I have a deep passion and drive
to create art that will make someone
smile, and my studio allows me
to do this. Having a dedicated studio space
allows me to tap into my artistic side
and provides a refuge from the world. My area of expertise is
making unique cards and tags with a
distressed vintage feel by intentionally fading and marring my work. My
proudest moments as an artist are when
I hear and see how
my creations have lifted other peoples spirits.
Good morning, I wanted to share this canvas that I made for a friend at work. Her mother passed away in 2013 and I offered to make her a canvas to have in her memory.
I asked Beth to provide me with pictures and some information on her mother. I asked her what was your mom's favorite color, did she like flowers and I then took this and created the following canvas.
In this project I used many elements and wanted to make a piece that Beth could have as a reminder of her mother. Our greatest gift in the world is our mother. Mothers are individuals in our lives that are our best friend, care giver and support.
I hope you like this project. I enjoyed making this and have done several canvas projects for friends now to honor a lost pet, father, friend and mother.
I know this is late on me posting in my blog. But I wanted to share my version of Tim Holtz - December tag for the 12 tags of 2013.
I am looking forward to continuing on with these tags in 2014. This is really a great outlet that Tim provides us to tap even further into our artistic capabilities. I will say that he always gets me to push the envelope and further expand my skill as an artist.
I enjoy making these tags and cant wait to get started on the January 2014 tag. He posted this today and for once I don't have to buy something to make the tag. I have everything needed to make the Jan 2014 tag.
I will be working on Jan 2014 tag in the coming week and posting my project.
Happy New Year everyone! I hope everyone had an enjoyable 2013 and a good start to 2014.
When I sit and reflect on 2013 one of my proudest moments is my craft space transformation. Below I have a pic of before and after. I love my new studio that I have to craft in.
I will be featured in CPS Studios magazine in the newsstand issue that will be out mid February (2/14/14).
I can't wait to share my space, my article and a little bit more about myself as an artists. In 2014 I hope to be afforded the opportunity to be a guest designer with several companies. An my goal would be on a design team.
I will be focusing more in 2014 on my social media, building out my artistic talent and further exposing myself to elements in craft I have not yet tapped.
Hello all, I am back but yet again to share another canvas project I made for my other sister for Christmas in 2013. Here is the canvas I made for my sister.
For this canvas I utilized many elements, textures and embellishments.
- 1 Artist's Loft 8inX10in canvas
- 2 collage sheets of fabric
- Tim Holtz distress paint - scattered straw, mustard seed and walnut stain
- Tim Holtz idea-ology - Ruler Ribbon
- Inkessentials foil tape sheets
- Tim Holtz -Sizzix Alterations die - Love Struck - # 657484
- Tim Holtz - distress ink - gathered twig and old paper
- Tim Holtz idea-ology buckle embellishment
- grunge board
- antique ruler
- other embellishments paper and stamps
For this project I first took the canvas and used the distress paints and developed a background that would blend well with the collage fabric sheets. Once the background as fully dry I then used matte medium to attach the collage fabric sheets to the canvas.
I then let that fully dry (you can use a heating tool to speed the process up) and then I wanted to seal the background. So I sprayed the canvas with Matte Finish spray made by krylon.
I then took the heart I cut out and covered it with foil tape. I used then the embossing folder Riveted Metal to give the heart dimension/texture. I used aged mahogany distress stain and used sand paper as well to give it a textured look. I attached wings from the idea-ology tim holtz embellishments onto the canvas. I also used a Tim Holtz stamp on a transparency in this piece.
I then put this all together and added my sisters name to the piece to further personalize it.
I hope you enjoyed this canvas I made and thanks for stopping by my blog.
I wanted to share the canvas project I made as a gift for Christmas for my sister Carlene Fagg.
I loved this project I made. It incorporated many elements. I completed this canvas by using Authentique paper. The paper came from their Collection: Be (you)tiful "Integrate" & "Persevere" paper. My friend Michael Farrell really turned me onto this paper when seeing him create several cards with this collection.
I love the Authentique brand and the bee design really gave me a creative thought to making this project for my sister.
Items used in this project were:
- 1 sheet 12x12 Authentique Paper "Integrate" Paper Item #BEY006
- 1 sheet 12x12 Authentique Paper "Persevere" Paper Item #BEY003
- 1 sheet 8.5in by 11in Bazzill grey cardstock
- 1 Artist's Loft 8inX10in canvas
- 1 Ranger 6.25 in x 3.25 in #8 manila tag
- Tim Holtz - Stampersanonymous stencil - HONEYCOMB THS005
- Tim Holtz - Stampersanonymous stencil - MEASURED THS012
- 1 Tim Holtz idea-ology Journaling ticket
- The bee stamp from Tim Holtz-stampersanonymous ODDITIES CMS083 set
- One of the stamps from Tim Holtz-stampersanonymous STUFFTOSAY CMS110 set
- I also incorpated some brads, embellishments, stains, etc
I first took the canvas and used old paper stain to age the canvas. I then took the grey card stock from bazzil and attached to canvas after dirtying up the sides by distressing. Once I had that completed and attached with adhesive to the canvas I then used the Authentique paper to layer in the back ground.
I incorporated a tag into the canvas to keep to the overall theme. In making the tag I used the Embossing with Stencils technique I learned in Tim's creative chemistry 2 class.
I then just finished assembly and marring my work to give the finished project a distressed/vintage feel.
Thanks for stopping by my blog but wanted to share this canvas project I made. It was a lot of fun and one I almost couldn't part with. I find many times when you put your heart and soul into a project when it is completed you don't want to part with it. But I always realize that means I made this with great love and attention to detail. I am so glad my sister loved this piece I made for her and the best part was seeing her smile when she opened the gift at Christmas.