Friday, March 22, 2013

All Things Altered Spring Blog Hop

Scrapbook Flair
Hello everyone, and welcome to the All Things Altered Spring Blog Hop, brought to you by our very talented hostess, Pam Bray, of Scrapbook Flair, which is where you can start the hop.  Can you believe Spring is almost here?  The birds are chirping, the trees are blooming, and my allergies are kicking up again.  Yep, I believe Spring is just around the corner.  So, in honor of Spring, I used Graphic 45's new Secret Garden collection to make this altered canvas.


I began with a 5x7 back-stapled canvas.  
Die cut two pieces of chipboard using the On the Fence and Distress Doily dies.  Paint each piece on both sides with the Snow Cap paint dabber.  Distress each with a sanding block and apply Frayed Burlap distress ink.  Heat emboss each with Ranger Moss embossing powder.
Paint the inside edges of the canvas frame with the Malted Milk paint, but remove the dabber top  and use a paint brush instead.  I chose an image from the Springtime 12x12 sheet and glued it to the center of the opening.
I cut 1-1/4" strips of the April Showers 8x8 paper to cover the front of the frame, and 1/2" strips of the Coming Up Roses 8x8 paper to cover the sides.

Adhere the fence chipboard piece to the bottom of the frame, and the scalloped doily to the top of the frame, as shown.  Add the Secret Garden sticker to the center of the doily chipboard, and the fussy cut roses along the fence and doily pieces, as shown.  I also added the long rectangular sticker to the right side of the frame.


I fussy cut some of the roses from the Roses 8x8 paper.  To make them 3-D, I turned each one over to the reverse side and, with a large ball tip stylus, embossed each rose from the back.   
I then used Helmar 450 glue to attach the roses in a pleasing arrangement, allowing the glue to puddle and keep my roses dimensional.
Inside the frame, I added moss and parts of a flower pick with pretty gems attached.  I punched my butterfly from a scrap of vellum that I first colored with Seedless Preserves distress ink.
I used a white PVA glue to adhere the papers to the canvas, but I used Helmar 450 glue to adhere all of the chipboard and embellishment pieces.

Supplies used:
5x7 Artist's Loft canvas
Graphic 45 Secret Garden Collection papers
Tim Holtz Alterations Sizzix on the edge die - On The Fence
Tim Holtz Alterations Sizzix on the edge die - Distressed Doily
Adirondack Paint Dabber - Snow Cap
Jenni Bowlin Paint Dabber - Malted Milk
Thick chipboard
Distress Ink (Frayed Burlap)
White PVA glue
Helmar 450 glue

I have some blog candy to give away today, too.  All you need to do is become a follower of my blog please, and leave me a comment, which will also help me contact you if you are a winner.  This is what you could win.  I will announce my winner on Monday, 25 March, so be sure to check back then.
And Pam Bray is giving away a surprise basket of springtime goodies  for one lucky winner.  So please be sure to leave a nice comment and follow the other bloggers today.  It really makes us happy and ensures you a chance to win.

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  I hope you are enjoying the hop and be sure to visit each one.  Below is a complete list of the blogs, in case you get lost.


9. Barbara - http://blackholeartstudio.blogspot.com/<-- You are here

Have a wonderful weekend and a very blessed Easter.

Barbara

60 comments:

  1. that is so lovely. I can't even think as creatively as you.

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  2. Your Canvas is lovely. I learned something from your example. Turning the canvas over to use it as a framed piece! You did a great job on this project. It turned out very nice!

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  3. Barbara, love, love your altered canvas. You know I so love Graphic 45 and Secret Garden is so beautiful. Thanks for sharing all the detail of how you made your canvas into a masterpiece that will delight your home, again thank you for being a part of the All Things Altered Blog Hops.

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  4. Fantastic frame project.. so delicate and beautiful....
    Hugs

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  5. Barbara,
    You have done a beautiful project... The colors oh so springy and the elements that go so well... Some of my favorite colors.. :)
    Thank you for sharing your incredible talent with me..
    Happily hopping along,
    Karen

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  6. I never would have thought to use the back of the canvas. What an amazing idea. I will definitely be using that in the future!! Thanks for your step by step, I learned a lot!

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  7. Barbara -- I am all signed up to follow your blog. I first saw this altered project on Angie's page. I love it. The detail is amazing.

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  8. beautiful altered canvas! Love the idea of working from the back. Love the die cut chipboard( at first glance I thought it was wood). Perfect Spring wall hanging. Thanks for the inspiration!TFS!

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  9. I love it! We both use G45 and pen nibs! GMTA!

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  10. Thanks so much for inspiration. Of course I would put a photo and do both sides of the canvas. But I would have never thought to try this!

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  11. Gorgeous canvas! I love all the little details. Thanks for the inspiration! =)

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  12. Oh my gosh, this is GORGEOUS!!! I just love everything about it...and it shouts Spring!! Lovely papers and magical design!

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  13. Oh my!!! I love your project!!!! New follower and would love to have you come visit me!

    Robin
    http://cutonedesignsbyrobin.blogspot.com/

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  14. This is so gorgeous and unbelievable! I love the colors, the embellishments and the entire design. Thanks for the tips on how you put it together! Wow!

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  15. I love this altered canvas! It's gorgeous. Great papers, great embellies, just love it! Following your blog now, too.

