Believe Canvas

Hi Everyone!  Today I have a project to share with you all for The Robin's Nest Design Team.  I have really enjoyed my first term with this team so I am trying out to do it all over again with my creation today.


Do you believe in the Magic of Christmas?  Well I certainly do, its my most favorite time of the year, as we get to catch up with family and friends and enjoy the spirit of the season and reflect on the year that was and dream for the year ahead.  This year will prove to be even more special as we share it with our new Foster Child.  He has already in the few short weeks we have known him brought so much joy and laughter into our home.    

Every Christmas I love to create a few pieces to decorate our home and I have made a Cute Canvas for today's post.


My canvas is 13 x 18 cm in size and I started by coloring the sides of the canvas black with a Faber Castell Gelato Pen.  I then took piece of the Robin's Nest Glittered Black and White Paisley Cardstock which cut just smaller than the dimensions of the canvas and colored in the design with my Red & Green Stamper's Big Brush Pens also from Faber Castell.  Once dry I took some home made Olive Glimmer Mist and lightly sprayed it over my design and once this dried I took  my Picket Fence (White) Distress Stain and blotted it randomly around the design so that it covered up some of the design as well as the blank space.  This toned down and softened the starkness of the the white background of the Paisley Cardstock.  I then stuck this paper on to my canvas and distressed the edges with some black/red ink.  

I waited for this to dry and I then again randomly dotted all over the top 2/3 of the Design with the Picket Fence Distress Stain, to resemble falling snow flakes.  To the centre of some of these I added some Pearl Dew Drops which are also from the Robin's Nest.

To the bottom of the canvas I took the Red Velvet ribbon from the Robin's Nest Collection and wrapped this around the canvas.  I then added my bird which I cut from Red Felt using one of my dies, his eye is a small dew drop.  I had some old Christmas Decorations that were coming apart so I used the leaves to make it look like the bird is in the tree and a few random fibres in my stash to create a nest with a bit of shaping with my scissors.

I die cut my flower from red cardstock  adding some Red Dew Drops from the Christmas Collection to its center  for a further touch of Christmas I then buffed the flower and the edges of my canvas with Gold Viva Decor Inka Gold.

The Word Believe is simply cut from the Robin's Nest Black Believe Ribbon layered on a piece of red cardstock!

And there you have it,  a very unique home decor piece that can be hung on the wall, or placed on a stand or easel.

Thanks so much for looking at my project today and be sure to check out the wonderful selection of products suitable for Card Making, Scrapbooking and Mixed Media Projects at the Robin's Nest.

21 comments:

jane stillman said...

A great canvas, with lots of lovely textures x

Sue - bearhouse said...

this is so beautiful. I love the design and the colours are gorgeous

Sue

Kate M said...

Really lovely canvas.
Kate
xx

Lizzyc said...

Oh this is so sweet!!

Tammy said...

Great project for Christmas and what a great idea for a gift! Love the pretty background!

Emkay said...

I'm so glad to hear things are going well with your Foster Child.

Great work on this canvas. Love all the different textures, and the cute snow falling.

Clare D. said...

Sweet canvas! Good Luck on the DT tryout!

The Robins Nest OCrowley said...

I love this card! The paisley's look awesome!

Terri Sproul said...

great project, thanks for your submission to be apart of the robin Nest Dt again.

Lise Cooke said...

wow that is AMAZING I love it. I keep having to look at it, love the style and the colours FABULOUS xxx

Robin said...

Very nice!

Laurie LaRiviere said...

really cute canvas Dani, makes me want to buy one and make something! that will look nice displayed in your home...and btw...Happy Anniversary to you and Rod :)

Joan Macdonald said...

Fabulous canvas i love the colours ans layout.

Joan x

Kathryn said...

A fabby Xmas project x love all the textures and colours :) xx

Jan Ltc said...

What a cheery xmas card xx Jan

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Absolutely stunning hun, love the the different layers and textures
Lindsay xx

Lynn McAuley said...

A fabulous layering of colors and textures with this beautiful red bird, Danie!

Claire Newcombe said...

A lovely canvas dani.
Such lovely news that you have a new member of your family and that it is working out for you all.

Claire

Doreen said...

This is fabulous.xxx

Cheremane said...

This is craftastic fab fab fab.....:-D xxx

Zoe said...

Stunning canvas Danie, love it! Xxx