Tuesday 1 October 2013

Artisan Wednesday Wow: Burlap covered canvas

Wow.  Its been a BIG day here in the Caines' household.

Mr. Man had his first haircut.  He also discovered that "pointing" is Uber-Fun. And for the first time he was tugging on my leg and standing.  Ahhh, I love that.  He's so proud of standing and moving now.

So, its a day of firsts.

And doesn't that make us all so thankful?

I thought I'd document that.
(click to see it bigger)
Can't see the details... 
("you gotta see the details kiddos")
The rosettes are made from the burlap ribbon and the cotton trim!! If you don't know how to make these rosettes, see my post here. And honestly, who can get enough of that gold foil and expressions thinlits.  I felt like I robbed my daughter's kiddy bank when I took the mini clothespin out of the Tag a Bag Kit... :)
How'd I do that? Well, I thought I'd do a canvas of some sort at first but I was inspired by the stamp sets sitting in front of me.  And the burlap that continues to be strewn around my house.  All I did was layer the burlap over the canvas and staple in the back.  Super easy.

You might be wondering where that gold doily came from.  Well, I broke out my gold ink pad and soaked it up.  Usually I would use gold embossing powder on top of it but for these purposes I didn't think it needed it.
I used the Tablescapes Kit for the pieces in behind the photo.  Seriously.  The paper in this kit is super awesome. I literally scrunched it up in my fist to distress them. F.U.N.
Well, there's lots more of this hop left and I can't wait to see what everyone has in store.  Check out Cindy next!
Did you see what's new at Stampin' Up!?

In my opinion, this polymer Halloween set is a must have!!
Bite Me Photopolymer Stamp Set
There's a new Everyday Card Making kit! This kit is $36.95 and makes 20 cards.  Its fabulous for the beginner card maker!
The October "Best of 25" stamp was released today and guess what?!? It's BEST OF CHRISTMAS! Wahoo!
Best Of Christmas Clear-mount Stamp Set
And for even better news... there's MORE hostess benefits in October!
Get $25 more hostess dollars when your workshop hits $350! Let me know if you want to host a party!! Don't forget that you can do this online now!
And if you want to join Stampin' Up! now's the time.  It's only $25 for a period of two weeks (vs the regular $125).  This promo begins on October 7th and runs for two weeks. If you are Canadian and want to be part of my team check out my "Join my Team" tab!


  1. Oh-My-Goodness! This is so stinkin' cute. I love everything about it.

    1. you are too sweet COnnie! Thanks! It is a little stinky. It's unrefined burlap! LOL

  2. I am in awe of your talent every week and this week is no exception! Super Fabulous! TFS!

  3. You never cease to amaze me! I will have to create me one of these for sure! LOVE it!!!

  4. Be still, my heart. I love burlap and gold! LOVE LOVE LOVE!!

  5. Gorgeous Cathy! - Rexene

  6. Love it Cathy. Wanted to create a little something for a little boy in my life and am definitely going to be using this idea!

  7. WOW Cathy!!! I LOVE everything about this canvas! A TRUE work of art :)

  8. This is absolutely lovely!! Wish I made it and had it in my window sill. Hehe!! Love the pic of your precious kiddos giggling and your touches of beauty! Tx for sharing your tips!!
    Big hug!!

  9. Cathy - what a great idea with the burlap and the canvas. Beautiful!