Saturday, July 5, 2014

COMPENDIUM OF CURIOSITIES CHALLENGE III ~ ALTERED BURLAP PANEL

Hello and welcome to my blog!  I hope that everyone in the Unites States had a Happy and safe 4th of July celebration yesterday! 

It's time for another Compendium of Curiosities Challenge III
Check out the challenge at the lovely Linda Ledbetter's site and see what the Curiosity Crew has created for you this week using Tim's technique from page 37 in your book.  Get your signed copy from Tim if you've not already done that HERE. This week ... burlap panels or canvases!  

I also want to thank everyone for their lovely comments each week!  You inspire me! I love these challenges so much! Tim's products and techniques are so fun and following his wonderful pictorials and step by steps in his book takes the fear out of trying something new!

This is the first time I had done a burlap canvas or panel and it won't be the last! It was so much fun and Tim's easy step by step instructions for creating the background on the canvas made this super simple to make.


Here is my altered 5x7 burlap canvas.  While I can't show you the steps in creating the background as that would give away Tim's techniques from the book, I will show you as much as possible about the finished result.


I began with my panel and Tim's Melange Tissue Wrap.


The transformation continues as I added other elements to my canvas.  I added a 1 1/2" circle punched vintage photograph of the little girl to Tim's clock from his Thrift Shop Ephemera Pack.  Then I added the Ideaology Sprocket Gears before gluing the clock in place. I added my own photo corners to the flower image.  It is also from Tim's Thrift Shop Ephemera Pack.


I colorized the butterfly's wings using Wild Honey Distress Ink and Tim's Detailer Water Brush.  Then I added a shadow effect around all of my elements using a black Stabilo Pencil and the water brush. Back ground colors include Victorian Velvet, Broken China, Mustard Seed and Picket Fence Distress Paint.


Here you can see more of the shading effect and the beginnings of this burlap piece. I added vintage lace across the top and bottom of the canvas using 1/4" Scor Tape.  


I also added Tim's metallic banner from his Industrious Stickers across the top. This is a sort of brushed nickel color originally.  I added some Aquamarine Treasure Gold Guilding Wax over it to change the color to a soft blueish tone.  Then I lightly added some Florentine Treasure Gold Guilding Wax just on the high areas of the design (using my finger). 

To the upper left is a beautiful ornate metal piece I found at this week's sponsor, The Funkie Junkie Boutique.  I love little metal pieces and you can find a treasure trove of unusual and detailed metal accent pieces here at great prices!  There are also beautiful laces of all shapes and sizes and lots of Tim products among other things. It's definitely worth shopping with Linda Coughlin at The Funkie Junkie Boutique and a huge thanks to Linda for being one of our sponsors!


Next it was time to give this canvas even more personality by adding the little vintage children. I found these online and sized them to fit my canvas. I thought this darling sitting infant was perfect to be my butterfly, delicately perched upon the vintage lace edging. I slightly altered the appearance of Tim's Ideaology Pen Nib from silver to a Florentine Gold using my Treasure Gold Guilding Wax and glued it into place using Glossy Accents.


The other little girl is looking up as she's released her butterfly.  Here you can see the little black lines of it's flight upward made from a .005 Micron Pemanent Black Pen. I added a little Ideaology crown to her head from Tim's Regal Adornmanets set.  After all, every princess needs a crown!  She is standing on one of Tim's Ideaology Drawer Pulls with "just simplify" created from Tim's Chit Chat added to the center.  

Here you see the released butterfly, stamped on Specialty Stamping Paper and colored with colored pencils, fluttering upwards through the sentiment that I've added to the canvas.  The butterfly was a smaller one from Tim's Classics #17 stamp set. He is glued onto the canvas along his body but the wings are free to move about. 

The sentiment, "it's the little things that make life big", was created from Tim's kraft paper Chit Chat words.  They are adhesive on the back but I added a touch of Glossy Accents, just to be safe. "Big" was not included in the Chit Chat words, so I added it using a Black Micron Permanent Ink Pen. Then I drew around each of the Chit Chat words with the Black Stabilo Pencil and created the shading with the Detailer Water Brush. 


These little canvases really are awesome to work with! I love the depth and the texture you get from them! This would be great hanging on a wall or perched on some sort of plate holder or just leaning against something else on a book shelf. They are great little accent pieces!


