Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Discovery Day Craft

Hello again.   Hard to believe that September is coming to a close.  Our pool was closed the other day, the leaves are starting to change color and we have had a few nights of frost.  I love the change of seasons.  Fall is amazing, Thanksgiving is around the corner, then Halloween, which leads us right into Christmas, which is three months away from today.  And yes, I have started to plan Christmas already.  LOL

A few weeks ago I participated in a Demo Discovery with my uplines Denise and Jamilla.  It was a good day.  Lots of learning and crafting going on.  One project was the canvas below.  Jamilla taught this workshop.  Of course there wasn't enough time to finish, so I finished it here at home.  If you stopped by our booth at the St. George Applefest this past weekend you would have seen this on display.  

This is a basic canvas, 8 x 10 I believe,  that can be picked up at any craft supply store or dollar store.  What you do with it is up to your imagination.  

I followed Jamilla's basic template, except for the word "CREATE"  Jamilla stamped her word and colored it in with Stampin' Write markers.  I knew I would totally destroy the canvas if I did that.  Instead, I cut the letters for "CREATE" using our Coaster Board, cut with the Bigshot using the Typeset Alphabet Bigz die. And using sponge daubers I distressed the letters with Early Espresso Classic Ink and Gold Metallic Ink.

The rest of the project uses banners and stencils from our Build a Banner Simply Created Kit, and used sponge daubers to stencil the patterns on the canvas and pennant, the twine is included in the kit.   The bow was cut using our Gift Bow Bigz L Die (one of my top five favourites from the holiday catalogue) and flowers were punched with our Pansy punch. Behind the bows and flowers, which the picture doesn't show too well is a Tea Lace Doily.  Butterfly was punched with our Bitty Butterfly punch.   Stamp sets were Feels Good and Everything Eleanor.

Close up of the distressed "Create"

Close up of flowers and bow (love love the bow, I am going to have so much fun over the Christmas holidays with this bow die)