Mixed Media Printed Cardboard Wall Art

Today I’m very excited to share with you my mixed media wall art featuring Canvas Corp’s gorgeous new range of Printed Cardboard. I’ve added lashings of mixed media with Tattered Angels paints and 7gypsie’s Architextures collection, bringing the photo to life.

“LOVE Mixed Media Wall Art”

Materials used:
Canvas Corp:
Water Circles Printed Cardboard
Triangle Burlap Shape
Dark Blue Burlap Fringe
Canvas Garland
Kraft Ticking Canvas Fringe
Black Hank Hemp Rope
Cream Hank Braided Rope
Natural Hank Rope
Natural Twisted Hemp Rope
Architextures:
Tarnished Silver Mirror Treasures
Buttons Findings
Vintage Bunting Paper
Build Parchment Rub-Ons
Enjoy Stash Paque
7gypsies Assorted Lace Trimmings
Tattered Angels:
Chalkboard Mists: Admiral, Alaskan Salmon
Glimmer Mists: Pearl, Red Tipped Rose, Abominable Snowman, Kiwi, Vanilla Breeze, Sun Sisters, Crushed Shells

Canvas Corp 12×12 screen printed cardboard line is one of the hand-screen printed gems we have in store for you. Each of the sheets is manually placed into the screen printing machine, the screen is lowered onto it and black printing ink is manually distributed all over it to make sure that it goes through the screen evenly.

For the full post, please visit Canvas Corp Brands’ Creative Studio blog HERE.  It was so fun creating with the fabulous screen printed cardboards.  Check out the 12 different designs at the Canvas Corp online shop.  You won’t be disappointed!

Cheers,


CREATE Word Art Decor

I’m excited to share with you my first project using 7 Gypsies’ amazing Architextures range.  It  makes everything old new again, and this collection brings to life vintage objects turning them into craftable products.

7gypsies worked with patented Dutch technologies, unique material combinations and attention to detail to make this collection so unique.  Glass bottles look and feel like glass, leather suitcases are smooth like finished leather and the dress form has a soft body like the real thing.

Today I’d like to show you the versatility of Architextures, with a fun colorful fairytale twist.  Here’s my CREATE word art:

Materials used:
7gypsies Architextures™ 12×12 Paper – Floral Guide
7gypsies Architextures™ 12×12 Paper – Market Signs
7gypsies Architextures™ Parchment Rub-On – Build
7gypsies Architextures™ Small Base – Sun
7gypsies Architextures™ Stash Paque – Enjoy
7gypsies Architextures™ Tall Base – Triangle Grid

7gypsies Architextures™ Junque Pack – Library
Canvas Corp – Cord – Sisal Rope Light Natural 45′
Tattered Angels –Glimmer Mist – Merlot Gold
Tattered Angels – Glimmer Mist – Red Tipped Rose
Tattered Angels –Glimmer Mist – Vanilla Breeze
Tattered Angels –Glimmer Mist – Pearl
Tattered Angels –Chalkboard Mist Paint – Violet Rose

Other materials: Gesso, Texture Paste, flowers, beads, glitter, stencil

You can view the full post and step by step instructions at Canvas Corp’s Creative Studio HERE.  I had such a blast working and creating with Architextures.  Check the full range here and don’t miss out.

Cheers,


Imagine – ATC Hanging Wall Art

Happy Easter to you!  It’s nice to be creating and blogging again after a very busy start to the month.  We have a new April “Feathers” Challenge up at the Creative Studio for Canvas Corp Brands:

The How To:

Use Feathers as your inspiration when you create. You can also incorporate items or colors from the moodboard. Create, decorate, sew, knit or paint – release your imagination and be creative!

This month we have a different prize – we will invite the winner of the challenge to be our Guest Designer in June. This means that you will get a box filled with goodies from all 3 Canvas Corp Brands to play with! 

To enter this challenge you need to link up your entry  Blog post, or post on Instagram, Facebook or Pinterest (link to the actual project – not the whole page) by using the linkytool HERE. You have until the end of May 5 to submit your project!  All submissions must have #ccbchallenge somewhere to be considered.

Here’s my April “Feathers” project:

“Imagine” ATC Hanging Wall Art

Canvas Corp Brands Materials:

Tattered Angels:
Navy High Impact Paint
Chalkboard Mists: Grape Ape, Black Orchid, Splash, Chalk
Glimmer Mists: Sapphire, Night B4 Christmas, Dragonfly, Periwinkle Bouquet, Abominable Snowman, Pearl, Crushed Shells, Gold

Canvas Corp:
Denim Fabric Sheet
Teal Burlap Flower
Dark Blue Burlap Sheet
Sisal Rope
Natural Hank Cord Rope
Cream Hank Braided Rope
Chocolate & Ivory Feathers Reverse 12×12 Paper

7 Gypsies: Lace Trimmings

I was inspired by the whole mood board…the gorgeous deep shades of blue and purple, the feathers, and the dream catcher.

I thought what a great idea it would be to transform an ATC into a hanging wall art inspired by the concept of dream catchers.

I’ve also used a couple of gorgeous Scrapmatts chipboards and stencil for this project:

Scrapmatts Chipboards: ATC10-008 Rounded Corners 01, CB1028 Butterflies 18, CB1238 Scrap Words 24

Scrapmatts Stencil: ST5033 Stencil Triangles

I really wanted to add layers and layers of color and texture throughout this hanging ATC wall art.  If you look closely you’ll see crackle here and there, dimensional butterflies against the stenciled triangles immersed in Tattered Angels paints.  I really love every single nook and cranny of this project.

I hope I’ve inspired you to join our awesome April “Feathers” Challenge.  Simply link up your entry HERE.  There’s an amazing prize pack and guest design spot up for grabs.  We can’t wait to see all your beautiful creations.  You’ve got 20 days to enter so get creating.

Enjoy your Easter weekend!

Cheers,


GROW – Word of the Year 2017

Only a few hours to go before we ring in the New Year, and this means a new challenge at The Creative Studio with Canvas Corp Brands which is based on a popular topic – “Word of the Year”:

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Here are the guidelines:

Type of project: Create, decorate, glue, sew or paint….. release your imagination and be creative!

Colors: Use any colors that appeal to you.

Last day to enter: February 5

Canvas Corp Brands Products: We would love for you to use products from any of our brands – Tattered Angels, Canvas Corp or 7gypsies, but it is not required to enter or win.  If you use any of our products – be sure to mention them when you write about your project. #7gypsies #tatteredangels #canvascorp.

Social Media – If you are posting the project on your blog, YouTube, Facebook, Pinterest or Instagram, please tag us so we can like your project and give you a shout out.  Please also join us in our Facebook Group – The Canvas Corp Brands Collective – where we would love to see your submission and you can see what everyone else is up to.  Just jump over to Facebook and ask to join today.

Sharing – If you know anyone who would love to be a part of this challenge, please help us by sharing this blog post or any of the posts you see on our social media.

How to Enter – If would like to enter but have never entered a creative contest before or have not entered one with CCB, it is so easy.  Just create your project, take photos and post it on your blog, YouTube, Facebook, Pinterest or Instagram. Once you post you can link to this post so we can see your project or you can submit it by emailing us the link to your project.  We know this can be a bit confusing, no worries we are here to help. If you don’t have a blog, no worries, post on your favorite social media site or send us an email and you will be eligible to win.  See below for more details on how to link up your post.  All submissions must have #ccbchallenge somewhere to be considered.

Prize – We will pick one winner from all the entries to win a $25 Gift Certificate valid in the Canvas Corp Brands Online Store.

Here’s my take on our January Word of the Year CCB Challenge:

“Grow Spool Mobile”

Grow Spool Mobile

Canvas Corp Brands Materials: Birds & Bees On Ivory Paper, Spring Showers Printed Canvas Sheet, Ivory Burlap Flower, Light Natural Hank Hemp Jute Rope, Natural Canvas Sheet, Natural Mini Clothespin, Cream Hank Braided Rope, 7 Gypsies Princesca Crystal Hardware

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My word for year 2017 is GROW – grow my family, grow myself, grow my job, grow my craft, grow my savings, grow my friendships, grow better everyday.

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I used some gorgeous images from the Watering Can and Spring Showers collections, with Canvas Corp products to match.

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I’ve added the Ivory Burlap Flower on the right side of the rope and then layered a butterfly from the Spring Showers Printed Canvas Sheet on top.

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Some strips from the Natural Canvas Sheet are cut out and tied on the spool.   I then punched a couple of holes on the middle of the bird (from the Watering Can paper) and run the canvas from the left side through it.

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To enter this challenge you need to link up your entry (link to the actual project – note the whole blog) by using the linkytool here or post on Instagram, Facebook or Pinterest and leave the link below in comments and you will be eligible to win this amazing prize. You have until the end of February 5 to submit your project.

