stand out from the crowd Canvas

** 10/15/17 Mixed Media Challenge Winner at Happy Little Stampers! **

Hello, crafty friends! Happy Monday! Today is my Mixed Up Magazine post day and I’m beyond excited to share my debut inspiration project! I created a hot pink canvas with a splash of bright orange featuring elements from the awesome Little People Emily and Friends and Thoughts Mixed Up Merchandise Printables! An inky good time was had by all, lol!

I’m sharing the finished project here on my blog, so jump on over to Mixed Up Magazine to see my step-by-step tutorial. I used the back side of the canvas because I wanted to feature the little angel in the open area of the frame. I used gesso, texture paste over a floral stencil, alcohol inks, Gold Perfect Pearls, more alcohol inks, texture stamps, Prills and a splatter of watered-down gesso around the frame. UPDATE: Mixed Up Magazine has apparently undergone some changes and their blog has moved, meaning our tutorial posts have been deleted and these links may no longer be viable. 


I adhered a distressed, stamped, inked and wrinkled piece of lightweight cardstock to the back of the opening. The little angel was fashioned with elements from the Little People Emily and Friends Printables that I added to a chipboard dress form that I “did up” with crackle paint, alcohol ink, texture stamps, bling and a scrap of ribbon. The sentiment is from the Enjoy Your Thoughts Words Printables, which I inked and wrinkled.


A seam binding bow tucked into an assortment of paper flowers with a tiny clothes hanger complete the lower left corner.


I popped the little angel into the opening by attaching her to two dimensional ‘boxes’ fashioned from 120# cardstock.


A metal pop-top embellishment with a large rhinestone balances the design. Seems like it’s been forever since I created a canvas and I’m pretty happy with how this one turned out! Be sure to visit Mixed Up Magazine to see my step-by-step tutorial!


Proud to enter this mixed media canvas into the following challenges:
A Bit More Time To Craft Challenge: #52 – Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore Challenges: September Anything Goes
Crafty Creations: #350 – Anything Goes
Fab ‘n’ Funky Challenges: #362 – For  A Friend
Happy Little Stampers: September Mixed Media Challenge
Inky Chicks: #88: Use Your Favorite Color(s) (pink and orange combo)
Mixed Media World: #29 – Anything Mixed Media Goes
QKR Stampede: #261 – Anything Goes
Stinkin Inkers Challenge Blog: Color Wheel (pink and orange combo)
The Sisterhood of Crafters: Oh Boy
Try It On Tuesdays: My Friend
Word Art Wednesday: Weeks #300/#301 – Anything Goes
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge: #26 – Anything Goes

Mixed Up Merchandise Printables used:
Little People Emily and Friends

Other products used:
Cardstock/Paper: GKD Pure Luxury Ivory cardstock, Paper Accents 120# kraft cardstock scrap
Stamps: PWP Art Textures stamp set
Ink: Cranberry and Sunset Orange Adirondack Color Wash, Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Walnut Stain distress ink
Accessories: Studio White Gesso, Ranger Opaque Matte Texture Paste, The Crafter’s Workshop Mini Flower Frame and Mini Harlequin stencils, Paper Accents Chipboard Dress Form, Studio Charcoal Black Acrylic Paint, lace scrap (unknown brand), Heirloom Gold Perfect Pearls Powder, Liquitex Matte Gel, Hot Mama Prills, Ranger Clear Rock Candy Crackle Paint, Really Reasonable Ribbon Summer Rose seam binding, assorted Wild Orchid Crafts flowers, medium and large Pink Rhinestones

I hope you’ve enjoyed this canvas! Be sure to check out all the fun printable ephemera for your mixed media and collage projects at the Mixed Up Merchandise store! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time!

Scrappy hugs,

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