Friday, March 22, 2013

Scrapfest By The Sea Blog Hop

I have indulged myself by signing up to go to an awesome scrapping even in Nelson in August this year.  Scrapfest by the Sea has been carefully planned by Trina McClune and Lyn Jordan and we will be staying and playing at the fabulous Monaco Resort in Stoke, Nelson.

I grew up in Blenheim and remember well when this beautiful resort was built.  Even though I lived in Nelson for 3 years as an adult I have never been there so I am really looking forward to it.

Trina and Lyn have set up a Facebook group and we have had several activities to take part in during the build up to Scrapfest (and there will be more to come) and this blog hop is one of them.  Another first for me.

Please start at with Trina’s blog and if you follow the links one by one you end up back there and get some great inspiration along the way.

This is what I have to show you today:




My somewhat amateur attempt at a mixed media canvas.  Lost of gesso, stencils, meta, resin, paper flowers, shells and the scraps from the ends of Mum’s weaving.  Not mention the leather watch strap!  I sprayed with Adirondack Colour Wash sprays.  The blue strikes me as too vibrant and one day I might have a go at “fixing” it, lol

Please take the next hop to see what Denise Spicer-Boyes has been up to. Click Here.

Cheers, Esther xoxo


  1. Fabulous Esther and I bet after your weekend away you will have lots of other ideas too. :)

  2. Well done Esther, I adore the fairy, how cute is she?

  3. Awesome Canvas Esther love all the embellishments - is the fern a resin piece? Thanks for sharing and enjoy the finnabair experience!

  4. Wow very cool! Enjoy your weekend!

  5. Oooh! I feel lunch at The Honest Lawyer coming on.

  6. Very cool. I must give gesso a try sometime as I love the effect it gives :)

  7. looks cool Esther, love all the texture you've managed to pack on that canvas, it was so lovely to meet you yesterday :-) Debi x

  8. Hi Esther - So jealous of your trip to Nelson - looks amazing. Loved the class yesterday and great to meet some local crafters!! xx Michelle

  9. wow Esther, I love what you did with your first attempt at mixed media - makes me want to break out the gesso!

  10. Gorgeous Canvas Esther seen Irl love it..