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Monday, 4 December 2017

It takes all sorts to make merry...

and it couldn't be anything else but

We have 3 sponsors for this challenge 

As this challenge will last into the New Year, I decided to make
a project using images from all 3 sponsors and post them 
throughout December.
First up is this lovely image from Ppinky Dolls Art.
It reminded me of those wooden panels we used to get back in the 70/80's 
with big eyed children, so it just had to go on a mini canvas.

Recycling an old canvas means you start with lots of yummy texture...
 I coloured with my Promarkers to get that retro 70's feel.
 A liberal coat of white gesso for the canvas before
gluing the image to the surface...
 then added cerulean blue and white acrylic
 to show up the texture again and blend in the image. 
 "Tea Varnish" over the entire piece gives it an aged grungy look...
 and not forgetting the sides for added interest.
  just love how the varnish pools in the textured 
background :D

Enjoy :D XXX

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  1. What a beautiful creation. Love that you have reused a canvas.Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
    Annemi {My Blog}
    Through The Craft Room Door

  2. What a lovely mini canvas!!! I love the vintage vibe and the taxture of the background!!! The tea varnish worked really good!!! Thank you for joining the December challenge of the Country View Challenges blog!

  3. Gorgeous!...Thanks for joining us at Fab’n’Funky :)
    Wendy x

  4. Priceless!! Love!!! Big Hugs Gina!

  5. What a lovely card Thank you for joining us at I ♥ ProMarkers challenge blog. We love seeing your wonderful makes hope to see you next time big hugs and good luck. From Sharon DT member xxx

  6. I love that wee bird on her headdress.

  7. It does look like those big-eyed children from the 70's! Very adorable and what a wonderful way to use up an old canvas. Great ... now I'll be eying those in the thrift shops from now on - just what I need, something else to bring home and collect dust. Thanksalot, Gina. lol 🖤

  8. Lovely canvas! Thank you so much for playing with us at Country View Challenges this month!