Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Playing With Canvas


Today's post is just for fun - no design team commitments, but a couple of challenges I wanted to get in on. If you've visited me recently, you have probably noticed that I have been experimenting with canvas. My interest in canvas started when I saw some canvas tags on a blog (don't know whose - sorry). So I purchased some at my local Jo-Ann's and have been playing around with making flowers, but hadn't gotten around to making a tag. This week's challenge over at the Shabby Tea Room is to make a tag which presented me with the right opportunity to use canvas.

I pulled out a tag like Tim Holtz uses and used it as a pattern to cut my canvas. I punched a hole in the top with my Crop-a-Dile and set in a jumbo eyelet. I stamped the plain canvas with a couple of script and text stamps in Vintage Photo and then spritzed it well with plain water to make it run. That wasn't quite grungy enough so I spritzed it again with the mixture of Vintage Photo, Perfect Pearls Heirloom Gold and water that I have been using a lot lately. That gave it a nice vintage feel. Using Archival Brilliance pigment ink in Graphite Black, I stamped a few French label stamps. For the flowers, more canvas was cut with the Sizzix Flowers and Vine #3 die and dyed with SU Pumpkin Pie ink and Butterscotch alcohol ink. The lace at the bottom was also dyed. It started out white and I sprayed it with the Vintage Photo/Perfect Pearls mix until all the white was gone.

I got the idea for the crystals from one of my Simon Says Stamp and Show teammies, Lynne Forsyth. She used them on her latest project for the challenge blog. I was in an antique store last week and they were selling these crystals loose, probably from a damaged chandelier. I got a zip lock bag with about 40 of them for $7. Later I was in another antique store and they were selling them for 50 cents each, so I got a good deal. Plus my baggie has a bunch of the larger teardrop crystals too - very cool! I like that they are real glass - very sparkly when I washed them!

Products Used:
Stamps: Tim Holtz Urban Grunge, 7 Gypsies Avignon Clear Stamps, free vintage image from Night Owl Vintage
Ink: Vintage Photo Distress Ink, Archival Brilliance Graphite Black
Accessories: Sizzix Flowers & Vine #3 die, Spellbinders Deckle Rectangle dies, Tim Holtz Addage Tickets, Tim Holtz Trinket Pin, Stampin' Up brad

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today. I sincerely appreciate all your encouraging comments!

Blessings & hugs,


Challenges Entered
The Shabby Tea Room - Tag, You're It
Flourishes - Use a Ticket
Our Vintage Affair - Vintage Tags
Stampin' for the Weekend - Vintage or Shabby
Creatalicious - Vintage
My Partner in Crafting Crime - Let's Try Vintage
Stamptacular Sunday - Distress It
Pocket Full of Posies - Floral Fantasy
ABC Challenge - C is for Charms (I think my crystals count as charms)
Crafts & Me Challenge - Sparkle and Gems
Dutch Dare Card Challenge - Vintage Summer
Res-Q-Challenge - Tools of the Trade (scissors used to cut canvas into tag shape)

37 comments:

Carla aka scrappypug said...

This is beautiful! Lucky you to find those crystals! Love the layers on this and the canvas textures.. gorgeous.

Sian said...

Love it, great flowers and there's so much depth. You're an inspiration, thank you.
hugs
Sian

ARTful Wings said...

Well I love this!!!! Wow!!! I would never have thought about using canvas for a tag - totally inspiring! Thank you for joining in at Our Vintage Affair - good luck Polly x

Jennifer M. said...

This came out so nice! Such a different project and very unique idea. Very Nicely Done! :D

Dani said...

Oh my this is just beautiful! Beautiful work!!

kelly said...

This is beautiful Linda. I just love the colours


Kelly

Cheryl said...

oh wow this is simply stunning gosh really love what you have done,here hun bless you for poping over to my blog hun,meant a lot hugs cheryl xxx

Teresa said...

This is amazing I love it, thank you for joining us at crafts and me.
Love Teresa x

Graphicat said...

Wow! this is gorgeous! I love this canvas tag and all it's vintage wonderfulness!!!
Thank you for joining in our Stamptacular challenge this week.
Cheers
Cheri

Oliva said...

