Saturday I spent the day creating a box canvas project that I was making in response to a publication call for a magazine. I am not good about submitting. In the past I have been really diligent about submitting, sending project after project in for consideration. I just don’t have luck in getting things picked up. I think in my scrappy design career I have had maybe 5 things published and only a few of those were from a general pub call. So after too much rejection, I just find I am not too diligent about trying. I am trying to change that but I struggle with not getting to share what I make. I love to blog and share my creations. To make something and tuck it away hoping it gets picked up is really hard for me.
So Saturday I spent the day creating fully planning to submit my creation. Today I am blogging it. I couldn’t stand it, I decided I loved it too much to not share now!
The base of the project is a stretched box canvas. I used Claudine Hellmuth Studio Matte Multi Medium to decoupage three different pattern papers on it: BasicGrey’s Basics White Ledger, BasicGrey’s Curio Doilies (die cut paper) and Cotton. I used Walnut Stain Distress Ink on each element on the project.
I used small alphabet stamps to stamp this phrase on a piece of Sticky Back Canvas. I layered the piece on a BasicGrey Basics Label Sticker and added some machine stitching. It is tucked into the ribbon flowers with a Tim Holtz Memo Pin.
I used velvet and grosgrain ribbon flowers by Maya Road.
On the canvas, I layered frayed Sticky Back Canvas, squares of pattern paper from the Curio 6×6 paper pad, and photos from my garden. I used a pair of mini deckle edge scissors to cut out my photos. On the center square, I added a Tim Holtz Mini Paper Clip to help accent that photo and draw more attention to it.
The photo square layers were attached to the canvas surface using Therm O Web Adhesive Foam Squares.
The deckle edge reminds me of vintage photos.
I also added vintage handmade lace and Tim Holtz’s Ruler Ribbon along the side.
I am really happy with how it turned out. I think it turned out as a sweet tribute to my home and garden that combines lots of my favorite papers and trims with lots of textures and layers.