Category Archives: Canvas art

My Core’dinations Creative Frenzy

i just couldn’t pass up the chance to not only play with a spectacular product but to submit my art for a change to be a part of wonderful design team!

so next i had to decide.. do i do a layout, a card, altered art??? do i tear or sand or ink or????? what to do.

So last night i did this layout. I used Graphic45, dew drops on the butterfly along with Wendy Vecchi’s Just Word Art stamps and a stamp from the Tim Holtz Good Thoughts stamp set.. both from Stampers Anonymous. I love the distressed look of the Core’dinations card stock when it is sanded, distressed and inked!

and then this morning i did this next one. I am a big believer in using up scraps. We all know if we admit it we save everything but really what do we do with it all. the ‘scrap box’ just keeps growing and growing right! So even though i used scraps for this layout I am also very guilty of the box growing to the point i now have a second box.

So now on to the layout. the left overs i used are mainly core’dinations bits and pieces left over from various projects. The patterned paper is bobunny time piece set. I particularly love the flower.I used the tattered floral die from sizzix and the graphic45 black magic collection clock. i love it. i sanded it, sprayed it with my mini mister and then squished it. Once it was partially dried i straightened it out and then pieced it together along with a flower i cut out of a piece of cork
and finally i was able to work on this one which is one of my favorite pieces i have ever done. i wanted to show the versatility of using the core’dinations anywhere. So for this piece i started out by covering the 6×6 canvas with gesso. once it was dried i used Claudine Hellmuths dab of yellow acrylic paint mixed with a spray of water and covered the canvas with the yellow. once it was dried i then painted in a mixture of the dab of yellow and fired brick distress stain to make a nice shade of orange. i swiped that across the canvas in every which way. Once that was dry i stamped on the birds with archival black. then it was time to work on the cardstock. i took a piece and ran it through my big kick with the pumpkin embossing folder from Tim Holtz Alternation series with Sizzix but instead of sanding the raised areas i chose to do something a little different. i swiped across the back of the paper with vintage photo distress ink. i then took cut and dry pen nibs and my distress pads and coloured in the pumpkin and vines. i was in love with it. i then took my mini mister and sprayed a light coat of water over the whole thing. once dry i attached it to my canvas.
now the contrast was too big so out came sky blue and a bit of water and i painted the canvas to tone it down. i added the stamp and then stamped it again on a piece of water colour paper and attached to the canvas.

for a finishing touch i added the mini bottle (please pick me) and what is a mini bottle without a flower. So i punched out with a simple hole punch a few circles, folded them onto each other, attached to a paper clip which i clipped and then stuck into the bottle. the leaves are sticky back canvas. I really enjoyed doing this piece and have it hanging already!

and that i need to let you know is my 24 hours of Creative Frenzy over the Core’dination Design team submission!

so til next time…


SAME – John Canvas

(http://2 NULL.bp NULL.blogspot NULL.JPG) (http://1 NULL.bp NULL.blogspot NULL.JPG)so for today i wanted to do something quick. All the way home from Moncton i thought what can i work on today. i had to finish up my Tim tags, unload grocery, clean house, cook supper; you know how it is when one spends the weekend shopping!!! 

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so this is what i came up with… and it only needed a few supplies. A small 5X7 canvas, one piece of core-dinations, one piece of paper, 3 ink ( black, rusty hinge and vintage photo) as well as my new Walnut ink that i received from my secret santa. i love how it turned out. as you can by the reflection in the Tim fragement all my DS has to do is look into the ‘mirror’ and read the words and know that he is all of them.

thanks for stopping by. i hope i have given you a bit of inspiration today.


December Reveals at APOS!

(http://3 NULL.bp NULL.blogspot NULL.jpg) (http://1 NULL.bp NULL.blogspot NULL.jpg)This months challenge to the Inspiration Team over at A PILE OF SCRAP! (http://apileofscrap NULL.1forum NULL.htm) was to create a canvas. i was given a piece of riff raff, some chalkboard glimmermist and some beautiful purple smoochspritz.. Here is what i create. it was a lot of fun. i love how it ended with the whole 3D look.It is hard to see it in the picture but the way the canvas was painted originally (not by me) was with an non latex paint so therefore the sprays took a long time to dry. this happened to be a good thing cause then it allowed me to tilt the frame and let the chalk and spray to run across the canvas.. kind of gave the lower part of the canvas the ‘blowing in the wind’ kind of look.

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the second canvas i made was  my Marathon canvas. it is a tribute of sorts to doing my first full marathon this fall. it was done with placing layers. i first started with some pages from the dictionary with words such as marathon, run, walk, achievement… as well as some pages out of the paper from PEI which listed all the marathoners registered for the run. i modge podged everything down and then i covered it with tissue paper from my sneaker box. once it was all dried i used a bit of the glimmer mist to give it a bit of life and sparkle. then it was the placing of pictures and trinkets and of course my medal.  a bit of distress ink along the edges and then i was completed!

so if you get a minute hop on over to the girls blogs or over to APOS! (http://apileofscrap NULL.1forum NULL.htm) and check out the inspiration teams work for this month. i guarantee you won’t be dissappointed!!!


April Fools Day

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Wow, i can’t believe it is already the first of April. so far this year has gone by quite fast. lots and lots going on and in the same breath nothing.

one of my favorite things that i have ‘scrapbooked’ lately is this canvas. it is done with nothing but distress inks and glimmermist. i absolutely love it and can’t wait to finish the mini’s to go with it. it truly is a symbol of so many things but mostly of what i believe life to be.. a truly endless journey with pot holes (the globs of glimmermist) and the never ending road of funny sad travels…

as for health, same old same old… i was off for a back xray on Monday so hopefully i will get the results back from that and my doctor will move on to the next step. and speaking of my doctor, he told me two things last week when i was in.. one, i needed to have that surgery and two he is retiring!!!!! i will have to make decisions on what i am going to do about both these things.

this weekend was suppose to be spent skiing, unfortunately mother nature is not co-operating with us. so instead we are trying to decide which kind of vehicle we want to buy. Anyone that knows us, well especially Suzanne, knows we normally can’t wait for the snow to be gone and gardening season comes. Today, our little Suzy was searching the internet looking for the closest ski resort that was still open. Too funny.

Well tomorrow is Easter and i am off work. i am hoping that i have a chance to work on some new things. APOS had their designer reveals today and Cori-lyn, whose work to me is amazing, posted a wonderful little album with acrylic which i want to try. Mind you the other design girls, as always, knock my socks off too. If you would like to take a look at some amazing mini albums check out this website….. … and take a boo at the gallery…
well that is it for now. hopefully i will be more consistent in updating you all on wonderful me!!!