Friday, July 26, 2013

Canvas Creations Jewelry

Happy TGIF!

Maybe as a stay at home mom I shouldn't feel like today is different than any other day of the week, but my "working out of the home" brain prior to having babies still relishes Friday's.  It's been a LONG week compounded by sleepless nights, napless toddler days, and baking disaster after baking disaster (perhaps I should just stick to card making).  Anyhow, here we are finally at the end of the week and I have a special project to share!

This is the first of two 3D projects I was required to make for my entry into the Artisan Award contest.  I can say that deciding what to enter was a bit of a challenge; simply because I live in the "sticks" in small town Canada and everything had to be mailed to Riverton, Utah USA!  If I had chose to send large projects the cost of shipping would have broke the bank LOL!

So I thought I'd try my hand at making a little jewelry (read: light to mail); inspiration coming from the Canvas Creations sheets that were launched in the Spring Catalog.  I began by opening two of my favorite photos in MDS; one of my youngest playing in the leaves last fall and one of my oldest with my Grandmother taken just before she fell ill with cancer.  I changed both photos from color to Sepia then printed them onto the canvas sheet.  From there I carefully aligned each photo onto the Autumn Accents die and ran it through the Big Shot.  I cut an extra of each leaf from plain canvas and glued the two layers together with Tombow to make each piece a little sturdier.  For the necklace I added an eyelet and laced a cord through; for the smaller leaf I added a brooch pin to the back with hot glue.


Stamp Sets: N/A
Cardstock: N/A
Classic Ink: N/A
Big Shot: Autumn Accents Die
Additional: Canvas Creations, MDS (to change pictures to Sepia and print), Tombow (two layers of canvas glued together), Eyelet, Eyelet Tool, Necklace Cording, Brooch Pin, Hot Glue Gun

Hope this has given you some new ideas for the Canvas sheets!  They are great for stamping on too, but can be used for so much more with a little creative thinking!

Have a wonderful weekend, I'll see you back here next week!
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