Saturday, February 14, 2015

Gypsies Moments "Heart with Wings" Art Canvas

Happy Valentine's Day
Canvas Corp Brands

What a great way to celebrate this LOVE Day...than with one of our first Canvas Corp Brands Challenges (see more canvas art on the Canvas Corp Brands blog...they asked us to come up with a canvas to best defines us as a creative person and designer...our style that best suits us. I knew from the moment I saw 7gypsies "Gypsies Moments"  new paper line and 4 x 4 canvas. I started gathering my vintage shabby chic treasures I have laying around my inspire me everyday. 

I also wanted to create my canvas with a "heart with wings"
 and my love for vintage mother of pearl buttons...


Step 1. Take modeling paste and
(this is so fun and great to create your own colored paste)

Step 2. After you blended the mist and paste well...
grab a stencil and pallet knife and smear on the paste over
stencil onto the canvas.

Step 3. Gathering your favorite mist...I used Tattered Angels Glimmer mist in
 Tattered Leather and Simply Sheer in Baby Blue.
 I also did a white wash over the whole
canvas using water mixed with gesso, then dry.

Step 4. I wanted to give my canvas a antique weathered look and feel.
about a teaspoon full in a tea saucer with water.

Step 5. Brush on glimmer mist wash over the canvas (using 
a brush I control where I want to highlight darker areas).

Step 6. Now I poured the wash over the whole canvas and 
let it set on Canvas Corp canvas then drip excess off the canvas in saucer.

Step 7. Used a heat tool to dry and set the wash.

Step 8. I grabbed my favorite flowers Burlap Textured Blooms by Petaloo
I sprayed these colors on the flower bloom and heat set.

Step 9. I gathered my pieces for my altered heart.
Chip board, Canvas Corp Printed Papers, Heart Die....

Die cut the pieces, glue together, distress the edges, add 
touches with layers of gesso and drying them to bubble...

Step 10. Adding my favorite new papers from 7gypsies "Gypsies Moments"!!

I hope and prayer you have a wonderful Valentine's Day!

Thanks for stopping by today, be sure to stop over to the 
Canvas Corp Brands Blog to see more of the
 Creative Crews Art Canvas's....

Love and hugs,
Peggy Lee

Canvas Corp-Black & Kraft printed papers
4 x 4 canvas, clothes pins mini white
and burlap sheet natural
7gypsies-Gypsies Moments papers, Vintage Antique Brass Pins,
 Flea Market Findings-Charming, Victoriana Steampunk rubbings
Tattered Angels-Glimmer mist-Tattered Leather, Red Tipped Rose,
Wedding Pink, Iridescent Silver
TA Simply Sheer-Baby Blue
Petaloo-Textured Elements-Burlap Blossoms Ivory
Tim Holtz Alterations Die Heart Wings
Tim Holtz-Dot Fade Stencil
Ranger Distress ink-Vintage Photo
Liquitex-Flexible Modeling Paste
TCW-Stencil Specimer
Vintage Mother of Pearl Buttons
Lace & trims...

Thursday, February 12, 2015

"LOVE STRUCK" Valentine Card over on Die~Namites Dies Blog!!

Over on the Die~Namites Dies Blog we are having 
A Week of LOVE!
Today is my day over on the blog,
 sharing with you my handmade card.

"Love Struck" Valentine Card

I decided to also play along with Die~Namites Monthly Sketch & Dare Challenge!
Here is the sketch and details below...

The dare this month is to use a heart!


  1. Use at least one Die~Namites Die in your creation.
  2. Use the SKETCH! It can be interpreted (loosely or exactly) as a card, layout or altered piece!
  3. Incorporate the DARE into your creation.
  4. Mention the Die~Namites Die you used in your blog post.
  5. Link back to the Die~Namites Die.
  6. You have until the last day of the month to post your creation on your blog and link up to this post.  **PLEASE add a link to your direct post, not your entire blog.*
Each participant will receive one entry into our random drawing
for each entry into the challenge.

 A random winner will be chosen from eligible participants for a
$25 Gift Certificate to Die~Namites Dies.
Here is my take on the
Sketch & Dare Challenge...

"Love Struck"
 Handmade Card to share with you all.
You can see more over on the Die~Namites Dies Blog, Here.

Love Arrangement

Love Struck

Here are a few close ups!

Thanks for stopping by, want to see more details 
come on by the Die~Namites Dies Blog.

Happy Valentine's Day!
Peggy Lee

Reminder:  Do you enjoy Die-namites dies?
We have a Design Team call out right now, 
hurry and submit your applications before February 24th. Details can be found here.

Die~Namites Dies-Love Struck & Love Arrangement
Canvas Corp Brands: Canvas Corp-Black & Kraft Live, Love, Laugh Printed Papers,
 Black & Kraft Swirls, White & Kraft Mini Dot Printed Papers, Handmade Script Brown
Tattered Angels-Glimmer Mist-Chili Pepper Red, Red Chillies, Pink Coral, Pashmina,
 Iridescent Silver, Olive Vine, Snowy Pine
Petaloo-Textured Elements-Red Blossoms-Red, Textured Elements-Burlap Blossoms-Ivory
Ranger-Distress Inks-Vintage Photo, Walnut Stain & Perfect Pearl Mist-Heirloom Gold
Cardboard-cut out Heart.

Thursday, February 5, 2015

"Love Wishes" Valentine Card & Envelope & Tutorial in Canvas Corp Brands Style

Oh I am so thrilled to finally share that I am part of amazing team for 
Canvas Corp will see more about this coming up soon!

But while we wait for about a challenge?
We have a Crew Challenge-Valentine Card with a story, see more details 
over on the Canvas Corp Brands Blog, here.

Here is my
 Crew Challenge-Valentine Card & Envelope.

