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Thursday 5 March 2015

TMC 07 Wings

I can’t believe how fast this year is going, we are in March already and The Mirror Crack’d is now just over half a year old! This month our challenge is Wings. A lovely easy one.

07 Wings

Initially I was going to make a canvas with Tim Holtz’s layered bee, but I suddenly changed my mind and decided to go for something less obvious.

First I coloured my 7x5 canvas with Gelatos. Then I added the Crafter’s Workshop Art Is stencil with gold texture paste, which I darkened with some Maya Gold paint as it was too light in it’s natural state.

I needed to put something on the bottom half of the canvas so I picked the centre line of one of Tim Holtz’s tag stencils.

Next I started work on the focal point of the canvas. I have this pad of diecut mannequins, and I stuck 5 of them together and then coloured it with Maya Gold paints in turquoise and silver. When that was dry I used texture paste, which I dyed with some mica powders and gave the body some texture. I decided to add a lace skirt, three layers of gathered lace ribbons to form the skirt. Then it struck me that the tape measure and the mannequin half dressed with a skirt reminded me of a dress form so I decided to turn my canvas into something from the sewing room.

I added seed beads to two tiny glass bottles, a piece of lace with a tiny cotton reel, which I wound some variegated thread onto. Various buttons, one half of a popper, or as some of you might know it, a press stud, and a hook and eye.

The wings themselves were a bit of a disaster. Initially they were lazer cut and had a feather pattern on them, but of course when I coloured them that disappeared, and I chose the wrong colour, which was too dark to go over and I had to sand it off, this ended up roughening up the wings so by the time I had painted them in Maya Gold they looked all rough, a bit like a real feather might I guess, but I only had one pair of the right size so I had to stick with them!

I’m entering this into:-

All Crafts Challenge – Feb/Mar: Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion – #251 Anything Goes
Crafting From the Heart – #49 Anything Goes
Crafty Boots – Anything But a Card
Eureka Stamps – #130 Anything But a Card
Imagination Crafts – Mar: Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination – #23 Anything Goes
Mixed Media Monthly Challenge – #10 Birds of a Feather
Mix It Monthly (no end date) – Angels/Saints
Mod Squad – Make A Background
Rhedd’s Creative Spirit – Mar: Anything Goes
Ruby’s Rainbow – #99 Anything But a Card



  1. Great detailing, texture and colours. Really love this Lin...xx

  2. Hello Lin,
    I have just surfed through all the Dt's pieces over at TMC and goodness I have to say the work is so creative and inspiring. Your Canvas with the body form is wonderful as well. I am so inspired with the makes of this Challenge.

  3. This is lovely.. All your embellishments are great..

    Thanks for joining us over at Eureka stamps for this weeks challenge.
    DT Pam

  4. Love this it's brilliant x

  5. Hi Lyn, love your canvas, very pretty colours too. Have a great week and happy crafting, Angela x

  6. Gorgeous canvas, there is so much going on, great embellishments and fab design. Thank you for sharing you work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


  7. Stunning canvas Lin! In my opinion the wings turned out to be superb!

  8. Oh so pretty. Love the background you created and the little vials of beads are such a lovely touch. I think the wings are just perfect! Thanks for joining in at Crafty Boots Challenges this time.

  9. Oh how pretty! Love those little jars of beads! Thank you for entering your project at Rhedd’s Creative Spirit. Sammy-x

  10. Great project, love your textured background! Thanks for joining us at The Mod Squad Challenge this week.

  11. Hi Lin, I love all the textures and the ombré effect. There are lots of little details to look at.
    Hugs Jan Hill x

  12. Beautiful canvas love all the texture and embellishments-especially the little bottles filled with seed beads--Thank you for joining us at Crafting From The Heart
    Carol DT x

  13. So much treasury added to the canvas! I looove the dress and the lil perl-bottles ;) ♥ Conny Mix It Monthly

  14. My, that's lovely, Lin!

    Adorable colours and textures! It has something wonderfully "light" to it! makes me smile just by looking at it. Thanks!

    Have a lovely weekend,
    Claudia x

  15. I think this is amazing! I love the wings..whatever the problem they ended up lovely! I am doing a sewing type project soon and love this for inspiration! Awesome! Thanks for sharing with us at Rhedd's Creative Spirit this month! ~Nanette, DT~

  16. Very nive canvas you created with lots of lovely details. I love the little glasses with pearls.
    Dear Greetings

  17. I love the dimension on your great project. Thanks for joining us this week at Eureka Stamps. Karal DT

  18. Beautiful mixed media project!!! Thank you for joining us at Craft Your Passion. Monica-Dt.

  19. What a beautiful canvas. I'm loving the purple wings. Thanks for joining us at The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge.

  20. What a fun all the details and texture. Thanks for playing along with us this week at Inspiration Destination. Good luck.

    Lynn, ID CT

  21. Stunning make, love the colours and how you put it all together! Thanks so much for joining us at Mixed Media Monthly!

  22. I love those pretty soft Spring colors. Very Pretty.

  23. Your colors just make me smile! Love the yellow background - and how it fades into the white and purple beautiful! Thank you so much for playing along with us at The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!

  24. Beautiful! Love all the embellishments and texture. Thanks for joining us at The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!

  25. pretty piece! love those wings. Thank you so much for playing with the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!

  26. Hi,

    This is just to let you know that you have been Placed in the Crafty Boots 'Anything but a Card' Challenge. Many congratulations.

    We are offering the winner and two runners up from this challenge Guest Design Team spots for a future challenge, which starts on 27 April. Please contact me at if you would like more information about participating in this new challenge.

    Don 't forget to collect a copy of the Crafty Boots Challenge badge from our blog.

    Kindest regards.



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