Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Lovely Lace for Divas By Design

Welcome to my blog today!!!

In Minnesota summer is about over and the cool fall weather will bring us beautifully colored trees and plants in golds, rust, deep wine.  The only thing I love about saying goodbye to summer is the gorgeous falls we have here, and no bugs to annoy us!

Our new Challenge at Divas by Design is LACE on your creation.
Please join us this week at Divas By Design 
Our fabulous sponsor is live and love crafts I know you will want to win their prize!

Here is my canvas I made for the challenge

The canvas is covered in lace using gesso and then I ink blotted it with alcohol inks, then Frantaged it with Stampendous aged ivory.  Then I rubbed distressed inks all over the Frantage. Experimenting!

My husbands Uncle passed away and while cleaning out some of his treasures I found vintage jewelry, so in the corner is a piece from his past.

I love it when my friend Sandy calls me 'Sugar" when we talk. I found this charm at Micheals and it fits perfectly.  

My products are from Melissa Frances and Prima. The flowers are from WOC, I am Roses and Godt and Kort. One doohickey die and heart ribbon from Websters Pages

Here is a close up of the canvas with lace and frantage.

Dimensional view.  I plan on keeping this one for myself, I know I am selfish! lol

I mixed acrylic paint with a thinner and painted the flower. Then I sprinkled on Stampendous Fragments in shabby pink to give the big flowers a shabby chic feel.

So glad you stopped by to visit with me today. I adore your comments and thank you for taking the time to leave one!!

I encourage you to join us at Divas By Design Challenge Blog with your lace creation this week.
See you there!!

Hugs and good luck,


  1. Hi Kelly, the lace background looks amazing and I love your experiment with the Frantage and Distress Ink, it worked so well! The flowers are gorgeous and the little sugar sentiment is perfect (Sugar is a very 'English' endearment) as a finishing touch. Gorgeous work! Hugs,, Anne x

  2. Hokey Dina, K!! It's gorgeous! I love the addition of the special jewelry bit and sugar charm. So much wonderful goodness on this one! :o)

  3. Well gosh, I feel left out. I definitely need a nickname for you now. Obviously sugar is taken..LOL. I LOVE this canvas so much Kelly and good for you to hoard your own work, it's beautiful! That vintage piece of jewelry is tucked in so elegantly and the entire piece is just breathtaking!
    I'll keep thinking on a name... ;)
    hugs to you,
    Lisa x

  4. OMG, Kelly, I almost missed this gorgeous canvas! Absolutely EXQUISITE....LOVE all the luscious details on this work of art!!!!!
    You did an amazing job on the background.....I'm totally blown away!!!!

  5. What a beautiful canvas with so much texture and additional details. Love those gems. Sandy may call you Sugar but I call you my Country Sista!!! You know us country girls ROCK!!!
    Hugs, Cathy

  6. WOW! I love this! Thanks for giving me another way to use the lace. Love all the details...


  7. This is awesome Kelly I love everything about it hugs Rebekah xx

  8. Oh Wow! this is SO gorgeous Kelly… I love the pretty colours and all the fab textures… the flowers are absolutely stunning… so many lovely details in this canvas and everything has come together beautifully… I love it!! :-)
    Hope you have a good weekend!
    Big hugs
    Sue xx

  9. Gorgeous, love the stunning background and the flowers are so beautiful
    Lindsay xx

  10. Oh Kelly this is so pretty. What a gorgeous card x

  11. Gorgeous canvas Kelly!!!
    Hugs, Steff

  12. Wow Kelly your canvas is gorgeous.

  13. So beautiful - such lovely, feminine textures and fabulous dimension!
    Alison x


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