Monday, 9 July 2012

A whiter shade of pale

Whilst lay in bed with my poorly back I was thinking about this Banksy inspired stamp and I knew exactly what I wanted to achieve with this canvas but wasn't quite sure how to get it, then the latest issue of Craft Stamper arrived and there is an article by Jaine Drake, this article held the key to getting the effect I wanted. However, I'm still not sure whether to give it the Modge Podge and sparkle treatment!..... I probably will ;o)

Regarding my back, the muscle spasms have become less painful but I do have 2 prolapsed discs and will hopefully be having a MRI scan very soon to what other damage I've done as I seem to have damaged some nerves too, all this was done putting my shoes on! Thanks for all the get well messages they all made me smile.

Wishing you a lovely day, Sam xxx


  1. Sorry to hear about your poorly back, Sam! Best of luck with getting it treated, and hope it stays treated, if you know what I mean. Back problems do have a nasty habit of recurring, as I know to my cost!!

    Get better soon, and please keep on inspiring us all with your lovely art.

  2. Gorgeous canvas Sam, I do hope your back is soon better, sounds very painful!

    Love, Rose xx

  3. Oh you poor young thing when a back goes it's so hard to do anything. Love your canvas great tribute to banksy. Hope it is dryer with you and that you are feeling better. XOXO Zoe

  4. Hope your back gets well soon and...I love the girl on the canvas, the result is great!
    Take care,

  5. Sorry been out of touch a bit and hadn't realised you had hurt your back so bad. I hope they get some treatment for you soon and that the damage is not too bad.
    Love your canvas and the style you have created it in. Fabulous.
    Take care.
    hugs {brenda} xox

  6. Oh Sam I LOVE IT !!!
    So so darling and pretty. xoxo

  7. Am so sorry to hear you are still in bad pain Sam, sending you gentle hugs and hope you get sorted out soon.
    Loving your beautiful canvas. If you decide to use the MP sparkle, after its dry just go over it with MP matt and it keeps the sparkle but gives a much smoother effect. Try it on a scrap piece first and see how you like the results. Annette x

  8. Lovely canvas! Like the whiter shade of pale :)
    I had some back problems too in the past so I know it's very painful :( Hope you'll recover soon!

  9. Sorry to hear you're suffering back pain - hope you don't have to wait too long for the scan and then they can do something to help. The canvas looks great, hope making it took your mind off your pain for a while!

  10. Brilliant canvas Sam - lovely colours. I hope your back is better soon.
    xxx Hazel.

  11. So cute, love that creation.
    Best wishes for a speedy recovery.
    Hugs Anja

  12. Beautiful! Really original,

    Lucy x

  13. Back issues suck Sam. Sorry you are feeling poorly. I hope you get proper treatment and relief soon.
    As far as this canvas goes, lovely. I think the sparkle would be a nice touch but sometimes it is too much. I am sure you will ponder it for a while.
    Take care friend.

  14. I love the canvas-the stamp's gorgeous.I'm envious of your stamp collection!Sorry to hear about your back-there's nothing worse.Hope you get sorted soon.


Thanks so much for taking the time to leave a comment, Sam x