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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!
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  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.

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

  2. Stunning work. Absolutely love it!


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