Wednesday, July 17, 2013

7 Kids College Fund Challenge Vintage

I am so excited to tell you  I am a new DT for 

The 7 kids  Design Team is so nice and 2 of the Dt's are already my friends.  Their creations are amazing and the store owner is very nice.  I am very happy to be a Designer for 7 Kids College Fund!!!!  I am doing the happy dance!!

My first creation for 7 Kids Vintage Challenge is a CANVAS of course!
Most everything I used is from the 7 kids store 

Below are more photos of this canvas after the tutorial


I made a tutorial for you so you can make your own canvas using a Prima's Julie Nutting Doll.  I used 2 pieces of DP from Bo Bunny and the Prima doll stamp and a 9x12 canvas.

I stamped the doll onto the DP with expresso momento ink several times. 1 is for the whole girl that I will glue onto the canvas and the others are for patching her dress together.

You can see that I tore the papers up and pieced them together randomly and not perfectly. My doll lays on top also.  I used Modge Podge to glue everything on.

Here you can see the papers on the canvas after it dries.  Now I am ready to blend the papers together.

For blending I used Faber Castell Gelatos and swipe it right onto the canvas. I used my finger to rub the color into the edges of the paper pieces. The blue for the bluer edges and the brown for the other edges which gives it a aged look.
The sides edges are inked with Distressed Ink Vintage Photo using a paper towel to rub the ink in.  You want the color to show so it adds roughness for the vintage look, no perfection in blending.

I used Stampin Up White Craft Ink to stamp on the swirl to the Stampers Annoymous stamp set just around the top edges of the canvas.   The ink stays wet a bit longer and it is thicker so it gives me control while I sprinkle the Frantage on.  Gently I heated with a heat gun the Aged Scarlet Frantage onto the stamped swirls until it melted and not burned the canvas.

I arranged the embellishments on the canvas in different ways to see what I liked.  After I was happy with the arrangement I started to glue them all on.
I adhered all the embellishments with Glossy Accents, it works great, just a bit of Glossy Accents and set it onto the canvas area where you want and it will dry in 5 minutes.

Here on the finished canvas, you can see the Aged Scarlet Frantage along the sides, the Prima Doll with embellishments.  The clock face and clock hands with Prima's junkyard flower are all glued together.
I used Alcohol inks to change the clock hand and angel wings to a green color.   First I applied  Gesso  to the metal, let dry and then  rub the alcohol ink onto the metal and let it dry again.  For rubbing you can use your finger (it stings) or a cloth.

Here are the Tim Holtz tickets, they are crinkled and aged with Distressed Ink in Vintage Photo and modge podged on.  You can also see a bit of metal angel wings,  metal handle, and the Frantage swirls from the swirl stamp.

The doll dress is cut from different sections of the Bo Bunny DP paper.  I put a line of chocolate liquid pearl to separate the paper from the Maya Road pleated tulle.  Under the tulle I pleated tissue tape to look like a skirt ruffle.  I painted her hair with acrylic paint and her head band is done with Frantage.

Here is a look at the bottom of the canvas finished.  A list of most everything on this canvas is linked at the end of the post.  You will be able to find the items from the list at the 7 kids College Fund Store.

Here is the top of the canvas

Just a closer peak at the details

See the textures the canvas has on it.  

Here is a better look at how I pleated her skirt with tissue tape.  You just tear a strip off and push on part down, fold like a accordion style and it self adheres.  You want to get the ripples so it is more realistic.  The pleats do not have to be perfect and I made sure the top of them are securely pressed onto the canvas.

If you have any questions about making this canvas or one like it, please feel free to email me and I will  try to help you.  This is a work of art that you could give as a gift or use in your home.
I hope you enjoyed my canvas tutorial today.


7 Kids Challenge Blog is having a Vintage Challenge with a awesome prize to the winner.  My design team friends also made some gorgeous creations for you and you will find them on the 7 kids Challenge Blog here.  I hope you stop by 7 Kids College Fund Store and check out the huge variety of products they have.
Happy Shopping!!



