Build Your Vision – Spring & Butterflies Challenge

Before I get hitched in 2 days time, I’d like to share my mixed media canvas for Canvas Corp Brands’ “Spring & Butterflies” challenge at The Creative Studio Blog.  I just love creating with 7 Gypsies’ Architextures and Tattered Angels paints.  Here’s my canvas:

Products from Canvas Corp Brands: 

7gypsies Architextures Findings – Spectacles
7gypsies Architextures Parchment Rub-On – Build
Canvas Corp Spring Showers: Butterflies on Ivory Paper
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist – Kiwi
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist – Periwinkle Boquet
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist – Pearl
Tattered Angels Chalkboard Mist – Violet Rose

For the full post, please head to The Creative Studio blog HERE.

There is still plenty of time to enter our Spring & Butterflies challenge HERE.  There is an awesome prize pack to be won and we would love to see you beautiful Spring creations.

Check out all things Canvas Corp Brands HERE.

I’ll be back soon after my honeymoon, and I’ll keep you posted.

Cheers,

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Architextures Tag for Canvas Corp Brands

Today’s share a quick and easy tutorial of my Rooster’s Crow Architextures Tag for Canvas Corp Brands.

 

Canvas Corp Brands Materials:

7gypsies Architextures – Treasures – Weathered Metal Rooster
Tattered Angels High Impact Paint – Navy Blue
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist – Abominable SnowmanMint JulipPearlIridescent Silver
Canvas Corp Cord – Bright White Braided Cotton Rope

Visit The Creative Studio Blog for the full step by step instructions HERE.

Explore all the fabulous range of Canvas Corp Brands HERE.

Cheers,


Christmas Pinwheel Bouquet

Today I’m sharing a fun take on a bouquet for the Christmas season by incorporating pinwheels with Canvas Corp Brands.  It features the gorgeous Farmhouse Christmas collection and Canvas Corp’s range of kraft and new printed papers. 7gypsies’ Architextures are layered on each pinwheel for definition and texture, giving each piece a beautiful detailed and unique look.

Pinwheels materials:
Canvas Corp Farmhouse Christmas on Ivory Paper
Canvas Corp Farmhouse Christmas on Kraft Paper
Canvas Corp Farmhouse Christmas Tags on Ivory Paper
Canvas Corp Red Stripe Flower on White Paper
Canvas Corp Silver Stars on Kraft Paper
Canvas Corp Sisal Rope
Canvas Corp White Braided Rope
Canvas Corp Black Waxed Cotton Cord
Canvas Corp Kraft Ticking Canvas Fringe
Canvas Corp Natural Burlap Fringe
Canvas Corp Canvas Fringe
7gypsies Architextures Tall Base – Swirls
7gypsies Architextures Findings – International Coins
7gypsies Vintage Wooden Clips
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists: Barn RedRed Tipped RosePistachioLeap Frog

For the full blog post, please head to Canvas Corp Brands’ Creative Studio and follow the link HERE.  It was so much fun creating them and even better that it is now on display.

Check out the Canvas Corp Brands shop HERE for the full range.

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
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,


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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