October 6, 2010


Good morning all!!! I hope you are having a fabulous day!! The weather her is gorgeous - 70 and sunny with a slight breeze - I just love fall!!!! I wish I could be outside today but nope, lots of work to be done :-)  Maybe a walk later!!  Today I want to share with you the canvas we made in our Vintage Canvas class a couple weeks back.  I used pictures of Tony and I when we went to the Western Mystery Dinner which is why we are all dressed up :-) Everyone brought their black and white pictures and went home with a gorgeous canvas to hang up or use as a gift!  I offer this class once per month and it is one of my most popular classes!  I have several of these canvases hanging throughout my house and my whole family just loves them!  This one is one of my favorites, I just love the vintage look and feel it has and the pictures make me smile :-)  Lots of grays, silvers, and blacks with the accent color of Cherry Cobbler which really makes this canvas pop! We used lots of techniques and fun embellishments on this canvas.  The Cherry Cobbler card stock is punched along the edges using the Scalloped Edge Border punch while the Eyelet border punch is used along the edges of the Nite Owl designer series paper - just goes to show, you can use this beautiful paper for any project, not just Halloween! All the letters are cut out using the Big Shot and the Simple Alphabet set of dies - love them!!! The hearts are from the Hostess stamp set Punch Potpouri - they were stamped in versamark, covered with black embossing powder and heat embossed with my heat tool...... sooooooo pretty!! Of course we did add some pretties as well with the Basic black satin ribbon and our new pearl accents.  The scalloped circle die and the Big Shot made all the frames for our pictures and they turned out fabulous! I do want to show you some closeups as I want you to be able to see the embossing done on the die cut pieces. 
This close up shows the daisies that were cut using the Big Shot Daisies #2 die and then embossed with the Finial Press embossing folder. See how beautiful it looks??  I love this look, really adds to the whole flower - and of course, the vintage brad in the middle just adds to the vintage look.  We actually cut out four of each size of the daisy so it is very layered and makes the flower look very full - love this!!!  

This next picture shows the letters and the Scallop Circles - they are also embossed using the same finial press embossing folder and they really stand out on the canvas.  Not to mention, my handsome husband you see in this picture - he totally makes the canvas *wink*  Lots going on here with this project but the end result is a beautiful piece for your home, office, or to give to that special someone as a gift!  I will leave you with the recipe for this canvas below and if you have the urge to rush off and get some of these fab products, head on over to my online store and you can order them right now :-)  Have a question? Contact me, I am happy to help! Now, I am off to finish up some projects for my classes and workshops this weekend - lots of stamping and paper cutting in my future, LOL! Have a wonderful day and until tomorrow, Happy Stampin'!!
Canvas Recipe: (products only)
Paper - Basic Black, Cherry Cobbler, Going Gray card stock, Nite Owl Designer Series Paper
Inks - Versamark
Stamps - Punch Potpouri
Tools - Eyelet Border punch, Scalloped Edge border punch, Big Shot, Scalloped Circle Die, Simple Letters Dies, Daisies #2 Die, Finial Press embossing folder
Accessories - Basic Black satin ribbon, Basic Pearls, Vintage brads


Dani said...

This is beautiful, Alex! Love it!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Ooooooooh, how cool is this!! Beautiful details, Alex!

Kingston's Kreations said...

This is really great! I love the color combos (Cherry Cobbler is my new fave!). Thanks for sharing!

Teri said...

I really love vintage and using canvas is a great way to incorporate in scrapbooking. I love your page!