Monday, June 13, 2016


Hello all!  I am now entering another part of the art world.  This is the first canvas for me.  I started out with nothing that I ended up with.  I had made a mistake that I tried to cover up and it really was bad so I scraped everything off and started over.  I covered the canvas in Gesso so it would be a clean slate.  Here is a list of the products I used:

Dreamweaver Crackle Paste and Glossy Black Paste
Ranger Texture Paste Transparent and Stickles
Tim Holtz Distress Inks - Shabby Shutters, Tumbled Glass, Peeled Paint, Fired Brick and Dusty Concord
Copics - YR16, Y08, Y00
Stencil from Wendy Vecchi
Dies from Heartfelt Designs, Gina Marie Deisigns and Darice
Stamp from Heartfelt Designs
Papers from Bazzill, Core 'dinations and generic
Sentiment is from Create with TLC
Stampin' Up Dazzling Diamonds Glitter
Glossy Accents
Ken Oliver Color Burst Yellow Ochre
Pearl is Queen & Co.
Flower is popped up with 3-D dimensionals and I used Heartfelt's techniques to make the flower dimensional too.

After I thought I was finished I took this over to my sisters house.

She gave me a few finishing ideas that really made a difference.  This included a different flower.  It was hard taking off the flower but I managed.  The different color and added touches made a huge improvement.  She is so talented!

My great niece said she wanted it and who could refuse this gorgeous face

So later today when we celebrate her daddy's birthday she will get a present too.  I just love this little angel.

I hope you enjoyed this.  Next canvas I will take pictures while making it so I can do a bit more to show you how I did it.  Since this was for me to hang up and be a bit of inspiration, the next one may very well contain the same sentiments.

Thanks for visiting and have a blessed day!

Challenges entered:

STAMPlorations June #49 - Mixed media and stencils
Our Daily Bread June #275 - Add dimension or pop it up
Creative Inspirations #253 - Spring into summer
Word Art Wednesday #234-235 - Always anything goes
Simon Says Work it Wednesday May - Sunshine
Hanna and Friends #250 - Butterflies
Fashionable Stamping June #112 - Beautiful blooms
Happy Little Stampers June - Mixed media
Let's Craft and Create June #114 - Hearts and/or flowers
Penny Black and More June - Flower power


suzanne2 said...

great canvas, I love both flowers. your niece is such a little cutie too. thanks for joining us at creative inspirations.
Suzanne x (DT)

Lisa said...

Oh my gosh, Robin, it's absolutely stunning!! Wow!! The background looks amazing!! I love the cracks!! The butterflies are gorgeous - what beautiful colors!! Both flowers are so pretty!! I love, love this!! The sentiment is awesome, too!! I can't wait to see more canvases from you!! You are mastering mixed media!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

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Paulette Creates said...

Wow....can't believe this is your first canvas~! It is fantastic.
Can't wait to see more from you. I love mixed media canvas art.
Paulette, TlcCreations

ursula Uphof said...

Wow Robin, what a gorgeous canvas..and your first. Love all the texture.
Thank you for joining our challenge at
Let's Craft and Create this week and good luck.. Ursula Uphof DT

brenda said...

Very striking colours on a super creation Robin and a lovely sentiment.

It's lovely to see you at Fashionable Stamping Challenges and Penny Black and More, many thanks for joining in at both and sharing your lovely work.

B x

Team Clark said...

You did such a great job! What an amazing first canvas. I have made tons and tons and still end up scraping and gessoing to start again. That's part of the process. Keep up the beautiful work and how sweet to give to this little angel. <3

Esther said...

Simply gorgeous, just love all that texture and the colours are stunning...Thanks so much for sharing your lovely canvas with us at Fashionable Stamping....Esther xx

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

Robin, if you hadn't have mentioned that this was your first canvas, who would have known? I've only done a couple myself and I pretty much lost count of how many times I scraped off the paste and put on new gesso lol. You've done a wonderful job here. I love the crackle background and way that your butterflies look like a stained glass window. I also like the way that you've laid out the sentiments. The red flower makes more of a statement but the orange flower just blends in so beautifully. You are so lucky to have a crafty Sister to share your ideas with:) Thank you for joining us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges. Sandra X

Candy Spiegel said...

Love this! Congratulations on expanding your art!

DIANA L. said...

Awesome canvas I absolutely am inspired - I Want to make one!!

Gail said...

Howdy! Stunning work! Dropping by to say Thank you so much for entering your art work into WAW this week Anything Goes Challenge - where you can upload 5 pieces each week - a total of 10 opportunities to win a prize! Happy Dance - it is a blessing to have you come by and join the challenge - may your day be filled with fun and laughter and leaving you with this message "The Lord is Good - All of the Time" Blessings, Gail WAW DT

Leslie said...

Wow! Just wow! Your first canvas is stunning! Your background and those butterflies are gorgeous and as is that flower! And what a beautiful sentiment! And your little niece couldn't be cuter - don't think I could resist that sweet face, either! ;)

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

What a beautiful card!! Love your coloring butterflies and the added dimension!! Gorgeous details and design! Thanks for joining us at ODBD!

Tracy said...

Thanks for joining Penny Black & More @ Allsorts challenge with this great entry, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Rein said...

Your first canvas is great!

Whisper said...

Absolutely stunning and thanks for joining us at Penny Black & More this month, Luv Sam x

Yvonne Garner said...

Bravo! You are indeed expanding your reptoire. How lovely to have a sister to mentor you! A beautiful canvas, and as others have noted, I would not have suspected it was your first! Thank you for sharing with us at Fashionable Stamping Challenge!

Scrapbook Lynne Mizera said...

What a lovely, lovey canvas you created... and isn't Gesso just the BEST! It is so freeing to know that if we "don't Like It" we can erase it but leave all that lovely texture! THANK YOU for joining us over at STAMPlorations for the June Mixed Media Challenge

Susanne Rose said...

So beautiful! Thank you for joining the STAMPlorations Stencil Sunday Challenge! xx Susanne.