May 14, 2015

love bugs

Hello everyone!
 Today I want to share a canvas I created about love bugs for Mixed Media Place
I really like bugs, I think they are very cute and I love... love! So, my thought was to combine these two ideas in one project:

For this canvas I used quite a few embellishments, actually one chipboard piece and two die cuts from the 7 Dots Studio Soulmates collection! 
In order to create the background of the composition, I used the light paste with Finnabair's 'Weaving' stencil and some Lindy's Stamps Gang sprays in color shades that match the photo's colors. I also did some stamping with several stamps here and there...

To create the clusters I used the wooden sticks which come with the canvas - I haven't figured out yet how am I supposed to use them, so I had this idea to glue them on the canvas :) I also glued on them some torn tiny pieces of old pages and little pieces of canvas paper and used some gold thread. 

One thing I enjoyed was cutting out the bug. I printed the same photo twice and glue the bug on the second photo. I really like this effect - it's like a real one standing on the photo and looking at it's fellow! :)

For the tittle I used one of the 7 Dots Studio dies. As I didn't have any frame, I decided to make one of my own with gold wire. I wrapped some of it around the sticker and glued it down... I love the result and definitely am going to do it again in another project!

 As a final touch, I used my favorite ever 'Blue Grass' from Primary Elements on some spots to highlight them.

***You can find all the supplies used on this project at Mixed Media Place store
and their links on this post.


With this project I'm playing at
StampsForCrafts insect challenge


I hope you liked today's project and got some new ideas!
Have a lovely day!


  1. Γουαου !!! Τι ωραία που έγιναν τα ζουζούνια σου με όλα αυτά τα ταιριαστά χρώματα γύρω γύρω !!!! Φανταστικά!!!!!!

  2. χα...νόμιζα ότι ήταν αληθινό!!! μπράβο! ωραία ιδέα να το κόψεις! όπως πάντα πολύ όμορφη σελίδα και χρώματα! ( πάντως δεν τα λες και συμπαθητικά ε? χιχι)

  3. Athanasia - your work just blows me away every time! I love this! I never know what to do with those wooden sticks either. I'm sure they are for supporting the corners or something but I'm glad you found such an interesting use for them :)

  4. Τελειο!!!Νομιζω πραγματικα οτι εισαι πηγη εμπνευσης!!!Φωτο χρωματα στησιμο ολα εξαιρετικα!!!

  5. Πρώτη φορα βλέπω τοσο αξιολάτρευτη ζουζούνια! Χαχαχαχα
    Εξαιρετική και παλι!

  6. What an amazing and gorgeous page - and rich and vibrant colors. There are only very few bugs that I like - most bugs are on my "not favorite things list." However, your bugs are really lovely - and fit wonderfully in your layout. I especially love the wooden sticks - they look awesome!

  7. So beautyful LO! Thanks from scrapstudio "With Love"!


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