Monday, 6 February 2017

It's the little things ........

Happy Monday evening ........

What happened to the weekend?  Mine seems to have gone by way too quickly ......  one good thing though, the boxes are piling up nicely, and we've already had one car load go to the re-cycling centre! Yes, the packing is well under way .... I've even made a start on the old craft room today.  That's going to take a while so we'll say no more about it!

It's time to get the Happy Little Stampers Mixed Media challenge underway this evening.  This month the theme is ......

I quite like tearing paper and card, depends on the project of course but it does give a nice sort of shabby chic look to your designs. Add a bit of ink to the torn edges and you get a nice worn look.

For my inspiration piece this month I've made a little fridge magnet from a tiny 4 inch by 4 inch canvas that I found in my box of  UFO's (unfinished objects!)

The canvas had previously been coloured using Brushos and I wasn't that happy with the result so .... I covered the canvas with a scrap of decorative paper, tore the edges a little and pulled them back so that the colour underneath just peeps through ...... adds that little bit of extra interest.

I then stamped the pretty butterfly from the HLS Especially For You stamp set directly onto the paper and then again onto scraps of coloured card from my stash.  These were then fussy cut and over laid onto the canvas ....... stamping the butterflies onto the paper first means that you have the antenna already there ....... no need to spend time fussy cutting around them ..... way to fiddly.

I added a few rub ons around the edges to add a bit more detail .......

And splattered a little bit of black paint here and there ......

To finish off I stamped the words onto a piece of vellum and heat embossed them in white.  I then tore around the edge and attached it to the front of my canvas

A piece of magnetic sheet glued to the back and you're good to go .... a cute little fridge magnet!

Don't forget the challenge is sponsored by the Happy Little Stampers store

And the winner will receive a $15 discount to spend in the shop .

Check out the HLS Blog for all the challenge details.  You'll also find more inspiration on there from the rest of the Design Team.

Happy stamping!

Thanks for popping by ..... enjoy the rest of your day.

Cheerio until next time .....


  1. A lovely little magnet, love the torn edges, adds a lovely texture too. That UFO box comes in handy sometimes.
    Avril xx

  2. I love how you made this. Nice to use something you didn't like and redo it in any was.
    Greetings Michelle (DT sister)

  3. Great magnet, Linda. I love the butterflies, all your lovely layers and the sweet sentiment. :)

  4. Stunning magnet Linda, love the butterflies.

    Meena (DT sister)
    hugs xx

  5. I love your dinky fridge magnet, the butterflies are beautiful and I really love that sentiment, one of my favourites! Anne xx

  6. Hi Linda, it’s very creative of you to make a fridge magnet consisting of mixed media art. I like your composition and layers. Thanks so much for the inspirations. Helen Liu (DT sister)


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