"Love Wishes"

Part of the challenge was to share a story about who we were going to give our Valentine to.

My story is this...

As I sat at my creative table looking at the blank Canvas Corp Kraft Card & Envelope, tapping my finger my eyes happen to glance down to the tote filled with amazing products from Canvas Corp eye spied popping "RED" burlap sheet! I said that's it!!!
I knew I wanted the pop of "RED" with Kraft was made for each other.
It all started I was aging the Kraft tag, and distressing the edges of the hearts...My hubby walked by and says oh my that is so cool and pretty.
I love it when he does this! I always enjoy creating something for him right out in the open with him walking by making cute remarks. Like how he loves this or that and for this card he was so taking in by the pop of red with the black and Kraft. He is my biggest fan and loves what I design and create.

He is My Valentine!

The "Love Wishes" banner was such a fun idea...I didn't have alot of Valentine papers...but I did have the new Canvas Corps "His & Hers" Wedding paper. I fussy cut the words, distressed the edges, added to a piece of Kraft scrap. Adorn it with my favorite Vintage Mother of Pearl Buttons adhered down over the stack of hearts. LOVE IT!

Part of our Challenge was to decorate our envelopes as well...I knew I wasn't 
mailing my card, so I created a mini sample of my card.
I found the word 'LOVE" in one of the Canvas Corp printed papers and cut out 
a tag top (around that word)...added more colored seam binding..adorn with button.

I love the riches in the color tones of this card.

Easy Tutorial
I didn't have any ribbon to match my burlap I colored my own.

Step 1. To pick out the right Tattered Angels Glimmer mist.
I choose "Red Chillies" sprayed on 
seam binding in's that easy!

Step 2. Crinkling the colored seam binding in your hand (I use a paper towel)
to help soak up any extra glimmer mist. And rub your hands together
fast which helps to wrinkle (crinkles) the binding...for a vintage feel.

I die cut the heart match the seam binding I sprayed the 
burlap heart with the same mist.

Step 4. Let's not let the mist go to waste....I dragged the burlap
heart through the glimmer mist on my mat.

Gives great depth and texture to the burlap heart.

Here is a close up of the colored seam binding...I love using
glimmer mist to help match my scrapbooking papers and cards.

What's awesome is yes I will be giving this to my hubby, I will
be able to gaze upon this beauty all I want...
Thinking it will need a special place to sit in our home.

There is nothing better than a "handmade" card, give it a try I know it 
will make someone smile and they will cherish it forever.

Thanks for stopping by today,
be sure to jump over to the Canvas Corp Brands Blog, here.
And join us in the Crew Challenge...they
 have a great prize waiting for a lucky winner.

Love Wishes,
Peggy Lee 

Canvas Corp Brands (Canvas Corp & Tattered Angels)
Canvas Corp - Kraft Card & Envelope 5x7
Canvas Corp - Printed Paper - Kraft,  Black & Kraft Mini Dot Reverse,
Black & Kraft Diamonds, Black & Kraft Live Love Laugh, His & Hers on Ivory
Canvas Corp - Tissuestock Script
Canvas Corp - Burlap Sheet Red
Canvas Corp Brands - Tattered Angels Glimmer mist-Red Chillies
Sizzix - Heart, Primitive Die, Tim Holtz-Alterations On The Edge-Distressed Doily Die
Ranger - Distress Ink-Walnut Stain, Black Soot
Seam Binding cream
Vintage Mother Of Pearl Buttons

Monday, February 2, 2015

Day 1-Art for 5 Day's MY Favorite "Christmas Altered Mailbox"!

I saved the BEST for last, that's right we are down to my #1 Art for 5 Day's!
Day 1
"Christmas Altered Mailbox"
I created this special piece for
 Petaloo a Guest Designer in December 2014.
You can read more on the Petaloo blog here
and also on my blog here.
I got to work with the amazing Petaloo flowers and the fabulous 
Graphic 45 paper collection "Twas The Night Before Christmas"
oh be still my them both.
Santa helping decorate the Christmas Tree....

It's been a joy walking down memory lane with you all.
Enjoyed the Art for 5 Day's Challenge...
Peggy Lee

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Art for 5 Day's-Day 2 "Vintage Mini Album & Altered Paper Bag & Gift!!!

Day 2:  Art for 5 Days
Today I bring you a couple of my favorite creations..
that's right I had a hard time choosing only one for Day 2.
So I decided there is no rules to this sharing of my Art for 5 Days...
Why not share what I really love!!

First up is my 
"True Beauty Vintage Mini Album"
The Marion Smith Designs Team has created a mini album farewell! Vintage is my middle name with a twist of shabby chic! I have been collecting many vintage inspired items such as mother of pearl buttons, lace, old book, photos, little bits & pieces....etc. I was flipping through the beautiful paper collections of Marion's (or I should say my I created this shabby little lovely with Marion's papers (Never Grow Up, Motley, Garment District, Nirvana), along with her Junque & Gems, Doilies, resin flowers. I created the flowers (on cover) with her Bloom Tool, Dies and papers! I felt that the papers needed a vintage old book pages it was!! This mini is simple, vintage and busting with a shabby chic feel......simply love!
Hope you all enjoy flipping through the inspiration of "Something Old with Something New"!!!!
You can see more details and close up's on my blog, here.
I just love the way this mini album came out.
and Marion's papers have so many images you
can fussy cut out and use as embellishments.

another paper bag for you to enjoy....
"Altered Paper Bag & Gift Set"
for Die~Namites Blog Hop.
I used Graphic 45 "paper collections (Little Darlings & Baby to Bride) with
Die~Namites Die "It's A Boy"
you can see more over on my blog, here.

for stopping in,
Peggy Lee