So there you have it ... my altered burlap canvas!  I hope you will join us at Compendium of Curiosities Challenge III and try this canvas. I think you will LOVE your results! Then post your art to our blog and you could be the winner of our $25.00 gift certificate from 

 http://www.thefunkiejunkie.com/

You can also win a wonderful prize package that has been donated by Tim and Mario themselves for our challenge! It's a huge assortment of Tim's products ... a really NICE prize!

So join us by posting your art, leaving a comment on each of the Curiosity Crew's blogs and share your art with so many others who love Tim's vintage style! I can't wait to see what you create!




95 comments:

  1. Candy what a gorgeous altered panel! This is wonderful and packed with your gorgeous style and eye for design , a reall y beautiful piece .x sending much love x

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  2. Candy,
    Fantastic burlap panel. Great idea. Thanks for sharing

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  3. stunning panel candy - I love this to pieces - it really is stunning. Lots of inspiration here for me! Hugs rachel x

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  4. Oh Candy your canvas is just adorable!! I love the soft vintage feel you have given it and all those clever little details, like the treasure gold addition to the industrious strip, the subtle shading and so on. The lovely little vintage children are adorable too, love your canvas!!

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  5. And I'm in love! Again! You've worked your magic to create such a wonderful collage Candy. Vintage femininity at its best. Jenny x

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  6. Gorgeous! Love all the soft colors. Looks like it could be from the Victorian Era.

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  7. Simpy stunning Candy! The whole project has been executed brilliantly but the colour palette is gorgeous as are the decorative elements you've used. I adore the way you've placed the butterfly behind the sitting baby so that the wings appear either side. A brilliant make! Chris xxx

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  8. Gorgeous burlap panel my friend, the blend of co,ours is gorgeous and I love the placing of the wings with the little girl sitting in front. You have embellished beautifully . I cannot believe you have not done one of these before the first of many I hope. Tracy x

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  9. Love a little Candy with my morning coffee. This canvas is fabulous, Candy. I love all the details and the way you group and balance your compositions is always perfect. I want to craft with you!!

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  10. WOW! Your panel is gorgeous. Love all the subtle colors in the background and the tinting of the butterfly is amazing. So many wonderful elements to look at and the children are adorable.

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  11. Beautiful work of art! I love it!! TFS Candy!

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  12. Wow, I love this and I love all the details you put into it! It's beautiful.

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  13. Hi Candy... hope all is well with you... as this piece is going to be among the best you have created.. I love it... all these precious little girls... so cute... I love it all.. very nicely created and executed... love it.. .Love, Light and Peace...Bonnie

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  14. How beautiful Candy! I love the background and colors you used - and the mix of stamped and cut out images - SO pretty!

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  15. This piece is so beautiful! I love all the elements and the children are so sweet!

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  16. Candy, you have done it again! Of course I find it hard to believe that this is the first time you have altered a burlap panel! Here's a little secret - it was mine too! I happen to have a soft spot for everything vintage, especially those little children. They are precious! I learned a lot from you about using black shadowing too! It took me awhile to look at the panel as there are so many fine details in in! I want it! haha

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  17. I absolutely adore this in every way. Stunning piece.
    Julie x

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  18. Blown away Candy! LOVE the little ladies! So precious! All your layers are fabulous and make for a stunning canvas!

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  19. Candy for your first panel this turned out to be a very sweet panel with great detail!
    I love the melange paper for the background! Your colors for shading and contrast
    worked well. Clever idea for cutting the circle out in the clock for a small rendering
    of a frame. Your little girls are precious! Love it!

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  20. Candy for your first panel this turned out to be a very sweet panel with great detail!
    I love the melange paper for the background! Your colors for shading and contrast
    worked well. Clever idea for cutting the circle out in the clock for a small rendering
    of a frame. Your little girls are precious! Love it!

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  21. Candy for your first panel this turned out to be a very sweet panel with great detail!
    I love the melange paper for the background! Your colors for shading and contrast
    worked well. Clever idea for cutting the circle out in the clock for a small rendering
    of a frame. Your little girls are precious! Love it!

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  22. Sweet! Perfect for a vintage-style baby girl's room.

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  23. Wow, your burlap panel has so much vintage goodness...it's hard to say what I like best!

