7 May 2010

Old Key Canvas

Wooo Hooo! I was chosen as a Gingersnap Gem  for my entry into the Good Earth Challenge at Gingersnap Creations. Thank you I am still grinning. :) :) Trophy in my sidebar.
I am loving these challenges, they are stretching my creativity as you would not believe but that's great, crafting out of my comfort zone is a good thing.... I think!! 
Well the Gingersnap Creations challenge GC50 was to use  found objects; so off I went searching.  I decided to venture into DH workshop...... now we have a rule in this home of ours, he keeps out of my crafting space and I keep out of his workshop!! Enough said, anyway, after a rummage, he will never know I have been there as it is such a mess - organised he says.......mmmm now where have I heard that before......not me surely... about my crafting space ;-() Sorry I'm rambling.  I found some old keys and some garden twine lurking in a dark spider ridden corner  eeeeek I hate spiders, oh I do suffer for my art ! When I had recovered from that ordeal my crafty brain went into overload; eventually I decided on a canvas for my project.  Now this is the first time I have ventured into canvas land but I had great fun and here is my project.
Grungeboard swirl painted with brown acrylic paint which looked like leather when it had dried, I love it!!

My Found Item Old Key and Garden Twine (on key) Numbers Tim Holtz Stamps stamped onto inked background

Words Tim Holtz Stamps which I cut up and attached to card to look like writing on a wall, the wall card was embossed in big shot Sizzix plate and inked with Distress Inks, Flower was punched circles inked and scrunched up.

Phew long post and blogger not playing nicely! Off now to get well earned cup of tea, bye 'til next time


  1. I love that you sneaked into the forbidden workshop, and love the result even more! You rocked another Gingersnaps challenge! This is just fabulous, and we're so glad you joined us again!


  2. Fantastic project! Great found object for the Gingersnap challenge, and you've used one of my very favorite quotes!!! (I won't go into *why* it's my favorite, aherm... hmmm...LOL!)

  3. This is wonderful and I love the found objects you included. Thank you for braving the spiders for our challenge - LOL!


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