Sunday, July 22, 2012

Canvas Inspiration with Christine!

Hi Quick Quotes fans, Christine back with you today to highlight some more of the Stowaway line and some of the great canvas Quick Quotes offers.

I think for beginners canvas can be an intimidating medium.  I am a beginner so I did a lot of thinking and planning before I began this project.  I decided the first thing I would do is to create my background using some of the PowderPuff Chalk Inks.

Since Stowaway is full of blues I decided to mix and combine and layer blues until I got a match I was happy with!  I used a combination of Blue Moon, Tahiti, and Blue Hawaiian inks and had a blast experimenting.  One thing I found that made it easier was applying it with a sponge rather than the direct allowed me a little more control over the blending.

I used pieces of patterned paper from the Stowaway line for my next layer, to cover my M, and mat my photo and vellum saying.  To break up all the blues I used brown patterned paper and tags.

I added the new Family Vellum Strip to describe the picture and embellished the whole thing with flourishes, flowers, and ribbon.  It was fun to play around and see where things worked and where they didn't and now I have a beautiful piece of art to add to our home!

Items Used:
Family Vellum Strip
Powder Puff Inks in Blue Hawaiian, Blue Moon, Tahiti, and Mocha
Beacon 3 in 1 glue
Brown Grossgrain Ribbon
Maya Road Flower
Craft Supply Chipboard, Flowers, and Flourishes

Thanks for spending a few minutes with us on your Sunday!

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KrissyClarkMcKee said...

This is so beautiful! Wonderful project, Christine!

Laura Cox {aka scrapaddict} said...

Great project Christine!!!

Cathy said...

Love this idea with using the letter! Awesome!

wendipooh13 said...

wonderful project!!!! that is sooo lovely!!! way to go!!!

Krafthead said...

It turned out beautifully! You did good :)

Charity said...

Oh my goodness, how beautiful!!! Thanks for the peek into your family life.

Donna said...

This is terrific. love it, christine

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Like the blues & the flourishes.
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Ann said...

What a lovely family heirloom. - Ann Jobes

Barb Craft said...

Love the way you used the monogram M with your canvas! The blues are beautiful!

barb :)