Thursday, 18 June 2015


Good afternoon ..well I say good it is a hectic day here today know the ones with lots of jobs still on the list at 7pm....grrrrrr

So I am here to tick one of them off my list....

And that is to enter this months Take It , Make It Challenge over at the Craft Stamper Blog.

The theme is .......Add some Texture..........

Here is what I have created...

I have used a couple of the canvases from Clarity....I began by covering the 8 inch square one with black Gesso.


Next I added some colour using the Fresco Paints...

Then I used this wonderful Sprig Stencil again from Clarity and some Grunge Paste.

I left it to dry overnight....

Then I added some colour using Adirondack ink and a stencil brush..

This is what it looked like after some silver gilding wax was added.

I thought the branch looked a bit bare so I stamped these lovely little birds from the Bird Row stamp set..

Added some colour using Spectrum Noir Pencils and cut them out.

Then attached them to the canvas, and then onto a larger canvas.

Some bakers twine and some background stamping....using paint and the end of a pencil, just finished the design.


I do hope that you like it...


Thank you for looking in....and as always I really appreciate any feed back and comments.

Enjoy your evening...


Jo. xxxx



  1. super pretty Jo and great texture - love this xx

  2. Oh wow, wow, wow. I absolutely love this Jo. Great colours and texture and the little birdies set it off beautifully.
    Have a fabulous time in Glasgow - can't wait to hear all about it xxx

  3. This is a beautiful canvas Jo. I just adore these little birds, they are so cute and so versatile, and you are so talented. Xxx

  4. Fabulous Jo, a really lovely canvas xx

  5. Absolutely fabulous Jo!! I love, love, love it. The design, the colours, everything is just brilliant Take care & have a lovely week-end xx

  6. Hi Jo, Love the canvas and don't the birds go great with it? Have a great time in Scotland, hope the dogs don't miss you too much. See you soon. Lisa xx

  7. Wonderful!! well you have certainly have made some texture here I love it all thanks for the tutorial will be giving it a go for sure xxx Take care on the journey to Glasgow then those lucky ladies will be in for such a treat xxx

  8. Like it? I love it! Have been trying to work out how you did it before I read your blog and I was nearly right, but I thought you'd used gold instead of silver on the sprig. Love how you've created this and how you've positioned the little birds especially the one on the twine. Wishing you every success in Glasgow xx

  9. Stunning canvas. The colours show so well on the black. Love the bird stamp. Xx

  10. Fabulous little canvas .... love those birds!! Thank you for joining in with the Craft Stamper Challenge ... good luck! Linda xx

  11. This is really lovely, love the work you do.