Friday, October 8, 2010

Friday Friends with Flair Unity Style


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Welcome to Friday and another Friends with Flair Unity Style. Be sure to swing by the Unity Blog for a full list of Friends participating today!

Well it's Friday again and time for another fun Friends with Flair Friday Unity Style!

This week I once again pulled out some of my painters canvas and decided I wanted to make a canvas card!

Here is what I came up with:



So, I started with a piece of canvas ironed and folded to the size of a card. I added some gesso to it and waited for it to dry. Then using some acrylic paints here I used some Ranger paint daubers, I painted the canvas. Then I stamped using a birdcage from Unity in Aged Mahogany Distress ink by Tim Holtz/Ranger. I wanted to make my canvas card sturdy so I lined the inside with chocolate brown paper (Gina K Designs).


On the front I added all my paper elements. The scallops were cut from the Fiskars scallop punch using Tim Holtz's Lost and Found stack and Chocolate Brown cardstock from Gina K. The heart "leaves" branch I cut using my Cricut. When adhering all the paper I used a fabric glue since I was adhering directly to the canvas. The owl is paper pieced and cut out and I used dimensionals to adhere.


I am really pysched at how this came out. NOW, I know I'm not the first person to make an all fabric/canvas card but I was impressed with myself at what I came up with since it was not based on anything I have seen online or in a magazine or anywhere.
Well that's it for now!

Thanks for stopping by!


14 comments:

Wendy ten Hove said...

Hi Maria!

Love this card, all the colors are gorgeous and soo much to see, I like that! And that owlie! It's soo cute! I missed that KOTM, but should definitely find a way to have this owlie! Pretty!

Hugs, Wendy

Julie said...

This is BEAUTIFUL Maria! Love the canvas background and I've never seen this done either! Very Cool!

Bogner's said...

Your canvas card is so amazing! I love the paper pieced owl and the colors and borders are great!

Erika said...

This card is fabulous. The little owl is adorable. Love the colors. TFS

Martha said...

such an amazing card, love it.

Carolina said...

Beautiful card - LOVE that owl! Happy Friday to you!!!

Angie Blom said...

WOW this is just too cool. I love it Maria. HugsXX

jo said...

Fabulous work Maria!

Katrina said...

this is wonderful!!!!!! I love it!!!!! hugs, Katrina

shuggy said...

love it!!

JenMarie said...

Oh how CUTE!

Anne said...

Super Awesome!! I love what you did with the canvas and paper. This card is outstanding!

Lori said...

Fantastic, Maria! Love the colors and all of the texture.

FibreJunky said...

Wow!! I don't know if you're first or not, but I'm certainly impressed!! I think that's just about the coolest thing ever! I've never even played with canvas on a card at all, let alone made a whole card with it! Super cool!!