Crafts and Beyond

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Thursday, June 11, 2015

Beauty at it's best

The trees in my garden are out in full bloom and are so pretty ,just wish they would stay that way all summer.
Lilac trees
Apple tree
Flowering Crabapple tree
Crabapple blossoms close up

Love the smell of the Lilacs.  Have a great day

Friday, June 5, 2015

Stella of the Sea (mixed media)

Just popping in today to share a canvas I did my grand daughter Stella who's turning 4 yrs. next week and loves anything to do with Mermaids. I purchased the Prima Doll Mermaid from The Cutting Garden some time ago and just now getting around to using it . I used a combination of paints, inks and paste to create the background . The gems were from my stash . Sand dollar ,star fish and other shells are from one of the beaches here in cape Breton that I go to often to collect shells and beach glass( so additive). I stamped the mermaid image several times and layered her, paper piecing her tail and hand drawing the scales with a marker. I hope she will be surprised when she opens it, just wish I could be there with her for her Birthday but hey Skype will have to do .

Thanks for dropping by ,hoping the sun will shine later so I can do some gardening.