Thursday, 14 January 2010

Fantastic News!!

I've been on pins this week waiting to tell you all my fantastic news...........

I've been asked to join the amazing Design Team over on the new blog that's just been launched by The Craft Barn and will be working with some very talented crafters who I have been in awe of since forever!

Hope I can keep up with such a superb team! Click on the pic and have a look see what I mean!!

So to get me started I was asked to make a little something using products which are available at The Craft Barn - not difficult as they stock all the products I love to use, and some of my favourites are stamps are the bird stamps from Crafty Individuals which I used to make this little canvas ~

I've used the   Broken China Tim Holtz Distress Inks to colour the canvas and Versafine black ink pad to stamp the Crafty Individual big swirl.  The Birds postcard I stamped onto mountboard then masked the bird image and coloured the board with Dried Marigold, Spiced Marmalade and Broken China and removed the mask to watercolour the birds with Frayed Burlap 

A quick walk around outside to find a couple of twigs and a rummage through my stash to sort out the leaf thingy and a couple of beads popped on with a daube of silicone glue and my little miniature was complete. 

If you want to have a go at something lke this The Craft Barn also have some mini canvases here for only 95p

They've also got a sale on at the mo ~ even more incentive to go take a peek!!

Hope you'll hop over to support me on the blog too, make sure I don't wilt in the light of such great crafters.

Hope to see you soon
x Michelle


Anne Jagger said...

Ooooo how exciting Michelle. Many congratulations, and very well deserved, your work is always beautiful.
Love your canvas.
Love Anne x x x

Sandra said...

CoNgRaTuLaTiOns Michelle! You must be on cloud 9. I'm sure you will fit in nicely with the team at the Barn.
Wonderful canvas.
Sandra x

Teri said...

WOW - that's really fabulous and exciting news!! Well done missus!!!!
Teri xx

Caroline said...

fab news Michelle well done you talented lady you xxxx

lisa said...

That's fantastic Michelle. Truly well deserved, you are very talented and they are lucky to have you.
I love your bird canvas, that's a gorgeous stamp.
I shall be having a peek at the new blog too.


Sally H said...

Congratulations Michelle! I love your little canvas. Beautiful colours and a perfect use of a beautiful stamp

Debs said...

Great News. Lovely canvas Bee x

Debbie Dolphin said...

well done michellexxx you really deserve it xxx
debbie xxxx

Dawn said...


this is just gorgeous, great to meet you and look forward to seeing more of your work over at the Blog


Anonymous said...

Congrat's on the position, you will do them proud...
I really love what you did with the canvas, I recently had a change in craft direction and take pleasure in visiting your blog for inspiration.
Love the outdoor search for embelishment's...thrifty and more interesting....
Well done, fantastic creation...

IsaNorris said...

Welcome on the team Michelle. I'm so glad you agreed to join us as you are so talented!!

craftimamma said...

Many congratulations Michelle. You are very talented so I would think you'll fit in well with the rest of that illustrious team. I'm already a follower of the Craft Barn blog so will look forward to seeing your lovely work on there.

Your wonderful little canvas is a perfect beginning for the DT position too. I've admired that stamp for a while and love how you've used it. Beautifull!

Lesley Xx

sandy weller said...

we feel very proud to have snagged you and added you to add to our DT!

Love the canvas the colours are gorgeous

Hugs sandy

Debby said...

Congratulations!!! That sound like it will be fabulous. Love your creation and the colors are awesome.

Fiona said...

Hi Michelle,
Heard your news yesterday and am so pleased for you, it's very well deserved. Your canvas is just lovely, the colours are perfect and what a great idea to add twigs etc.
Fiona x

debby4000 said...

Congratulations, wonderful news.
So well deserved when you create such gorgeous creations like this canvas.

PatR said...

Wow Michelle congratulations! You so deserve this as you are extremely talented and I love to check out your creations.
Your canvas is amazing as is all you create.
Well done my TT mate.
Love Pat xx

Davi said...

Congratulations. This is really a fabulous creations. Love those colors!!

Chris said...

Congratulations Michelle, I'm so happy for you and it's fantastic that you're on the CB team, your work is so beautiful! I love your canvas, the colours and the twigs, perfection! I got the CS clear set with a smaller version of the bird stamp recently, can't wait to have a go with it, it's so pretty. Hugs, Chris xx

poupetteval said...

congratulations Michelle !!!!! welcome in the craft barn DT

hugs xxxxxxxxxxx

melody said...

CONGRATS chickie! that's totally awesome! and your project...YUMMY!

Anonymous said...

That's a fabulous canvas Michelle, all my favourite products on it! Congrats!
Alison x