its called Love Blossoms.

I wanted to try stencil bumping, as shown in a video by Paper Artsy see here so I did a painted background with Fresco paints, and included the bumping technique - really effective, and not bad for a first attempt!  By the way, I'm using a flat canvas with a wooden frame, which come separately.

 I then die-cut some heart shapes out of scrap bits of aluminium, painted, embossed and puffed them out.

I painted some sheet music and cut the stems and leaf swirls.  To prevent the hearts being squished, I filled them with silicon glue, because I couldn't find my pot of polyfilla. Then final assembly, and a couple of coats of matt medium.


  1. This is beautiful, Kay. I love the colours and congratulations on your first birthday.