Jenny Lawrence

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Ashford, Kent, United Kingdom
Hi and welcome to cardsarus blog spot My name is Jenny Lawrence and I live in Kent. My dear and wonderful husband Tony passed away in March 2019 We had been married for 36 years. I also lost my first Husband to the big C when I was quite young. I have 3 children and 3 stepchildren. 12 Grandchildren and 5 Great Granddaughters and 3 Great Grandsons. I have been card making for about 25 years. I have made things all my life as my Mum and Grand Mother taught me lots of hobbies. I have made my own clothes, knitted garments, hand embroidered items of clothing, and crocheted items too. I love to bake my own cakes as well.

Thursday 16 August 2018


Hi, and welcome to all my very talented, and craft loving friends.

It's time for another fortnights challenge over at 

Our lovely Hazel is your host for this challenge, and she would like to see Texture on your entries please.
The challenge runs till Wednesday the 29th of August and closes at 6PM.
We love to see your lovely, and varied entries, even though there is no prize only a chance to be in the top 3.
So here is what I made for my DT.
I bought a blank canvas ages ago to create something, and never got around to using it.
So I thought for this challenge it would be good to use it.

I painted the canvas with black gesso firstly, and then glued lots of different texture pieces to it.
There is a mixture of cardboard, leaves,crochet pieces, braid,flowers, stones, and wood on this, and then I painted it all with Starlight Paints, and then I used some bronze wax on top of it.

If you go over the the challenge blog you will see my fellow  B Team  very wonderful DT creations.

Thank you so much for your visit, and precious time.
Lots of crafty love.  JENNY.


Poppyfield Card Crafts said...

WOW Jenny! I love this canvas, you've made a fantastic design using pieces from your stash. The colouring is superb

Happy crafting....

June x

meg said...

Stunning canvas Jenny, love the mix of textures and bling

Christine Harrop said...

Jenny this is absolutely fabulous! I just love it! Not sure I could manage anything like this. Hugs Christine xx

Wendy L said...

Wow Jenny this is amazing and it certainly has Texture on it. A great make, xxx

Jo said...

Oh Jenny that's certainly met the texture brief, love it! xx

Chris said...

It's gorgeous Jenny, wonderful texture, love the metallic look!

Gerrie's kaarten said...

Wauw wat een schitterende kaart
Groetjes Gerrie

Craftyhugs said...

Stunnimg mixed media canvas Jenny! Amazing texture and I'm loving the colours xx

Donna Ellis said...

Wow! Great idea to use your neglected canvas, Jenny! I have some of those, too! LOL And your design is beyond fabulous for sure! Thank you for mentioning your creative process in putting it together - it had to have been a joy seeing it come alive in all its gorgeous richness! Thank you for the inspiration. hugs, de

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Jenny, This is absolutely gorgeous !! I have always wanted to try something just like this for ages.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Lynne said...

Fantastic canvas Jenny, I'm in awe as I wouldn't know where to start with something like this x

Jackie T said...

Hi Jenny I just love how you have decorated this canvas. I love all the texture you have added. This must have been fun to make. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Lisa said...

Wow, Jenny, this is so stunning!! The textures are amazing!! I love the colors!! Those two birds are adorable!! Love this!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

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Liz said...

WOW, what a fabulous creation, Jenny. Lots of lovely texture and so much detail. xx

Kathleen said...

This is totally gorgeous Jenny, super colour mix and it looks to really shine. Some gorgeous elements too.

Kath x

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Wow this looks amazing Jenny, what a fabulous piece of art.

Sarah said...

I am lost for words Jenny!! This is a MAGNIFICENT canvas. Amazing texture and I love the irridescent colour and the touch of bronze...outstanding xx

MaryH said...

Oh my, Jenny, this is amazing! you've certainly got lots of texture, and your imagination at adding the various embellishments is just splendid. The lovely patina you've achieved with the paints, and the bronze wax is just so wonderful. You must have had such fun with all the processes you went through to create this marvelous piece! Well done! TFS & Hugs - happy wkend too.

Mia said...

Wow, Jenny! What a stunning creation!!!!!!!!!! Kisses, my friend.

Hazel said...

I love your canvas Jennie and I love the starlight paints too. lol It looks great with all the texture and bronze wax to set it off. Hazel x

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Jenny
Sorry I have been missing for while. Hope you are well.
Wow, this is fabulous and you don't get much more texture than this.
A work of art!!!
Ang x