Friday, August 19, 2016

Canvas Corp Brands & Dare 2B Artzy Blog Hop

Thank God it's Friday, so why not end  your week with a blog hop!
Welcome crafty peeps I am so excited to be hopping along with Dare 2B Artzy Canvas Corp Brands! It was fun to dive into box of goodies (that was picked for me) and be free to create whatever I wanted! Totally a challenge and fun one to boot! So let's get CREATIVE...

Blog Hop Details
Today we are sharing projects from the CCB Crew Members: Erin Reed, Martha Lucia Gomez Hernandez, Me and Nadine Carlier on the CCB blog.  You will find all the details to win a great prize of stamps and inks from Dare 2B Artzy and a $25 gift card to the Canvas Corp Brands Shop over on the Canvas Corp Brands Blog.

I created an Altered Shadow Box called "Perspective" 
cause an art piece will bring different perspectives
 forever changing from eye to eye. 
Just like butterflies and flowers change so does our perspective.

Altered Shadow Box

I was so excited to work with the stamps, dies, papers and color mediums with this project.
That when I saw this amazing TA Mixed Media Origins paper with the butterflies on it. I knew I wanted to create a shadow box with butterflies, flowers images. I first stamped, colored and cut out all the images and then the embellishing began (my favorite part)! 
I love all the details in my little shadow box, hope you enjoy it as much as I do...

I was thrilled to see that the Dare 2B Artzy Clear Stamps had 
matching dies to go with their amazing stamps.
 I first started with stamping and coloring the images with
 (I used the back of Canvas Corp's thick pattern card stock)
which stamps and takes inks/water colors amazing!
Step 1. Stamp images with archival black ink.

Step 2. Let the fun begin....color your stamp images
(blot ink pads on a craft mat, add water
 to your paint brush pick up ink and color images).

Step 3. With your paint brush dip in the Tattered Angels Shimmer Water Colors
It's a great way to color stamp images with
 different mediums great mixing for shadowing.
Back Drop
In my box I also received the new TA Mixed Media Origins papers..."wings"!
I knew right away I wanted to water color it and
 use it as the back drop in the shadow well as fussy cut out 
the images to give a 3D look! Love this paper!

Altered Shadow Box: Canvas Corp Brands

While all the stamp images dried from the coloring...
I started on the 7Gypsies Shadow Box,
 I took vaseline and wiped it here and there over the shadow box 
and pop out frame.
Then covered it in Gesso white paint when paint was dried
 I wiped off the vaseline
it creates a distress look...FABULOUS!

In my goodies box I got the tiny canvas's 2x2 stretched natural canvas's
 I painted with them the vaseline and Gesso
technique also...adhered to the shadow box pop in frame.
Even adhering one tiny canvas's backwards with
 distressing the fibers of the canvas and
 tucking in a TA Shimmer water color flower. LOVE!

Thanks for stopping by today, be sure to hop along with us!
Now jump over to the Canvas Corp Brands Blog!!!

Peggy Lee 


Monday, August 15, 2016

You will be INSPIRED!!!!

Start your Monday off right by jumping over to the Canvas Corp Brands blog and check out the start of the Dare2bArtzy & CCB blog hop Product Match Up!

Details, here...


Here is a sneak peak
 at my blog post that will be live on Friday, August 19th.

Be sure to hop along with us this week....see you on Friday!

Happy Hopping,

Peggy Lee 

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Hello May-CTMH Seasonal Expressions 2

Hello May-Close To My Heart New Seasonal Expressions 2 Catalog!

Interested in or all in this awesome catalog visit my website


Peggy Lee

CTMH Independent Consultant

Hello May!

Hello May!
Starting today Close To My Heart 
introduces our new
Seasonal Expressions 2
May-August 2016
You can see and order your copy today over

Also May is 
National Scrapbooking Month
And we have a deal for you!!!

When you spend $60 in CTMH products you can
receive the "Happy Times" paper pack for FREE!

There is adorable stamp set that goes with the "Happy Times"
paper too!  You can see more details here on my site.

May Stamp of The Month: Celebrate with Cake

When you spend $50 in CTMH products you
 can purchase this stamp set for only $5.00!

Have any questions please send me an email or comment and 
I would be happy to get back to you.

Happy Times
Peggy Lee

Monday, February 8, 2016

Altered Mini Canvas Heart Necklace

With Valentine's Day coming up this weekend, I've been
busy making Valentine decorations, handmade cards, etc....
So this got me thinking why not a piece of jewelry!

Here is my altered
"Mini Canvas Heart Necklace"

I gathered up some items new and old...vintage finds!

It all started with a Canvas Corp Mini Canvas Banner Shape.
I colored my raw canvas piece with Tattered Angels glimmer mist.
Folded the mini canvas shape in half, cut out a heart shape.

Here is some yummie color mists and glaze!!
Lobster, Red Chillies, Wedding Pink, Woven Burlap
and Plumeria Glimmer Glaze.

Time to embellish!!
I first covered my heart with a stencil
and modeling paste let it dry.
Punched my holes added eyelets 
to create my chain through.

The open space was great to tuck in
7Gypsies lace just having it peeking out.
Gathered some vintage lace, trims and buttons 
to embellish!

Enjoy the close up photos...

Thanks for stopping by today.

Hope this inspires you to gather a few supplies
and create your own altered jewelry.

