Tuesday, August 09, 2011

Life is a Journey {Canvas}

My current budget has me in a spot where I am creating gifts instead of buying them... which is actually okay with me, because I love to give gifts that are customized for the recipient! This project is one such gift, a birthday present for a close friend of mine who has a love for Africa and her decorating shows it! I'm hoping this canvas will fit into some small nook in her home and brighten her day when she sees it...
I was inspired by the new challenge to USE YOUR STASH for this 6x6 canvas and everything but the paper (Bo Bunny) was from my stash... some of it has been waiting for years to make it onto a project! Like the chipboard letters- I have a fabulous drawer unit all organized and full of letters in assorted styles and colours, so I selected the ones I wanted, painted & inked them.
I used a bunch of Ranger products (Glossy Accents, Distress Stickles, Rock Candy Distress Crackle paint, Claudine Helmuth Paint, Distress Stain, Distress Ink, Matte Multi-Medium...), a Tim Holtz vial (filled with Glass Glitter), some charms from Making Memories (I think) and other ribbon & charms from my stash. I used part of a stamped sentiment from Whipper Snapper as my title. I'm so glad I finally got to create something with these fabulous papers, and it feels great to get my fingers all inky and pull out and use some of those items I've had stashed for a while!

3 comments:

Sarah said...

This is great! I always love getting home made gifts :) you know when my birthday is right? lol

Nancy said...

That's great Tara, I love canvas projects :)

sharon Ong said...

Oooh....I love this!!! full of yummy textures and warm colours!