Love it! I'm in awe of your talent! Thank you so much for your visit and very nice comment! I'm always learning something new from your work/posts!

Justine said...

Linda this is super cool, love these colors and wow so many fun details, great job

bosenberries said...

Adore this! So much detail on such a small tag!!! Thanks so much for playing with My Partner in Crafting Crime, Robin

Nancy Wethington said...

Linda, this is beautiful! Love the mix of mediums.

Lisa said...

Wow Linda, this tag is absolutely beautiful! I had to look at it several times to really appreciate all of the yummy embellishments and eye candy! You DEFINITELY do vintage well and I think Lord Tim of Holtz would be very proud of how well you've represented him! Always a treat to see you in TSTR!

Audrey Pettit said...

This is absolutely gorgeous, Linda! I love, love, love the canvas you've used for the tag and the flowers, and adore the stamping and distressing you've done. The colors are just beautiful. And how fabulous is that antique crystal on here? Love that! I have a bag of those old chandelier pieces, too. I hang them on one of my small faux Christmas trees for the holidays.
Thanks for sharing this with us at TSTR.

LynneForsythe said...

OK>....not sure how I missed this JAW DROPPING GOODIE......can I say AMAZING!!

Betty Wright said...

Goodness, this is totally gorgeous and scrumptious, Linda! The design and shabby chic/vintage feel are exquisite! Really heart the added ticket, too! Thanks so much for playing FTTC!

downrightcrafty said...

wow blogger was not going to let me leave a comment for you today but finally I got here and just have to say that this is stunning and love the crystals and the flowers and the feel of such depth to this gorgeous creation
Hugs Kate xx

Ayelet {Jenny} said...

Stunning work! I do love you canvas tag! Thank you for playing with us over at PFOP and good luck! X

Deb Hickman said...

Wow,this is absolutely stunning,a little work of art. I love the flowers you've made as well. You've inspired me to use my canvas I bought months ago,thank you!!!

Sandy Ang said...

What a beautiful tag ! Those crystals are inspired.

Linda64 said...

WOW... How inspirational isn't this... It looks faboulus.. Thankyou for sharing..And I know what is on my must have list now ;-)
Hugs

Angela Weimer said...

This is so beautiful. I love your fabric flowers and the colours. Thanks for sharing an have a wonderful day. Angela

Paper Boutique said...

So much texture makes me want to touch it, what a stunning creation, love it all!

Cheryl said...

WOW Stunning and such beautiful embellishments!!! Thanks for joining us at Creatalicious!!
xx

Debbie said...

Oh my shabby goodness ... this is stunning! I love everything about this sweet, vintage tag! Thanks for sharing with us, Linda, in the Tea Room :)

Chrissie said...

This is simply beautiful!
Brilliant card for our Jewelled challenge at MTTC this week!
Chrissie

Denise said...

wow, this is just gorgeous! Thanks for playing RESQ-Challenge this week!

JR Creations said...

Jeez i'm in awe! It's gorgeous, serious amount of detail in there. Love those chandelier bits and the canvas is such a fantastic idea! :-) Thanks for playing at My Partner in Crafting Crime!

Jenny T.

PapierGirl said...

Okay....I'm speechless! I ab-so-lutely love this - so many gorgeous details! Please contact me for my address! ;) Thanks for joining us this week at TSTR! :)

Adria (I now have 3 Copics!) Slauterbeck said...

so much texture. I just want to FEEL this tag up!! LOL!
Those flowers are so awesome too. Lots of artistic elements to entertain the eye :)
Thanks for answering the distress call at Stamptacular Sunday Challenge!

stampdiva said...

Love. love, love this. Amazing texture and love all the "bits". Lynne M

gina g said...

Wow this is incredible, stunning work of art. Thanks for joining us at Crafts and Me for our challenge this week. luv gina xx

Silke Ledlow said...

Absolutely amazing design Linda!!! You do vintage so fabulously!!! Thank you for playing the FTTC with us!!! Hugs ~S~

Gunn (Merete) said...

Wow, this is amazing. Love your playing. I really like the flowers and bling on this one.
Thanks for joining us at SFTW.

Sandy Ang said...

Congrats on winning at My Partner in Crafting Crime !

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

This is outstanding Linda!

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