Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Family Canvas

I have been doing my best to "use what I have" and I have a bunch!  So, when announced an ABC Challenge (anything but a card) it gave me the push I needed to use up my canvases I've been "saving". 

This is the one I made for the challenge using my Wings papers from Close To My Heart.  This is one of the most versatile packs of paper we have because of the diversity of patterns and colors.  You may have to click on the top photo to see all the details but I matted the photo of my parents, me and my siblings on 3 different stacked mats from the Wings papers to give it importance.  The banner conveys my feelings of what I feel to have both of my parents and 4 siblings alive and living nearby.  Love them all so much!

I made the flowers using our 2"scalloped circle punch.  I just slit the circles every 3rd scallop to create the petals and then stacked 3 together and pierced with a button brad.  Then I fluffed them until I was happy with the look. This project did not use a lot of supplies but I think it packs a punch with the colors and embellies I chose.

Supply list from Close To My Heart
Wings B & T Paper
Button brads
Pleated Juniper Ribbon
Juniper and Black ink
Sophia Stamps
Circle of Love stamps

black lace-Michaels
hat pins-stash
Banner chipboard-Maya Rd
Silver paint-stash
Baker's Twine-Crafty Scrapper


  1. Gorgeous canvas, Belinda - and a beautiful little cluster in the corner. Thanks for sharing it with us at H2H this week :o)

  2. Beautiful canvas! Thanks for sharing this with us at H2H:)

  3. Looks great. Love the banner

  4. What an incredibly beautiful canvas! You and your family will treasure it. Thanks for sharing it with us at H2H!

  5. What a family heirloom you have produced! Thanks for inspiring us at H2H!