Thursday 23 April 2015

One of the best kinds of weekend; Daisy time and crafting

Last weekend was time spent with Daisy and her Mummy and Daddy on Saturday and then on Sunday a Prima workshop. Such a great combo!

Saturday was the best day for weather which was very fortunate so we enjoyed a country walk to a lovely bistro by the sea for a drink and snack in the sunshine. We met these 2 souls on the way who obliged me with a photograph.

Daisy had fallen asleep in her buggy at this point so missed saying hello to them.
once we reached the coast we walked along to the Marina.
to the new Bistro which has opened there with a pretty garden. We found some shade for Daisy to snooze
whilst we enjoyed a drink and cake

watched over by this little fellow
who sung his little heart out to us

It was such a pretty setting in the spring sunshine. All the leaves are coming out on the trees too.

This provided the perfect colour inspiration for my workshop I went to on Sunday. 
This was the sample below which we were shown as an example.
We were given free reign with colour choices and stencil shapes.

I decided to use photo of Daisy and I which was taken over my birthday weekend earlier this month.We were shown how to add texture to our canvas and added micra sprays. I went for green and yellow as there was no blue spray available. I managed to make some blue where my yellow and green combined. I love the way my mists  of paint flare out. 
I thought about where I wanted to put my photo and then removed it to add some more textures and details.

 These were the other projects from the ladies on my table. It's always so interesting how different everyone else's looks.

I built up the layers...such messy fun. I added micro beads and some soft gel, which I coloured blue with acrylic paint, through a stencil, to remind me of that blue sky and sea from the day before. I made up the green paste by adding green micra powder.

We even drew scibbly flowers which we cut out and added
I have put the finishing touched to my canvas during this week. So would you like to see my finished canvas...................?

Here it is

and some close ups

lots of stenciling

an arty shot
and one final one.

This is the first canvas (it measures 10 x 10") I have ever made. I must admit I am really pleased with how it turned out and I am going to hang it in my garden studio. It will make me smile and think of little Daisy Jane whenever I look at it.

I would like to enter my mixed media canvas into the following challenges;

Mixed media monthly use bright colours
Inspiration Journal everything goes
Top Tip Tuesday 3 of something I used 3 scribble flowers.
Fussy and Fancy flowers
Try it on Tuesdays new beginnings my new beginning is my very first canvas!
Our Creative Corner colour your world
Frilly and Funkie stencil mania

Another week has nearly flown by and I noticed that next week is the last in how did that happen. Thanks for visiting me here and for the enthusiastic comments you leave. I really do appreciate them, I am so enjoying my creative journey. I want to try share some more of my jewellery and crochet projects too soon.  I just wish there were a  few more hours in the day! Some clouds have reappeared today taking up some of the clear blue sky. We are getting some cooler temperatures but hey, we have only just started spring. The recent taste of summer we have enjoyed has been such a bonus.

Bye for now,

Back soon,

Jane x


  1. Your canvas is lovely Jane, I love the green and yellow, such a great photo of you and Daisy. Workshops are wonderful you just get to play, no answering phones, bringing in the washing, making the lunch, etc, etc.
    I love your photo of the little singing robin!
    We still have lots of sunshine here today so sending some your way,
    V x

  2. Love your page, what an amazing combination of textures and colours!! So jealous of your lovely weather! It was really nice here last week, so I set up our patio...yesterday it snowed!! Stupid Canadian weather! lol. hugs :)

  3. Lovely weekend Jane! The card you made in the workshop is beautiful! Love the textures and the photo is the best!!!! Still waiting here for some good weather, did have a tease one day!
    Happy Day and rest of the week to you, xoRobin

  4. Love your fantastic first canvas!!! Great textures and colour combo.
    Thank you for joining us at Try it on Tuesday.
    Mar x

  5. I really am happy to see you do your magic on framable canvas! Your work should be hung on the wall! Loved the Daisy photos.. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  6. What fantastic colours and textures on your canvas Jane and you have certainly worked some magic with the sprays. Love your musical flowers and your photo suits it perfectly.
    Julie x

  7. wow Jane - this page is absolutely brilliant - I adore it - awesome colours and textures - its just fabulous xx

  8. gorgeous photos and love your canvas and the colours I am playing around with one too at the moment will show you it soon
    hugs Kate xx

  9. Wonderful Layout! Thank you for joining us at Try It On Tuesday!
    Gorgeous photos as well!

  10. Love all the materials used for the texture in the background. Sweet photo too! Thank you for entering it in our challenge "Color Your World" at Our Creative Corner. Happy Crafyting, xxx Laurie Moore

  11. Dear Jane,
    Your canvas is extraordinary!
    Thank You for sharing all the pictures.
    You have had such lovely weather indeed ;)
    Enjoy your week-end!

  12. Hi Jane...Your canvas is just beautiful...a perfect way to capture special times with your dear Daisy Jane and I always enjoy reading about your special techniques too x
    Hope you have a wonderful weekend....we've had some lovely sunny days in our corner but grey skies have returned today!
    Susan x

  13. Wow! This is an amazing layout. I can only imagine the joy this will bring over the years. Thanks for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday Challenge! Brenda

  14. Wow! This looks like a fabulous workshop! Love how you finished yours! Your walk looks brilliant too! Thankyou for joining us at TioT! Chrisx

  15. Ooh I love scrap pages and this I love, I love the brightness and the layers! It's gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at Mixed Media World xx

  16. Great layout Jane ! Love the texture and the collage elements. Thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie. Sue C x

  17. What a fantastic layout Jane! Love how you've picked up on all the colours in the picture of you and Daisy and captured the whole Spring feel in it. Thank you for joining us at Frilly and Funkie. Jenny x

  18. Wow Jane, your canvas is amazing! And I do love this photo, it's one to treasure. Really enjoyed seeing the canvas develop through your photos and explanations, I hope it did well in the challenges. Bethx


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