Sunday, October 13, 2013

Live Gratitude, Love, Grace Canvas

Well I had a very awesome weekend!  I met Christina Carstensen in person, she came to MN for the weekend to visit her daughter and they both came to visit me on Saturday.  We had a great time craft shopping, talking, laughing and Christina tried her first Mexican food.

My very shy 5 year old loved her, it did not take him long to warm up to Christina and Michelle, her daughter. We exchange some crafty gifts with each other, I received one of her famous chocolate bars that she puts in her cards. Inside the book card she gave to me were lovely laces and embellishments.  Her coloring is gorgeous, so pretty and shaded perfectly.  Christina is beautiful, youthful and a delight, I hope we have more of these visits.

Today was a beautiful sunny fall day and we had a great sermon in Church this morning.  It inspired me to make this canvas.

I used alot of moulding paste for textures on here.  The paints I used are from Golden acrylic paints, Pitt brush pens from Fabercastell.  Before I started I tore 2 pieces of Tim Holtz Ideaology tissue wrap from a nicely boxed roll I received from Christina.  I modge podged it on the canvas and then spread layers of moulding paste over the whole canvas.  You can see the tissue in parts of the canvas.

The rose was made from a mask from My Favorite Things

I wanted to show tags but not in the traditional way, I painted them in and painted the ribbons and then added sticker letters.  I applied the rose mask with moulding paste and then used Golden paints to color them. 

I want to live my life with Gratitude, love and grace,  but you know sometimes it is hard! lol We all fall short but I will keep striving probably forever! lol   I do see these attributes in Christina and Michelle and they live their life with such positivity and joy.  

Thank you for visiting me today, wish you and your families well!



  1. Gorgeous canvas! Beautifully done. Looks like you had a fund day.


  2. Such a lovely thoughtful post today Kelly, your canvas is beautiful, the roses are just gorgeous. It is always so lovely to spend time with crafty friends. Hugs, Anne x

  3. Kelly you created beauty! Your canvas is gorgeous. I'm so happy that you and Christina and of course Michelle got to spend great time together. Wow you even got a chocolate bar in one of her famous cards! Now that is yummy!
    Hugs, Cathy

  4. Such a wonderful post, my friend! Your canvas is beautiful, and a fabulous inspiration for us all! :o)

  5. Oh! Kelly, your canvas is truly beautiful! and inspiring. It is our thanksgiving weekend in Canada, so totally appropriated for me! Now... I do not know on what wave length you are working, but we must have met somewhere in the universe... this is incredibly mysterious... I am working on a project just now, that I cannot reveal the details, and, I aligned 3 tags, ... I am waiting for a stencil to complete.........this is just so stunning! Have a beautiful day!

  6. Another gorgeous canvas Kelly and it sounds like you had a grand time with your friend. And... you look Fab-U-Lous Dahhling!

  7. You had super moment my friend, it's fantastic !
    Your canvas is beautiful, superb roses !

  8. Thank you so much, dear friend!!!! I'm honored!!!!
    Your canvas is just gorgeous....beautiful colors and a lovely sentiment.I'm glad you got to use the tissue wrap....have yet to use mine!

  9. Your canvas is gorgeous Kelly - right up my alley - just beautifully created. I love the picture of you and Christina - what a beautiful lady. And she looks like she is so much fun. Two of my favorite people together in one room. I would have wet my pants in all the excitement!
    Christina told me she had a wonderful time - I only wish I could have been there!!!!

  10. Beautiful canvas Kelly! So fun that you got to spend a day with Christina! Always so fun to meet kindred stampers!

  11. Gorgeous canvas Kelly...the texture, colours, & words are Beautiful...Love the pic of you & Christina.. your little son is Gorgeous, so glad you had a wonderful day together... Hugs May x x x

  12. I´ve said it before but I can say it many times again.
    You are so talented and I love your art.



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