Category Archives: Canvas art

Mixed Media Monthly Challenge #44

hello everyone!!

holy moly… January 1st, 2018…. where did 2017 go!!

today i am here to share with you  quick project i create, or rather a project i created quickly as i was away for work the last little while so my studio time has been nil!!

so this month our challenge is – Ring in the New

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I absolutely love the movie “It’s a Wonderful Life’, by far one of my favourite Christmas shows …. in that show there is a famous line ‘every time a bell rings and angel gets it’s wings’….. totally my inspiration for this months piece:

a little close up of the angel in the dome

thanks for stopping by and checking out my project this month!

Make sure you visit each designer’s blog and leave some comment love for them… we all LOVE hearing from you all!
Please follow these rules to be eligible for placements and prizes. Entries not following our rules will be deleted.

* You must use our challenge graphic in your challenge post.
* You must comment on at least 3 design team member’s blogs.

* Your post must link back to the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge post
* Add a link to your direct postnot your entire blog, a YouTube Video or a Pinterest Board
* You can combine with up to 4 other challenges.
* No Backlinking (linking a project completed before the start date of our challenge) allowed! Any back-linked entries will be deleted.
* You can enter up to 5 times, create whatever you want, and HAVE FUN!

can’t wait to see what you have come up with!!
until next time my friends,


I am a loose woman…..

hello everyone!!
I bet that title grabbed your attention didn’t it!!! LOL…

today i am here to share with you a special project i created for the blog hop that is/has been happening this week between Emerald Creek and StencilGirlTalk.. today is day three so i sure hope you have been hopping along!

I was approached by Kim, the owner of Emerald Creek Designs, in March of this year asking me to take part in her December blog hop.. now that is planning ahead right!!  i adore Kim and didn’t hesitate in the least to say heck yes i am in!!!

so let us get started on what I created using the stencils along with some oxide ink!!

first thing I did was I started out by inking three separate panels flowing the colours from warm to cool

next I laid my stencils down and added some depth to my panels

then using some texture paste sprinkled with embossing powder I added my images.

once the images were dry I zapped it with my heat tool to heat set the embossing powder!

now it was time to break out those little bits of quarry from Emerald Creek. I just knew these would be the perfect accent to this piece.

I basically laid a heavy layer of gel medium to my imagines, added some pieces of quarry and set it aside to dry! how simple is that

and here you have, some close ups, of my finished piece!

and the final show …

it is a free standing tri-fold that sits on a special someones desk

now seeing as this is a blog hop you just have to know there is a prize package for one lucky winner right!!!

and what might it be you ask!!!!


One lucky winner will receive a $25 Gift Certificate to StencilGirl ProductsAND a $25 Gift Certificate to Emerald Creek!
Enter to win by leaving a comment below.

Then be sure to visit the other blogs in the hop and comment to win.

The more blogs you comment on, the more chances you have to WIN!

One winner will be chosen at random from all blog comments!

(One comment per blog please.)

You have until Tuesday, December 19th at 11:59PM Central Time to leave your comments.

Winner will be announced on StencilGirl’s Facebook (https://www NULL.facebook page on Wednesday, December 20th.

Blog Hop Order:

December 13

Seth Apter (https://thealteredpage NULL.blogspot NULL.html)

Mary Beth Shaw (https://mbshaw NULL.blogspot NULL.html)

Kim Evans (http://blog NULL.emeraldcreek NULL.html)

Vicki Evans (https://digthatcrazychick NULL.blogspot NULL.html)

December 14

Gwen Lafleur (http://gwenyth NULL.typepad NULL.html)

Mary C. Nasser (http://www NULL.marycnasser

Julia Chupik (https://paradiselostyyc NULL.blogspot NULL.html)

Claudia Neubacher (https://vonpappe2 NULL.blogspot NULL.html)

December 15

Janet Joehlin (http://www NULL.marycnasser

Tina Walker (https://adogslife-thirteen NULL.blogspot NULL.html)

Diana Hetherington

Karen Bearse (https://karenbearse NULL.blogspot NULL.html)

have fun, get inspired and let us know what you think!!!

until next time my friends


Mixed Media Monthly Challenge #38 – Positive affirmation

hello everyone!!

it has been quite a month for me and i am so very excited to be sharing with you here today that I am now a part of the Mixed Media Monthly team!!!!

and with that I am here today to post my first project for Mixed Media Monthly!! (https://mixedmediamc NULL.blogspot NULL.html)

As you will know, each month means a new challenge at Mixed Media Monthly (http://mixedmediamc NULL.blogspot NULL. NULL. NULL./mixed-media-monthly NULL. NULL. NULL.), and this month our theme is “Altered Embellishments!

for my first challenge  with this team i was lucky enough to jump in using chipboard from UmWowStudio.

