Tuesday, March 6, 2018

CCB 5x7 Card-Dressform with Chicken Wire & Tutorial

I'm featured on the Canvas Corp Brands Blog today,
sharing my 5x7 Card created with Tattered Angels, 7Gypsies and Canvas Corp products.

Here is a 5x7 card using the 7 Gypsies Architextures-Market Signs card stock
 which I used the flip side with beautiful wood grain floral patterns on it.
This card was a work of  "love" with a few cool 
techniques and tricks. I will share how I took Canvas Corp Chicken Wire Card stock
to create my own embellishment.
 How I dressed up a dress form die cut with CCB Flute paper. 
So let's dive in....

Creating your own chicken wire embellishments 
(which I have video sharing these steps, below).
I used Canvas Corp Black & Ivory Chicken Wire Card stock, fussy cut out
a section of the pattern. Dabbed on Versa Mark embossing ink
and embossing powders to create depth and tooth for the Tattered Angels glimmer mist
to grab onto. It's all about layers and more layers....
Picture below show the finished embellishment I glued 
old book paper and netting behind the embossed chicken wire piece
 for an added layer on the card front.

Here is the video sharing this technique.....

Tutorial Video
Part 1
CCB Chicken Wire Card stock to Embellishment

Here is a close up photo of the added textures of lace, netting, buttons 
along with a 7 Gypsies antique brass pin and LOVE charm. 
Oh can you see the texture on the embossed the weathered look.

Here is part two of adding Tattered Angels glimmer mist...

Tutorial Video
Part 2
CCB Chicken Wire Cardstock to Embellishment

Let's chat about the dressform die cut piece, I die cut out the dressform many times
in different papers to create layers. First layer chipboard, then Tattered Angels
Mixed Media Origins-Nature and the top layer is Canvas Corp Flute paper-white. I distressed  the edges with Tattered Angels glimmer mist-Graphite, adorable!

Thanks for stopping by today, go ahead and grab your papers, mists and create away!
Jump over to the Canvas Corp Brands blog for more inspiration.

Happy Crafting
Peggy Lee

7 Gypsies-Antique Brass pin (no longer available, only in silver)
7 Gypsies-Charm-Love (no longer available, only harmony charm)
VersaMark-embossing ink
Ranger-embossing powder-Silver and Princess Gold
Old Book paper
Cardbase 5x7-white

Monday, January 1, 2018

Happy New Year 2018

Wishing you all a "HAPPY NEW YEAR 2018"
 and many blessings to come!

Here is a photo of my handmade banner created with vintage sheet music 
and edged with silver glitter.

Handmade pom pom garland created with craft yarn. Simple and easy!

Magnolia wreath created with silver and gold magnolia leaves that I cut apart 
and attached onto a round foam wreath.

Backdrop are flea market, junk finds "old barn window and shutters" I painted them
shabby white and distressed the edges. 

Adorn with white lights makes for a beautiful glow!

Being creative is so good for the soul....I'm hoping this new year will 
be filled with many creative, soul, mindful moments daily.
I will be sharing more on my blog, hoping!

Thanks for stopping by, wishing you all
a Creative New Year!

Peggy Lee

Monday, May 15, 2017

Tutorial Part 2-CCB Chicken Wire Cardstock to Embellishment

For Supplies see Blog Post-Tutorial Part 1-CCB Chicken Wire Cardstock to Embellishment

Tutorial Part 1-CCB Chicken Wire Cardstock to Embellishment

Creating chicken wire from Canvas Corp Black & Ivory Chicken Wire Cardstock and colored with Tattered Angels Glimmer mists. 
Canvas Corp Brands Shop....
CCB Black & Ivory Chicken Wire Cardstock....
CCB Tattered Angels....
Embossing powders....http://peggyleebaker.closetomyheart.c...

My blog:
Canvas Corp Brands blog:

CCB-Black & Ivory Chicken Wire Cardstock
CCB-Tattered Angels glimmer mist-Graphite, Curious, Mint Julip
Ranger's-embossing powder Silver, Princess Gold
Heat Tool
VersaMark Ink

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Happy Mother's Day & Mixed Media Canvas Corp Brands

It's Sunday....
It's Mother's Day!

In honor of Mother's Day I created an mixed media card, with layers of
textures with depth. I truly believe that a handmade card or gifts 
are the best! 

"Happy Mother's Day"
5x7 size 

I gathered a few of Canvas Corp Brands products and started to rip,
tear, distress and add paste with stencils.

