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Follow Your Heart

I’m sharing another design team project that I created for The Crafty Scrapper. I had so much creative fun playing with these new Tim Holtz products. This project started out as a plain burlap canvas. I used a Tim Holtz “Floral” Stencil to apply modeling paste to the canvas. Once the paste was dry, I colored it using Distress Markers. Before the ink dried, I used a baby wipe to blend the color. This helped to soften the hue, but also gives a watercolor effect.

Now that my background was done, I could start embellishing. I used one of the new Paper Dolls as the happy couple. I tinted the bride’s roses to match the flowers on the canvas. I also gave her a veil of white tulle.

A Quote Chip, Transparent Tile, Chit Chat sticker, and tinted Bouquet round out the collage.


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Winter Fun

Happy December! Today I’m sharing my most recent project for The Crafty Scrapper: a canvas project I made using Carta Bella’s new “Snow Fun” collection.

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I started with an 8×8 canvas. I painted a border using Brushed Pewter Distress Paint, then layered a dark blue cardstock under the “Shimmering Snowflakes” patterned paper.

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I added snow to the bottom using modeling paste and Deco Art’s Snow-Tex. A nice sprinkling of glitter brings it to life. I added some fun embellishments to create a winter scene: Maya Road bottle brush tree (with more snow and glitter), wooden deer, and embossed snowflake.

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A vintage paper doily is layered under a Tim Holtz Found Relatives photo. I used one of the Carta Bella stickers to create the “Winter” banner.

Wishing you a holiday season filled with wonder and m...

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She Sells Seashells

I had the urge to be creative and had a lot of fun making this beachy canvas. When I started this project, my plan was to do something with vintage dress pattern girls, but the more I layered, I started to see a beach take shape.

Zunky Chic ~ Sea Shells Seashells canvas collage

I started with a plain 8×10 canvas and just started applying some paint and layers of tissue paper. That’s when the sun took shape.

Zunky Chic ~ Sea Shells Seashells canvas collage

I used a piece of vintage wallpaper that I colored with Distress Inks and Spray to create the waves of the ocean.

Zunky Chic ~ Sea Shells Seashells canvas collage

For the sand, I mixed some acrylic and craft paints with glass bead gel. The little beach-goers and lighthouse are from the Graphic 45 By the Sea collection. I also added some tiny shells and a starfish.

I created the title using my vintage typewriter...

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Curiouser and Curiouser

Happy Friday! Today I’m sharing my latest project for The Crafty Scrapper design team – a fairy tale inspired canvas.

I started with a 4×6 chunky canvas as the base. When I saw the heart-shaped key in my stash of supplies, my imagination immediately took me to Wonderland. So, I proceeded to decorate the canvas – on every square inch of space!

I copied images from a vintage Alice in Wonderland book and layered them with playing cards and all sorts of embellishments.

Zunky Chic ~ Alice in Wonderland Canvas

On the front, I colored Alice using Tim Holtz Distress Markers. I made a big rosette for the top, and made the center from a Tim Holtz Mirrored Sheet, for my looking glass.

Zunky Chic ~ Alice in Wonderland Canvas
And here is that key – I added it to one of the sides...

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December 9

Day 9 of the Countdown to Christmas! Here is the matchbox I made:

And the matchbox I received from Lauri Crowe. The little angel is adorable!

I made a little Christmas canvas for a friend. Since she’s received it, now I can share it. I started with a 5×5″ canvas that I coverd in vintage sheet music. Then I layered some pretty papers on top, a vintage doily, and a sweet postcard image.
Various trims surround the piece and an antique button tops off the silver and gold flowers.
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