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  16. I LOVE the idea of using the back of a canvas! Yours turned out so beautiful. I love all the details. Oh I am inspired!

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  17. Amazing Barbara! So in love with this canvas ~ so creative and just beautiful ~ thanks for the inspiration and such an awesome idea.

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  18. Amazingly inspiring!!! I would never have thought to use the back of the canvas, but I loved the effect!! Thank you so much for sharing and inspiring:)

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  19. I have learned something new at every stop on this hop! I have NEVER thought about using the back on my canvas to create!! I am definitely going to try my hand at this. The secret garden collection is one of my favs!
    I am a new follower & gladly await your next creation!


    Tons of inspiration on this hop!
    www.krcmasterpiece.blogspot.com

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  20. You are living proof of how we can incorporate our craftiness into our daily lives. I love all your projects. Very clean and functional!


    Tons of inspiration on this hop!
    www.krcmasterpiece.blogspot.com

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  21. Stunning! I love G45's Secret Garden and your altered canvas is just beautiful!

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  22. Love this canvas, I never would hace thought to use the back side, Sarah

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  23. great idea for a little girl's room. Thankyou for sharing.

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  24. Wow, such a beautiful project! The tutorial is just awesome. I'm think I'm one of the few who haven't done anything with canvas, but after reading how you did yours, that's about to change. Thank you!

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  25. OMG this is gorgeous! Thank you for showing us how you made it. All the creations have been beautiful and creative but this one steals my heart! Really fabulous job. Following you now to see what other great things you come up with :)
    ~Deb~
    CDAC DT Member
    A Look Through My Eyes

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  26. Great project. Thank you for sharing.
    I have some canvases in need of a redo,
    your inspiration will come in handy.

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  27. Great idea! I would have never thought to use the 'back' of a canvas. Very inventive and very beautiful creation! Great job11

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  28. WOW! This is an amazing altered canvas... you have so many layers and textures. I love Secret Garden from Graphic 45!!!

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  29. Beautiful! Love using the backside of the canvas!

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  30. ...just became a "follower" of you! I absolutely love the Secret Garden line...one of my faves! Great tutorial, thank you for sharing!

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  31. A beautiful spring project - that makes me think spring will get here eventually. Tomorrow we have a lot of snow coming. Wish Mother Nature would make up her mind. Love your picture.

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  32. What a super project, love the colors & the details. Thank you so much for creating and sharing it.
    ~C8> Ratty Hugs

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  33. I love this project... I never thought to turn it over and use a canvas like this. So many used ones come into the local thrift store here and all one has to do is white wash the other side and voila! You got something cool to work with! I love G45 and plan to make a great project like this soon. Thanks for your tutorial.. it really gave me some new ideas. Thanks also for a chance to win a really cool prize! Much appreciated to you and Pam!

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  34. I'll be following you through your e-mails. Love the picture. G45 papers make any project more spectacular. txmlhl@yahoo.com

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  35. oh yes.. you can contact me at: b_whatever60@hotmail.com... I was the lady who just posted just before this. ;)

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  36. Thanks for sharing. You are so creative.

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  37. Oh wow, I simply love G45 and your project is fabulous!!

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  38. I love G45's Secret Garden and you have really done a great job showcasing it on your canvas. Spectacular!

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  39. SIGH! I am so in love with the Secret Garden collection! So many beautiful colors and patterns in it! I have gone through 4 full collections of it so far and counting! Your canvas is beautiful! I am trying to get brave enough to do my first canvas and I think you have just pushed me over the edge so I may attempt it this week! THanks for the push I needed and for sharing your beautiful canvas with us! Your goodies are gorgeous also!

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  40. This is so beautiful. Love the G45 papers and how you used them. Very very cool.

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  41. I love this altered canvas .. I have recently been looking at altered canvas work on line and I love it .. it is something I am really interested in trying (i usually do cards and mini albums) thank you so much for more inspiration to get me going.. it is beautiful (and I just so happen to have the complete collection of secret garden just waiting to be used)

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  42. O M G!!! I Loooove this piece!! You are so talented!! I Loooove everything about this,and the colors are so Happy and Pretty! This is such an Awesome idea!!! I am flabbergasted...lol..Thanks ,I am a Huge Fan,and will be following you for sure,Thanks Again,and "Happy Spring" :)

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  43. This is so lovely. I appreciate all the details you added. Your use of the alterations dies is so clever.

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  44. You've done a beautiful job of this altered canvas. I think Secret Garden is an all time Graphic 45 favourite...it's a delightful paper collection

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  45. Great altered canvas, love the flowers and fussy cutting, thanks for the inspiration.

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  46. Thank you for the well done tutorial on your beautiful project. Gorgeous job! I haven't made an altered project yet, but I want to. Thanks so much.

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  47. Hello Barbara!! I am glad I did follow this blog hop as I wouldnt have found your talent!! Thanks for showing how you did the frame!! Outstanding!!!

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  48. I found your blog through a new friend, Regina. This project is beautiful! My daughter played Mary in her drama clubs production of The Secret Garden. :)

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  49. what a great idea for altering a canvas! t.igo

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  50. This is beautiful! Thanks for the detailed instructions.

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  51. Wonderfully made. Love all the details. TFs

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  52. Wow...I love this idea...and you did a marvelous job...it turned out beautiful.

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  53. What a beautiful project Barbara! Love how you got the 3d effect using the inside of the canvas!

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