Thursday, January 20, 2011

I've Been Going Crazy Over Canvas!!!

Happy Thursday Everyone! Scrapstreet DT member, Aymee Gandy, here with you today. How are you doing today? I hope you all are having a fabulous day! I have to confess...I have a new scrappy obsession!!! Altering canvases!!! I had never even purchased a blank canvas and while visiting my Mom in Alabama, I spied a package of these 11x14 canvases! Well I immediately pulled one out and got to work. I had so much fun, I had to create 3 more!

First up, I created a canvas for my scrappy studio. My husband and I just moved into a new home and I am in the process of re-doing my scrappy area. I want to go with a new color theme of pink and green. So I made this canvas for me. I started with a base of green paint that I diluted a tad. I then created my own argyle patterned stencil and went over the green with some brown paint to create my patterned background. Next, I cut all of my elements either out of patterned paper or through the use of my Cricut Die Cutting machine, cartridges, and SCAL (Sure Cuts A Lot Software). Of course, I had to add my southernbelle silhouette (since I am known as the scraphappy southernbelle) to my canvas. I also added my initials. Here is my finished project:
Next up, I made this canvas as a birthday gift for my sister in law. I again painted the base in a blue color and then added the argyle pattern on top. The chandelier and initials are all cut with adhesive vinyl. I also added some butterflies and rhinestones for added dimension.
Next up, I created this canvas for my Mom. She teaches 5th grade and always likes to have hand made items hanging outside her door at school or in her classroom. So I thought this canvas would be pretty for spring. I cut some patterned paper for the design on this one.
Last, this one is for my 5 year old nephew, Carter. He is quite the crafter himself. He loves to come in the scrap room with his Aunt Mamie and create. He helped me to do this one. He wanted a canvas with a blue background to match his room. He then wanted his name spelled out in a LEGO looking font and then colored circles. I cut the name and circles with adhesive vinyl. So this one is completely from his imagination. He wants to add some LEGO pieces to it...of course he tells me this after the fact....LOL!
Also, I wanted to mention that I sealed each of these so that they would be protected.

I hope you have enjoyed these and that it will inspire you to do some canvas creating of your own!

Happy Scrappin'!
Aymee Gandy


Butterfly Dreamer said...

very creative work...

Linda said...

Oh I have a canvas here and am really inspired to create something with it now. Love them all but my favorite is the one you created for your room. Thank you for sharing!