I also too Canvas Corp Black & Ivory Chicken Wire Cardstock, I 
fussy cut out the chicken wire pattern...then embossed it many times
to build up the layers and sprayed with Tattered Angels glimmer mist to 
add color tones and texture.

Grabbed a Petaloo flower that was laying around my desk...I colored it with
Tattered Angels glimmer mist it's a great way to watercolor.
Butterfly I fussy cut and water colored the same as the flowers.

I stamped the sentiment and cut out a banner shape distress the edges 
and inked it up and tucked it into the flower.
The water color purple flower is from Tattered Angels
 Mixed Media Origins-Nature. 

I want to wish all mother's and grandmother's a
 Beautiful and Happy Mother's Day!

Peggy Lee

Card Base 5x7
Canvas Corp Brands-Black & Ivory Plaid Cardstock
Black & Ivory Chicken Wire Cardstock
Butterflies on Ivory Cardstock
Tattered Angels-Mixed Media Origins-Nature,
Glimmer Mist-Graphite, Mind Julip, Curious, Dried
Lavendar, Crushed Shells, Broadwalk, Iridescent Silver,
Silk, Coral Reef, Juneberry
Ranger-Princess Gold, Silver embossing powder
Ranger=Distress ink Vintage Photo
Versa Mark
Watercolor pencils
Prima-Finnabair Texture Paste White Crackle
Petaloo-DIY Paintables Mixed Textured Layers Ivory

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Mixed Media Wooden Block "Explore" colored with Tattered Angels

I bought a wood block from the dollar store from the home decor section. 
I couldn't wait to bring it home to alter it!
I gathered my supplies, old book pages, glimmer mists, paint, stencil, gesso,
and modeling paste. Along with cheese cloth, wooden piece, and a few stamps.
Then the fun thing with mixed media you have 
many layers and much drying time! 

"Explore" Wooden Block

I started with gluing down the old book pages, painting gesso
over the wooden block to cover the image that was already on the block.
Sprayed many layers of beautiful Tattered Angels glimmer mist and paint.

Another layer is using modeling paste and The Crafter's Worshop 
Stencil Specimen #TCW454. Oh how I love this stencil!
Once dried another round of glimmer mists, paint layers....this process 
is the bomb.


I covered the wooden piece with gesso, glimmer mist and 
layers of embossing powder! LOVE IT

Thanks for stopping by, now to create another wooden block 
art piece I will share that as well. Keep your eye out for round two!!!
Stop by Canvas Corp Brands website for the glimmer mist
 and paints there are a ray of colors to choose from.

Creative Scraps by
Peggy Lee 


Wooden Block
The Crafter's Workshop-TCW454 Stencil
Curious, Raven, Graphite, Army Green and Woven Burlap
High Impact Paint-Black, Antique Gold
Ranger-Embossing Powder Gold and Silver
Stamps-Chicken wire, dots
Modeling Paste
Old Book paper
Cheese Cloth
Explore-wooden piece

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Canvas Corp Brands Creative Crew 2017 "4x4 Canvas"

The Canvas Corp Brands Creative Crew 2017!

I'm excited to share again that I am part of this
 amazing design team for another year!
Canvas Corp Brands is made up of 3 great
 brands-7Gypsies, Tattered Angels & Canvas Corp!

You can check out this amazing showcase of the
New Canvas Corp Brands Creative Crew over on the 

Here is my 4x4 Canvas Art piece to announce
me as a part of the Canvas Corp Brands Creative Crew member.
I'm a little shabby chic, rustic, vintage kind of gal, 
let me walk you through my creative process.

I am drawn to chippy white treasure, old books, textiles and my 
favorite vintage mother of pearl buttons!

I started with Canvas Corp 4x4 Canvas it's a great base
to start your creative project. I took Gesso paint added
strokes of paint here and there, then took old book pages
ripped them into small pieces and glued
 them around the canvas.

I need texture so I added crackle paste allowed it to dry,
then using Tattered Angels glimmer mist sprayed them
over the cracked paste which allows the glimmer mist
to settle in the cracks giving depth.
I added some cheese clothe, 7Gypsies lace trims and 
Canvas Corps burlap cut piece to gather 
under the main focal piece. 

"Butterfly Tag" embellishment!
I started with Canvas Corp Butterflies on Ivory Cardstock,
I cut out on the butterflies and colored it with Tattered Angels
Glimmer mist. It's like watercolor painting 
it's really fun you need to try it.