Need a few of the items I used, jump over to the 
Canvas Corp Brands site and shop away! HERE

Peggy Lee


Canvas Corp-Mini Canvas Shape
Tattered Angels-GM Lobster, Red Chillies,Wedding Pink
Woven Burlap
Tattered Angels-Glimmer Glaze Plumeria
Tim Holtz-Chain, jump rings
Prima-Crackle Stencil
The Crafters Workshop-Reserve Chicken Wire Stencil

Friday, February 5, 2016

"THE FIRST SELFIE" Mixed Media Card

Canvas Corp Brands Team Up with Words & Paintery Challenge Blog!

The Canvas Corp Brands Crew was challenged to participate in this challenge as well. This is the outlines of they had to follow. The interpretations are free in form (layout, card, art journal, album, canvas) but they need to be of mixed media type.

You can find out more about this team up challenge over on the 
Words & Paintery Blog, Here.

Here is my take on this fabulous challenge...
(so I can crop them out later.)

I created a mixed media card for the challenge, 
started by gathering my Canvas Corp Brand supplies.

Let me walk you through my mixed media card!
I started with a card base, for the card layers
I used a few pieces of 7Gypsies paper collection
Gypsy Moments-Roses Reflections, Board & Room 
and Express Yourself.

Gave the layers some texture with gesso, modeling paste with 
stencils, cheese clothe, CC grey burlap and rope. Added color using
Tattered Angels mists in color challenge colors with a few extras!

Close ups of the textures of my card...
love the burlap and beads peeking through.

I even colored the CC jute rope with glimmer fun!

Now don't forget to stop by the
Canvas Corp Blog, HERE

You will be so INSPIRED!

Thanks for stopping by today,
Happy Creating
Peggy Lee


Canvas Corp-Grey Burlap, Jute Rope
7Gypsies-Gypsy Moments paper collection
Tattered Angels-GM Graphite, Abominable Snowman,
Lobster, Riptide
Plain Jane-Baseboard Blue Bird
The Crafters Workshop-stencils Reverse Chicken Wire
Ranger-Multi Matte Med, Distress ink Vintage Photo
Cheese Clothe
Paper Flowers

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Handmade Christmas Ornaments-Candy Canes with Canvas Corp Brands & Petaloo

It's that time of the Year again!
Time to start digging through your crafty stash and your favorite
Canvas Corp Brands products, to create beautiful
 Handmade Christmas Ornaments!!!
Join us over on the Canvas Corp Brands Blog, HERE
to see all the beautiful and fabulous 
Handmade Christmas Ornaments everyone created.

Here is my take on the DIY Handmade Christmas Ornaments!
I started with a simple dollar store find plastic candy canes...
I gathered my Canvas Corp Brands supplies and hot glue gun-oh yes
put on some favorite Christmas music!
Let the creating begin....I have a Step by Step Tutorial in this long blog post!
But I wanted to share how easy and fun it is to create...enjoy!

I so love the natural canvas shabby torn look with the amazing
Petaloo flowers with the natures tiny pine cones...

Step by Step Tutorial

Step 1-Dollar Store Candy Canes & Canvas Corp Canvas
I tear small sections out of the natural canvas.

Step 2-Start by wrapping the canvas around the candy cane
using hot glue.

Whoola see how fun and easy it is to change (alter)
a simple candy cane...this opens up a world of creativity...

Step 3-Grab your favorite Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist!
I used Dazzling Diamonds to give the natural canvas a 
soften feel. 

Step 4-Start coloring your embellishments...
Here I am coloring in layers on Petaloo flowers and trims.
(coloring layers-start with your lightest glimmer to darkest).

Adding darker glimmer mist just running it around the edges
of the flowers this will bleed into the centers with 
a little water to help push the color technique.

I used Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist-
Abominable Snowman & Snowy Pines as well.

Step 5-Create leaves out of Canvas Corp's natural burlap.
I just cut little squares, started on one corner and cut out 
a leaf shape...all mine are different sizes. 

Step 6-Color your burlap leaves with Tattered Angels 
Glimmer Mist Partridge in a Pear Tree.

Step 7-Edge the burlap leaves with Tattered Angels
Glimmer Glam Glitter Paint-Lime Cordial.
Dry them and add a layer of gel mediumn on them
(this helps for the burlap not to unravel)

Step 8-Start to embellish I used another
dollar store find white snowflakes ornaments.
I cut them apart to tuck in around the flower cluster.

Skies the limits on embellishing! I used cheese cloth,
trims, flowers, jute, snowflake, tiny pine cones and
 for the finishing touch, Decor Art Snow-Tex...

Up close photos....enjoy!

Thanks for stopping by today,
be sure to stop over to Canvas Corp blog, HERE

Hope you are inspired to create for the Holidays!

Peggy Lee

Canvas Corp Brands-Natural Canvas, Jute twine
Tattered Angels-Glimmer mist-Dazzling Diamonds, Abominable Snowman,
Snowy Pine, Partridge in a Pear Tree
Tattered Angels-Glimmer Glam Glitter Paint-Lime Cordial
Petaloo-Fancy Trims Crochet Lace White
Petaloo-Botanica-Faux Dried Berry Clusters Ivory/green,
Textured Elements-Burlap Blossoms Ivory
DIY Paintables-Burlap Wild Sunflowers Ivory
Candy Canes
Cheese Clothe
Pine Cones