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A New Canvas and A Winner!

Wow!!! I can’t believe we are already in the second half of 2014.

I just learnt a new phrase and can’t agree with it enough- The days are long and the years are short! Everyday, as I go through the routine of getting the three kids ready for school at different timings, spending some time with each of them, winding down at nights and sending them off to bed, I can’t wish enough for the nightfall so that the kids are tugged snugly in bed and I can start on my creating.

Today, I am sharing a mini canvas which I had created for a dear cousin of my husband’s some time back. We practically watched her grow up. When the hubster and I first started dating, she was around 5 or 6 years old and this year, she turns 21! She loves baking and her cakes are yummilicious! I roped her in to help me bake and set up the dessert table at the hubster’s birthday party. She is really good at what she does and if anyone wants her contact, check out #teaxcakes on Instagram.

So this canvas was created as a token of appreciation for her. Did I mention that she is a really good artist too? I was so shy to gift her this. Anyhow, I stamped the Julie Nutting Doll Stamp from Prima, colored her using Copics, Twinkling H2Os and pieced some Webster Pages to make her dress. The canvas was gesso-ed upon (is there such a word? Lol!), misted and I mixed some Golden Acrylic Pink paint into some texture paste and applied over a mask to get the background. Of course, there’s the usual stamping and embellishing thereafter.  The actual and some close-ups are in the picture below.

I promised a giveaway in my earlier post and the following number was generated from random.org.

No. 12 goes to Qin  who commented on

JULY 20, 2014 – 9:40 AM

Beautiful layout Adeline! I could never do something like that :P

Awww…you are really too kind! Please email me at adeline_lal[at]yahoo.com to claim your prize! As for the other ladies who visited, I can’t thank you enough. Your words are so encouraging and motivating and it feels nice to be back! I hope to see you girls around, be it at the LSS, or online!

Have a good weekend everyone! I will be busy creating Teacher’s Day Gifts, 16 gifts for the teachers of 3 kids!!!!

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