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,


My Lovely Story

Happy St. Patrick’s day everyone! I’d like to share my March layout class with you which I’ve had a pleasure teaching to the lovely ladies that attended and purchased the kits.   Thank you, thank you, thank you from the bottom of my heart.  You inspire me to brew up more ideas and classes, and you keep me coming back to teach more.  Here’s my layout:

“My Lovely Story”

This layout features Blue Fern Studios’ super gorgeous Memoires collection, which was a big hit in the class.  So what’s the story behind the photos? My daughter is flaunting here rosy teething cheeks, she’s such a trooper the annoying pain littlies usually get doesn’t seem to faze her.

For more updates on my classes and kits, you can subscribe to the Scrapaholics newsletter here.

That’s it for today’s post.  Thanks for stopping by and may the luck of the Irish be with you.  Have a great weekend!

Cheers,


Spring Butterfly Terrarium for Canvas Corp Brands

Good day guys.  The March “Re-Birth” Challenge for Canvas Corp Brands’ Creative Studio is up:

Use the word re-birth 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 May. 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 April 5 to submit your project!  All submissions must have #ccbchallenge somewhere to be considered.

Here’s my take on the challenge:

You can check out the materials list and step by step process at The Creative Studio.

We cannot wait to see your beautiful “Re-Birth” creations.

Cheers,


GROW – Word of the Year 2017 CCB January Challenge

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 Where You Are – Canvas Corp Brands December Challenge

The Creative Studio has a new December Challenge up, which is “Christmas Where You Are”

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Guidelines:

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

Colors: Use any colors that appeal to you

Last day to enter: January 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 not required to enter to 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 #ccbchristmas 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 layout for our December Challenge:

Summer Christmas

In New Zealand, Christmas means summer. BBQ parties, going to the beach, and the best part is the abundance of fresh strawberries to eat. In this layout is my daughter and niece devouring fresh strawberries by the Christmas tree. They sure worked out an appetite after opening all the presents.

Canvas Corp Materials: Journal Lines on Ivory Paper, Candy Canes Paper, All Wrapped Up Reverse Paper, Jolly Christmas Sayings Paper, Farmhouse Christmas Tags on Ivory, Black E-Flute Paper, Mini White Paper Bag, Black Paper Bag, Red Burlap Sheet, Lime Green Burlap Flower, Mini Black ClothespinCanvas Corp Cling Stamp Set

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Tattered Angels Materials: Corduroy Pure Mistable Paper, Glimmer Mists (Cross My Heart; Emerald Green, Pearl, It’s Black), Chalk Chalkboard Mist

The Journal Lines on Ivory Paper gives the background a fun twist to the page instead of having it plain white. It also makes for easy journaling on the page.  I then layered the Candy Canes Paper on top of the Journal Lines on Ivory Paper. The look of the white against the Ivory is amazing.

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Canvas Corp’s paper bags are perfect for adding fun layers to your creations. Pair it with some E-Flute Paper which come in different colors and you’re good to go.

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I’ve die cut the Tattered Angels Corduroy Mistable Paper in different sized circles. I then misted and splattered it with Tattered Angels’ Cross My Heart, Emerald Green, and Pearl Glimmer Mists. I have to say that the Cross My Heart Glimmer Mist is one of the most amazing red mist in the market.

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How adorable is the fussy cut present from the All Wrapped Up Reverse Paper, which is sitting nicely amongst the cluster and goes with the jolly photo.  For more splash of color, I misted the same shades of Glimmer Mists to the background, and some splatters of the It’s Black Glimmer Mist for the final touch.

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I had fun creating this layout and I hope you enjoyed it as much as I do.  Check out what the rest of the crew have come up here.

Thanks so much for popping in.  We can’t wait to see your beautiful Christmas entries.  You have until January 5 to link them up here.

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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