To create tag I gather a 7Gypsies-Gypsies Moments
Recipe card, added some thread and adhered the colored
butterfly cutout with only glue in the center
 to give the wings lift. 

Hope you have enjoyed my walk through,  I'm so excited to be
apart of the Canvas Corp Brands Creative Crew for another
design team be sure to follow the Canvas Corp Brands Blog 
for amazing inspiration and stop by the Canvas Corp Brands Shop
to get yourself these amazing products to create and be sure to share with us!

Canvas Corp Brands Creative Crew
Member: Peggy Lee Baker

Happy Creating!

Canvas Corp- 4x4 canvas
Canvas Corp- Butterflies on Ivory Cardstock
Canvas Corp- natural burlap
7Gypsies- Tags-Gypsies Moments Recipe Cards
7Gypsies- lace trim
Tattered Angels- Glimmer mists in
-Curious, Pink Coral, Crushed Shells, Woven Burlap
and Boardwalk
Prima-Crackle Paste
Ranger-TH Distress ink-Vintage Photo
-mother of pearl buttons
-old book pages
-string thread
-cheese clothe

Monday, January 2, 2017

Primitive Shabby Christmas Decorations-Handmade

I love my primitive shabby rag strip garland...
I created this garland a few years back to 
hang on my tree...which is so pretty wrapped
around the tree with lights twinkling!

But this Christmas I decided to hang it on my curtain
rod on my living room was a perfect 
backdrop for the Christmas tree so loved it!

I found some rusty jingle bells on jute twine garland
at the Christmas Tree Shop a few years back and added them
to my Christmas decorations this year.

Hoping to share more of our Christmas Season with you all, soon but
right now we are up to our necks with boxes and packing for a move.
Crazy I know it to move during the Holidays Crazy I say!

But it is what it is-keep moving forward one box at a time, haha.

Thanks for stopping by,
Peggy Lee

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Happy New Year 2017!!!

It's a New Year, welcome 2017!
Let's start off the new year with a reminder of:
PEACE be with you all through out this year...

Remember to make every moment in life count...

It's that simple!

PEACE be with you.

Peggy Lee 

Friday, December 9, 2016

Tattered "JOY" Banner with Canvas Corp Brands

Tattered "JOY" Banner
I love this little beauty I created with many different 
Love the handmade tattered look with the pastel color tones for
a shabby vintage feel!

I first started to create canvas tags then when I had them line up 
together I was oh a banner maybe. I grabbed Canvas Corp Black/Ivory Plaid
card stock, cut to size. I distressed the edges added modeling paste with a stencil "lace"
then added Tattered Angels High Impact Paint in White, where I did
a layer of white wash let dry, added Tattered Angels glimmer mists in Red Tipped Rose,
Wedding Pink, Dazzling Diamonds, Pink Coral and Crushed Shells. Just
kept painting and drying to get the desired look I was going for "SHABBY"!

Punched the eyelet holes strung with the Canvas Corp Jute Rope (I pulled it 
apart to in half)...this helped threading it through the holes. Tied together.

The inspiration was the new 7Gypsies Seamstress paper collection and with Tim Holtz Tattered Poinsettia Die. Oh this paper collections is just delish and screams vintage, so I knew I wanted 
to use this for my banner. I die cut the poinsettia flower out of the paper and canvas then I 
white washed the pieces, added glitter to the edges...I also used the Tim Holtz Tattered Pine cone Die with the Canvas Corp Black/Ivory Plaid card stock and painted it blue with the Tattered Angels High Impact this paint cause it allows the pattern to show through!

chip board letters 
I painted white covered with thick layers
of Gesso and heat set them to bubble. After dried I painted again with the Tattered Angels High Impact the texture!

Last panel I embellished with an canvas ornament
I die cut out another Tim Holtz Carved Ornaments...I ran it through a Maggie
Holmes music embossing folder...
painted it with Gesso with Rose Color Fragments, Glitter and buttons.
Love Love Love

Last touch was covering all the panels with Diamond Dust Glitter, 
also added 7Gypsies Lace 
and trims glued to the bottom of the banner for shabby feel. 

I really enjoyed gathering my Canvas Corp Brands supplies and created this
fabulous Tattered "JOY" Banner for my home. There is nothing better than creating your very own Christmas decorations and gifts...why not start by stopping over at the Canvas Corp Brands Shop and start gathering!!! Thanks so much for stopping by get creative and make memories.

