My shining star

My shining star

Thursday 23 May 2013

I love Lilac!

Good morning to you! I do hope you are well. Well I need to update you on my poor little Mischief - she had her operation yesterday and is fine but rather woosy and very unimpressed with her lampshade she has to wear - I thought I must record this for my blog so here she is - poor love:

She's hiding out under my bed - she usually loves to sleep on top of it but I think she doesn't quite trust me just yet. Bless her - she's now housebound for 10 days whilst her wound heals and she has the lampshade for that long too. I just hope she can keep it on.

Back to the crafting. Todays offering I'm rather pleased with - it combines a heart from Indigo blu with crackles that worked from the Kroma crackle and some paint fusion - I used sheenas Lilac stamps on a canvas and the pebeo acrylic paints to paint them all in - The lace on the bottom makes the piece feel more vintage which is what I was after.

I started with my canvas then added on some bookprint and fastened it to the canvas with slap it on and painted over it with this too. The leaves and flowers were then stamped and painted with the acrylic paints. I added more backgrounds in using distress inks (my faves - particularly milled lavendar and dusty concorde) and acrylic paint. Finally I added the heart that I initially painted with black geeso then purple acrylic paint. Then added the kroma crackle liberally. Once dry I added lots of slap it on to prevent the crackle from falling off and more acrylic paint. the stamped sentiment is also from indigo blu and the background stamps are too. The butterflies are a combination of indigo blu and one that came free from craft stamper - bth have been stamped on paper from Crafty individuals mounted on mouldable film from studio 490.

I'd like to enter my canvas into the following challenges:

kraftyhandschallenge: Floral frenzy
Sunday stamperpinkleart: Vintage /old
The ribbon girlribbongirls: Lilac and lavendar
SSSS:simonsaysstampandshow Favourite ink: Distress
Cupcakecupcakecraftchallenges: Lavendar and lace
Countryview crafts May challengecountryviewchallenges: How does your garden grow
AGCBanythingchallenge: Handmade backgrounds

Thanks for looking today and for all the comments you leave - it really is wonderful to be part of this blogging community with so many lovely people!

Big Hugs

Rachel xx


  1. Aw poor little Mischief! She does look very wary bless her, hope she makes a good recovery! Your canvas is fabulous Rachel! Love the colours, you can't go wrong with lilac - love it! Susan x

  2. Awww I bet poor Mischief is wonderful what is going on. I'm pleased the op went well and I hope she is feeling better soon.
    Your canvas is stunning Rachel, no wonder you are happy with it! I love the heart design with the beautiful sentiment and the flowers look gorgeous.
    I hope you have a good day
    hugs Sue xx

  3. Fabby canvas! Your poor little kitty, bless her, she looks really cheesed off with the lampshade, hope she has forgiven you by now! Thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper x

  4. wow Rachel this is stunning, such gorgeous colours. Poor little Missy she does look sorry for herself, but I am sure she will soon be better

  5. Poor Mischief she look very sad hope is is feeling a bit better.
    Love your canvasLove the colour, and the flowers are stunning.

  6. Hasn't Mischief got beautiful green eyes !! Hope everything keeps improving !! Fab canvas, don't know how you make the time to make all these fab things !!

    hugs Diane xx

  7. Oh dear, poor Mischief! I feel so sorry for her having to wear the lampshade. I bet she won't want to go out anyway because she will think she is going back to the Vets.....

    Stunning canvas Rachel, the Kroma looks wonderful, I love the butterflies and also the way you have added the leaves. Lovely work Rachel. Hugs, Anne x

  8. Mischief is lovely, poor wee cat, she looks so forlorn, hope she manages to keep it on and improves well.
    What a stunning canvas Rachel, just love the shades of lilac, wonderful work, Kate x

  9. Your poor cat, hope she soon get better. A lovely canvas, and I'm so glad that your crackle paint worked this time.

    Sue x

  10. Poor little mischief. I hope she gets better soon. I love the lilac canvas Rachel, its so stunning. Enjoy your Day. Hugs Rita xxx

  11. Lovely canvas Rachel, love your butterflies too. Poor little cat, hope she can back to her usual self soon :) Cathy x

  12. Good Morning sweetie this is just stunning, perfect in every way, awww poor kitty mine hated them head lamps, was hard for them to eat with it on and bumped in to everything huggles Pops x x x

  13. Hope your kitty feels better soon. Love the canvas and great colors.

  14. Fab card Rachel, I love Lilac as well! Your poor kitty does look a bit sorry for herself, it's amazing how quickly they recover - I hope she soon feels better.

  15. Poor dear kitty, don't they just tear at our hearts! Gorgeous card and fabulous colors!

  16. Little Mischief is wearing her cone of shame like a true champion:)

    Fabulous card and colors.

    Regards diane

  17. Gorgeous card and I hope your cat is better soon,thank you for joining us at Cupcake this week.
    Louise xx

  18. Beautiful Rachel.. Thank you for joining us over at Kraftyhands for our Floral Frenzy this month.

    Blog Administrator

  19. A great colour indeed! Thanks so much for sharing your card with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show.

  20. A beautiful canvas, lovely imagery, unusual to see lilacs (and spooky because I've been working with those myself this week) - a lovely make. Thanks for sharing it with us for this month's challenge at Country View Challenges.

    Hope the pusstat mends soon.

    Chris xxx

  21. Beautiful canvas hun, love the colours and the sparkle, really gorgeous. I hope your poor little kitty is feeling better soon
    Lindsay xx


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