Thursday, December 4, 2014

Wish

Hello everybody!  I'm still working away on my Christmas decorations in my Closet, and this time I've made a little Christmas canvas, using Tim's Burlap Frame.



I've used Tim's Layering Stencil: Embossing technique found on page 50 in his book, A Compendium of Curiosities Vol. 3.  Linda Ledbetter at Studio L3 is having a challenge this fortnight Compendium of Curiosities 3 Challenge 16 that I would like to enter this in.  I can't tell you how to do the technique--you'll have to get your own copy of Tim's book A Compendium of Curiosities Vol. 3 to work from.  Tim and Mario have generously provided a batch of goodies for one talented winner chosen by the Curiosity Crew, and The Funkie Junkie Boutique is generously providing a $25 shopping spree for a second  lucky winner! So make sure to check out all the Crew's awesome talent and link up to have a chance of winning some great prizes (and learn a new technique while you're at it)! I've also used an old favorite technique of his-- stamping his Reflections stamp on the Floral Frame Texture Fade before embossing. I swiped on some Barn Door DI on the flowers to resemble poinsettias and Peeled Paint to the remainder of the raised areas before glittering.

Thankfully, I just received my order from the Funkie Junkie a couple of days ago, so I had Tim's great little reindeer Movers and Shapers to put on my canvas.  Perfect for my snowy, wintry scene!


I intentionally left any mention of Christmas off this piece as I wanted to be able to enjoy it long after the holiday decorations were taken down, as well as for Christmas.  After making this, I've thought of several things I would have done differently.  First, I would lock my kitties in another room while I am stenciling and second, I would put the lid back on the Distress Glitter before flinging the jar across my worktable! I'm sure I could think of a few other things as well!

Hopefully you can see all the foliage and berries got a dusting of Distress glitter to look like a fresh snow.

I would also like to link this up to the following inspirational, festive, wonderful challenges:

Frilly and Funkie "A Vintage Holiday" where another lucky entry will win another generous $25 shopping spree to The Funkie Junkie Boutique!

Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge #21 "Celebrate the Season"

Crafting By Designs Anything Goes With a Twist- All Things Christmas

The Artistic Stamper "Anything Goes"

Artist Trading Post Exchange "Recycle for Christmas" My frosted berries fell off my wreath last year, and I've been saving them for a project--I've frosted them for this project.  Also used  tossed out sheet music to cover my grungeboard reindeer.

Country View Crafts December's Festive Challenge-- "Nostalgic Christmas"  I love this theme!

Divas By Design Challenge "Feeling Festive"

46 comments:

  1. What a pretty canvas, Sara! I love the stencil layering and the layers of words, text and music is very striking, as well. Thanks for sharing this on CC3C!

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  2. Gorgeous design! I love all the vintage elements and texture you've got going on here!
    Thank you for leaving your kind comment on my grandma's tribute post. She was an amazing lady.

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    1. Awe, thanks, Becca! Your Grandma sounded like such fun to be around! I know you are missing her. Hugs!

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  3. Lovely canvas Sara! Great background and I'm loving all that gorgeous snow. Nice touch having added the elegant deer too. Karen.x

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    1. Thank you, Karen! I love it that you visited my blog!

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  4. Hi Sara. I LOVE your canvas! The colors you've used are so retro-ish as is the design. I love the bits of glistening "snow" you've added around the edges of the canvas. So effective! You did a wonderful job on the layering stencil technique and that sweet little die cut deer is the perfect embellishment for your canvas. He doesn't cover up all of that gorgeous background but he compliments it all so well. Thanks for joining us at CC3C. <3 Candy

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    1. Candy, it is always a pleasure to read a comment from you. Your words are so thoughtful and always bring a huge smile to my face:). Gotta love that little deer die cut! I have a soft spot in my heart and in my Closet for deer!

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  5. A beautiful canvas, lovely details,images and some great techniques. Thank you for joining us at ATP Exchange this time..
    Yvonne

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    1. Yvonne, it is such a pleasure to read your sweet comment...thanks!

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  6. LOVE this...the stencil on the panel is wonderful!!! Love the dear too...just gorgeous! Thanks for playing along with us on the Layered Stencil Embossing Challenge!!!

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    1. Thank you for all your sweet, generous praise! I really appreciate your visiting!

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  7. Gorgeous work ! Love your burlap panel , the layered stencilling and glittery embossing work so well. I love the little deer and berry embellishments too .thank you for joining in with our recycle for Christmas challenge at the ATP Exchange x

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    1. Thank you, Toni. What a nice comment! I am hoping to do some more Christmas recycling real soon!

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  8. A fabulous canvas and so perfect for the Festive holidays xx Thank you for joining us over at http://divasbydesignchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/
    Sandie (Divas by Design DT)
    http://fairytaledaydream.blogspot.com/

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  9. What a pretty canvas. So much attention to detail! Thanks so much for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

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    1. Thank you, Glenda! It is always such a pleasure to read your comments!

