Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Unfinished Canvas Project

I kept seeing this project in my head - and it's still not done. But, it's coming along how I imagined, so far... Well, mostly.  I had some "help" at one point from a bitty Tasmanian devil that runs this house, and she just about got banished for the time being. Since she is cute, I kept her. But, next time... well... just watch out.

So - I had 2 thoughts with this - either tie a big bow and make the canvas look like a gift box - or do this with it.

Guess it's not the best picture -- but I started by painting the whole canvas a deep red color. The "Merry & Bright" is a Sizzix die.  I actually cut this out twice - once in silver and once in black to make a shadow behind the silver. I just off set it when I glued it all together. The silver is from the brand new DCWV "the dazzle stack"  papers. (LOVE THESE!! OMG!) and the gold is gold Stickles.The black is some black glitter paper that I've had forever -and I got it at Wal-Mart. I also lined that out with Black stickles. Now, the white all around is Ranger's "Puffs" embossing powder. I did a couple layers of it.

The flower is a Spellbinders die. The new poinsettia die. It is beyond cool. Love the way it cuts and how these turn out. You can see that I used them on the tags on the earlier post for the kids teacher gifts.

So, this project isn't finished. I haven't decided exactly what else I want on it. The flower isn't glued down, but I think I really like it, so I think I will add some more. Maybe put some in the opposite corner as well. It may be July when I get it figured out - but then I won't be late for Christmas -- I'll be really early for the next one! :o)

If you see something that I forgot to mention - just ask! I'll try to tell you what I've done.


  1. Bek, what a fun canvas... And you're so right about the poinsettia die. It's one of my favorites, too. The silver cardstock is amazing, and I really like that die cut, too.

  2. I think it looks adorable, Bek! I've got a couple of canvases that I made at CHA last year. They're super fun!!