I have always enjoyed being crafty. I remember getting really excited about stickers and fun stationary when I was little. Well its good to know that some things in life never change!

I was introduced to scrapbooking in 2005 and have been hooked ever since. My love of crafting has branched out to include DIY, projects, gardening, baking, and canning. I hope to share my projects here.

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Christmas Canvas

Hi all! Today I am sharing a Christmas Canvas I made as my annual "Auntie Gift".

A few years ago, we decided to stop exchanging gifts between the older members of our family. We only buy presents for the kids. I really enjoy making things for the family, so I started making something for my girls to give their Aunts,that way I can still make stuff for everyone, and they don't feel obligated to reciprocate, as they already give gifts to the girls.

Here is this year's Auntie Gift:
I started with an 8x10 canvas. I painted it two coats of Martha Stewart Satin Acrylic paint in Tartan Red. Then painted two coats of Folk Art Extreme Glitter Acrylic Paint in Red.

I then used my Word Collage Cartridge and cut the Christmas Image. I used my gypsy and hid the top line as it would not fit on my canvas very well. I cut the image in GF501 Glossy White Vinyl. I wanted a sturdier permanent vinyl. I get my Vinyl from H&H sign Supply.

Here is a close up of the holly on the canvas. I left off the vinyl holly and berries from the two spots on the collage and put on some small holly leaves that I cut from the Art Philosophy cartridge. I used my Xyron and glittered them up good. The berries are tiny jingle bells I picked up at Hobby Lobby.
Here is a close up of the belt on the bottom of the canvas. I used some ribbon from my stash. I attached three eyelets to it and cut a Belt buckle from some silver specialty paper I picked up at Joann's . I just used my gypsy and the George cart to make a silhouette square that fit the exact width of my ribbon. I finished the canvas up with a few gems where the letters are dotted.

It may be hard to see in the picture, but these are very sparkly from the glitter paint. I just love glittery decorations for the holidays!

Hope you have a fantastic Holiday!

Have a Great and Crafty Day!