Saturday, August 24, 2013

52CCT - Embellishment Challenge #20 - Canvas

Hello and happy Saturday!  This week at 52CCT we have an embellishment challenge for you.  We'd like to see you use canvas on your beautiful Christmas cards.  I love the look of stamped images on canvas - it can be classy, whimsical or distressed.  I purchased a package of canvas pieces but I'll be darned if I can find where I hid them from myself!  That is so frustrating!! Do you ever do that?   I wonder what I was thinking when I put them where ever I put them for safe keeping - lol.  Fortunately a friend gave me a small piece to use so here's what I did with it...
I'm not exactly sure what style this card is. It seems that I've mixed a bunch of different styles to make a very individual card style all my own - lol.  I had this great idea in mind (thus the sponging) but the stamp I wanted to use on this strip didn't go on smoothly at all.  So... being very resourceful I flipped it over and started again with a more solid color image but this one didn't work too well either (the canvas is a bit rough) so I ended up coloring it in with my markers. I blobbed in the corner with the marker so then had to draw a frame around the image to cover up my error.  Good gracious - I think I should have stopped while I was ahead!
I didn't have time to make another card (nor can I find my hidden canvas) - and I really wanted to support Sarah (our 52CCT August hostess), so I decided that I would just be brave and share with you.  Maybe you'll see something in this that you like.  I promise to make another card when I find my canvas :o). 

So, I can't wait to see what you create this week using canvas! The rest of the lovely DT at 52CCT  have made some beautiful creations using canvas - please go visit them and check it out!  Thanks so much for stopping by to visit me today.  Til next time... Hugs and happy crafting! D  


  1. So it's not just me that has those frustrating and annoying times in the craft room then?! Sorry this card caused you grief - it all came out very well in the end though, your persistence paid off Danielle!

    Hope your family trip went well & you didn't blub too much! {{{{hugs}}}} Ruth x

  2. This is beautiful Danielle - love your layout and colour choice - Jacqueline xx

  3. As for style, I'd say it's D-style! ;) LOVE the fun colors you used and I adore the embellishment to cover the mistake! I have a friend that taught me that there are NO mistakes in art--just opportunities to embellish! :) HUGS to you and hope you have a great week! :)

  4. I really like the idea of stmaping on canvas - it gives such a different look! I can't see any mistakes on this card so you've must have a done a great cover-up job:)

  5. I like how you used the brads as the ornaments on the tree. Great job covering up the oopsie - I honestly wouldn't have known if you hadn't said anything about it! And I completely understand the frustration of having crafting items go hiding!

  6. Your canvas is superb and I see no error. It's perfect as it is ... it's art!
    Rosi x

  7. Sorry I'm late commenting on this one - I really like it. Love the texture and the pretty frame - I think it looks super. I often have items that go into "hiding" too!


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