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Awesome Morning With Dot

Two posts in one day……

Very unusual for me to have a Saturday morning off (because that’s when I hold my craft classes) but last Saturday was an exception and I got to spend the morning Skyping and crafting with my buddy and FSC teamie Dot.

Normally our Skyping time is during the week plus we only have time for chatting because of the time difference and also Dot works every day.  Me having last week off meant we had time for a crafting session Skype time, like Irene and I do.

Dot was lucky enough to attend one of Finnbair’s classes recently and has made some awesome things, you can see one of them here.

Well what better way to craft than getting the canvases out.  Played all messy and inky.  Ehhhh Dot did, meeee’s a bit more reticent with them there inks.

Our canvases turned out awesome (well we think so) but oh so differently that we have decided to show them as our next FSC design team makes with the next challenge.  Ahhh wonder what it could be … pop back here or to Dot’s blog on 13th December and you will find out!!!!

After we said our goodbyes and Dot went to bed (time differences) I was still on a high so decided to get out an old canvas that I started when I had my time away with crafty friend in her mobile home roughly two and a half years ago.  Didn’t like what I had started so it has been gathering dust ever since.

This was the perfect time to start my foray into spraying everything in sight (not literally – only the canvas!!!)

What do you think???


I went a bit mad with the tearing of her but I liked the result.


The good news is that Dot goes into her summer months and has time away from her job so we have decided to have more of these Skyping sessions.

Don’t forget that next Sunday you can see both canvases from Dot and myself on the FSC Challenge Blog.


14 Responses to “Awesome Morning With Dot”

  1. butterfly says:

    I think it’s beautiful – the colours are wonderful, and I love how they blend and shift as the eye moves across all those gorgeous embellishments and textures. Amazing! Can’t wait to see your and Dot’s shared crafting projects on 13th…
    Alison xx

  2. Christi C says:

    This is beautiful – I love your color blending <3

  3. Dot says:

    It was so much fun crafting on Skype…11 hours time difference is definitely do-able! Thanks Shirley for a fun ‘night’!!! I can’t wait to see your finished canvas.
    What a great idea to revamp an old project! This looks amazing. Loving the ink on this!!! Yes, Summer is definitely here now so I can’t wait to try and get your fingers inky again lol
    Dot x

  4. Amanda says:

    Sounds really fun can’t wait to see what you’ve made
    Amanda x

  5. Craftyfield says:

    Sounds like so much fun! I love what Finnabair does buts it’s so dimensional I can’t quite get there… I do like your canvas and the colours are totally my cup of tea. xx

  6. Meggymay says:

    Sounds like you have had a great fun crafting session. This canvas looks gorgeous.
    Yvonne xx

  7. Anne R says:

    Oh wow, I am so looking forward to the 13th now Shirl! Your canvas is absolutely stunning, I love the wonderful colours and your design is brilliant. It is so lovely to spend time with a crafty friend, so pleased you had this opportunity.

    Hope you had a lovely birthday too! Hugs, Anne xx

  8. Donna Ellis says:

    Whoa! If that canvas has been transformed through spraying and misting, you have converted me! LOL! It’s absolutely incredible and a fabulous decor item! Who wouldn’t love displaying it at home or office? Your colors are magical, Shirl. Hope your week is extra happy! Hugs, de

  9. coco says:

    I say just… WOW!!!!!!!!!!
    Fabulous canvas, I’m totally in awe Shirl. And I guess Dot’s canvas is also fabulous, so I will admire her work too next Sunday on FSC’s blog.
    Hugs, enjoy your week off!
    Coco xxx

  10. Shirley says:

    Hi Shirley your canvas is stunning, love it very much 🙂 Have a great day, Shirley xx ps.. thanks for taking the ‘tour’ at my blog 🙂

  11. Irene Chillman says:

    Everything about your canvas is just gorgeous Shirl and the feather bird is just perfect.
    I xx

  12. Sandra says:

    This is absolutely stunning Shirley, I just love everthing about it. Time to get out the inks I think! Crafty Hugs, Sandra x

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  14. Avril says:

    Just on a catch up Shirley, This is a gorgeous canvas, love all the background textures and beautiful embellishments and the colour is just beautiful.
    Sounds like you had a fab session with Dot, and very productive – plus lots of inspiration to do more.
    Avril xx

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