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  10. Ohhhh wow this canvas is sooo pretty! LOVE the stenciling. Very festive :) Thank you for sharing at Frilly and Funkie :) Nicole

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    1. Nicole, Thank you! You are very sweet to comment so positively. Your work is just jaw dropping! Loved your Vintage Journey Guest Guide wreath! Talk about eye candy! Oh, and that WALL! Too much!

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  11. Love your little deer, great background with the stencils.

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  12. Oh wow Sara, this is stunning! I just knew when I saw your thumbnail at Frilly and Funkie that I was in for a treat today! I love your little reindeer and all your glitter is fantabulous! The snow down the side is incredible and your Tim technique turned out brilliant! Not that I am surprised by this, but I will say it anyway...You are a talented lady! big hugs until your next amazing project! hugs :)

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    1. Hmmm....I just wrote to you! Where did it go? Anyway, Pamellia, you ALWAYS say the sweetest things, and bring a huge smile to my face! And speaking of treats, I love those two beauties of yours on Frilly and Funkie--vintage-licious! You are an amazing lady! Hugs!

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  13. What a little feast for the eyes this one is Sara. I love the stencilling and the touch of glitter (had to laugh at you flinging it all over the place - sorry!). Gorgeous little burlap piece.
    Thank you so much for joining us at Our Creative Corner.
    Julia x

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    1. Thank you Julia! I laughed, too! But thankfully, I was able to salvage most of it! No harm done! :):)

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  14. Sorry Sara!! I meant to say: Thanks so much for joining us at the Artist Trading Post Exchange.
    Juliax
    Trying to do too much at once and the brain has gone into overload. Please forgive me. x

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    1. Ha Ha! I know what you mean! That's why I was flinging my glitter all over!

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  15. Sara, I just love this....it's like Christmas fireworks! The distress glitter adds such a lovely vintage shine, and your deer cut from music paper is just wonderful, too. The touches of "snow" at the edges and the vintage color palette make me happy. I love visiting your blog...both to read and to look. Hugs! Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

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    1. Hi Kathy! :) You do make me smile! Yes, it does kind of resemble fireworks--that is exactly what I thought when I first saw this stencil! Thank you for your heartfelt comment--I always love it when you visit! Hope you are staying warm! Hugs!

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  16. gorgoues Sara. Love the vintage feel of your canvas and those wonderful stencils.
    Thank You for sharing with us at ATP Exchange this fortnight
    Hugs Annie x

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    1. Thank you, Annie! You always say the nicest things!:)

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  17. This is so beautiful, Sara. Love the stencil work and the snow on the edges. Some accidents are helpful aren't they?? On the whole a burlap panel to be cherished all the year round, agree with you on the "no sentiment" decision. Hugs, dear.

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    1. Oh, Rupa! You are so sweet! Thank you for your visit and your kind words! Actually there were no accidents that affected this canvas...my kitties just made me tremendously nervous--something you don't want to be when you are stenciling like this> I am very meticulous (read-SLOW), and to avoid color contamination, I stenciled one color by taping off the other sections, removed stencil, cleaned stencil, replaced stencil, taped off another section, stenciled another area, repeated until complete. A real job! Just did not want to mess up after all that work! The glitter fortunately went in another direction and was knocked over after the canvas was removed to another area, when I was cleaning up my work area. It was a brand new jar,and fortunately was able to salvage most of it:). But I agree, sometimes accidents are helpful..I've had one or two :)! Hugs and congrats on your Pinworthy! Good going,girl!

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  18. A really lovely project.....one that you can keep from year to year! Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

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    1. Thank you, Debbie! I appreciate your sweet comment:)!

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  19. Love your burlap frame. Love all the details you added. Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

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  20. Oh My GOODNESS Friend... What a special canvas you have created... I love all the wonderful details and I love the snow... LOVE IT... just perfect... Have you ever seen snow in W'ton??? only a few here... so would think not... but this is so perfect... Love the holly and the cones too... every little bit is PERFECT... Thanks again for all you are... love my SPECIAL card and it is right here besides me... you are a very special person. Love, Light and Peace...Bonnie

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    1. Hi Bonnie! So happy you stopped by! And your comment is so sweet! It makes me incredibly happy that your love your card:):). I'm grinning from ear to ear! Love!

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  21. Oh Sara this is such a gorgeous altered burlap canvas! Love the way the deer is perched amongst the festive greenery. Thank you for joining us at Frilly and Funkie. Jenny x

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    1. Jenny, I always enjoy reading your sweet comments! You seem to have such enthusiasm for what you do!

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  22. I love having a few winter items to keep up until we can decorate for Valentine's Day. This is so pretty. I confess, I got to 57 entries and did not see one from you...and I worried. ;) This was worth the wait. Thanks for sharing with us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

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  23. Gloria, you always say the sweetest (and funniest) things! I'm happy you like my canvas and that you are looking out for me! I guess I have been quite a regular at Craft Hoarder's Anonymous:).

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  24. A wonderful altered burlap canvas, Sara - I love it!! Thanks so much for playing along at Country View Challenges.
    Alison xx

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    1. Thank you, Alison! So happy you like it! I love that I can keep it up after the Christmas decorations are all taken down!

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