Merry Christmas, Peggy Lee
(love this tattered poinsettia)


Canvas Corp-Canvas, Black/Ivory Plaid Cardstock, Jute Rope
7Gypsies-Gypsy Seamstress Paper Collections, Lace Trims
Tattered Angels-High Impact Paint-White, Blue and Pink
-Glimmer Mist in Red Tipped Rose, Wedding Pink, 
Dazzling Diamonds, Pink Coral and Crushed Shells
-Sheer in Baby Blue
Pink Paislee-Wood Lumberyard letters
Sizzix-Tim Holtz-Tattered Poinsettia, Pinecone and Carved Ornaments
Ranger-Vintage Photo Ink, Distress Stickles Dry Glitter, Stickles-Icicle, Frosted Lace
Stampendous-Rose Color Fragments, Stencil-Lace (TH)
BoBunny-Rose Gold  & Sugar Glitter Paste
Maggie Holmes-Sheet Music Embossing Folder
Teresa Collins-Embossing Folder (quilted on the poinsettia)
Hot Glue
Vintage Buttons-Mother of Pearls 

Monday, December 5, 2016

Altered Shadow Box Stand-Christmas Decoration!

When I bought this metal sign stand this summer I knew I wanted to 
create a shadow box home decor piece for the Christmas Season.
The 7Gypsies new paper collection Seamstress was perfect with
a vintage feel and beautiful.

I started with a metal sign stand painted it 
with chalk white paint...sanded it down to remove
areas of paint to give a shabby look.
Built a shadow box with chipboard pieces glued them
together painted with gesso and chalk paint.

Using the 7Gypsies Seamstress paper collection cut paper in 
sections to cover the box, gave them white wash 
and distressed the edges.

For the backing piece I ran through a Teresa Collins
embossing folder to give the quilt pattern paper texture.

After all the hard work was done came the best part
Embellishing!!! I didn't gather anything I used what was  
laying around on my desk...bits and pieces in my junk jars.

I had a few flowers laying about changed the color tones of this 
Petaloo flower with Tattered Angels Glimmer mist

Love the Snow-Tex on the edges of the flowers and pine cones!

Tiny bottle brush tree with glitter, snow-tex and pearls...nestled 
in with the 7Gypsies logo car making cute.

And my projects wouldn't be complete without my vintage mother
of pearl buttons...tucked in throughout.
Another vintage find was the tiny Bell in the upper right corner...I found
those vintage bells last years (so reminds me of my childhood decorations).

Hope you enjoyed gazing upon my altered stand...It's given
me a spark in the Holiday crafting! Love the products you see
be sure to jump over to the Canvas Corp Brands website and
 get a start on your holiday shopping!

Peggy Lee


Tattered Angels-Glimmer mist
7Gypsies-Seamstress paper
Metal Sign Stand
Making Memories-frame
Diamond Dust Glitter
Chalk Paint
Chip Board
Cheese Clothe
Vintage Bell
Vintage Mother of Pearl Buttons

Friday, November 4, 2016

Shabby Chic Altered Mask

There is still time to get your projects in for the Canvas Corp Brands 
October have til Nov. 5th.
To see all the details and prize jump over to the 
Canvas Corp Brands Blog, HERE.

Here is what I came up with...this challenge sure did challenge me!

Shabby Chic 
Altered Mask

I started with a plain white mask from the craft store,
then I glued beads, buttons and pearls to the mask.
Painted it completely white...
Next was to add color....I pulled out my Tattered Angels
Glimmer mists, and started to spray and much fun.

I also used crackle paste to add beautiful texture...where the glimmer mist
sipped into the cracks...just love this effect.

Grabbed some of the Canvas Corp Brands burlap and muslin, 
7Gypsies lace, book and music paper, Petaloo butterfly, Tim Holtz 
Tattered Floral Die, created my own flowers.
And of course used Tattered Angels glimmer mist to add amazing
colors to the flowers and mask.

This challenge differently pushed me out side 
my creative box, but it was totally fun and worth it..
it's great to try new things and try new products.

Love the rustic texture with the shabby lace mixture!

Thanks for stopping by,
hope I inspired you to grab your crafty supplies
and create something beautiful.
Be sure to jump over to the Canvas Corp Brands Blog and 
be inspired and join in..there is still time.

Create away,
Peggy Lee

Tattered Angels-Glimmer mist in: Curious, Iridescent Silver,
Dazzling Diamonds, Partridge in a Pear Tree, Crushed Shells,
Red Tipped Rose, Wedding Pink, Pink Coral and Sheer Baby Blue.
Craft Mask
Buttons, Beads, Pearls
Prima Crackles Paste