December 04, 2008

there's always room for improvement...





We are always getting wonderful goodies in at Fred the Needle and recently we got in some simple, plain canvases with floral heart wreaths on them...pretty enough but we felt it needed just a little filling in and soooo I had a play and added music sheet scrap, masking with Tattered Angels Glimmer Sheets and texture paste, I also added a little crackle paint and toned the colour with acrylic paint. The lovely lace trim at the bottom was the final touch and has really transferred a pretty piece into a beautiful shabby chic example.
Oh yeah I just had to sneak in a little sparkle with Kindy Glitz.

So bare in mind that this began as a simple white canvas with the floral heart the only thing on it...look beyond what things are and see what they can be :)

7 comments:

Sam Marshall said...

Beautiful! Love this gorgeous canvas.Those mosiac ATCs are so luscious too!!!xxxx

Barb said...

Fabulous!!!...

Ann Christine Dennison said...

Very beautiful work!

lottie said...

I sure will - its fabulous. The lace looks like peacock feathers!

Jane said...

That's Beautiful Linda, I love it. I must shop again at FTN he he.

All your other creations are all gorgeous as always, great techniques. Nice to see where you create too!
Cheers
Jane

Catharina Maria said...

OHHHH your work is so beautiful,
i love it !
Wish you a happy Easter weekend

Anonymous said...

Saw your work featured on Inspirations and now am a regular visitor. Your beautifull heart canvases inspired me to step away from my usual grungy style and do something delicate and romantic. Thank you for sharing your work.
kind regards from Sue L in the UK.