  1. Congratulations Kelly! I think they must feel very honoured to have you on board. Your canvas is breathtakingly beautiful, I just want to sit and look at it....absolutely gorgeous work. Hugs, Anne xx

  2. WOOHOO for you!! :o) Your canvas is fabulous! You've shared a wonderful tutorial! I love all the different elements, colors and textures! :o)

  3. Gorgeous canvas and a great tutorial. I'm going to print this baby out and hopefully get one done! Oh yes, and congrats on the DT.

  4. Wow! this is awesome Kelly!! what beautiful colours and I love the papers and texture… so many lovely detals… the embellishments are absolutely stunning!! thanks for a fab tutorial !
    Hugs Sue xx

  5. A HUGE CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! OMG, girl, this canvas is a phenomenal work of art and your tutorial is excellent....very detailed!!!! Love all the texture and elements surrounding this beautiful Prima doll! You ROCK!!!!

  6. OOOh Kelly!!! A huge CONGRATULATIONS to you!! Wooohoooo!!!!! I'm so excited and happy for you! :)

    Now .. oh my gosh, this is absolutely AMAAAAZING! That is a whole lotta work on this, and wow!! It's incredibly BRILLIANT! I love it so much!!!

    Can't wait to see more!

    Sending Big Hugs,

  7. Congratulations Girlfriend! Hey they know talent when they see it. This is an amazingly beautiful canvas with a fantastic tutorial. I swear one day I'll give this a try. Another fabulous creation Kelly!
    Hugs, Cathy

  8. Congratulations on the DT Kelly, they are lucky to have you my creative friend, nice work with the canvas, very artistic
    Hugs Julie P

  9. Congratulations to you Kelly! Beautiful canvas, everything is so harmonious, in such style! I love it. Great tutorial! I am still not ready for canvas LOL but maybe one day! have a nice day. xox

  10. Hi Kelly, Congratulations! 7 Kids is so lucky to have you. I just love your canvases. I may have to get one of the Julie Nutting stamps. Thanks for the inspiration!

  11. Hi Kelly, Congratulations... so well deserved...Your canvas is a work of art... Love the layers & colours the attention to detail is fabulous...Loved the tutorial..Wonderful inspiration Hugs May x x

  12. There really aren't words adequate to describe how gorgeous this piece is. The colors, textures, patterns and layers/embellishments are so beautifully laid out. You truly have a gift for this kind of design and you inspire me to get busier with my mixed media which, at the moment, kind of stumps me. You have such TALENT! Thank you for sharing this gorgeous work of art!

  13. And I meant to add a huge congratulations to your new DT post!! Well done!

  14. Wow congrats Kelly your canvas is just stunning and loads and loads of tlc. What a super talented artist you are!!!!!! Wow!!!

  15. CONGRATS Kelly, how nice!!! The canvas is beautiful with loads of textures, layers and fun details. Very creative :-)
    Hugs, Steff

  16. You are right Kelly, it is a work of art! So beautiful! Thanks for the Tutorial too. Happy Weekend, judy x

  17. Gorgeous canvas! I love how you did her dress. So many beautiful details. If you want to trade let me know.....


  18. Congrats on your new DT! They are sooo lucky to have you. Gorgeous exquisite.


  19. Fantastic news Kelly, I'm so thrilled for you, it's very well deserved and I know you'll be a huge asset and inspiration for 7 kids store. Have lots of fun and your first project is superb, I know how amazing your canvases are in real life. Huge congrats to you sweetie, hugs, Chris x

  20. One big congratulations to you Kelly - they are indeed lucky to have you. I love this canvas - but I must be honest. My favorite canvas is that steam punk girl - she is the very best and she is mine, all mine!! All because of you I will probably be spending more $$$. Oh woe is me. Oh woe is Art!!!!
    XOX Sandy


I appreciate you taking the time to leave me a kind comment. May God Bless you today!