Sunday, May 29, 2011


This month has been a busy one for me on both a personal front and a scrap booking front.

With lots of scrap booking deadlines to adhere to and birthdays/mothers day/ starting preschool and general life with a family time has had to managed well.

This month was my Mum's birthday. Every year it gets harder to work out what to buy her. Not that I don't know what she likes just that she doesn't really like getting given gifts. She is the type of person that gives to others but finds it hard to receive.

This year however she came to me with a gift in mind. I was jumping for joy when she told me that she wanted to to make another canvas for her of my sisters children to go with the other canvases I have already made her (her wedding and one of my children). She was in no rush to get it she said but that was like giving a bull a red rag! I couldn't wait to get started.

I bought a 12" x 14" canvas and got to work. Originally my Mum wanted to use the same paper I had previously and provided me with an old photo of my sisters kids. Well my sister and I got sneaky... My sister emailed me a recent photo and I changed the colours of the paper to suit. The paper also just HAD to be used as it featured my Mum's favourite thing, butterflies!

I had so much fun playing around with the base of the canvas. I used some Helmar Crackle Medium firstly. Then I adhered and layered patterned paper and doilies using Helmar Decoupage Medium. It made adhering the paper so much easier using my Helmar Glue Spreader too for an even surface.

Because of using the Helmar Decoupage Medium when I stamped the music image onto the background it had a slightly glossy look which really makes it stand out.

I also used a combination of Helmar 450 and Helmar Liquid Scrap Dots to adhere the banner and other embellishments down to create dimension. I have used SO many different Helmar products on this canvas that it isn't funny!

Here's the full canvas.

I was full of Helmar Adhesives, glimmer mist and paint that night when I went out.. but damn it felt good to get my hands dirty!

Off to play so more.

Happy Creating, M x

1 comment:

Jess-The Whimsical Butterfly said...

Oh, my! This is GORGEOUS! You know I LOVE butterfles and the beautiful colors/flowers on this layout is just delightful! AWESOME layout!