Wednesday, 7 September 2016

C85 Shabby rose Collection | Box Canvas 

by Lisa-Marie Watling

Fabscraps C85 003 Romantic Panels
Fabscraps C85 004 Romantic Door
Fabscraps DC85 001 Chippie Flower Frame
Fabscraps DC85 003 Chippie Life Is Good
Fabscraps DC85 010 Chippie Set – 2x Keys
Fabscraps DS049 Stencil Arch Window
Fabscraps Metal Trinkets – branch, large flower, Clock
Fabscraps Pearls - pink
Green cardstock
Selection of flowers – Navy, Green, Blue, brown/red, Cream & Burlap
Chalk ink – dark green, charcoal, gold, dark brown
Distress ink – green and charcoal
Ivory and clear UTEE / embossing powder
Gold Glitter
Gold and green microbeads
Pink glitter glue
Heavy white gesso
Glossy Accents
Tombow Glue
Glue gun
Foam tape


·                DC85 011 Flower Frame: coat the chippie in a thick layer of green chalk ink and then emboss with clear powder / UTEE.  Apply a few strokes of Tombow around the petals and the flower centres and sprinkle with gold glitter.  Cut from the frame and use the frame in your LO too, but coating it with dark brown chalk ink.  Set both aside
·                DC85 003 Life is Good: coat with a thick layer of green chalk and while still wet, sprinkle with a little ivory UTEE; heat emboss and set aside
·                DC85 010 Two Keys: coat both keys with gold chalk ink, swipe with Tombow and sprinkle over a little gold glitter.  Set aside


·                Apply a layer of green distress ink to the edges and outer ‘frame’ of your canvas.  Randomly stamp and heat emboss on the inked section.  Apply a few stencilled arched windows using your DS 049 stencil and heavy white gesso; while still wet, apply a few microbeads.
·                Once dry, apply a narrow frame of ink using charcoal distress ink

Layering phase

·                Cut C85 004 down to measure 10 x 10 inches.  Chalk the edges with charcoal ink and distress
·                Cut C85 003 down to measure 9.5 x 9.5 inches.  Chalk the edges with charcoal ink and distress.  Centre and adhere to the cut piece of C85 004, per above
·                Cut down a selection of narrow strips in various lengths and widths from the remaining reverse sides of C85 003 and C85 004.  Chalk all edges with charcoal ink and distress
·                Fussy cut some flowers from C85 003 and chalk the edges with charcoal ink
·                Fussy cut two of the hinges from C85 004 and chalk the edges with charcoal ink
·                Mat your photograph on to green cardstock
·                Centre and adhere your large, cut C85 004 and C85 003 pieces to your base, using Tombow glue
·                Arrange your cut strips to this, and adhere using Tombow glue
·                Centre and adhere your matted photograph to this, using foam tape

Finishing Touches

·                Arrange and adhere your flowers, fussy cut flowers, metal trinkets and chippies around the top right and bottom left of your photograph.  Use a glue gun for this
·                Adhere the two fussy cut hinges to the top left and bottom right of your arrangement; coat with Glossy Accents
·                Adhere your title chippie Life is Good to the bottom right of your photograph
·                Apply some random swipes of Tombow around your flower, chippie and trinket clusters and sprinkle with gold micro beads and gold glitter
·                Apply light swipes of heavy white gesso to your some of your flowers

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