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Saturday, 23 May 2009

Altered canvas

The minute I saw this cute little fella that June kindly shared on her Artfreebies blog I just had to have him. Isn't it funny how some images just scream at you to be used and you have immediately in your minds eye what you want to use them for? Well this fella had me thinking straight away of a little Irish guy doffing his cap at me if I passed him on the street... shouting at me in the broadest of accents " Top 'o' the mornin' to ya me Darlin' with a cheeky glint in his eye :-D and I just couldn't get the idea out of me head.
So I used some gorgeous Basicgrey papers to cover my canvas and as a background stamped with a Crafty Individuals stamp for Seamus (well he had to have a proper Irish name didn't he...lol) and he proper makes me smile every time I look at him in my crafty space.
To complete my canvas I had to add me some Irish luck (who knows I might get some) with some tiny punched shamrocks and me little bit 'o' bling.
Wishing you all the luck in the world for a gorgeous sunny weekend :D
hugs
Chris xx

11 comments:

June said...

Oh Chris thats just the most gorgeous card. Colours, saying and beautiful work and of course the cute irish fella.
Thanks for sending the irish luck too .. I need it, I am just baring up after some worries at home and some news of my sons impending operation, so a little luck would be more than welcome.
I am off out for a few hours now with my sis and that will be calming though lol.
thanks again for using the image its a beautiful tribute to art freebies and i will try and post it as its so stunning. that will be later when i get home
Hugs June xxxx

Karen said...

I know exactly what you mean about that pic Chris!!! He looks so cheeky!!!! I love what you have done with it and glad that you went for purple and not green!!! X

Nancy Maxwell James said...

I love this Chris. the image is just darling and the background so rich! Have a wonderful weekend! :)

Sandy said...

OMG Chris this is delightful.
Really gorgeous canvas. Love the little boy.

Dawn said...

Wheee it's just brilliant and he IS a cheeky chappy isn't he!!

Love the purple colours..wonderful design too!!

Hugs
Dawn
xx

Shashi Nayagam said...

It is gorgeous. Love the way you have used your little Irish fella and the embellisments go so well together.
Have a wonderful and creative Bank holiday weekend.

Kath said...

absolutely stunning Chris...and I know what you mean...this cheeky chappie certainly has a twinkle in his eye....Big Hugs Kath xxxx

Census (aka Cen aka June.S) said...

It's a gorgeous card Chris and I agree he had to Irish!!
Hope your having a terrific bank holiday weekend.

Pearl said...

this is just darlin' , Chris !

I met a British lady at my hairsalon today & could have
sworn she looked so much like you !

only that she's no craftin' queen she claimed ! lol

Gez said...

Fabulous canvas Chris. Love the purple & awe that little cheeky chappy is the best. :-D

AngelaC said...

Hi Chris - I love your work, it's FABULOUS! The colours on this card are wonderful, and the image of Seamus is great!