Monday 22 March 2010

Something Different-8 x 8 Canvas Papercraft/Mixed Media Project

Evening all! How's your week going so far? Hope its getting off to a good start! All's good here, has a lovely week last week as Ian was off and was Leo's birthday and this week is looking pretty good too:) Sooo..have got something different to show you tonight! For a long while I've wanted to start some different kind of projects but haven't had the time and then this weekend I got cracking!

I primed an 8 x 8 canvas with gesso then painted it all over with adirondack pink acrylic paint. Once dry I added Ranger distress crackle paint in picket fence, inked with worn lipstick then applied perfect pearls all over to make it really shimmer! My image is the gorgeous Diane Duda stamp called 'Believe' available from Funkykits here which I coloured with copics (just for a change!) then applied glossy accents all over. Here's a close-up:~

All the papers are from the yummy Crate Paper Collection in Pink Plum. I've applied tons and tons of Shimmerz to the kraft card stock and the Crate papers, and the flowers and even the lace. If it didn't move it got Shimmerzed! I also added tons of paper roses which once again, they got Shimmerzed!
I made a large lollipop flower out of kraft and the Crate papers, then added some bling to make a pretty centre:~
Also used more of the lush lace from Quixotic Paperie here and the Bazzill jewel templates to add the bling swirls. Here's a side shot:~

I've listed this item on ETSY here if you fancy it hanging on your wall:)

Am also going to enter a couple of challenges with this project:

Pile It On-Furry Friends
Little Red Wagon-use copics
My Time To Craft-lovely lace
Your Next Stamp-distressing
Pollycraft-Sparkly things

As you can probably tell I had soooo much fun making this project!

I also have a bit of news, I've left the Sugar Nellie Design Team so I can try some new things and to have a bit more time to make some fun projects for me. Thanks again Karen for the fab opportunity you gave me-I had a fantastic time-and to all the DT girls and Zoe-they're all fab! Am not going anywhere mind you, will be here just the same amount-even more maybe and watch this space for what comes next!

Thanks for stopping by and for any comments you leave-they mean a lot and I do try to come visit you back too:)


  1. WOW this is BEAUTIFUL, love all those flowers with sparkle, colors, and dp!!!! Beautiful card!

  2. This is luscious!!! Love the addition of the glossy accents...that really makes it all POP!

  3. Just beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon!

  4. Wow - this is amazing! A really beautiful picture with loads of fabulous detail! Warmest wishes, Lesley

  5. I love what you have done although you have done so much i thought i would just enjoy it for what it is lol. Must have a go at the paper flowers. I have to admit sometimes there is just not enough room on a card for all that you might want to do so this is a great idea.Love your creations :)

  6. Gorgeous - love all your details. Thanks for joining the MTTC Challenge this week!

  7. What a beautiful canvas, gorgeous image and flowers!!
    Thanks so much for joining us at The Creative Cottage!
    Love Becky xx

  8. WOW hun this is stunning, ive made a couple of canvas pieces before but usually use photos istead of my images but this is absolutely brilliant i love it. This is my fav diane image xxx

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  10. Wow! This is a canvas, I am going to have to try this, yours is truly beautiful.

  11. wow you have truly excelled yourself this is stunning..beautiful and blooming fantastic..your a genius..and it works so well doesnt it..came out prefecto..more! more!

  12. This is gorgeous!!! you have totally inspired me to dig out the canvases I bought in the sales ages ago and are currently sitting gathering dust!!lol

  13. Gorgeous!! and definitely different!! Great card and lots to look at! Thank you for joining Quirky Craft's 'Flower' Challenge hope to see you again!!


  14. sorry! I meant canvas (but brain was thinking card!)

  15. WOW!!! this is a stunning creation!!! What a fabulous idea!!

    Thanks for joining us at pollycraft xx

  16. I would love this on my wall Rowena!! Gorgeous xx

  17. A beautful Canvas Rowena the colours are lush!! Love the papers and all the added detail the image looks ab with the glossy accents xxx

  18. This is stunning Rowena! Definately fit for a Princess. I love the sparkle to it! I like doing canvas projects etc, its nice to have a break from cards but I know what you mean about time constraints. This was well worth it though.



  19. This is gorgeous, Ro! I have about four or five canvases I bought with grand ideas before Christmas...and they are still sitting untouched, so maybe this will provide the necessary inspiration. Hah! :)

    All the details are absolutely stunning, and you are truly working that Crate Paper!

  20. Hi again...can I ask what you used to stick the papers to the canvas?
    I have dug mine out and am gonna have a go in the Easter hols!

  21. Wow - just gorgeous!! Love the colors and all the 'bellies!! Thanks for playing along with us at Your Next Stamp!