4 August 2013

Apple of my Eye

Hello everyone and a happy Sunday to you all.  The summer holidays are going well at the moment the kiddies have yet to mutter those fatal words "I'm bored" so that's good.  We've been having a few lovely dry days so they've been able to get out in the garden.  Not sure the neighbours at the bottom of the garden are glad about it with the amount of balls that have gone their way in the past two days so no doubt they're praying for rain!!!

Anyway, I just thought I would share with you some gorgeousness of the Whimsy variety today.  I've made a sort of picture frame, well really its a small square 6 x 6 canvas and rather than use the front I turned it over and used the back of it.  I used a stamp from the beautiful stamp set 'Apple of my Eye' by Monika Martinson which was from the newest July release and can be purchased from the Whimsy Store HERE.  Its a lovely set and really versatile and there's some great sentiments in it too and I've used one on my frame.
Lets get a couple of piccies up to show you:- 

I covered the whole thing with papers.  They're ones I've printed off at some point so got a feeling they're NitWits but not 100% sure.  It was quite a challenge getting them folded neatly around the edges.  Added some ribbon, lace and pearls to pretty it up some and a few flowers.
I decided the stamp was crying out to be layered and I've seen Mariska's gorgeous works of art and followed her tutorial here.  I must say its quite time consuming but well worth the effort.

Medium:  copics
Papers:  NitWits?
Ribbon/Lace:  The Ribbon Girl
Flowers:  a mixture of The Ribbon Girl, WOC and stash
Dies:  Spellbinders 'fancy tags', Marianne Design Creatables bird house

Copics used
Flowers:  R81, R83, R85, R59, Y17
Leaves:  G20, G24, YG63, YG67
Branches:  E31, E33, E35, E37, E29
Challenges I would like to enter:-
Right time for me to go I think but before I do just want to say a big thank you for dropping by it really is very much appreciated. 
Enjoy your day folks, take care.


  1. It's beautiful Ann-Marie. I love the way you've coloured the blossoms.

  2. Beautiful project Ann-Marie, love it.
    Caz w

  3. This is fantastic Ann Marie, a wonderful idea with the canvas, beautiful image and papers,
    Hugs Kelly

  4. Wow this is fantastic ! Love the idea of turning the canvas over. Very clever its great x

  5. Stunning Ann-Marie!!
    This is so beautiful and detailed. The layering of the design really makes it a show stopper.
    The prettiest of colours and perfectly embellished. Love it ♥

    Big hugs
    Elaine xx

  6. Beautiful picture frame and it shows off this gorgeous image and your fantastic coloring just perfectly.


  7. Love your gorgeous, beautiful card.

  8. Just popping back to say thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge.