Rooster’s Crow – A Textured Tag

As promised, I’m back with my next destination project for ITAC 2017…The Americas:

Here is the Americas Moodboard:

It should have one of the following elements:

  • Something transparent or sharp, like ice

  • A large format feature, XXL size

  • Shades of green

  • One or more elements inspired by music and/or Samba

  • Decorations made of feathers, metal, leather

Here’s my metallic textured tag:

“Rooster’s Crow”

My main inspiration from the board are the gorgeous shades of green, feathers, and sharp pointy edges.

The elements on the tag are: something sharp, shades of green, feathers, and metals.

I’ve added 13Arts’ Silver Mica Flakes for a subtle shaved icy look and texture and the Shimmer Green Pearl Pigment for a shiny icy green finish on the tag.

The colors and the pointy surrounds of the rooster has some similarities to USA’s Statue of Liberty, as inspired by the challenge

And that’s my Rooster’s Crow metallic textured tag.  Thanks for popping in and I hope you’ve enjoyed todays post.

Check out the International Tournament of Art and Craft 2017 HERE to find out more about the challenges and loads of creative inspiration from the amazing team.

Enjoy the rest of your week.

Cheers,


 

 

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Aroha, Ahua – A Nature Banner

Hi there.  Today I’m sharing a nature banner which is inspired by ITAC 2017’s Oceania challenge:

It should include one of the following elements:

  • Patterns inspired by traditional symbols (Maori tattoos, Dots/dashes of aboriginal Arts…)

  • Think Monochromatic black and white or think colors of the Earth.

  • Some sort of organic or natural material(s) (earth, stone, bone, bark, wood, fibres…)

  • Shapes inspired by traditional or indigenous art

Here’s my interpretation:

“Aroha, Ahua Banner”

I was inspired by many things from the Oceania moodboard…the brown and earthy tones, the green leaves, the Maori influence and the hearts.  Aroha and Ahua are Maori words, Aroha=Love, Ahua=Nature.  This banner is for the love of nature.

My elements are colors of the earth, organic materials, and hints of black and white.  I love how the deep browns marry the lush bright greens, along with some hay and natural fibers.

I’ve used the leaves here in three different ways. First as a stencil, second as a stamp, and third by its delicate self.

I’ve layered some earthy colors of Tattered Angels Glimmer and Chalkboard Mists on the layers of the banner.

I’ve fussy cut some black and white butterfly and bird the add to the clusters of the banner.

An assortment of earthy and black and white clothespin colors are added to help hold the banner in place.

I really enjoyed creating this project and thanks to the creative and inspiring team of the International Tournament of Art and Craft 2017.

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Check out their amazing inspirations  and more about the challenges HERE.

I’ll be back soon for another creative destination.

Cheers,


 

Mata Hari Inspired Mixed Media Artboard

It’s time to reveal Canvas Corp Brands’ September Challenge which is inspired by the Mata Hari:

MATA HARI……Spy or not? This intriguing woman of Dutch origin remains a mystery. However, THIS October it will be exactly 100 years ago she was executed. Rightfully so? Maybe we will find out after all these years. Her oriental style, costumes, elaborate jewelry… Plenty to inspire you to create something about this woman and help us celebrate her throughout September.

Rules:

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 at The Creative Studio HERE. You have until the end of October 5 to submit your project!  All submissions must have #ccbchallenge somewhere to be considered. One entry per person allowed.

We will invite the winner of the challenges to be our Guest Designer in November. This means that they will get a box filled with goodies from all 3 Canvas Corp Brands to play with.

Here’s my interpratation of the Mata Hari challenge:

“Architextures Mixed Media Artboard”

The Mata Hari in my eyes is every bit artistic, especially her style and the way she carries herself. These aspects have inspired me to create a mixed media Artboard with 7gypsies’ Architextures range. Touches of jewels, sparkle and golden shine adorn the artboard, much like the Mata Hari. Her statuesque presence is also the inspiration with the Weathered Statue which is the focal point of this piece.

For the instructions and full materials list of this Artboard, please head to the Creative Studio’s blog post HERE

We cannot wait to see all your beautiful Mata Hari inspired creations.  Simply link them up HERE and be in to win an amazing prize pack and a guest design spot next month.

I really enjoyed creating this Artboard and I’ll be back for more creations soon.

Cheers,


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
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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,


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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Christmas Creations With Scrapmatts + Tattered Angels Paints

Only a few more weeks to go before the big man in red arrives, which means Christmas creating for us crafters.  Speaking of Christmas creations, today I’m sharing a couple of projects which features Scrapmatts chipboards and Stencils combined with Tattered Angels paints and Canvas Corp Burlap Flower and Kraft paper.

Let’s start with an off the page project:

Christmas Printer's Tray

Scrapmatts Chipboards: Printer’s Tray (CB7008), Pine Sprigs (CB1225), Flourishes (CB1003), Twig Frame (CB6086)

Scrapmatts Stencil: Leaf Sprays (ST5004), Stars (ST5039)

Other: Montage Creations Vintage Children at Christmas

Tattered Angels Paints: Ladybug Glimmer Glam, Light Gold High Impact Metallic Paint, Glimmer Mists (Cross My Heart, Barn Red, Pearl, English Ivy, Safari Green), Red Rocks Baseboard Mist

Canvas Corp materials: Lime Green Burlap Flower

I’ve misted the Printer’s Tray chipboard with the Cross My Heart Glimmer Mist first, then given it a good coat of Ladybug Glimmer Glam.  The glitter/sparkle effect of the Glimmer Glam paints are amazing.  Then, I’ve painted the Pine Sprigs with the Safari Green Glimmer Mist with the added glitter, the Twig Frame with English Ivy Glimmer Mist, and the Flourishes with the combination of Barn Red and Pearl Glimmer Mists.

I generously misted a scrap piece of cardboard with the Red Rock Baseboard Mist, then painted a coat of the Ladybug Glimmer Glam on top.  I’ve cut the Lime Green Burlap Flower into a smaller piece then misted some English Ivy and Safari Green Glimmer Mists around it.  The background is finished with a lick of Light Gold High Impact Metallic Paint around the image.

Keeping with the Vintage Christmas Children theme, the next project is a card using my favourite range of Kraft paper:

Scrapmatts Chipboards: Star Strings Circles (CB5138), Buckles & Belts (CB1231), Flourishes (CB1003), Twig Frame (CB6086)

Scrapmatts Stencil: Stars (ST5039)

Other: Montage Creations Vintage Children at Christmas

Tattered Angels Paints: Glimmer Mists (Barn Red, Pearl), Red Rocks Baseboard Paint, Chalk Chalkboard Paint

Canvas Corp Materials: Bright White Braided Cotton Rope Cord, Metallic Silver & Kraft Paper

I’ve embossed the Star Strings Circles with Ranger’s Gold embossing powder and inked the Belt chipboard gold.  I’ve framed the image with the same scrap cardboard misted with the Red Rocks Baseboard Mist, but this time without the addition of Glimmer Glam paint.  The Flourishes also has the same application from the Printer’s Tray.

For the Buckle and Twig Frame chipboards, I’ve simply painted them white.  I’ve added a misted layer of Chalkboard Paint on top of the white buckle.  I then cut a small piece of the Bright White Braided Cotton Rope Cord and inserted this into the buckle.  I then frayed the edges for a gorgeous bright white buckled bow to complement the gorgeous image of a young vintage Christmas girl.  It’s finished off with a light misting of Pearl Glimmer Mist for a touch of background shimmer.

These projects certainly got me into the Christmas spirit.  Thanks so much for dropping by and I hope you enjoyed my Christmas makes.

For more Scrapmatts chipboards and stencils, click here.

And for more Canvas Corp and Tattered Angels Paints, click here.

Cheers,

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