To see our online shop for supplies to make your January project or upcoming crafts just click over and have fun browsing through all the fun craft supplies – Canvas Corp Brands Shop – Shipping in the USA is free for orders over $5 and we ship world-wide and help to offset the total international shipping costs.

For more inspiration from the creative crew, click here.  We cannot wait to see your beautiful creations with our January Word of the Year Challenge.

Cheers,

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True Blue Mixed Media Card

We’ve been having lots of birthdays within the family and with friends, and I’ve been busy creating some birthday cards.  Today’s quick share is a fun and easy mixed media card that I created for The Creative Studio.

Click HERE for the full materials and illustrated step by step instructions.  You can never have too many birthday cards in your stash, right?

Cheers,

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Black & Gold – A 7Gypsies Postcard

Hi there.  Today I’m sharing a postcard I’ve sent to a fellow Canvas Corp Brands creative crew member, using the gorgeous Wanderlust and American Vintage papers from 7 Gypsies.

A postcard is also called a picture postcard.  It is a small, commercially printed card, usually having a picture on one side and space for a short message on the other.  It is flat and is usually sent without an envelope.

The postcard I created is not exactly a traditional postcard, which is why I love the result even more.  Have a look and let me know what you think:

7 Gypsies Postcard

7 Gypsies Materials: Open New Doors Paper (Wanderlust Collection); Wish You Were Here Paper (American Vintage Collection); Antique Brass Mini Hanger; Antique Gold Key; Black Lace Trimming

Tattered Angels Materials: Black High Impact Paint; Gold Glimmer Mist

Canvas Corp Materials: Natural Hank Rope; Natural Jute Rope

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I trimmed one postcard section of the Wish You Were Here paper for the base of my postcard.  I then unevenly painted it with the Black High Impact Paint while watering down some parts for a more fluid look.  Once dry, I then misted some delicious Gold Glimmer Mist on top of the paint.  I always find myself using this glimmer mist and the coverage is incomparable to other mists in the market.

The upper paper layers are from the Open New Doors paper, and in between is the beautiful black lace trimming.  Here’s a quick look at the Open New Doors paper from 7 Gypsies’ Wanderlust collection:

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For some texture and fun touches, I’ve added the Antique Brass Metal Hanger, Antique Gold Key, Natural Hank and Jute Ropes, and some more Gold Glimmer Mist.  Here’s one last closer look at the postcard:

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Last but not the least, I’d like to say a very big thank you to Jorunn Langas for the gorgeous postcard.  I love all the frames and beautiful colors and messages :).

Thanks for dropping in.  Check out what some of the creative crew have come up here.

For more Canvas Corp Brands products, click here.

Cheers,

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An American Vintage Clock For Dad

Hi there, how are you today? As for me, I wish I was at CHA right now.  Just imagine all the crafty goodness all in one place.  One day I’ll have to make a trip there, for sure.

My hubby is celebrating his birthday soon so this got me thinking of what I could create for him.  I have a dad word wooden clock & I thought this would be perfect for his office.  I wanted to create something masculine without having to use blue as a predominant color.  Hence why I layered the clock with papers from the awesome American Vintage collection by 7 Gypsies:

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The base/background is the Across USA paper, & the dad word is adhered with the State Plates paper.  The edges have been inked with a brown inkpad.

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I sure had fun building the cluster at the left side of the clock.  It consists of the following 7 Gypsies goodness: Road Trip Book Knob, Antique Brass Metal Label Holder, & Correspondence Mini Ephemeras.  The cog chipboards are given coats of the following Tattered Angels paints: Cowboy Glimmer Glaze, Graphite Glimmer Mist, & Crushed Shells Glimmer Mist.

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Texture has been added by stamping with the same brown inkpad & Canvas Corp’s Be Beautiful Cling Stamp set, among other stamps from my stash.

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The cluster is finished off with a strand of Natural Jute Rope that is lightly stained with Tattered Leather Glimmer Mist.  Last but not the least is my favourite step, which is adding splatters of Gold Glimmer Mist on the clock.

I’m really pleased on how it turned out.  I always enjoy creating masculine projects, & I’ll have to make a point of doing more of it this year.  I hope you enjoyed my post today, & thanks heaps for dropping in.  Do check out the Canvas Corp shop here.  Until then.

Cheers,

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