Canvas- the July Challenge from The Mirror Crack’d

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Hi everyone,

Welcome to our July Challenge at The Mirror Crack’d.

Our theme for the month is a Canvas
Our host is Esther,a new member of the DT and she will be choosing our Winner and Top 5.

Instead of a physical prize this month we would like to offer our Winner a Guest Designer spot for a future challenge.

We hope our fabulous Design Team can inspire you. Please pop by their blogs and show them your appreciation.

I love this photo of my granddaughter in her first winter snowsuit and decided to create a textured canvas to compliment it.

I started with a Masterboard, if you want more details check out our April challenge. I brayered all these colours of chalk paint and them stamped script and bubbles on top. An A4 sheet of wax tissue paper just neatly wraps a 6×4 canvas.


The next step was to use a diamond stencil and texture paste. When I scrapped the paste onto the stencil I pushed glass beads into the pattern before removing it. The opposite corner had Rock Candy dry glitter tapped into the paste. I dried it with a heat gun which raises the paste and gives you a nice sprinkle of glitter in your hair too!


You can see the details of the stamping. I also put texture paste through a script stamp. Then everything had the Treasure Gold treatment!




Theses are the products I used to get the effects on my canvas.



The photo frame is a TH die cut which I heavily heat embossed with Gold UTEE.





I love love the wintery sparkle from the beads and the frame. I know it is the height of summer but I had a use that photo!

I hope I have inspired you to join the challenge, I look forward to seeing your creations.

Jan x

10 thoughts on “Canvas- the July Challenge from The Mirror Crack’d

  1. Wow Jan! Your canvas is gorgeous , love the brayering paint techniques you have used! Along with the sweet photo of your granddaughter it makes a beautiful piece.

  2. This is so gorgeous. I love the way the frame sets off the beautiful photo and I also love how you have got the texture on to the canvas.

  3. Oh Jan such a gorgeous photo and you’ve framed it beautifully…love the texture and colours of your background, perfect setting…Esther xx

  4. This is a darling canvas, Jan! Your grand-daughter is too darn cute in her first winter snow suit!! Her little mittens are too cute, too!! XOXO-Shari

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