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  24. Oh my, this is gorgeous Candy! I love the gorgeous muted, vintage colours in the background and the way you have coloured that large butterfly is just fabulous. You always find the most adorable images to use in your art and these children are no exception. The lace and banner are perfect finishing touches. As always, a beautiful creation! Hugs, Anne xx

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  25. This is very adorable, the little girls are sweet and I love all the charms and lace too

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  26. Candy...this is so shabby and fun. I love the vintage feel and all the little components that pull it together so sweetly. You my dear are brilliant! Love this piece!

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  27. I love the way you chose to alter Tims burlap panel. The piece is so vintage and I love the embellishments you used. What a great hop!

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  28. Candy, Candy! You amaze me and make me smile. I love how you said that this was the first time you'd done a canvas panel project, yet it looks totally pro!! Whenever I make "the first" of something, it looks pretty much looks like a kindergartner on a sugar high whipped it out (no offense to kindergartners or those on sugar highs). All I'm saying is that this massively successful project just goes to show your inherent, undeniable, totally talented soul in action! Way to nail it right out of the gates! It always does my heart good to see your work.

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  29. Very pretty and shabby chic and soft and wonderful! I love your color choices and the background is perfect! I just got some of the metal trim bits and hadn't the first idea how to use them; thank you for the inspiration!

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  30. This is fantastic, dear Candy! What a great inspiration piece! Great job!

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  31. I totally love how soft and dreamy the colors are together on this.

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  32. Hi Candy, This is a stunner. I love the colors and theme. You wow me. This is your first canvas, wow. Great job.

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  33. Wow Candy this is awesome and so beautiful, a true work of art, the detail is just amazing stupendous canvas.
    hugs
    lorraine x

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  34. Omigosh, I love the released butterfly! It brings back a rather poignant memory of a butterfly release we did to observe the one year anniversary of the 9/11 tragedy. It was at the children's hospital where I work and there were both children and adults present. I can picture the day now and the children releasing butterflies in hospital's courtyard play area. This panel is gorgeous - I love it.

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  35. Candy, your canvas is gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  36. The tissue wrap painted looks amazing. The monarch looks like she could fly right off the panel. I love the images you chose.
    Jess

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  37. Your elements, your colors, your layout, just beautiful! I really like how you incorporated the butterfly from the panel.

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  38. Very pretty! I love the background colors!

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  39. Wow Candy this us such a fabulous panel with so many gorgeous details, I love all the images and the mixed media appeal xx

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  40. I so love the colour and all your images fit perfectly with the theme. Magical

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  41. Gorgeous images, gorgeous detail and I love the trim on the edges!

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  42. This is beautiful, love all the texture and how you are not afraid to combine the cut images with the background images too. ~Diane

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  43. You got such a pretty, feminine look from the colors and choice of ephemera!

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  44. This is so adorable!! Thanks for the inspiration!!

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  45. So very adorable love the little girls (we'll be calling you the fussy cut queen ) and especially love the crown! OOOOOOOO so many fun elements; great butterfly; love your texture techniques ... just awesome! First time ... really ?? You rocked it !!

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  46. A-MAZING !! I love love love your canvas, the colors, the elements ..everything. Beautiful project !

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  47. Gorgeous and sweet burlap panel, Candy! I just love how you colored the butterfly image and then placed the little sweetie in front! Gorgeous, GF!

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  48. I really love the old pictures and the use of the background in this.

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  49. Just love the way the burlap Is exposed on the wings. So clever and a wonderful effect.

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  50. CAnfy as always i'm speechless! your burlap panel is incredible! I love your vintage style and the way that you interpret it! Your canvas takes me to a magical world made ​​of dreams! I love it! BArbarayaya

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  51. I love the soft colors on your panel. The vintage photos are awesome! Love this!

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  52. So vintage looking! I love the use of the industrial stickers and the tissue background. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  53. Candy, this just makes my heart sing! Its stunning! I was exactly the same after doing my first burlap panel! you can never get enough!

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  54. Candy, this is precious! I love how you've embellished the two gals and and that super sentiment you spelled out with the chit chat stickers. So many wonderful embellies on here... it's beautiful!

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  55. Candy, I adore your style. You inspire me on every challenge. I can't believe this is your first burlap canvas. What a gorgeous creation. I love how you colored the butterfly in the background and your choice of ephemera is perfect as is your composition and color choices. Fantastic in every way!

