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Sunday 27 March 2016

Lilac, rusting, card, metal and lace.

Hello lovelies and a very happy Easter to you! I hope you have a wonderful day! We are off to church this morning - there is an easter egg hunt and then I happen to know all the choir members will be getting an egg - both my girls are in the choir so we do have to be there!!! Then we're off to my mum and dads for the rest of the day - see you soon mum!!!

I wanted to enter a few challenges - two of them I have tried to combine in this project I want to share with you today. Over at A vintagejourney there is a travel bag of things to use -
Substrate – Board (eg - grey board, coaster board, cardboard, chipboard) 
Main Colour – Lilac or pale purple 
Technique – Rust Effects (perhaps using rusting or embossing powders or rust coloured paints) 
Product – Something metal 
I managed to do all of these! 

Creative carte blanche also has a great challenge on this month - triple trouble with corrugation, lace and metal. Again I think I managed all of these.

I made a canvas board using lots of yummy goodies from Tim, paperartsy and indigo blu.

I started by painting the board in Indigo blu whinberry pie acrylic paint - such a pretty colour. Next I added some stamps from the eclectica-rubber-stamp-sheet-by-emma-godfrey.

Next I worked on the card layer - I used the techniques from the top layer of tims tag this month - I love these techniques and the effect produced.  Then I added the lace and stamped the image - elsie from indigo blu.

I did some enamel rusting on the verse layer ...

I put rusty hinge distress paint on the butterfly ....

and I tried rusting powder on the main metal piece - sadly I don't think it worked very well!!!

I would like to enter this into the following challenges.

I hope you have enjoyed my playtime - I certainly did!!!

Before I go .... here's a picture of Lucy and Penny and the Easter eggs they made for school:


Rachel xx


  1. Fabulous project mixing it up Rachel, you got all the elements of the travel bag included brilliantly. Thanks for joining in our challenge at AVJ and enjoy your Easter Day.
    Hugs Brenda xxx

  2. Wonderful colour and depth to this lovely creation Rachel. Lovely photo of the girls as well.

    Have a lovely Easter Sunday.

    B x

  3. Elsie looks so beautiful against the purple background, I love the corrugated layer and the absolutely gorgeous lace! The rusting may not have worked but the metal looks beautifully distressed nonetheless and the butterfly is gorgeous!

    Love the photo of Lucy and Penny, I hope you all have a lovely Easter Sunday!

    Thanks so much for joining in our challenge at A Vintage Journey. Big hugs, Anne xx

  4. Looks like a lot of work gone into this Rachel, and it looks beautiful

  5. Happy Easter. Lovely card and fabulous image but the most precious of all are the little girls of yours...hugs..xx

  6. Fabulous texture Rachel, a great card. Xxx

  7. Hi Rachel
    You have made some stunning cards.... Love the canvas... Think Penny and Lucy are following in your footsteps... Stunning Easter eggs ...
    Hugs Sylvie xx
    Has the Cheque arrived.. Will be in Cov tomorrow night.... X

  8. A fantastic project Rachel, it makes a great canvas. Fabulous pic of the girls and their decorated eggs. Have a great day.

    Hugs Sue xx

  9. Hello Rachel, fabulous project, all the elements are brilliant.
    Great photos of Penny and Lucy with their eggs.
    Have a super day, Kate x

  10. Wonderful details and colours in this stunning make Rachel x have a great day and the girls Easter makes look wonderful too x
    Happy Easter
    Annie x

  11. Happy Easter to Penny, Lucy and yourself. I hope you have a wonderful time with your parents. A beautiful piece of work which is just fabulous!
    Linda xxx

  12. A fabulous canvas Rachel, lovely rich colours.
    Happy Easter to you all, I hope you have a lovely day at your Mum and Dads.

  13. Happy Easter!
    Love the texture on this canvas Rachel and the beautiful rich colours. Don't eat too many eggs!

  14. There's a wonderful romantic feel to this page, Rachel - great use of the contents of the bag, and lovely textures. Thanks so much for joining us on A Vintage Journey. We're working 2 - 11pm today so just time to dash round and wish you a happy Easter!
    Alison x

  15. Fabulous piece sweetie with wonderful vintage feel !!

    Adore the girls eggs too !!

    hugs Diane xx

  16. Absolutely stunning! I must have that stamp she's a real vintage beauty and I adore her. The colours, everything, but especially the colours I just adore them. Sadly I have spent April's crafty budget in advance so will have to wait until May or June lol! It's a really gorgeous piece of art Karen xx

  17. What a great card Rachel, love what you did with that pretty IB stamp! Beautifully put together and just perfect for the two challenges you entered with it! Thanks for adding it to ours at AVJ of course!

    Hope you and the girls had a lovely Easter, their eggs look so creative.
    Confession time, - I had some chocolate Easter cake at my sister in laws and I am sure it had a ton of sugar in it..... :o)

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  19. Wonderful project, Rachel! Love that rusty accented butterfly. Nice touch. And the stamps are perfect for the triple threat theme of lace, corrugated and metal! Thanks for joining us at Creative Carte Blanche.

  20. Rachel...your canvas board is beautiful! I love your combination of the corrugated paper, lace and metal. You DEFINITELY used all three in this lovely piece. I also love your stamps you used. Very vintage. Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful art with us at Creative Carte Blanche!

  21. What a lovely canvas! You tied all the elements together beautifully. I thought the rust elements worked so well overall!! Thanks for sharing this on Creative Carte Blanche! p.s. Your littles are so sweet. <3

  22. Hi Rachel, your canvas is lovely with the combinations from the Triple Trouble Challenge. Thanks so much for joining us at Creative Carte Blanche!

  23. Fabulouse! I love the image & I love the colours!
    Dawn xx

  24. Fabulous project and love the vintage image and corrugated cardboard-love the effect on the butterfly and love the eggs girls
    Carol x

  25. What a lovely collage, wasn't this travel bag amazing! <3

  26. Such a beautiful mix of elements Rachel! Loving the Easter eggs too :) Thank you so much for joining us at A Vintage Journey xx


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