Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Shopping Sandy's Dress Shop Canvas

I'm so excited, I have the honor of being chosen one of the three GDs for the month of February, for Imagine That. For my first project, I chose to use Shopping Sandy.
I made a canvas collage dress shop inspired by a book, which I got for Christmas, "Collage Couture Studio Paper Dolls," by artist Julie Nutting.

I used Copic Markers to color this cute image and cut it out, placing soft pads on the back. I also made a rubber stamped Prima paper doll (Adara by Julie Nutting) backward. Soft pads were also placed on the wrong side of the little girl paper doll.

The 12 x 12" canvas was painted with acrylic paint and sealed with Beacon Decoupage. The shop windows were cut from scrapbook paper using the Fancy Frames cartridge in the Cricut Machine. I also cut dress forms in the same machine from the Nifty Fifties cartridge. Dresses were stamped on scrapbook paper and cute from a few Julie Nutting Prima stamps. I cute one small doily in half and placed it at the top of each window frame. The pieces were glued in place and sealed again with Beacon Decoupage.

I made an awning roof and embellished it with a printed sign and lace and glued it in place. Butterflies were cut using a Martha Stewart punch and flowers were made from a variety of floral pieces. Each of these was glued in place.

The digi image of Shopping Sandy by Imagine That and the Adara paper doll were added to the canvas to finish off the display canvas.

Each of the Imagine That images comes with numerous other pieces. I hope you are inspired by my canvas and check out the many lovely imaged at the Imagine That shop.


Wendy Ann Batchen said...

Love this Carla, thanks for sharing with Imagine That and good luck. Wendy DT xx

Unknown said...

Thank you for sharing with us over here at "Aussie Digital Artists Challenge" and best of luck with your entry.

Kristyn DT Admin/Owner of

Diane Louise J said...

Hello… Thanks for sharing your card with us at Crafty Friends Challenge Blog… your card is lovely and fits perfectly with our 'Girly' challenge theme… hope you can join us next time and good luck in the draw.
[Diane Louise, Team Leader for Crafty Friends Challenge Blog]

Margy (DS4J) said...

Absolutely amazing. I love how you create all these scenes!

Unknown said...

Adorable and Lovely creation.Thank you for sharing with us over here at "Aussie Digital Artists Challenge" and best of luck with your entry.
Vrajangna Patel DT Admin/ Owner of

Unknown said...

Awesome project thank you for sharing with us at The Crafty Addicts - good luck
Lyn - DT

Lori said...

This is so cute! Thanks so much for sharing with us at LTCCB! - Lori DT