Thursday, January 16, 2014

All you need

I'm thrilled to be sharing my next long canvas blank with you in my vellum mason jar series.  If you missed my other canvases (fall and spring) you can see a peek at the bottom of this post. This week I'm playing with hearts! 
I decided to go with a different background this time, even though I did love painting the chevrons with Scotch blue painters tape before.  I randomly stamped small hearts in different shades of red and pink (it was a good way to test which of my ink pads were drying out).  I used acrylic paint to create a black/pink border which really seems to help it look complete--like a frame.

I cut out my vellum jar, inked the edges, and added some Stickles (rock candy) for some bling.  After I painted my Linnie Blooms canvas hearts metallic red, I used a Papertrey Ink gingham background stamp with white ink to add even more texture.  I used some decorative paper straws as my "stems" and added a few felt hearts in with the canvas ones.  I also twisted some knots in some Linnie Blooms textures and I love the way they add one more unexpected element to the bouquet. 
One of my new favorite finds is this "burlap paper" from DCWV.  It's still able to fray like traditional burlap, but it provides a stable background for my LOVE stamp.  When it comes to a sentiment, you can't go wrong with the Beatles!  I love to use song titles and lyrics in my designs. 
Valentine's Day will be here soon! Time to add some hearts all around the house!



  1. You have a wonderful knack with the long canvas blanks, Kelly! These are all just wonderful. I {love} your valentine, but all three of them are just fabulous!!

  2. I love this! The straws as heart stems is a great idea! I'm thinking I will do my own version of this one ...

  3. Wow! Your canvas is beautiful! Love the others ❤️ too! Thanks for the inspiration!!!

  4. Adore. Just adore this!! The hearts are just gorgeous - the gingham stamp is just amazing on them!

  5. All the painting and stamping is fabulous work. All the canvas are wonderful!