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  56. Oh Candy....I'm a big fan of winged butterfly babies!!!.... I absolutely adore your altered canvas....from the images, colouring to the collaged pieces...your creation is just perfect!! Beautiful inspiration! Jan x

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  57. So wonderful Candy - I love the layers - the baby over the butterfly! Nikki xx

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  58. Candy, this is such a sweet altered panel. I love the little girls and the wings and the colors. There is so much beautiful detail here, I feel like I could look at this a thousand times and see something new and gorgeous each and every time. Thank you for again creating such a wonderful piece of art for us players ;)

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  59. Candy, I love the little girls, they are adorable. Oh and guess what! I got me some mercury glass stickles finally! I love it.

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  60. a gorgeous altered panel, many thanks for your lovely inspiration! Hugs,Kerstin

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  61. This is amazing, my friend! The color palette drew me in immediately...so soft and shabby like memories of days gone by. Then, all those fresh faced children...oh, be still my heart. There is such a sense of innocence and childlike wonder and delight in the simple things encased in the elements you so artfully displayed here. I love the crown on the little girls head...I love the repeated butterfly images....I love every wonderful detail. this one really lifted my spirits! Hugs!

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  62. Love the use of vintage "photos"! They work so wellwith that gorgeous bacground you created!

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  63. Candy--This is so pretty and delicate!! What a wonderful example of how to use a burlap panel--and really use it!! Love how you can still see the texture of the burlap and I LOVE your use of the tissue wrap and how you colored the butterfly to make those adorable wings for the vintage baby!! So AWESOME!! Just-WOW!! XOXO-Shari

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  64. Oh Candy such a wonderful canvas. The vintage children just make me smile. The texture you created with the layering of the lace and industrious stickers really frames the canvas nicely.

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  65. How lovely - I love the paint and ink layered over the tissue wrap - and the wonderful way you've used those vintage little girls... the baby butterfly is just adorable. A brilliant, brilliant burlap panel - wow!
    Alison xx

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  66. This panel is just so sweet. I love butterflies and these are lovely, well done you!

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  67. Candy what a fabulous altered canvas. I am working on burlap for the first time for this challenge. A little scary :) but I will have fun playing x

    Denise x

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  68. This is absolutely stunning, Candy! Love the soft colors and the pretty images and embellishments! Gorgeous! Hugs, Sandra

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  69. I love how you finished your panel. It is adorable.

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  70. I love all the soft touches...especially the lace!

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  71. Gorgeous Candy, not something I have tried before but you may just have inspired me to have a go.
    Happy crafting, Angela x

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  72. This is beautiful, so soft and feminine.

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  73. Love the colours you have on the panel, soft but still shabby vintage

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  74. Candy your burlap is so pretty, truly beautiful

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  75. Love the colors and the pictures, but my favorite is the cute little butterfly.

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  76. Beautiful collage with such fun vintage images!

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  77. Your panel is beautiful. I love the girls and the softness of the colors and lace.

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  78. Your panel is beautiful and has so many different elements to draw your eyes.

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  79. I love how your panel turned out Candy. The ephemera is so pretty and the details are superb!

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  80. Candy! Your projects are always so fun! I love seeing what you create each time. The butterfly baby is so wonderful! Thank you for your continued amazing inspiration! Have a lovely day!~kim

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  81. First time's the charm Candy! I love the vintage photos.

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  82. really love the butterfly, going to try the painting and shadow technique you described.

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  83. SOOOOO pretty! The colors you used, I just love!

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  84. Love your background. And the use of the lace ribbon. Thanks for letting me play along.

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  85. Beautiful panel. I love your colors combination and the soft colors. This tissue paper is one of my favorite products to create with. Love how you colored in the butterfly on the tissue paper and then added the little girl on top to give her wings.

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  86. Candy your panel is lovely. It was my first time to try using this medium as well and like you I found it to be a lot of fun.

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  87. Absolutely love the way you have altered your panel the background is gorgeous and all the images and elements sit perfectly over it. x

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  88. Beautiful altered panel, love the colours, and the vintage children are perfect on it.

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  89. Whimsical.....like the images of children, especially ones with butterfly wings. I like that, so nice to see it back....

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  90. Beautiful project. Love how everything flows together so well.

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  91. Candy, This is wonderful! Your work is always such a treat to see! Have a super day!~kim

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  92. Love your vintage project. It's so sweet and the colors are so peaceful, like a bygone era. I love all the elements in your project!!

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  93. So sweet, girly and adorable Candy. Tis a joy to behold. Absolutely beautiful. Nicola x

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