I’ve long had a fascination with fabric. Since I was a child really. My one grandmother was a seamstress, a mother of five who raised them single-handedly in post-war Britain. My other grandmother was a farm-wife with seven children who sewed and quilted, canned and gardened and never let the smallest thing go to waste.
I grew up watching these dear and talented ladies work magic with fabric, pins and thread and I was inspired to learn. Lately I’ve been enjoying marrying fabric and paper crafting together with canvas and linen mini albums. What could be better?
Today I’m sharing this linen mini album on the Maya Road DT blog. It’s full of my favourite quotes, lots of stamping and pretty embellishments. I hope you’ll join me!
To all my Canadian friends, wishing you a safe and wonderful Victoria Day weekend!
Lately I’ve been enjoying some new overlays in my craft room. I’m ecstatic to see more of these back on the market. There’s just something so cool about them that I love designing with them.
Today I’m back in the CLASSroom sharing three transparency/overlay card designs with different ways to attach them to your projects. I hope you’ll join me here!
Have a wonderful weekend!
Have you ever tried a mini canvas project?
They are fast becoming one of my favorite creative projects right now. I like to create them in the 4×4″ or 6×6″ sizes which makes them card-size or a little larger. It’s the perfect place to experiment with different techniques and I adore adding on the layers to create them.
Today’s canvas is 6×6 in size and was a super fun project to create. I used the Yellow Embellishment Kit that was recently featured on HSN along with a few other papers etc.
A few design notes…
- Layer on papers to create the background and then layer over a Printed Coffee Filter sheet
- Tear up the coffee filter sheet in places to add extra dimension and visual interest
- Adhere the papers and filter with Matte Multi-Medium
- The Saffron Yellow Twine cording wraps around the canvas to visually help tie it all together.
- Chipboard flowers and letters are colored with Copic markers for a quick and easy color-change. I love how it dries immediately compared to paint…and no mess!
- Edges of the canvas are wrapped with Coal Black Gingham Fabric Tape
And here’s a screen-shot of the project on HSN. Can you believe I’d never watched HSN before? It was so fun to see my projects there.
Thanks for stopping by!
Baker’s Twine is just one of those simple crafting products that just makes me happy. The bright colors make it fun and there is just so many things you can do with it. Brown paper packages especially look darling tied up with it.
My favorite Baker’s Twine hands-down has got to be Maya Road. Their twine cording is sturdy and doesn’t drop. I hate droopy bows. It’s three-ply so you can get a great triple color combo too.
The other day I really wanted to try out doing a twine background with it and I loved the results. It’s really easy to do with a few simple steps.
Baker’s Twine Background Steps
- Adhere double sided adhesive sheet to the area you wish to cover.
- Remove protective backing.
- Adhere lengths of twine across panel and press securely into place. I liked to leave 1-2″ looped at each side and just make a few passes with each color.
- When background is covered, trim off excess loops from edges of card base.
The little wooden spools also look darling wrapped with coordinating twine cording.
Have a creative day!
Now that the gorgeous weather is here, it finally feels like spring. My perennials are growing like mad and this week I have plans to do lots of gardening. I wanted to bring some spring inside my house as well and thought I’d create a little home dec project to do that.
Paper crafting supplies can be used it so many ways. I love getting them off the page and trying out different ideas. Lately I’ve been enjoying creating wreaths with them and I’ve created one to share in the CLASSroom with you. Join me here for the tutorial and lots of photos.
Have a beautiful day!
Last week was a busy creative week here for me. I’m so excited that Maya Road is going to be on HSN and I was thrilled to design a few projects for it. Having some projects shown on TV is a first for me and being on HSN is a first for Maya Road. This daisy card is one that will feature one of the four kits from Maya Road offered by HSN.
As you know, I’ve been a huge Maya Road fan for years now. The quality and flexibility of their products are second to none. If you’re never tried Maya Road, these kits are the perfect time to try a great sampling of crafting goodies. If you’re a fan like me…you don’t want to miss the awesome deal.
I wish I was able to watch the shows but I don’t have access to HSN. BUT… I have seen some of the projects and I know it’s going to be chock full of crafting inspiration.
Here’s the details…
You’re here, visiting my blog today and I’m going to make an assumption. Like me, you most likely find joy in the creative journey. At times the journey can be slow going. Sometimes we love what we create, sometimes we don’t. Sometimes creativity can be frustrating and we need to take a break from the creative journey.
But we always come back to it.
Because it gives us joy.
Today’s mini canvas project reminds me of the joy of creating and also the importance of looking for the little joys of life. My life is full of joy. Some days I get my eyes off the source of that joy and I need a little reminder of what I have been blessed with in my life and the source of my eternal hope.
I hope you enjoy today’s mini canvas project. It’s 5″ square and now sits on my computer desk. I’m sharing it today on the Maya Road Design Team blog along with more photos, a supply list and how I created it. Please join me!
Have a fabulous weekend!