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Hi. I live in Spain with my partner. I am retired and LOVE it. I love life here but I do miss my family back in the UK, two sons and three sisters and my Mum. Crafting is my life, I do something every single day. In the past it has helped me get through some bad times in my life. One such bad time was when my first grandson died aged just 14 months. He had been born 8 weeks prem but was very healthy and was growing into a beautiful, bonny boy. It was such a shock when the call came. A day never passes when I dont think of him. I am now Nanna again to grand daughter, Hollie, born July 2012, and Tess born March 2016. This is my younger son and his partner. I now have another Grandson, Noah, born Nov 2013 to my elder Son and they have a daughter, Aurora, born March 2015. Thanks for visiting and I hope you enjoy my makes. Please leave a comment so that I know you have visited me. xxxx


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Monday, 30 May 2016

Altered Canvas

Good Morning All

Firstly I would like to thank everyone for my Birthday wishes, it was a sweet and a sad occasion, I have had some bad news concerning a very close friend, but we are trying to keep positive.
This is another 18 x 18 canvas I have painted over and decorated.
Once again, the space in the centre is for pics of my Grand kids.

Initial planning

 I painted the canvas in brown acrylic, then rubbed bits with pewter Gilding Wax.

Then just went to town on allsorts of embellishments.

Doilies, flowers, butterflies.

Texture paste through a mask.

I have got one more to do, so watch this space.
Wendy L


  1. A great mixed media canvas Wendy and the photo will be the prefect finishing touch.

    B x

  2. A very pretty project Wendy
    Lorraine x

  3. A super backdrop for your family photos. Sorry to hear the news wasn't so good, but as you say, stay positive, Jx

  4. WOW Wendy, I love mixed media but this is classy, so much to look at and so beautiful..Once you have the photo in the center it will be even more stunning.xx
    Hope the bad news will soon turn into good news.

  5. Fabulous! Love how all the elements come together to make a gorgeous canvas!
    hugs Jo x

  6. Fabulous love all the different textures
    Ginny x
    My Blog As I do Rodos

  7. Hi Wendy. Super fantastic piece.
    love Val

  8. Beautiful canvas Wendy, so much to look at, love it, Kate x

  9. Hi Wendy,
    what a fantastic canvas.
    Your designing is ace, and so much lovely work gone into this glorious creation.
    I bet it looks even more perfect with your photo in it.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  10. Hi Wendy this is a gorgeous canvas. I am pleased you enjoyed your birthday. I am sorry that you had some sad news. Take care of yourself. Hugs Jackie

  11. Gorgeous canvas Wendy, beautiful textures and details.
    Sorry you have some bad news.
    Hugs Pam x

  12. Fantastic canvas Wendy love it. Sorry about your sad news but as you say keep positive.
    Nancyd xx

  13. This is gorgeous Wendy. Sorry about your sad news.

  14. This is gorgeous Wendy… love the textures and beautiful embellishments… is really stunning! will look fab with the photos on.
    So sorry to hear about your friend. Hope she can remain strong and stay positive.
    Sending love and huge hugs, Sue B xx

  15. Hi Wendy
    Gosh, this looks super. Lots of work gone into this.
    Sorry to hear about your friend. Hope you can get to see her whilst you're over next week.
    Ang x



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