Hello!!! I am so excited to be back on the Linnie Blooms Design Team. :)
Here's a little bit about me. I have been crafting since 2003. Although I mostly make scrapbook layouts, I LOVE to play around with mixed media and textures and incorporating all of it onto my layouts. I was on the very first design team here at Linnie Blooms. I stayed around a while and then as life happens, I got extremely busy and had to cut back on a few design teams. But you couldn't keep me away from playing with CANVAS for long! :) I am back and super excited to hopefully inspire you all with my creativity!
Today, I would like to share with you a 8x10 canvas board that I created using Linnie Blooms stamps, Canvas Bird, Canvas Leave and Canvas Pennants. I’m sorry I don’t have step by step photos. Actually, I was just playing around with this piece and I ended up really liking it and wanted to share it with you all! :)
To create the background, I started by treating the canvas with Gesso. Then I used Gelatos with water to create the background color. Next, I took a honeycomb stencil and used a babywipe to remove the gelato color exposing the white Gesso. I used the same technique with a Bingo stamp creating a white bingo image. After sprinkling a few drops of Studio Calico mist sprays and letting the piece dry, I added the doily and covered it with a very thin coat of clear Gesso. To finish up the background I used Linnie Blooms stitch stamps - Stitched Greetings and Stiched Sunshine -- LOVE THEM!!!
You know what else I LOVE... the canvas bird!!! I love it so much that you may see it on every project of mine!! lol I love the versatility of the bird.... color it, stamp it, paint it, doodle on it... whatever you want. In this case, I used Gelatos and a stamp for his body. I used a Canvas Leave as the wing. Isn’t he cute? :)
I pretty much did the same with the pennants. I used Gelatoes and stamps.
Lastly, I layered the papers, bird, rosette ribbon, pennants and bling pulling it all together by adding an adorable photo of my Best Friend’s granddaughter!
There you have it! I hope you like my project and I hope it inspires you to play around with these awesome Canvas Pieces. You can find more information about these Canvas Pieces on the Linnie Blooms website.