Friday, November 23, 2012

Janet's Birthday Gift

I was urged by my friend Sandy to do a canvas and she gave me links to blogs that have posted them.  I was very excited to give it a try so I practiced on a 12x12 Designer paper mounted on thin cardboard.
I loved how the background looked on the paper and so I left it alone and proceeded with my gift idea for my sister-in-law.  You know if you start over on real canvas I would have screwed it up so why take the chance!  I put my 12x12 card in a shadow box and gave it to her yesterday at Thanksgiving.

Below is the whole Faux canvas I made.

I added her grandmothers crocheted lace (100 years old) to the heart with a piece of fabric from her childhood and pinned it.  In the next photo is a close up of the rolled paper with 2 butterflies on it. I doodled around the papers and put liquid pearl on the butterfly.

The heart I hand cut and surrounded by Cheery Lynn Nautical Wheeler Doily die.  I wrote the scripture Proverbs 31 all around the heart, and did some distressing.  The letters and numbers are stamped and then cut individually, distressed and glued on to the faux canvas.  After I was done, I modge podged it all over to seal it and it added shine and texture too.

A little close up of the butterflies and my paint and edging.  The butterflies are punched with SU punch and then stickled in the center.  My paint is cheap acrylic that I brushed out with a wide brush and sprayed tattered angels blue chalkboard mist on here and there.
The edges are doodled with a black pen and then some white dots to bring it out more.

Here is the top left of the faux canvas.

Janet appreciated her canvas and celebrated her birthday with my son Noah.  Funny they have the same birth dates and on Thanksgiving.
Below is my youngest grandchild, only girl, Lyla.  She is very shy and doesn't know I am holding her. After she warms up she can be played with.  She makes the funniest faces.

I gave her my phone and told her to call Sandy and look at that face, like right!

I hope you enjoyed your family holiday yesterday, I had 1 of my kids go out afterward to witness all the black friday events, we had a freak snow storm too so he stayed in town or maybe never slept. LOL
Have a great weekend my creative friends!


  1. Oh she looks so sweet.. Beautiful..

    Your canvas is fab too.. Wonderful ideas.

    Hugs Kelly

  2. Hello Kelly, your faux canvas is absolutely gorgeous and how lovely to add in fabric from her family too, the lace is beautiful. The baby is gorgeous too, we have a new GD, 2 weeks old and are delighted. I adore your friend Sandy, she is such a good blog friend. Thank you for visiting me, much appreciated. Anne xx

  3. Hi Kelly, Thank you for your sweet comment on my blog! Fabulous faux canvas.. Beautiful colours & design.. Love that heart & the added Gorgeous lace! Brilliant butterflies... Have you guessed I Love it all!! x x x
    You have a Beautiful gorgeous Grandaughter... I have one Grandson he's 9 years old!

    Well what can I say about the Gorgeous Sandy.. I love her too.. she makes some amazing items on her blog she has a big heart full of love! she always leaves me such kind comments She is simple a wonderful blog buddy... Your blog also looks full of fabulous makes.. joined you as a follower as to pop back soon... Hugs May x x x

  4. What a sweet child! those pics would make terrific scapbooking pages! I love your canvas very much, you have a lovely style, and the cocheted lace is just fabulous. I am certain your friend will love. Hugs.

  5. This is a wonderful first attempt, Kelly. I love the background and your focal point has fabulous texture.
    What a sweet baby girl, too.....gorgeous pictures! :) x

  6. Your canvas is abolutely amazing Kelly!!! I love every single detail... the way you wrote the proverb all around, the background, the crochet, the buterflies... every detail is special. I´m pretty sure that Janet loved!!!

    Abut Lyla!! OMG!!! Sheis so sweet and that smile!!! I enjoy your pics.

    Have a marvellous weekend.


  7. Absolutely wonderful canvas Kelly and so personal to Janet with all the wonderful details you added, she's going to treasure it I'm sure. Everything is so beatiful Kelly, I can see the love that went into it.

    I loved reading your process to make it, so clever to try it out on the 12 x 12.

    Your little granddaughter is so cute, I bet it's hard to put her down :). So happy that you had a lovely thanksgiving day.

    Chris xx

  8. Your whole post has beauty in it. All the way from the top to the bottom! I'm sure Janet loved her art piece from you that you put so much love and talent into. I love the style. Now look at that gorgeous grand daughter and that gorgrous grandma too! Oh all so lovely!!
    Hugs, Cathy

  9. Goodness gracious Kelly - how did I ever miss this. I know you gave me a sneak peek at your faux canvas and it is brilliant. What did Janet think!?! You are so creative and inventive. I love your printing around the heart. I cannot write or print worth a toot! I introduce you to things I like and want to do and while I am busy dreaming about it - you do it!!!!!! Sugar you are so cute and your granddaughter is an absolutely doll baby. What a smile. Yes I got her call - did not understand too much of what she said but I did recognize her voice!


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