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Tuesday, 6 November 2012

Do Not Disturb

I like to work on canvas as well as paper and this was a lot of fun to make.  

I started with a plain background and then played with various masks and stencils to create interest.  I hand drew the tree and painted it with different shades of brown acrylic and included a few knots and knarls for realism!!

All the stamps are by Crafty Individuals - even the bunnies which I stamped and enlarged on my printer as they started out way smaller than the blue tit! The flowers were a free stamp CI sent me with my last order so I stamped them twice each, cut them out then doubled them up for frillier blooms!  The stalks are made from string which I inked with distress.
The eggs are coloured with alcohol inks and the little sign was made on my vintage typewriter, edged with Stewart Gill 'Medallion' embossing powder and attached with a little turquoise wire.

Thanks for stopping by and hope you are all having a crafty week ...  x


  1. WOW
    A touch of springtime and then some!
    The tree is fabulous. I am blown away by this.

  2. A fabulous 'happy' canvas. I love the birdhouse and the little nest. xx

  3. Sweet canvas! I so love the tree with the bird and nest! Fun decoration! Happy Wednesday!

  4. You painted one awesome tree here, Alexa! I can't take my eyes off the nest full of eggs... what an amazing addition!

  5. This is wonderful. I have that stamp but wouldn't have thought to do something as wonderful as this with it - incorporating it into a larger piece of more abstract artwork with the giant tree, but the eye being drawn to the bird house is fabulous,

    Lucy x


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