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Tuesday, November 30, 2010

A Christmas Canvas ...

No blogging for a couple of weeks and now 2 in 2 days!!! woo hoo!!!
I made this canvas to put up as a Christmas decoration ... using some 'pages' from a Kaisercraft album (Christmas Ornaments) for my photos! Cool eh?!  
I painted my12x12 canvas with some red acrylic paint and then painted on some silver acrylic paint then rubbed most of it off and left just enough to give it a hint of silver.
I have used the gorgeous LYB Christmas Delight Papers, which are gorgeous and thick. Using the LYB Christmas Morning-Gifts Galore for a base, I cut several strips of different papers to use across the middle of the paper, LYB Merry Bright Bands & Chestnut Carols and LYB Delightful Dots. The final strip is some  Bazzill Kraft which I punched out using my gorgeous MS lattice punch.  I have also cut out some gifts from LYB All-Wrapped Up for layering with the other gifts already on the bottom of the base paper.
After adding the extra cut out gifts (some with 3d tape) I finished off with a strip of My2Angels Red Acrylic Chain with Rhinestones. I then inked up some of my title, the Scrapware Antique Alphas and 4 Holly Photo Anchors then gave them both a good coat of trusty Crackle Accent. I also crackled the little bird and the rest of my title which is a diecut and some BG letter stickers from my stash.
Now for the most important part, the photos, I stuck them onto the ornaments which I had in my stash from last year! (another unfinished project!!!)  when they were well and truly dry I cut out around the ornaments with my craft knife and sanded the edges! sooo happy with the finished look. I ‘tied’ them on my LO with some My2Angels Gold Satin Ribbon with Gold Stars and stuck the holly on next to the photos with some red ‘berry’ brads! Finally I used some Kindy Glitz, Perfect Pearls (mixed with some Mod Podge) and Liquid Pearls to decorate my gifts (I think all that Kindy Glitz and all other things glittery that Corrina has been using on her cards recently has finally rubbed off on me lol!!!).
When my page was dry I stuck it on to my painted canvas using double sided tape and hung it on my wall! VoilĂ , my first Christmas decoration ... now for the pesky tree with ALL those branches to assemble!! :( 
Oh and guess what I managed to get a photo of at the weekend ?? my other son in a Santa Hat .... typical!!! 
Thanks for looking!
Wendy x


  1. OMYGOSH!! I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee this!! I love love love love love love the photo ornaments! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

  2. Gorgeous Christmas canvas Wendy... bet that will take pride of place on the wall!!!! Love the faces cut out as baubles. Love it xxxx

  3. Hi Wendy, you won't believe this, but I had completely forgot about it until you wrote it on my blog post, and I am so glad you did, my mind is so nappy brain retarded lol gosh I am not sure how I will go trying to concentrate at work when I go back. I will have a look when I go shopping. So glad you mentioned it. Love this canvas by the way....I have to tell you though, at the moment I am suffice with just very small dt committments, I just haven't the head for it. lol Melxx


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