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2015-05-14

Love Bugs

Super Cute Critters visited our blog today. :)
Athanasia's sharing her beautiful new canvas + some really clever tricks on how to create a wire frame, make the bugs "jump out" of the page and more!


Hello everyone!
Today I want to share a canvas I created about love bugs! I really like bugs, I think they are very cute and I love... love! So, my thought was to combine these two ideas in one project:


For this canvas I used only a few embellishments, actually one chipboard piece and two die cuts from the 7Dots Studio Soulmates collection
In order to create the background of the composition, I used Art Basics Light Paste with Finnabair's 'Weaving' stencil and some Lindy's Stamps Gang sprays in color shades that match the photo's colors. I also did some stamping with several stamps here and there...


To create the clusters, I used the wooden sticks which come with the canvas - I haven't figured out yet how I am supposed to use them, so I had this idea to glue them on the canvas :) I also glued on them some torn tiny pieces of old pages and little pieces of canvas paper and used some gold thread.


One thing I enjoyed was cutting out the bug. I printed the same photo twice and glued the bug on the second photo. I really like this effect - it's like a real one standing on the photo and looking at its fellow! :)


For the title I used one of the 7 Dots Studio dies. As I didn't have any frame, I decided to make one of my own with gold wire. I wrapped some of it around the sticker and glued it down... I love the result and definitely am going to do it again in another project!


As a final touch, I used my ever favorite 'Blue Grass' pigment from Primary Elements on some spots to highlight them.


I hope you liked today's project and got some new ideas!
Have a lovely day!
Athanasia
 
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8 comments:

  1. Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh - what a GREAT way to start my day Athanasia - totally in LOVE WITH YOUR LOVE BUGS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Heheheheheh - this is just wonderful. Love the sticks - all the background - the colors and especially the bugs. Looks like I'm at home at the ranch! Thanks bunches for sharing.... love love love your bugs!!!!! j.

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    1. Thank you Joi, I'm very happy that my project made your day :)

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  2. Stunning work. Absolutely love it!

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