Friday, April 20, 2012

Photo Display Altered Canvas

Having a dancing granddaughter is really inspirational. Her photographs are beautiful pieces of art, belonging on the wall not just in scrapbooks. I've spent some time recently creating altered canvases to display these wonderful photos.

I used Tim Holtz distress ink pads to age the edges of a 12"x12" canvas. I ripped the edges of a decorative scrapbook page and ink those edges too. Using Beacon 3 in 1 glue I adhered the page to the canvas and trimmed the edge with lace.

I cut the parts to make 2 flowers from my latest Cricut Cartridge Flower Shoppe. The parts to the first flower are as follows: Basic 4 cut 3 times in sizes 3.75", 3.25" and 3.0" and Basic 1 cut at 3.25" and 2.75".

The parts to the second flower were cut as follows: Fun 4 cut 2 times at 4" and 3.5" and Exotic 4 cut 3" and finally Fun 1 cut at 3.75".

I cut the leaves using Ruffle 5 at 2 1/2".

I used Beacon 3 in 1 to glue the parts of the flowers together and then I used ink to shade and distress the flowers and used a bone folder to shape them.

I used a large glue dot in the center at the back of the flower to adhere them to the canvas and then I used a hot glue gun to adhere some of the flower petals to the canvas.

I added glitz and a butterfly for trim and my granddaughter's picture looking mighty fine!
This canvas was entered in a challenge at:


An'Jenic G. said...

Wow you did a beautiful job on your canvas. I love the burnt look of the edges and the bling. Your is granddaughter beautiful. I love the colors in her tutu. You did a great job using flowers.

~Thanks for joining us at HIMCR DT AJ!

Tina said...

I love what you did with your canvas! It is absolutely gorgeous!

Angela Crafty Spot said...

Great job on your canvas! Thanks for joining us at HIMCR!

Lindsay Weirich said...

very pretty!

Christine said...

This is soooooo cute!!! It turned out beautiful!!

Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer... From Dream To Reality!!

Michelle Day said...

Thanks so much for linking up to Creative Thursday this week. This turned out beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

Can't wait to see what you link up next week.

Have a great week,

Danni@SiloHillFarm said...

So lovely! Great job!

Lindsay Weirich said...

You are clever, I wouldn't have thought to layer those flowrs!

Carla's Cards said...

The flowers in the flower Shoppe cartridge were meant to be layered and easily work well together when you cut the same size pats.
Ladies thanks for all the great comments!

Unknown said...

I love it! The flowers on the canvas are beautiful. Thanks so much for sharing at Whimsy Wednesdays.