A Canvas Corp Crew Project
Hi Everyone, as most of you know I had the honor of being selected to be on the Canvas Corp Crew for 2016. To say this was exciting news just doesn't begin to describe how I've felt since finding out.
For those of you unfamiliar with Canvas Corp let me just give you a quick run down of what they are about. Canvas Corp is based out of Springdale Arkansas and the majority of their product are made there. They consist of three companies under the Canvas Corp Brands umbrella, Canvas Home Basics which is geared to home decor, DIY and paper crafting, 7Gypsies which offers a great vintage funky vibe to all their papers and embellishments and lastly Tattered Angels providing a multitude of spays, paints and mediums to enhance any project you might have in mind. All in all Canvas Corp offers enough to delight any crafting pallet!
Our first request was to alter a Canvas Corp Basics 4" x 4" Canvas to represent our personality. After much thought and reflection I chose to highlight the word Change for that's what this year is going to be about for me. Not only in my new crafting endeavors but also in my home life since our plan is to move back to Washington State this year to be nearer family and friends. So change is a good thing!
I used the 4" x 4" stretched canvas today along with the tag strings from the Heart tags & ties I also used several Glimmer Mists and a Glitter Glam which I'll list under the supplies at the bottom of this post. The cup on the right is fussy cut, misted and Glimmer Glammed from one of the Kraft cardstock papers in the Beans and Bags Mix and Match Pad. These Mix and Match pads are fantastic because they may include printed fabric, cardstock and fluted sheets, burlap and canvas sheets. Everything in these pads measures 12" x 12" so you gets lots to work with and a chance to try out different textures you may not usually work with.
The lace heart is really special to me, it was made by my friend Manuela (Bunny Bow online) on her Bernina machine and came all the way from Switzerland to me. I used three different mists on it to achieve this beautiful amber color and added a button (shank cut off) to the center.
Here's a look at what the heart looked like before the mists. They really change it up don't they?
I printed my sentiment out on my computer in several different fonts onto heavy cardstock, picked the font I liked, cut the words apart, inked the edges and glued them to a piece of fluted cardstock. The steam are the ties from the Hearts Tags and Ties package (picture is shown above). I used glossy accents in the tea cup to look like liquid.
This was a fun project which shares my love of Coffee, my new adventure of change for 2016 and my beginning creative path with the Canvas Corps Crew. Be sure and follow my channel so you don't miss out on the projects coming in the weeks and months ahead.
To futher inspire you check out my fellow CREW member's
4x4 canvas loveliness as well--- you may want to pop
back often as new canvas's will go up often until
we're all represented. Be sure
and click on the canvas to
be taken to that
Supplies from the Canvas Corp Store:
Beans and Bags Mix and Match pad
Glimmer Glam Rockin' On Sunshine
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist in -
Candlelight, Tattered Leather, Dazzling Diamonds, Candy Corn, Rum Punch
Tags & Ties Hearts (I used the ties)