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UmWowStudio (https://umwowstudio an innovative – on trend – chipboard manufacturer located in Las Vegas, NV. Partnering with other companies & now amazing designers (this months design was created by our very talented Lynne Forsythe (http://lynneforsythe NULL.blogspot their line is always expanding. The  chipboard is extra thick with a beautiful rich kraft finish ready for any medium.

okay before we go any further, here is the graphic for this month and if you decide to play in our challenge, remember to add it to your post if you want to be in with a chance to win our sponsor’s prize! You can read all about it HERE (https://mixedmediamc NULL.blogspot NULL.html#comment-form).

so for my project i had been planning on creating a positive affirmation sign in the entry way for when students/customers come and visit the studio so this was the perfect opportunity to create it using  chipboard bits!!

so i started with a base that I had created using  paper leather,  a TCW stencil, some crackle paste and some Emerald Creek embossing powder.

I then cut out a couple of flower pedals using the Eileen Hull Romance Flower die from Kunin felt and some canvas, added a bit of colour and  a bit of fabric stiffener, smooshed and then wrapped them in cling wrap to sit for the night

i am a self proclaimed hoarder of all things shiny but i thought it was time to use my little salvaged doll so off she went into a baggie with some alcohol in in red pepper

and then for the last step, after placing everything where i thought i wanted it on my framed panel to which i had added some patina effects, it was time to tackle my chipboard pieces.

so i played them down, dabbed some embossing ink on them and then sprinkled them with my all time favourite (well one of them anyway) embossing powders and then heat set them.. LOVE how these turned out and how they could be used and not having to worry about warping!!

and then using a bit of hot glue placed all bits together and here you have completed project for the Mixed Media Monthly Design team!

thanks for stopping by !!! now how about sharing what you can do with some altered embellishments!! join us over at MMM challenge post (https://mixedmediamc NULL.blogspot NULL.html), check out the rules, and share share share!!!




  • unWowStudio chipboard pieces (http://umwowstudio
  • Sizzix Leather paper (http://www NULL.sizzix
  • TCW631 Doodle bloom stencil (http://_wp_link_placeholder)
  • Emerald Creek burnt copper leaves embossing powder (http://www NULL.emeraldcreek NULL.htm)
  • Eileen Hull Romance flower Die (http://www NULL.sizzix
  • Kunin Felt (http://kuningroup
  • Idea-ology framed panel (https://www NULL.simonsaysstamp,  adjustable easle  (https://www NULL.simonsaysstamp salvaged doll (https://www NULL.simonsaysstamp
  • Prima Patina Effects (https://www NULL.simonsaysstamp




turning 50

hello everyone

i am here today to share with you one of what i am sure to be many pieces i am sure to be creating from the beautiful photo’s from my wonderful ‘turning 50’ trip. it was a trip that i had imagined but never thought it would be possible.. seeing the sunset on my last night being in my 40’s and the sunrise on my first day of my 50’s in one of the most beautiful awe inspiring no words can describe place on earth.

for this my first project,  i started out by layering tissue paper and other bits onto a framed panel (https://www NULL.simonsaysstamp using matte medium. i then used many different things from paint, to sprays, clear texture paste, crackle and vintage mediums. i coloured using my distress crayons, archival inks and some more paint until i was happy with the background.

i added some remnant rubs in both black and gold both on the background, the frame and the card to give it some added depth. the ’50’ is from a birthday card i received and were so perfect from me that i wanted to be able to keep them in a piece. so i embossed and debossed and inked and stained and rubbed and sanded until i got it to the place i wanted it to be.the wings represent the love of life both in the here and now as well as for those gone before me. i am a very blessed soul who does love life and never take for granted every breath i take. the three little pearls are there to represent those ladies in my life who went before me and who if it wasn’t for them i wouldn’t be who i am… my mom, my nanny and my aunt ruby.

i truly hope you all have a wonderfully blessed and happy week!


the escape

hello everyone!

just dropping in quickly to show you a piece i created just to create.

i am in the middle of trying to make a decision on a couple of things and i find the best way to escape is just immerse myself into a piece of art…..that is what this is.

the-escapei share most of my everyday babbling on my instagram feed or my missusgmoments studio Facebook feed so i would love to have you drop by either of those places and follow along!!! i am however going to try harder to share my every day art work here on my site as well!

hope you have been creating lately. i will be back later this week with my take on Tim’s tag!