Sunday, May 13, 2012

Love Helps Us Grow Canvas


Happy Mother's Day!

I know you're all very busy eating breakfast in bed
and being completely pampered, right? ;o)
I hope so!
So I'll keep this short.

I wanted to share the gift I made for my step-mom.

I've been obsessively watching mixed-media on canvas
videos on YouTube for a few weeks now, 
and finally decided to take the plunge and try it myself.



Click on the photo to see all the details.
There's lots!

For this project I used a 10''x10'' deep-edge canvas
and added layers of book paper, acrylic paint, stamps in StazOn ink, 
Faber Castel markers, and black gel pen.

I had each member of my family finger paint a blossom
which I then turned into a flower.
Then we each thought of at least one word to describe 
my step-mother, and wrote those on the front, 
and along all four edges of the canvas.

I really hope she loves it!
And I hope each of you have a wonderful Mother's Day!
Thanks for stopping by.



9 comments:

  1. Wow!!
    This is so nice!!
    Really great project, it's not just "a canvas" ... everyone participated ... that's really awesome!! Great work!!
    I'm sure your step-mom will like this very very much!

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  2. Christie, it's gorgeous! I hope that she appreciated your work. It's one of those things I personally would love, but maybe not everyone would really appreciate it.

    I hope you had a wonderful Mother's day! God bless!

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  3. That is stunning! I absolutely love it!

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  4. You amaze me, girlie!! Wow. Just wow. it's absolutely beautiful. I bet your step-mom loved it. Seriously.... What can't you do?!! :)

    Hope your Mother's Day was fabulous!

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  5. This is amazing!!!! I wish I could do something like this. I love the colors and all the little details.

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  6. This is really just too clever! Love your choice of colours and beautiful design, I'll bet your step-mum loved it!

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  7. Wow! This is so awesome and beautiful Christy! Your step-mom will absolutely love this!

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  8. Oh, my! This is amazing -- and I know your step-mom must LOVE it!! This will be something she can treasure forever! Love how you got your siblings involved -- makes it so personal!! Beautiful!!

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  9. Wow, this one is awesome too!!

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Thank you so much for taking a few moments to brighten my day!

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