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.


  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!

  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!

  3. That is stunning! I absolutely love it!

  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!

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

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

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

  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!!

  9. Wow, this one is awesome too!!


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


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